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Old 02-14-2021, 05:47 PM
 
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Hi,

i am currently looking to move outside of the city from Philadelphia. Looking into the Telford to Sellersville areas. I get to work at 7 in the city. Looking to see if anyone does this commute and what travel times look like from these areas. Thanks!
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Old 02-15-2021, 08:29 AM
 
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You can catch a train in Colmar or Lansdale--Sellersville is probably 15-20 minutes to Lansdale, maybe slightly less to Colmar, we're talking very early in the morning like leaving your house by 5:00 AM. You'll have to catch a 5:25 AM train to make it to the city in time to get to a job by 7 AM. The train takes about an hour. The next train is around 6:30. Driving to the city would be a nightmare, IMO. You can probably go part of the way via 309 from Sellersville. It will take over an hour at rush hour if you're lucky, possibly a lot longer with delays and bad weather, and parking will be costly.
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Old 02-15-2021, 10:27 AM
 
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I can't say I'd recommend that, no.

Even with absolutely no traffic, those areas are an hour's drive from Center City. Add in typical rush hour nonsense, even leaving as early as you do, and you're probably looking at an hour and a half minimum, maybe more. The train would be a bit easier, but as the previous poster points out, you're still looking at a trip that's pushing two hours each way, door to door.

If you want to spend 3-4 hours a day commuting, have at it, but I wouldn't live in those areas if I needed to be in Philly every day for work.
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Old 02-16-2021, 03:37 PM
 
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That area is not ideal to commute into the city. I would not recommend it.

Its a lovely area. But not to need to commute daily into Philadelphia. Maybe if it was limited to 3 days a week it would be doable.
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