How to get from Boston to Philadelphia

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from Boston to Philadelphia

You can get from Boston to Philadelphia by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Boston to Philadelphia on 19 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:11Edward L. Logan International Airport, MA1h38 20:49Philadelphia International Airport, PA
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07:10Edward L. Logan International Airport, MA1h46 08:56Philadelphia International Airport, PA
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Travel Information to Philadelphia from Boston

distanceDistance270 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£91 - £106
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £91 • 1 h 31 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £91 • 1 h 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, American Airlines or Amtrak

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 270 miles between Boston and Philadelphia. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 31 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £91. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, American Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Boston to Philadelphia.

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FAQs

There are 4 ways to travel between Boston and Philadelphia including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Boston to Philadelphia is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £91 compared to other travel options to Philadelphia:

A flight is generally £13 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £104 from Boston to Philadelphia.

A flight is about £15 less than a train, which costs on average £106 for this journey.

The quickest way to travel from Boston to Philadelphia is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 31 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Philadelphia by coach can take on average 6 h 20 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 49 min   on average.

Philadelphia is approximately 270 miles away from Boston.

The average frequency per day from Boston to Philadelphia is:

  • 3 coaches a day.
  • Around 13 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Boston and Philadelphia as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Boston to Philadelphia:

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Boston to Philadelphia, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Flixbus can take you to Philadelphia by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Boston to Philadelphia for £104.
    • Travel with American Airlines for flights to Philadelphia. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for American Airlines Boston to Philadelphia tickets on Omio for £91.
    • Travel with Amtrak for trains to Philadelphia. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak Boston to Philadelphia tickets on Omio for £106.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Boston to Philadelphia with the following travel companies:

    • You can check for a direct train to Philadelphia with Amtrak or Amtrak with 12 direct trains per day.

    As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Philadelphia tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.

    Many of our customers travelling from Boston to Philadelphia don't make Philadelphia their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are New York City, Washington, DC or Paris, either of which you could add to your Boston and Philadelphia trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Philadelphia to any of these top destinations today!

    When planning your trip between Boston and Philadelphia, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Coach tickets are costing on average £104 one way.
    • Plane tickets are costing £91 one way on average.
    • Train tickets are costing £106 one way on average.

    However, we recommend buying tickets between Boston and Philadelphia online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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