Philadelphia to LGA Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $10
Fastest Way Train — 1h 34min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 10 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — flight, train, bus and by car
Distance 89 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Peter Pan / Greyhound, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, Multiple Airlines, BoltBus, Megabus
$223 · 3h 47min · 657 lb of CO2
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Philadelphia airport Flights

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

jetBlue, Alaska Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from Philadelphia to LGA.

The cheapest way by air is via jetBlue and flies from Philadelphia Intl (PHL) to Newark Liberty Intl (EWR). jetBlue flies from Philadelphia Intl (PHL) to Newark Liberty Intl (EWR) and is the quickest flight to get you from Philadelphia to LGA.
$16 · 1h 34min · 18 lb of CO2
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$10 · 1h 40min · 21 lb of CO2
Philadelphia to Queens Village
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$12 · 1h 48min · 21 lb of CO2
Philadelphia to LGA

Drive from Philadelphia airport

It's 89 miles between Philadelphia to LGA. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 48min and 1h 54min from Philadelphia to LGA under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 59min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to LGA 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 Philadelphia to LGA?

The are 12 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Philadelphia to LGA. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Philadelphia towards New York, as it is the cheapest to LGA. It's common to find tickets for as low as $10. BoltBus operates from Philadelphia to LGA, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Philadelphia to LGA?

On your trip from Philadelphia to LGA, 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 LGA. 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 Philadelphia to LGA New York?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Philadelphia to LGA. 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 LGA is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Philadelphia/LGA 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 LGA 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 LGA? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of LGA 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 LGA 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 LGA?

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

How much does Amtrak cost from Philadelphia to LGA?

Amtrak costs about $17 between Philadelphia and LGA. 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 PHN North Philadelphia Amtrak, which is 4 miles from Philadelphia. Further, once you arrive at NYP New York Penn Station or you will still have 7 miles to LGA.

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

The total distance between Philadelphia and LGA is 89 miles and will take you about 1 hour 48 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

Greyhound Greyhound from Philadelphia to LGA
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Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
Amtrak Amtrak from Philadelphia to LGA
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International Visitors215-856-7952
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Peter Pan / Greyhound Peter Pan / Greyhound from Philadelphia to LGA
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Philadelphia to LGA
jetBlue jetBlue from Philadelphia to LGA
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Megabus Megabus from Philadelphia to LGA
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Customer Service877-462-6342