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There are 10 ways to get from Philadelphia to Syracuse by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Philadelphia to Syracuse  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Syracuse (SYR) PHL - SYR

$195 - $719

Cheapest option

Bus OurBus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to New York 31st St.
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Syracuse, NY New York-Syracuse Route

$36 - $55

8 alternative options

Fly Philadelphia to Ithaca, bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Ithaca (ITH) PHL - ITH
  2. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Destiny USA

$219 - $529

Train to Newark, fly to Syracuse  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Syracuse (SYR) EWR - SYR

$114 - $525

Fly Philadelphia to Watertown, bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Watertown (ART) PHL - ART
  2. Take the bus from Watertown, NY to Destiny USA

$215 - $503

Train to New York JFK, fly to Syracuse  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Syracuse (SYR) JFK - SYR

$165 - $516

Fly Philadelphia to Rochester, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Rochester (ROC) PHL - ROC
  2. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center

$205 - $718

Train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Empire Service / ...

$128 - $343

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Syracuse, Ny 4262 / ...

$40 - $94

Drive  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Syracuse 255.8 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Syracuse is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Syracuse is to fly which costs $190 - $750 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Syracuse. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia and arriving at Syracuse, NY via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Syracuse. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at Syracuse Regional Transportation Center via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Syracuse is 221 miles. The road distance is 255.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Syracuse without a car is to train which takes 7 h 30 min and costs $120 - $350.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Philadelphia to Syracuse, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Syracuse bus services, operated by Focus, depart from Philadelphia station.

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Philadelphia to Syracuse train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Syracuse is to fly which takes 3 h 48 min and costs $190 - $750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $350 and takes 7 h 30 min, you could also bus, which costs $35 - $55 and takes 7 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Syracuse.
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  • Distance: 221.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Syracuse, NY, USA?

American Airlines flies from Philadelphia to Syracuse 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Philadelphia to Syracuse via New York Penn Station in around 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Watertown
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rochester Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from New York Penn Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$230 - $330
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$20 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $85
Train from New York to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$95 - $140
Business
$110 - $170
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Destiny USA
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Watertown, NY to Destiny USA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Philadelphia to New York 31st St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Book at
gotobus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $70

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Syracuse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 7 min.

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Philadelphia to Syracuse bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Syracuse, NY station.

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Philadelphia to Syracuse train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Syracuse Regional Transportation Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Syracuse is 256 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to drive from Philadelphia to Syracuse.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Syracuse Airport.

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There are 74+ hotels available in Syracuse. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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