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Best Way To Get To Philadelphia Airport From NYC  
User currently offlineAT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 14139 times:

Hello I have an international flight on Monday from Philadelphia at 6:30pm but will be in New York until Monday. Does anyone have suggestions for the most efficient way to get from New York City to PHL airport?
Amtrak, Greyound The NJtransit/Septa rail combination only gets you to the center of Philadelphia city, not to the airport...

Many thanks.

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User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 14128 times:

There is SEPTA service to PHL as I have seen it. I'd suggest you take a look at their websire to determine times, etc.


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User currently offlineUltrapig From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 14106 times:

Yes there is a train to center city-but a cab ride might be a nice tour of the city its a short and cheap ride

User currently onlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7617 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 14102 times:

If it is not snowing, perhaps you could consider renting a car. Otherwise, I think the train seems like the best option for you.


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User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4304 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 14088 times:

The NJ-Transit Septa connection will get you into the city center. What I would do is get off at 30th St. Station and take what I believe is the R7 route (Not entirely sure) to the airport. I believe there are only two stops between 30th st station and terminal A.

User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 14085 times:

Quoting Apodino (Reply 4):
What I would do is get off at 30th St. Station and take what I believe is the R7 route (Not entirely sure) to the airport.

It's the R1.



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User currently offlineDeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 14080 times:

SEPTA has an airport line (R1). It stops at all terminals and takes you to 30th St. Station in Downtown Philadelphia. From there you can connect to Amtrak or NJ Transit to get to NYC.


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User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3463 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 14035 times:

The easiest yet more expensive way is to take Amtrak from NYC to 30th street station, then to hop on the Septa R1 airport line at 30th St. If you have time to spare and less money to spend, take the New Jersey Transit NE cooridor line from NYC to Trenton, then the Septa R7 train into 30th St. and then the R1 Airport line.

User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3814 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 14028 times:

From what I've seen on the news lately, I'd suggest you walk there.....

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User currently offlineDartland From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 13981 times:
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Nope, no worries. Amtrak, SEPTA, and NJ Transit are not involved in the strike. Yes, there may be the usual volume delays, but as long as you can get to Penn Station, you're golden.

User currently offlineBrokenrecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 13862 times:

Why not hop on US Airways from LGA to PHL?

User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 13796 times:

If you want to go the cheap way, take the Chinatown bus from NYC to PHL downtown and cab it from there. Only $12 for a one way ticket.

User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 788 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 13779 times:

HPLASOps - $12 plus $25 flat rate Center City to Airport cab fare (not including tip).

The best answer will really depend on where you (TA) will be originating in NYC and how much money and time you have. NJTransit - Septa - Septa R1 is probably the least expensive, but it is a LOOONG ride. Any faster train with Amtrak will cost $$$. I have seen van services that offer the ride for approx $55 but I really couldn't recommend anyone (it may be worth a Google search). I'd rent a car personally, but anytime after 3pm in the South Jersey/Philly area on a weekday may prove hectic to navigate, let alone weather and traffic.

Fares from LGA and EWR are expensive. I've been lucky at least once finding a one-way HVN-PHL fare for $79 + taxes.



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User currently offlineVega From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 13758 times:

Quoting Brokenrecord (Reply 10):
Why not hop on US Airways from LGA to PHL?

Let's see, if he takes the 3:15PM out of LGA, which arrives in PHL at 4:30PM - 75 minutes to go 80 mi, it'll ONLY cost $358.00! Take Amtrak to 30th Street Station then the R1 train to the airport, like other/s have suggested. Simple and the whole trip should cost you < $75, unless you take an Acela, and take about 1.5 hours to 30th Street and 20min to the airport.

[Edited 2005-12-22 06:10:43]

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