Philadelphia has so much to offer from job opportunities to enjoying the city of brotherly love. Philadelphia is known for its rich history. From the display of the Liberty Bell to visiting Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution was signed. Philadelphia also has the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia has a variety of attractions for all ages to appreciate.
Are you interested in starting a new career in Philadelphia? Do you want to explore what the city has to offer? Do you need transportation to and from Philadelphia? There are several different forms of transportation to get you there.
Travel by car:
One option is to travel by car, either by ridesharing or by driving yourself. Whether you driver, carpool, or take an Uber/Lyft, Philadelphia is approximately sixty to seventy miles away from Allentown. Driving yourself or a friend is always an option. This option comes with fees, such as gas, tolls and parking.
Uber/Lyft is a form of ridesharing, which you can call in minutes all from your phone. This service is able to have drivers nearby pick you up and bring you to your desired drop off point. Always make sure the car you get into is the car you are expecting. Drivers will know your name from the app, and should say it to identify their passenger(s) are getting in their vehicle. The price of ridesharing can cost $82.00 or higher.
Travel by train:
The closest train station to the Lehigh Valley is the Doylestown Station located at 130 S Clinton Avenue, Doylestown, PA 18901. You will need to drive or have a ride to this location, once here you may catch the Septa train. You can catch a Trans-Bridge Lines bus from Allentown to the Doylestown Station. Trans-Bridge Lines picks up at the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) and goes to Doylestown. This is their intermediate service. The price of an intermediate service is $4. The SEPTA Train System will bring you from Doylestown to the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. The price of a weekday fare from Doylestown to Philadelphia is $6.75 if purchased prior to boarding and is $8.00 if you pay as you board, which must be paid in cash. The price of fare on the weekend is $7.00 and needs to be paid in cash as you board the train. You may use this service to Jefferson Station, Suburban Station, 30TH Street Station. Click here for details.
There are several train stations on the Doylestown/Lansdale route. You may drive to the Fort Washington, North Wales, Lansdale or Colmar stations to catch the trains. The Lansdale Train Station offers 178 parking spaces in lot with an additional 660 parking spaces in the parking garage. Fort Washington has 369 spaces in the daily lot. These fares range between $5.25 to $8.00.
Please see these addresses below.
Colmar Train Station: Bethlehem Pike & Walnut St, Colmar, PA 18915
Fortuna Station: 101 Cowpath Road, Lansdale, PA 19446.
Fort Washington Station: 7299 Station Ave., Fort Washington, PA 19034
Gwynedd Valley Station: 521 Plymouth Road, Ambler, PA 19002
Lansdale Station: 80 W Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446
North Wales Station: 605 Beaver Street & Wissahickon Ave, North Wales, PA 19454
Pennbrook Station: 1114 Church Road, Lansdale, PA 19446
Travel by bus:
Another form of transportation is by bus, which is reliable service and usually offers daily service. Buses have many luxuries including a bathroom, comfortable seats, and footrests. Bus companies hire professionals. Most companies have drivers with impressive driving records. This means you are safe, so sit back and enjoy the ride.
Some bus companies that have service from the Lehigh Valley to Philadelphia:
Martz Trailways operates in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and the Pocono Mountain areas. This company offers service to and from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station and Greyhound Terminal from Allentown Bus Terminal.
Fullington Trailways offers to service to and from the Greyhound Terminal, 1001 Filbert Street from the Allentown Bus Terminal or Easton Intermodal Transportation Center.
Greyhound departs from the Easton Intermodal Transportation Center to the Greyhound Terminal located at 1001 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Bus tickets from Allentown to Philadelphia is $20 to $23 for a One-Way ticket.
These bus companies also have online ticketing for your convenience.
Traveling by bus allows you to do work, watch movies, catch up with friends, plan games, and ultimately relax on the way.
There are several different forms of transportation you may take from the Lehigh Valley to Philadelphia and back. The choice is yours!