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Old 05-29-2008, 12:17 PM
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Hi everyone. I was wondering if there was any public transportation from Philly to New York City?

The option would be to fly from Pittsburgh to Philly and then take something up to NY.

If yes, how much would it cost and how long does it take? Thanks
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:43 PM
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You can take the train directly from the Airport to 30th Street Station.

Then from outside of 30th Street Station, you can either take:



low cost inter city travel

There are seats beginning at $1.00 if you book early enough in advance. Read the websites for further information.
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:51 PM
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The bus is fine but for a somewhat more spacious ride, you could either:

A) Take the SEPTA R7 Regional Rail Train from 30th Street Station to Trenton ( SEPTA ) and transfer to NJ Transit's Northeast Corridor Train to New York's Penn Station. ( New Jersey Transit - Home ).


B) Take Amtrak from 30th Street Station to Penn Station. ( Amtrak ) It travels the same route as the SEPTA/NJ Transit combo but you get more room and shave off a half-hour for at least twice the cost.

From Penn Station, you could probably take the subway to Queens but I would ask those on the New York City forum for more specifics.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:53 PM
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You have many, many options for transit between Philadelphia and New York:

*Amtrak (Acela, Regional, and Keystone trains)
*Greyhound/Peter Pan
*SEPTA R7/NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Line (transfer at Trenton)
*BoltBus and Megabus (ultra-low cost bus carriers)
*Various Chinatown buses (very low cost bus carriers)

To get from PHL to Amtrak, SEPTA/NJ Transit, BoltBus, or Megabus, take the SEPTA R1 Regional Rail line to 30th Street Station. (The SEPTA R1 stations are located right outside each terminal and are closer to the terminals than the parking garage.) For Amtrak, go from the upper concourse to the main concourse inside the station. For the SEPTA R7, switch the correct platform on the upper concourse for a Trenton-bound train. For BoltBus, go to 30th Street between Market and Chestnut, 1/2 block south of the station. For Megabus, go to the southwest corner of 30th Street and JFK Boulevard, across 30th Street west of the station.

To get from PHL to the Greyhound/Peter Pan or the Chinatown buses, take the SEPTA R1 to Market East Station. For Greyhound/Peter Pan, use the exit at 10th and Filbert Streets (near the east end ticket windows) and go to the Greyhound Terminal across the street, on the north side of 10th and Filbert. For the Chinatown buses, use the exit at 11th and Filbert Streets and go 11th Street between Filbert and Arch Streets, the usual pickup point for the Chinatown buses.

Once you get to New York, there are various subway lines (and LIRR lines) that go between midtown Manhattan and Queens. The E train would be the easiest to use for all of the above options; it stops at both Penn Station (Amtrak, SEPTA/NJ Transit, BoltBus, Megabus) and the Port Authority Bus Terminal (Greyhound/Peter Pan).
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:27 PM
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Wow, you all are really helpful. Thanks for the information.
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