Philadelphia to Manhattan Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $10
Fastest Way Train — 1h 29min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 10 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, bus, flight and by car
Distance 85 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Peter Pan / Greyhound, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, Multiple Airlines, BoltBus, Megabus
$15 · 1h 29min · 18 lb of CO2
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$10 · 1h 40min · 10 lb of CO2
Philadelphia to Secaucus
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$223 · 3h 47min · 657 lb of CO2
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Philadelphia to Manhattan Flights

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

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

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 Manhattan.

$12 · 1h 45min · 20 lb of CO2
Philadelphia to Manhattan

Drive from Philadelphia to Manhattan

It's 86 miles between Philadelphia to Manhattan. On a typical day, it might take between 1h 45min and 1h 50min from Philadelphia to Manhattan under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1h 55min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Manhattan 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 Manhattan?

The are 12 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Philadelphia to Manhattan. 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 Manhattan. It's common to find tickets for as low as $10. BoltBus operates from Philadelphia to Manhattan, 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 Manhattan?

On your trip from Philadelphia to Manhattan, 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.

Is the train or the bus better from Philadelphia to Manhattan NY?

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

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

How much does Amtrak cost from Philadelphia to Manhattan?

Amtrak costs about $17 between Philadelphia and Manhattan. 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 3 miles to Manhattan.

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

The total distance between Philadelphia and Manhattan is 86 miles and will take you about 1 hour 45 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 Manhattan
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Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
Amtrak Amtrak from Philadelphia to Manhattan
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International Visitors215-856-7952
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Peter Pan / Greyhound Peter Pan / Greyhound from Philadelphia to Manhattan
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Philadelphia to Manhattan
jetBlue jetBlue from Philadelphia to Manhattan
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Megabus Megabus from Philadelphia to Manhattan
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Customer Service877-462-6342