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There are 2 bus companies operating 4 routes, 1 train company operating 2 routes - Northeast Regional, Acela Express, 2 airlines operating 4 routes, 1 ferry company operating 1 routes. The cheapest bus costs $36 and is 7h 20min. The cheapest train costs $53 and is 5h 14min. The cheapest flight costs $95 and is 1h 30min. The cheapest ferry costs $165 and is 5h 44min.

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Bus
Philadelphia to Boston
$36
7h 20min
Train
PHL to BOS
$54
5h 18min
Flight
PHL to BOS
$95
1h 30min
Ferry
E 35th Street Ferry Terminal to Oak Bluffs
$165
5h 44min
Bus
Philadelphia to Chelsea
$48
9h 21min
Flight
TTN to BOS
$248
5h 18min
Bus
Philadelphia to Everett
$48
9h 20min
Flight
ILG to BOS
$257
5h 27min
Bus
Mount Laurel to Boston
$38
7h 5min
Flight
ACY to BOS
$252
5h 22min
Drive
Philadelphia to Boston
$28
6h 45min

What is the best way to travel from Philadelphia to Boston?

There are 5 ways to travel from Philadelphia to Boston. 4 buses, 1 train, 4 flights, 1 ferry and 1 by car are possible between the two areas. The by car from Philadelphia to Boston is the cheapest. The flight operated by jetBlue running from PHL to BOS is the fastest. The train operated by Amtrak running from PHL to BOS is the most convenient.

It's important to check each mode when booking your ticket so that you can find the best method for you. The cost of each type varies differently, so be sure to use Faretrotter to keep an eye out!

Do you recommend the bus or the train between Philadelphia and Boston?

There are several bus companies - Greyhound, Peter Pan / Greyhound - scheduled to run from Philadelphia to Boston. Since there are multiple companies, this should increase your chances of finding a cheaper or discount bus ticket. One train provider, Amtrak, runs trains from Philadelphia to Boston. But, because the flight only takes 1h 30min and costs $95, we recommend the flight. Although, the prices for flights vary drastically more so than buses or trains, so as you get closer to your date of travel, the likelihood of finding a cheap flight gets smaller.

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Philadelphia airports, bus, and train stations

PHN North Philadelphia Amtrak
3.1 miles from Philadelphia
PHL Philadelphia 30th Street Station
0.9 miles from Philadelphia
PHL Philadelphia Intl
airport · 6.9 miles from Philadelphia
E 35th Street Ferry Terminal
Manhattan · 83.2 miles from Philadelphia

Boston airports, bus, and train stations

BBY Boston Back Bay Station
1.1 miles from Boston
BOS Boston South Station
0.5 miles from Boston
BOS General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl
airport · 2.8 miles from Boston
Oak Bluffs
Marthas Vineyard · 67.3 miles from Boston