The driving time from Boston, Massachusetts to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is:

5 hours, 5 minutes

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Driving time from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA

How long is the drive from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA? The total driving time is 5 hours, 5 minutes.

Your trip begins in Boston, Massachusetts. It ends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Besides the historical sites in Philadelphia, if you are traveling with kids we recommend a visit to the Philadelphia Zoo and Please Touch Museum.

The Philadelphia Zoo is open daily except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The zoo provides guided tours at $5 per person (not included in the Zoo admission) by highly trained docents. You can choose the tours according to your child’s interest. Tours may include Big Cats, Primates, Birds and McNeil Avian Center, KidZooU, African and Madagascar animals, Endangered species, history of the zoo and more. You must book the tours at least 2 weeks in advance and it is recommended for children ages 5 and up. Read more about this at

The Please Touch Museum is a museum dedicated to kids ages 7 and under. Instead of “don’t touch” they are encouraged to touch everything on display. Please Touch Museum was opened in 1976 when Philadelphia celebrated its 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Inside you will find dinosaur skeletons, playhouse performances and more.

The playhouse performances are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For details and info visit

Boston, Massachusetts

City: Boston
State: Massachusetts
Country: United States
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

City: Philadelphia
State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Category: cities

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