Transportation in Philadelphia

THE BEST Philadelphia Transportation

Transportation in Philadelphia

Transportation
Traveler rating
Neighborhoods
Good for
50 places sorted by traveler favorites
  • Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, number of page views, and user location.


Showing results 1-30 of 50

What travelers are saying

  • tinylass
    Sheffield, UK5,803 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty for a train station and a large open space. Plenty of seats available along with free toilets and some shops. We got a train to and from NYC and once the gate was called, there was good organisation and it was easy to get to the track.
    Written January 24, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Hank S
    New York City, NY60 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A straight shot from one dock to another would be 5ish minutes, but instead this boat takes a "scenic route" where it goes the wrong way for 5 extra minutes to get a bit of a view. It does the same thing coming back. For me, it didn't go far enough to really see anything different, so as a result it just felt like the journey took too long.

    The boat itself was lovely and clean and the weather was nice. They only have one person selling tickets and one person scanning them, which led to unnecessary lines. Make sure to get there 15 minutes before departure.

    Note that there's a shuttle from the Camden dock to the Battleship. That wasn't really noted anywhere and it's a bit of a walk vs. the aquarium which is right at the dock.
    Written August 31, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • David S
    Purcell, OK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our Driver, I cannot remember his name, was fantastic he was very entertaining, enthusiastic, and friendly. We honestly hated to get off the bus. He was the perfect guy to see Philly with!
    Written July 9, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • traveltheworld012
    Rochester, MN16,288 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    On December 22, 2023 my wife and I needed to get to New York City from Perkasie, Pennsylvania. Perkasie is about 90 minutes north of Philly. I researched this online extensively. It was recommended that we utilize the NJ Transit trains. However, they do not go to Pennsylvania and we needed to combine 3 different trains/routes to make the trip. I did not find that out until AFTER booking the tickets on NJ Transit. I found out we needed to take the SEPTA Doylestown line to get to Philly. However, there was the problem of how to get our tickets. I found nothing online to buy them. We drove to the closest SEPTA station which was Colmer, nothing there but a shelter. Drove to Lansdale where there was an actual station with a ticket office. there we were told we have to buy our tickets on the train. Online it says they cost $6, but it is actually $8 each. The train ride was fine, trains are clean and fairly comfortable. The trip to Philadelphia 30th St. Station takes about 1-1/2 hours. there we had to switch trains to another SEPTA train which takes us to Trenton, NJ. This is where we purchased tickets in advance. We missed the train we wanted because we didn't know what track to go to. By the time we got there we had to wait for the next train, which was delayed. It was freezing cold standing out on the open platform. Once on the train, I needed WiFi connection to activate and show my ticket. There was no wifi on the platform or on the train, so they could not check our tickets. That trip took us to Trenton, NJ, where we had to change trains again. Hoo boy. Very confusing.
    Written January 18, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • lanea i
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Listen I love the fact that they have people that enteract with us and make us laugh, not all stuffy and mean. Ms biggs was the GOAT greatest of all time I really love her and how she was so personable with everyone. She had everyone laughing and wanting to come back again for another experience. Keep her around.
    Written October 30, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Theresa L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to Cancun on vacation and picked up 2 friends along the way. Driver was ontime and very polite and professional. Picked us up again when we returned home and met us at the Airport. Very smooth and communicated with us as to where they were waiting. I highly recommend this car service
    Written September 26, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • T E
    2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The train was overbooked (what?) and an employee took and entire row to himself and wouldn’t let anyone take his row. The conductor was yelling at everyone to sit and there was no seats for many people. How is this possible?
    Written July 11, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • rsethnova
    Atlanta, GA19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When I come to town either for personal or business I always use this service. They are excellent! Always timely. Always helpful.
    Written May 26, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • TravLynne
    Cleveland, OH25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Least expensive round trip airport/hotel transfer. Upon arrival to airport, look for transportation counter & use house phone to notify your arrival. Wait in that area & driver will come in to find you. Call company from hotel day of departure to schedule return p/u. Simple
    Written August 3, 2016
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Linda R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I've been using this company for years and it never disappoints. Drivers, Alan and Jeff, are always on time, professional, and courteous. The vehicles are clean and new. Overall, very happy with their service. It is a small family-owned company, not many of those left, so the people really care about their customers and the service they provide.
    Written August 29, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • NanaMarlin
    Lakeland, FL74 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    First of all I was told I would have a Lincoln town car. A Chrysler arrived to pick us up. We dined at a restaurant and had a return trip scheduled. This time we were picked up in an SUV. After having that experience, I noticed that Uber has a black car service. I will say that our cars were on time. It was difficult though to determine which car was ours when we were returning because I was looking for a sedan not an SUV.
    Written September 9, 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • GregSimpkins
    54 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took the city open top bus tour. On the first leg the pre-recoded guide was overridden by a live tour guide who didn’t know much and who shouted in the microphone so you couldn’t hear anyway. The microphone had a trailing lead up the stairs and along the gangway making it a deathtrap.
    On the second leg there was a different guide, slightly less annoying but not much. I asked for some headphones and plugged into the informative and professional pre-recorded guide which was heaps better.
    Also, the real-life guides keep going on about how you must tip them.
    Written October 8, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Madison S
    3 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    You will regret it if you buy a ticket with Megabus. To start it all off: the morning of my ride, not even 2 hours before my departure, I get an email that my bus is cancelled. (Little did I know this was my only chance to get my money back and I should’ve taken it). Instead, I just booked the next available bus after mine. I bought 3 tickets for myself and two friends. Upon the buses arrival chaos ensues. A huge group of teenagers all charge the second bus door, completely bypassing the bus driver who seemed to not notice. By the time we get through the doors we see that every single seat is taken on the top AND bottom floor. Megabus over sold their tickets and are expecting to reap the financial benefits of that without repercussions. But wait, it gets worse. The A/C was not working on the bus and it was 96 degrees out that day. Now, i’m not talking about the air being not cold enough, there was NO airflow… Whatsoever! We tried to tough it out and waited for the driver to do SOMETHING but we couldn’t last longer than 5 minutes in that death trap. People were all drenched in sweat, it smelled disgusting in there, and everyone was either on the phone complaining about the situation or yelling at the poor driver. I genuinely fear for the wellbeing of anyone on that bus if it ended up departing. 2 hours cooking in there may have led to people overheating or worse.

    I REPEAT.. pay the few extra bucks it costs for a greyhound bus. MEGABUS WILL STEAL YOUR MONEY EVEN IF YOU DO NOT GET TO RIDE THE BUS YOU PAID FOR!

    I have been going back and forth with the customer service “team” and it has taken me over three days just to get past their bot that answers all the emails. Even still, they keep just offering me “a redemption code” when I am simply asking for a refund.
    Written July 10, 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
All Philadelphia HotelsPhiladelphia Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Philadelphia
All things to do in Philadelphia
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars