EWR to Philadelphia

Buses, Trains, Drive

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$10 | 2h 9min Train$14 | 1h 22min Bus11 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$11
    2h 9min · 12 lb of CO2
  2. Train$14
    1h 26min · 16 lb of CO2
  3. Drive$10
    1h 33min · 18 lb of CO2

EWR airport Buses

bus tickets from Newark to Philadelphia

$10 · 2h 9min

Bus to Philadelphia

GreyhoundGreyhound Newark to Philadelphia
Bus Tickets
About $13
Travel Duration
2h 9min

bus tickets from Newark to Camden

$23 · 2h 33min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $23
Travel Duration
2h 33min

bus tickets from New York to Philadelphia

$11 · 2h 4min

Bus to Philadelphia

BoltBus
Bus Tickets
About $18
Travel Duration
2h 30min
GreyhoundGreyhound New York to Philadelphia
Bus Tickets
About $11
Travel Duration
2h 4min
Peter Pan / GreyhoundPeter Pan / Greyhound New York to Philadelphia
Bus Tickets
About $11
Travel Duration
2h 9min

bus tickets from Secaucus to Philadelphia

$33 · 1h 54min

Bus to Philadelphia

MegabusMegabus Secaucus to Philadelphia
Bus Tickets
About $33
Travel Duration
1h 54min

EWR airport Trains

train tickets from Newark to Philadelphia

$15 · 1h 26min
AmtrakAmtrak EWR train to PHL
Train Tickets
About $15
Travel Duration
1h 26min

Drive from EWR airport

Driving from EWR to Philadelphia

$10 · 1h 33min

It's 74 miles between EWR to Philadelphia. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 33min 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.

Our recommendation to Philadelphia

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from EWR to Philadelphia?

For short-haul trips, it's 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. Shuttle service may be available to Philadelphia. If you're traveling with a large group, you should probably take a shuttle as it will reduce the price per person. Alternatively, there are shared shuttle services available. With this option, you'll want to book as soon as possible to allow the shuttle service enough time to coordinate your pickup and dropoff.

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 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.

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

The total distance between EWR and Philadelphia is 74 miles and will take you about 1 hour 33 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $10.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound from EWR to Philadelphia
Greyhound
Bus company
1 routes
Amtrak from EWR to Philadelphia
Amtrak
Train company
19015 routes
Peter Pan / Greyhound from EWR to Philadelphia
Peter Pan / Greyhound
Bus company
56 routes
BoltBus
Bus company
32 routes
Megabus from EWR to Philadelphia
Megabus
Bus company
54 routes