Travel from EWR to Philadelphia

1h 54min
12 lb of CO2
1h 22min
16 lb of CO2
1h 32min
18 lb of CO2

Drive from EWR to Philadelphia

It's 73 miles between EWR to Philadelphia. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 32min and 1h 37min from EWR to Philadelphia under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 42min 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 $9.

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

The are 6 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from EWR 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 EWR 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 EWR to Philadelphia?

On your trip from EWR to Philadelphia, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

EWR to Philadelphia PA - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from EWR 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 EWR/Philadelphia buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from EWR 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 EWR 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 EWR 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 EWR to Philadelphia?

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

How much does Amtrak cost from EWR to Philadelphia?

Amtrak costs about $15 between EWR and Philadelphia. In total, the train will take roughly 1 hour 26 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at NWK Newark Penn Station, which is 3 miles from EWR. Further, once you arrive at PHN North Philadelphia Amtrak or you will still have 4 miles to Philadelphia.

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

The total distance between EWR and Philadelphia is 73 miles and will take you about 1 hour 32 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $10.

EWR to Philadelphia Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $10
Fastest Way Train — 1h 22min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 11 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — bus, train and by car
Distance 73 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Peter Pan / Greyhound, BoltBus, Megabus

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound from EWR to Philadelphia
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Amtrak from EWR to Philadelphia
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Peter Pan / Greyhound from EWR to Philadelphia
Peter Pan / Greyhound
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Megabus from EWR to Philadelphia
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