New York City to PHL Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $8
Fastest Way Train — 1h 29min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 10 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — flight, train, bus and by car
Distance 87 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Peter Pan / Greyhound, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, BoltBus, Megabus
Flight
$285 · 5h 58min · 536 lb of CO2
LGA to PHL
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New York City airport 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 PHL. 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 PHL.

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 PHL.

Train
$15 · 1h 29min · 18 lb of CO2
NYP to PHL
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Bus
$8 · 1h 40min · 12 lb of CO2
New York to Philadelphia
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Drive
$12 · 1h 47min · 21 lb of CO2
New York City to PHL

Drive from New York City airport

It's 88 miles between New York City to PHL. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 47min and 1h 52min from New York City to PHL under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 57min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to PHL 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 $11.

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

The are 12 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from New York City to PHL. 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 PHL. It's common to find tickets for as low as $8. BoltBus operates from New York City to PHL, 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 PHL?

On your trip from New York City to PHL, 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. Shuttle service may be available to PHL. 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.

Is the train or the bus better from New York City to PHL PA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from New York City to PHL. 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 PHL 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/PHL 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 PHL 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 PHL? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of PHL 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 PHL 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 PHL?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from New York City to PHL 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 PHL?

Amtrak costs about $17 between New York City and PHL. 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 10 miles to PHL.

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

The total distance between New York City and PHL is 88 miles and will take you about 1 hour 47 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $12.

Travel companies on this route

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from New York City to PHL
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Train
Amtrak Amtrak from New York City to PHL
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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Bus
Peter Pan / Greyhound Peter Pan / Greyhound from New York City to PHL
Flight
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from New York City to PHL
Flight
jetBlue jetBlue from New York City to PHL
Useful Links Website
Bus
BoltBus
Bus
Megabus Megabus from New York City to PHL
Useful Links Reservations Map Baggage Coverage Website
Customer Service877-462-6342
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