Travel options
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 Sep 24 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:00AMPhiladelphia6h50 05:50PMBoston
1 changes
$721One-way
Cheapest
05:00PMPhiladelphia7h20 12:20AMBoston
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$551One-way
Other options
09:30AMPhiladelphia6h50 04:20PMBoston
1 changes
$721One-way
01:30PMPhiladelphia7h20 08:50PMBoston
1 changes
$721One-way
12:00PMPhiladelphia7h20 07:20PMBoston
1 changes
$721One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Fri
Sep 24
$172Amtrak
$40Flixbus
$253American Airlines
Sat
Sep 25
$107Amtrak
$34Flixbus
$248American Airlines
Sun
Sep 26
$107Amtrak
$35Flixbus
$210American Airlines
Mon
Sep 27
$83Amtrak
$37Flixbus
$185Republic Airlines
Tue
Sep 28
$60Amtrak
$20Flixbus
$185Republic Airlines
Wed
Sep 29
$36Amtrak
$20Flixbus
$58American Airlines
Thu
Sep 30
$36Amtrak
$20Flixbus
$58American Airlines
Fri
Oct 1
$47Amtrak
$25Flixbus
$147American Airlines
Sat
Oct 2
$36Amtrak
$20Flixbus
$58American Airlines
Sun
Oct 3
$47Amtrak
$20Flixbus
$58American Airlines
Mon
Oct 4
$36Amtrak
$20Flixbus
$58American Airlines
Tue
Oct 5
$36Amtrak
$20Flixbus
$58American Airlines
Wed
Oct 6
$36Amtrak
$20Flixbus
$58American Airlines
Thu
Oct 7
$36Amtrak
$25Flixbus
$58American Airlines
Fri
Oct 8
$83Amtrak
$25Flixbus
$110American Airlines
Sat
Oct 9
$83Amtrak
$25Flixbus
$109Republic Airlines
Sun
Oct 10
$47Amtrak
$20Flixbus
$58American Airlines
Mon
Oct 11
$36Amtrak
$30Flixbus
$109American Airlines
Tue
Oct 12
$36Amtrak
$20Flixbus
$79air wisconsin
Wed
Oct 13
$36Amtrak
$20Flixbus
$58American Airlines

Travel Information between Philadelphia and Boston

distanceDistance270 miles (435 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$36 - $58
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $36 (€29) • 5 h 58 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $58 (€47) • 1 h 17 min
carriersPopular travel companiesPeter Pan Bus, American Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 270 miles (435 km) by bus, flight or train between Philadelphia and Boston. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 17 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $36 (€29). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Peter Pan Bus, American Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Philadelphia to Boston.

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FAQs
How do I go from Philadelphia to Boston?

There are 3 ways to travel from Philadelphia to Boston including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Philadelphia to Boston?

The cheapest way to go to Boston from Philadelphia is by taking a train, which costs on average $36 (€29).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Boston:

Taking a train is usually $6 (€4) less than taking a bus to Boston, which costs on average $42 (€33) for the same trip.

Taking a train is about $22 (€18) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $58 (€47) for this route.

What is the fastest way to travel between Philadelphia and Boston?

The fastest way to get to Boston from Philadelphia is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 17 min.

Other travel options to Boston can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 6 h 25 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 5 h 58 min.

What is the distance between Philadelphia and 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:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Boston from Philadelphia, where do I depart from Philadelphia and where do I arrive in Boston?

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

    Which travel operators can get me to Boston from Philadelphia?

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Philadelphia to Boston:

    • You can travel by bus from Philadelphia to Boston with Peter Pan Bus, and you can find Peter Pan Bus Philadelphia to Boston tickets for $42 (€33) on Omio.
    • You can travel by plane to Boston from Philadelphia with American Airlines, and you can find American Airlines Philadelphia to Boston tickets for $58 (€47) on Omio.
    • You can take a train from Philadelphia to Boston with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for $36 (€29) with Amtrak from Philadelphia to Boston.
    Is there a way to travel directly from Philadelphia to Boston?

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

    • You'll find 10 direct trains per day with Amtrak or Amtrak.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Boston as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Boston from Philadelphia.

    What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Philadelphia to Boston?
    Many of our customers traveling from Philadelphia to Boston don't make Boston their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Boston are New York City, London or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Boston to any of these top destinations today!
    How early should I purchase Philadelphia to Boston tickets online to score the best deals?

    Before traveling from Philadelphia to Boston, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $42 (€33) one way.
    • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $58 (€47) one way on average.
    • A train ticket is costing on average $36 (€29) one way for this trip.

    But we recommend booking Philadelphia to Boston tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Philadelphia
    Philadelphia 30th Street Station
    Amenities