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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 15 min

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

$75 - $210

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h

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

$10 - $35

3 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Union City 93.6 miles

$9 - $14

Fly to New York La Guardia, subway  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York La Guardia (LGA) PHL - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to 50 St

$133 - $468

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  3 h 16 min

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

$137 - $449

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Philadelphia to Union City every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $75 - $210 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Philadelphia to Union City every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to 11 Ave & W 36 NY
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
boltbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bieber Transportation Group

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Philadelphia and Union City is 133 km. The road distance is 150 km.

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Union City is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 38 min.

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Union City is to train which takes 1 h 15 min and costs $75 - $210.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak and arriving at New York Penn Station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at New York, Ny. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

The train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station takes 1 h 15 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.