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New York to Philadelphia

  • $230 was the cheapest return price from New York to Philadelphia last month
  • Philadelphia is served by 2 airports. These are Philadelphia International, Philadelphia Trenton-Mercer.
  • 2 airlines fly direct from New York to Philadelphia
  • New York to Philadelphia is 71 miles
  • The most popular airline flying from New York to Philadelphia last month was US Airways
  • The average flight time from New York to Philadelphia is 50min
  • There are 143 flights a week from New York to Philadelphia

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With only about 100 miles between the two cities, Philadelphia is really just a short hop away from the Big Apple by air. Usually the trip will require less than an hour inflight.

All of New York’s main airports offer direct flights to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Delta has nonstop service from JFK, while US Airways does direct routes between both LaGuardia and Philly and Newark and Philly.

Making your way to New York’s airports

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - The largest airport in NYC is made up of 8 terminals. They are spread far apart, but are connected by the speedy AirTrain. You can actually connect to the AirTrain from the NYC subway and the Long Island Railway, making JFK fairly accessible by public transit.

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)- It’s technically a New Jersey Airport, but flights from Newark appear in “New York All Airports” searches and it may be more convenient from some parts of the city. You can also often find cheaper tickets to Philadelphia from EWR. The airport consists of three terminals named A, B, and C. To reach the airport from public transportation, you can catch a NJ transit train from New York’s Penn Station to the Newark Airport Train Station, where you can connect with the AirTrain Newark.

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)- A high-volume but fairly manageable airport, LaGuardia has four terminals, named A through D. Usually your best bet is driving or taking a taxi or car service to LGA, as the public transit options are complicated and can be time-consuming, especially with luggage.

Arriving in Philadelphia

The city retains some of its colonial architecture and a huge collection of important and fascinating historical sites. It’s a great place to enjoy public art, and many of the most famous attractions are free to the public, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell Center, and Rittenhouse Square. This is also an excellent city for museums: highlights include the Franklin Institute Science Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

If you love to eat, you’ll need to take a trip to the Reading Terminal Market, which has over 800 food stalls. Remember: you can’t leave Philly without trying a cheesesteak!

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