There are 6 ways to get from Philadelphia to Union City by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 13m

  1. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to New York Penn Station Acela / ...

$27 - $85

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Bus via New York Ave At 46Th St  •  2h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny 3200 / ...

$18 - $25

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY Peter Pan

$21 - $29

Drive  •  1h 39m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Union City 93.6 miles

$9 - $14

Fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  3h 14m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York La Guardia (LGA) PHL - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Penn Station

$132 - $469

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  3h 7m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York JFK (JFK) PHL - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station

$136 - $448

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Union City is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Union City is to train which costs $27 - $85 and takes 1h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA station and arriving at Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from 30th Street Train Station station and arriving at New York Penn Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 13m.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Union City is 83 miles. The road distance is 93.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Union City without a car is to train which takes 1h 13m and costs $27 - $85.

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The train from 30th Street Train Station to New York Penn Station takes 1h 13m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Philadelphia to Union City bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA.

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Philadelphia to Union City train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from 30th Street Train Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Union City is to train which takes 1h 13m and costs $27 - $85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $29 and takes 1h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Union City.
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  • Distance: 83.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 13m

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Union City, NJ, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to Union City hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 1h 13m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Philadelphia to Union City every 2 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $29 and the journey takes 1h 50m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Train operators
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.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from 30th Street Train Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from 30th Street Train Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
LIRR
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 57 min.

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Philadelphia to Union City bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY station.

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Philadelphia to Union City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Union City is 94 miles. It takes approximately 1h 39m to drive from Philadelphia to Union City.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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There are 2129+ hotels available in Union City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs $7.

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