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New York City to Philadelphia drive

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New York City to Philadelphia road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from New York City to Philadelphia. If you're planning a road trip to Philadelphia, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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11:00 am:  start in New York City
drive for about 50 minutes

11:50 am:  New Brunswick
eat at THE FROG AND THE PEACH
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:50 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:02 pm:  Reading Terminal Market
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:02 pm
drive for about 7 minutes

3:09 pm:  arrive in Philadelphia
stay at Loews Hotel Philadelphia


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is New York, New York.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.




How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.




Where should I stop along the way?

New Brunswick  (5 answers)
    Zimmerli Art Museum  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around New Brunswick:
        THE FROG AND THE PEACH
    questions about New Brunswick:
        Is there anything worth seeing/doing/eating in or around New Brunswick, NJ???
        What's the best neighborhood in New Brunswick for a first time visitor?
Reading Terminal Market  (26 mentions)




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.




Where's the best place to stay in Philadelphia?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Philadelphia.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Loews Hotel Philadelphia, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Philadelphia? Click the blue button below.






Where's the best place to eat in Philadelphia?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Reading Terminal Market, which was mentioned 24 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Jim's Steaks  (20 mentions)
Pat's King of Steaks  (11 mentions)
Geno's Steaks  (8 mentions)
Zahav  (6 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Philadelphia? Click the blue button below.






What are some things to do in Philadelphia?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

The Liberty Bell  (12 mentions)
Independence Mall  (7 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Philadelphia. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Hannah Grant from Milwaukee asked:
What is there to do in Philly besides eat cheese steaks?  (14 answers)

 Scott Rogers from Chicago asked:
Pat's or Geno's: Which has the better cheesesteak?  (13 answers)

 Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia?  (11 answers)

 Sharon Kweon from West Los Angeles asked:
Anybody know of great gems in the city I can dine at during my stay?  (9 answers)

 teri brown from Atlanta asked:
Eating out on a budget.  (9 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Philadelphia.






Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Philadelphia to New York City drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from New York City to Philadelphia. Or get a full New York City to Philadelphia flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know New York City well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about New York City!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 94 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 42 minutes
574 New York City travel answers
5 New Brunswick travel answers
92 Philadelphia travel answers





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