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from Philadelphia to Boston

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

Our recommendation

To get from Philadelphia to Boston on Jan 18 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30AMPhiladelphia6h50 04:20PMBoston
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07:00AMPhiladelphia7h20 02:20PMBoston
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12:00PMPhiladelphia7h20 07:20PMBoston
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05:30AMPhiladelphia7h20 12:50PMBoston
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04:00PMPhiladelphia7h35 11:35PMBoston
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Jan 17
$252American Airlines
Jan 18
$242Mesa Airlines
Jan 19
$48American Airlines
Jan 21
$185Mesa Airlines
Jan 22
$185Mesa Airlines
Jan 23
$162American Airlines
Jan 24
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Jan 25
$162American Airlines
Jan 26
$48American Airlines
Jan 27
$57American Airlines
Jan 28
$74American Airlines

Travel Information to Boston from Philadelphia

distanceDistance270 miles (435 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$29 - $87
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $29 (€24) • 6 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $58 (€48) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, American Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 270 miles (435 km) by bus, flight or train from Philadelphia to Boston. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $29 (€24). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, American Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Philadelphia to Boston.

Travel Tips: Travel from Philadelphia to Boston

Travel to Boston easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Philadelphia to Boston.

How do I go from Philadelphia to Boston?

There are 3 ways to get from Philadelphia to Boston: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Philadelphia to Boston?

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Boston is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $29 (€24) compared to other travel options to Boston:

A bus is generally $29 (€24) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $58 (€48) from Philadelphia to Boston.

A bus is $57 (€48) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Philadelphia to Boston costing on average $87 (€72).

What is the quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Boston?

The fastest way to get to Boston from Philadelphia is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

Other travel options to Boston can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Boston by bus can take on average 6 h 55 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 5 h 50 min.

What is the distance from Philadelphia to Boston?

The distance from Philadelphia to Boston is approximately 270 miles (435 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Philadelphia to Boston?

The average frequency per day from Philadelphia to Boston is:

  • 10 trains a day.

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

When traveling from Philadelphia to Boston, what are the departure and arrival points in Philadelphia and Boston?

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

    Which travel companies can get me from Philadelphia to Boston?

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

    • Flixbus can get you to Boston by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Philadelphia to Boston for $29 (€24) on Omio.
    • Travel with American Airlines for flights to Boston. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for American Airlines Philadelphia to Boston tickets on Omio for $58 (€48).
    • Amtrak can get you to Boston by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Amtrak from Philadelphia to Boston for $87 (€72) on Omio.

    What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Philadelphia to Boston?

    Omio customers who travel from Philadelphia to Boston often also extend their vacation to go to New York City, London or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Boston and these popular destinations at a great price.

    How early should I buy Philadelphia to Boston tickets online to score the best deals?

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

    • Bus tickets cost $29 (€24) one way on average.
    • Plane tickets cost $58 (€48) one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost $87 (€72) one way on average.

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