Travel from Philadelphia to Akron

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$71 | 9h 44min Flight$260 | 5h 29min Bus54 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$71
    9h 44min · 54 lb of CO2
  2. Flight$111
    6h 49min · 613 lb of CO2
  3. Train$76
    8h 44min · 96 lb of CO2
  4. Drive$46
    6h 2min · 69 lb of CO2

Philadelphia to Akron Buses

bus tickets from Philadelphia to Akron

$71 · 9h 44min
Various bus companies
About $71
Travel Duration
9h 44min

bus tickets from Camden to Akron

$72 · 9h 48min
Various bus companies
About $72
Travel Duration
9h 48min

bus tickets from Cherry Hill to Akron

$73 · 9h 56min
Various bus companies
About $73
Travel Duration
9h 56min

bus tickets from Mount Laurel to Akron

$74 · 10h 4min
Various bus companies
About $74
Travel Duration
10h 4min

Philadelphia to Akron Flights

bus tickets from PHL to CAK

$247 · 6h 49min

Flight to CAK

UnitedUnited PHL to CAK
About $247
Travel Duration
14h 2min
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines PHL to CAK
About $265
Travel Duration
6h 49min

bus tickets from PHL to CLE

$111 · 8h 13min

Flight to CLE

UnitedUnited PHL to CLE
About $281
Travel Duration
10h 34min
jetBluejetBlue PHL to CLE
About $111
Travel Duration
8h 13min

bus tickets from TTN to CAK

$265 · 5h 34min
Various airlines
About $265
Travel Duration
5h 34min

bus tickets from ILG to CAK

$260 · 5h 29min
Various airlines
About $260
Travel Duration
5h 29min

Philadelphia to Akron Trains

train tickets from Philadelphia to Alliance

$86 · 8h 44min
AmtrakAmtrak PHL train to ALC
Train Tickets
About $86
Travel Duration
8h 44min
Philadelphia - PHN
Amtrak from PHN to WASAmtrak · 2h 52minSilver Star
Washington - WAS
Amtrak from WAS to ALCAmtrak · 5h 56minCapitol Limited
Alliance - ALC

train tickets from Philadelphia to Cleveland

$95 · 9h 50min
AmtrakAmtrak PHL train to CLE
Train Tickets
About $95
Travel Duration
9h 50min
Philadelphia - PHL
Amtrak from PHL to WASAmtrak · 2h 48minSilver Star
Washington - WAS
Amtrak from WAS to CLEAmtrak · 7h 2minCapitol Limited
Cleveland - CLE

train tickets from Ardmore to Alliance

$76 · 7h 17min
AmtrakAmtrak ARD train to ALC
Train Tickets
About $76
Travel Duration
7h 17min
Ardmore - ARD
Amtrak from ARD to PGHAmtrak · 5h 45minPennsylvanian
Pittsburgh - PGH
Amtrak from PGH to ALCAmtrak · 1h 31minCapitol Limited
Alliance - ALC

Drive from Philadelphia to Akron

Driving from Philadelphia to Akron

$46 · 6h 2min

It's 343 miles between Philadelphia to Akron. On a typical day, it might take between 6h 2min and 6h 20min from Philadelphia to Akron under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 6h 38min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Akron 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 $46.

Our recommendation to Akron

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

When to book trip from Philadelphia to Akron?

On your trip from Philadelphia to Akron, 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.

Philadelphia to Akron OH - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Philadelphia to Akron. 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 Akron is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Philadelphia/Akron buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia PA and Akron 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 Philadelphia to Akron? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Akron 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 Akron 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 Philadelphia to Akron?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Philadelphia to Akron is by bus. The bus costs $71 roughly and will take 9 hours 44 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Philadelphia to Akron?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Philadelphia area and Akron, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 8 hours 44 minutes. We recommend catching the train at PHN North Philadelphia Amtrak, which is about 4 miles from Philadelphia. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at WAS Washington, PGH Pittsburgh.

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

The total distance between Philadelphia and Akron is 343 miles and will take you about 6 hours 2 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $46.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak from Philadelphia to Akron
Train company
19015 routes
jetBlue from Philadelphia to Akron
440 routes
Southwest Airlines from Philadelphia to Akron
Southwest Airlines
283 routes
United from Philadelphia to Akron
2002 routes