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There are 11 ways to get from Philadelphia to Worcester by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Springfield Amtrak Station Vermonter / ...
  2. Take the bus from Springfield to Worcester, MA - Union Station Peter Pan / ...

$56 - $136

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Bus, night bus  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St to New York
  2. Take the night bus from New York, Ny to Worcester, Ma 2026

$36 - $83

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Train Amtrak Acela Express, bus  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New Haven Union Station
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station to Hartford Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Harford, CT to Worcester, MA - Union Station

$140 - $342

Bus  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Union Station, Hartford, CT
  3. Take the bus from Harford, CT to Worcester, MA - Union Station

$40 - $72

Drive  •  4h 44m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Worcester 268.1 miles

$26 - $40

Fly Philadelphia to Boston, bus  •  4h 37m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Boston (BOS) PHL - BOS
  2. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Worcester, MA - Union Station

$105 - $327

Fly Philadelphia to Worcester  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Worcester (ORH) PHL - ORH

$139 - $759

Fly Philadelphia to Hartford, bus  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Hartford (BDL) PHL - BDL
  2. Take the bus from Harford, CT to Worcester, MA - Union Station

$181 - $502

Fly Philadelphia to Providence, bus  •  5h 58m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Providence (PVD) PHL - PVD
  2. Take the bus from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal to Worcester

$140 - $420

Train to New York JFK, fly to Worcester  •  5h 18m

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

$169 - $656

Fly Philadelphia to Manchester, I-93, bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Manchester (MHT) PHL - MHT
  2. Take the I-93 from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston, MA
  3. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Worcester, MA - Union Station

$191 - $520

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Worcester is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Worcester is to fly which costs $130 - $800 and takes 4h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Worcester station. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal and arriving at Worcester, MA - Union Station via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY and Harford, CT. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 35m.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Worcester is 238 miles. The road distance is 268.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Worcester without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 41m and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 6h 41m to get from Philadelphia to Worcester, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Worcester bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Worcester is to bus which takes 7h 35m and costs $40 - $75. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $130 - $800 and takes 4h 11m.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 17m.

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Philadelphia to Worcester bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Worcester, MA - Union Station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Worcester.
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  • Distance: 238.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 41m

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Worcester, MA, USA?

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to Worcester via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY, and Harford, CT in around 7h 35m. Alternatively, American Airlines flies from Philadelphia to Worcester twice daily.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Worcester
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Worcester
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Springfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Train from New Haven Union Station to Hartford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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 Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$100 - $220
First Class Seat
$190 - $280
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Springfield to Worcester, MA - Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Harford, CT to Worcester, MA - Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Union Station, Hartford, CT
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Worcester, MA - Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Providence, RI - Providence Terminal to Worcester
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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 Springfield, Ma to Worcester, Ma
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Night bus from New York, Ny to Worcester, Ma
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Boston, Ma to Worcester, Ma
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.bostonexpressbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Worcester is 268 miles. It takes approximately 4h 44m to drive from Philadelphia to Worcester.

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Delta, JetBlue Airways and American Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Worcester. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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

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