Cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia

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Lowest Price$52.74
Fastest1h 30m
Daily Schedules32
train companies8
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Washington DC to Philadelphia
4.8
Based on 25 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 22 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 90 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.3
Value
3.7
Condition
4.6
Rachel
4.0
November 27, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Had a great time with friends
Ivonne
5.0
November 16, 2019Business
Pros
Convenient and timely.
Cons
Communication over loud speakers is difficult to understand abs
Tips
Arriving 30 min prior to train departure is plenty of time.
Ashey
5.0
October 16, 2019Business
Pros
Loved everything! First train ride and it did not disappoint. Very clean cars, spacious leg room, comfortable seats, and the quiet car was amazing after a hectic and loud business day!
Cons
Nothing!
Tips
If you aren't sure about where to go or what to do, just ask! Everyone was very friendly!
Ethan
4.0
October 15, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Easy access & on-time
Steven
4.0
October 8, 2019Vacation
Pros
comfortable journey, like airline seats, fairly quiet.
Cons
difficult to get luggage on as several steps to negotiate up and into the train. not sure what could be done, but also doors narrow made the whole experience difficult. needs to be more space for luggage without having to lift up to overhead racks. if a visitor you are...More
Tips
check what baggage services are available especially if have large/heavy suitcases and haven't travelled Amtrak previously.

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Vermonter report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Teresa
5.0
June 23, 2019Vacation
Pros
Speed and ease of travel
Cons
Nothing
Tips
None

How do you find cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia was $102.16. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 28 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $74.36 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Washington DC to Philadelphia?

The distance between Washington DC and Philadelphia is approximately 123.33 miles, or 198.43 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 1 hour and 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 30 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Washington DC to Philadelphia?

On Tuesday trains from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Northeast Regional has the most frequent connections between Washington DC to Philadelphia

Typically there are 32 schedules to compare for your trip to Philadelphia. On the route to Philadelphia 8 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Washington D.C. to Philadelphia, usually offering 17 trips per day. 32 train trips per day are direct connections to Philadelphia, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia, which start at $1.32.

Here are the 8 train companies that operate from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia start from $52.74, and on average cost $173.29. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Washington DC to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak takes 1 hours and 46 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 30 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $172.09 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 46m
Avg. Price
$173.29

Amtrak Acela

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia start from $172.71, and on average cost $196.30. Daily there are 11 Amtrak Acela schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Acela in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Washington DC to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Acela takes 1 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak Acela offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 30 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $188.22 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Meal
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
1h 33m
Avg. Price
$196.30

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia start from $73.83, and on average cost $159.98. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Carolinian in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Washington DC to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 1 hours and 45 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 30 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost $161.69 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 45m
Avg. Price
$159.98

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia start from $201.72, and on average cost $204.33. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Cardinal in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Washington DC to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Cardinal takes 1 hours and 42 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak Cardinal offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 30 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cardinal scheduled trip per day, which will cost $204.33 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 42m
Avg. Price
$204.33

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia start from $52.74, and on average cost $93.42. Daily there are 17 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and one other train station.

From Washington DC to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 1 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 30 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 14 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $103.47 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 54m
Avg. Price
$93.42

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia start from $65.92, and on average cost $98.80. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Palmetto in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Washington DC to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 1 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak Palmetto offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 30 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Palmetto scheduled trip per day, which will cost $106.42 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 54m
Avg. Price
$98.80

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia start from $65.92, and on average cost $155.97. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Silver Service in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Washington DC to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 1 hours and 56 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 30 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Silver Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost $155.97 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 56m
Avg. Price
$155.97

Amtrak Vermonter

Amtrak Vermonter train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia start from $52.74, and on average cost $94.00. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Vermonter schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Vermonter in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Washington DC to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Vermonter takes 1 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak Vermonter offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 30 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Vermonter scheduled trip per day, which will cost $109.67 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 48m
Avg. Price
$94.00

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Washington D.C. on their way to Philadelphia. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Washington D.C. are:
  • Union Station
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Philadelphia. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in Philadelphia:
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St