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Best Way To Get To Philadelphia Airport From NYC

Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:50 am

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...

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RE: Best Way To Get To Philadelphia Airport From NYC

Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:56 am

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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RE: Best Way To Get To Philadelphia Airport From NYC

Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:07 am

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
 
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RE: Best Way To Get To Philadelphia Airport From NYC

Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:12 am

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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RE: Best Way To Get To Philadelphia Airport From NYC

Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:22 am

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.
 
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RE: Best Way To Get To Philadelphia Airport From NYC

Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:26 am

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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RE: Best Way To Get To Philadelphia Airport From NYC

Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:27 am

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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RE: Best Way To Get To Philadelphia Airport From NYC

Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:16 am

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.
 
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RE: Best Way To Get To Philadelphia Airport From NYC

Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:20 am

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

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RE: Best Way To Get To Philadelphia Airport From NYC

Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:00 am

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.
 
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RE: Best Way To Get To Philadelphia Airport From NYC

Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:31 am

Why not hop on US Airways from LGA to PHL?
 
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RE: Best Way To Get To Philadelphia Airport From NYC

Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:20 pm

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.
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RE: Best Way To Get To Philadelphia Airport From N

Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:51 pm

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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RE: Best Way To Get To Philadelphia Airport From NYC

Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:03 pm

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.

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