Travel from New York City to Philadelphia

Bus
$8
1h 40min
12 lb of CO2
$
Train
$15
1h 26min
18 lb of CO2
Flight
$285
5h 58min
536 lb of CO2

New York City to Philadelphia Flights

There are 4 airports — LGA, EWR, JFK, MMU — that make sense to fly out of from New York City and 1 airports — PHL — to access Philadelphia. The best deals are usually found by flying out of JFK.

jetBlue, Alaska Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from New York City to Philadelphia.

The cheapest way by air is via jetBlue and flies from La Guardia (LGA) to Philadelphia Intl (PHL). Alaska Airlines flies from La Guardia (LGA) to Philadelphia Intl (PHL) and is the quickest flight to get you from New York City to Philadelphia.
Drive
$11
1h 40min
19 lb of CO2

Drive from New York City to Philadelphia

It's 81 miles between New York City to Philadelphia. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 40min and 1h 45min from New York City to Philadelphia under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 50min 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 $10.

What is the best way to travel from New York City to Philadelphia?

The are 11 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from New York City to Philadelphia. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of New York towards Cherry Hill, as it is the cheapest to Philadelphia. It's common to find tickets for as low as $8. BoltBus operates from New York City 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 New York City to Philadelphia?

On your trip from New York City 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.

New York City to Philadelphia PA - take the train or bus?

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

The absolute cheapest way to travel from New York City to Philadelphia is by bus. The bus costs $8 roughly and will take 1 hour 40 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from New York City to Philadelphia?

Amtrak costs about $17 between New York City and Philadelphia. In total, the train will take roughly 1 hour 37 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at NYP New York Penn Station, which is 3 miles from New York City. Further, once you arrive at PHN North Philadelphia Amtrak or you will still have 4 miles to Philadelphia.

How long does it take from New York City to Philadelphia by car?

The total distance between New York City and Philadelphia is 81 miles and will take you about 1 hour 40 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $11.

New York City to Philadelphia Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $8
Fastest Way Train — 1h 26min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 10 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 81 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Peter Pan / Greyhound, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, BoltBus, Megabus

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound from New York City to Philadelphia
Greyhound
Bus company
1 routes
Amtrak from New York City to Philadelphia
Amtrak
Train company
19015 routes
Peter Pan / Greyhound from New York City to Philadelphia
Peter Pan / Greyhound
Bus company
56 routes
Alaska Airlines from New York City to Philadelphia
Alaska Airlines
Airline
854 routes
jetBlue from New York City to Philadelphia
jetBlue
Airline
440 routes
BoltBus
Bus company
32 routes
Megabus from New York City to Philadelphia
Megabus
Bus company
54 routes