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Tuscaloosa-Philadelphia Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Tuscaloosa to Philadelphia. Traveling by train from Tuscaloosa to Philadelphia usually takes around 24 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 23 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance830 mi (1335 km)
Fastest train23h 50m
Lowest price$207.70
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Tuscaloosa to Philadelphia?

2 train services operate from Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 4h 15m$207.70
Amtrak Crescent11d 0h 19m$219.35
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Tuscaloosa to Philadelphia every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $208.

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  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Tuscaloosa to Philadelphia take about 24 hours and 19 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $208.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Tuscaloosa to Philadelphia during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Tuscaloosa to Philadelphia?

The distance between Tuscaloosa and Philadelphia is approximately 830 miles, or 1335 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 24 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 23 hours and 50 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Tuscaloosa to Philadelphia are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Tuscaloosa at 3:00pm and arrives in Philadelphia around 23 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Tuscaloosa to Philadelphia?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Philadelphia with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Philadelphia to Tuscaloosa. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Tuscaloosa to Philadelphia for $187.56.

City Information

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Fuel up at the Reading Terminal Market or Italian Market, both offering fresh food from local vendors, to prepare for a night hitting up the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line up South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tuscaloosa?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Tuscaloosa.

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Arrival stations

Philadelphia has one train station.

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