Edison to Philadelphia Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $10
Fastest Way Train — 59min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 9 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — bus, train and by car
Distance 56 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak
$12 · 1h 30min · 12 lb of CO2
Newark to Philadelphia
+4 more options
$10 · 59min · 12 lb of CO2
+1 more option
$8 · 1h 23min · 16 lb of CO2
Edison to Philadelphia

Drive from Edison to Philadelphia

It's 56 miles between Edison to Philadelphia. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 23min and 1h 27min from Edison to Philadelphia under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 31min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Philadelphia by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $7.

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

The are 7 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Edison to Philadelphia. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Newark towards Philadelphia, as it is the cheapest to Philadelphia. It's common to find tickets for as low as $10. Greyhound operates from Edison to Philadelphia, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Edison to Philadelphia?

The trip to Philadelphia is an excellent trip for the day or a nice trip for the weekend from Edison. The cheapest way to get from Edison to Philadelphia is $10 and the quickest way takes just 2 hours 9 minutes with the bus. Greyhound offers limited service between Philadelphia and Edison.We recommend booking the trip to Philadelphia about one week in advance. Though you might be able to find and book a ticket from Edison the day of, it is best to do this earlier as to be sure you have a seat to Philadelphia.

Is the train or the bus better from Edison to Philadelphia PA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Edison to Philadelphia. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Philadelphia is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Edison/Philadelphia buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Edison is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Edison NJ and Philadelphia during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Edison to Philadelphia? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Philadelphia traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Philadelphia is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Edison to Philadelphia?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Edison to Philadelphia is by bus. The bus costs $10 roughly and will take 2 hours 9 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Edison to Philadelphia?

Amtrak costs about $11 between Edison and Philadelphia. In total, the train will take roughly 1 hour 3 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at NBK New Brunswick Amtrak, which is 3 miles from Edison. Further, once you arrive at PHN North Philadelphia Amtrak or you will still have 4 miles to Philadelphia.

How long does it take from Edison to Philadelphia by car?

The total distance between Edison and Philadelphia is 56 miles and will take you about 1 hour 23 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $8.

How far is Edison NJ from Philadelphia?

Edison is 56 miles from Philadelphia.  By driving, it is closer to 65 or 70 miles depending on the route you take, which might end up taking an hour and a half.  The train, on the other hand, is only a 59-minute ride away from Edison to Philadelphia.

Travel companies on this route

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