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How to get from Philadelphia Airport to Atlantic City

Atlantic City is a resort city in New Jersey, well-known for its beaches, historic wooden boardwalk and casinos. Facing the Atlantic ocean, its sunny summers and pretty coastlines, make it a top U.S seaside destination.

There are three ways to get from Philadelphia Airport to Atlantic City; taxi, train, and bus. Taking a taxi from Philadelphia Airport is the fastest but more expensive option. The ride costs $260 (€240) during the day, whilst the price increases to $315 (€288) during the night. The trip takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete. The second option is taking the train; that trip costs around $25.30 (€23) and takes approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes to reach Atlantic City. The last and cheapest option is taking the bus – a trip that costs around $19.30 (€17.60) and takes approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Train €46 115min 06:11–02:24
Taxi €240 75min 24/7
Bus €35 130min 24/7

How to get from Philadelphia Airport to Atlantic City by train

If you prefer to use public transport to get to Atlantic City from Philadelphia airport, you first need to take the Airport Line from Terminal A which passes every hour and takes 20 minutes to reach 30th Street Train Station. You will then change line and take the Atlantic City Rail Line for 1 hour and 35 minutes to get to the city. Taking the train is an affordable option., whilst the regular Atlantic City Rail Line passes every two hours. The train operates throughout the day, except from 02:24-06:11, so if you’re arriving at that time, you’d have to find an alternative mode of transportation.

How much is the train from Philadelphia airport to Atlantic City

To get from Philadelphia airport to Atlantic City, you will first need to take a train from the airport to the main train station which takes 20 minutes and comes to $7.70 (€7). Following that, the train from 30th Street Train Station to Atlantic City will take 1 hour and 35 minutes and will cost $17.60 (€16). The total amount you will need to pay is going to be approximately $25.30 (€23) for a trip of 1h 55mins, excluding waiting times.

You can purchase your tickets for both trains at the train station kiosk at the airport.

Cost

$25.30 (€23)

Trip Duration

1h 55min

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Available every 2h, from 06:11 to 02:24.

Where do I get the train from?

When you arrive at the airport, in Terminal A, you will find the train station. There you can purchase your tickets and find the Airport Line to get to 30th Street station. From there, you will get the Atlantic City Rail Train to Atlantic City.

Convenience

Trains are cost-effective, especially for solo travellers or those with light luggage who are not too concerned about time. However, you might find that trains get overcrowded and luggage space is limited.

Editor’s Note

If you are a solo traveller or travelling on a tight budget, taking the train to get from PHL airport to Atlantic City, might be better for you, as it's an affordable option, without too many changes.

Useful Tips

You can pay either by card or cash for your train ticket.
Philadelphia trains offer power outlets and free wifi.
If you want to secure your seat, you can pre-book your tickets online in advance.

How to get from Philadelphia Airport to Atlantic City by taxi

Taking a taxi from Philadelphia airport to Atlantic City is the most convenient and fast option, even though it costs the most. Philadelphia Airport taxis operate with set route fares, but the actual cost will be determined by the taximeter, based on the exact miles/km travelled. Atlantic City is located 66 miles (106km) from PHL airport and the trip takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes. Bear in mind, that any applicable tolls would need to be covered by the customer.

How much is a taxi from Philadelphia airport to Atlantic City?

Philadelphia taxis have a set base fee, but the actual cost is calculated by the taximeter based on the covered miles/km. Taking a taxi from PHL airport to Atlantic City will cost $260 (€240) for a day ride and $315 (€288) for a night ride.

Cost

$260 (€240)

Trip Duration

1h 15min

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Available 24/7.

Where do I get a taxi from?

After arriving at the Philadelphia International Airport and exiting the arrivals terminal you will see all taxis lined up outside the terminal. You can either walk to the front of the queue to grab one from the taxi rank, call a taxi to pick you up, or book in advance to avoid hidden fees.

Convenience

The most convenient mode of transportation from PHL airport to Atlantic City is a Philadelphia Airport taxi. It is much quicker and more comfortable than all the available public transport options. Additionally, taxis offer on-time pickups and hassle-free, door-to-door services.

Editor’s Note

If you were to take a taxi, you’d completely avoid crowded public transportation and you’d travel straight to your accommodation without unnecessary stops and transfer changes.

Useful Tips

Be aware of unauthorised vehicles claiming to offer taxi services.
Make sure that the driver resets the taximeter when you enter the taxi.
Before entering the taxi, communicate with your driver about the payment method you prefer to use.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€240.0
NIGHTTIME
€288.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

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How to get from Philadelphia International aiport to Atlantic City by bus and train

To reach Atlantic City by bus from PHL airport, you first need to take the airport line to the Suburban Rail Station in Philadelphia. From there, you can either walk or get a taxi to Market Street and S 10th Street where the bus station is located; it’s a 13 minute walk or a 3 minute ride by taxi. There, you can get bus 551 to Atlantic City. Overall, the trip takes 2 hours and 10 minutes.

How much is the bus from Philadelphia airport to Atlantic City

The train to Suburban Station in Philadelphia takes 24 minutes and tickets cost $7.70 (€7). To reach the bus station at 30th Street and S 10th Street, you need to either walk 13 minutes or get a taxi. If you choose the taxi option, it takes only 3 minutes to get you there and costs approximately $5 (€4.50). Bus 551 takes 1 hour and 32 minutes to reach Atlantic City and comes at the cost of $6.60 (€6). The total cost for this trip comes to $19.30 (€17.50).

Cost

$19.30 (€17.50)

Trip Duration

2h 10min

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Available 24/7.

Where do I get the bus from?

The airport line is located at Terminal A and leads you to Suburban Rail Station in Philadelphia. Then, you can either walk 13 minutes or get a taxi to reach Market Street at 10th Street, where the bus station is located. There, you can get into bus 551 which leads you to Atlantic City. Bus 551 operates 24/7 and passes hourly.

Convenience

The bus might be the cheapest option which is very important if you are travelling on a budget, but it’s not time-effective and convenient. Changing from a train to a taxi (or walking) and then taking the bus, is far from an ideal way to start your Atlantic City.

Editor’s Note

Although a good option for solo or budget travellers, this combined trip requires more effort and time, so it’s not ideal if you’re travelling with children and/or heavy luggage items.

Useful Tips

Seating is not guaranteed when travelling by bus. If it's busy you might need to stand until a seat becomes available.
You can only use US dollars to pay for your fare. If you wish to pay for your bus ticket in cash, it’s best to avoid large notes.
When entering the bus, the driver will ask you to validate your ticket.

Frequently asked questions

How do you get from Philadelphia airport to Atlantic City?

There are three ways to travel from Philadelphia airport to Atlantic City; taxi, train and bus. The taxi option is the most expensive, yet the most convenient one. The only thing you need to do is either pick a taxi from the airport taxi rank or pre-book your taxi and the rest will be taken care of by your driver. The train and bus are cheaper options but both are combined trips, adding time and effort to your journey.

How far is Philadelphia airport from Atlantic City?

Philadelphia International Airport is located 66 miles (106km) from Atlantic City. It’s a 1 hour and 15 minutes drive by taxi and a trip of around 2 hours by train or bus.

How much is a taxi from Philadelphia airport to Atlantic City?

If you choose to take a taxi for your Philadelphia airport to Atlantic City trip, it will come at the cost of $260 (€240) for a day ride and $315 (€288) for a night ride.

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