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Trip Summary

There are 24 daily trains from Wilmington to Newark. Traveling by train from Wilmington to Newark usually takes around one hour and 35 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in one hour and 22 minutes.

Distance100 mi (160 km)
Fastest train1h 22m
Lowest price$26.64
Trains per day34
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines6

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Wilmington, DE to Newark, NJ

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Franklin

June 12, 2019 - Business

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: On time. Tips: I need access to WiFi.

Pros: On time. Tips: I need access to WiFi.

What is the price of a train ticket from Wilmington to Newark?

In the last month, $61.14 was the average price of a train ticket from Wilmington, DE to Newark, NJ. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $66.14 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$114$76$38SepSep

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Wilmington to Newark will vary between C$48 and C$103. Planning a train trip to Newark within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Wilmington over the next 7 days is C$53. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$95$76$57$38$19ONDJFMAMJJAS

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Wilmington to Newark by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$57 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Wilmington to Newark in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$95 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$159$127$95$63$323020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Newark from Wilmington will be about C$66.14 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Wilmington to Newark?

There are 6 train lines with service from Wilmington, Delaware to Newark, New Jersey. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 15 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 28m$119.92
Amtrak Acela71h 25m$126.27
Amtrak Carolinian11h 33m$89.90
Amtrak Northeast Regional151h 38m$70.45
Amtrak Palmetto11h 31m$65.73
Amtrak Vermonter11h 33m$72.70
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Wilmington to Newark every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $96.

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  • Amtrak Acela

    Amtrak Acela

    The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 7 Acela trips from Wilmington to Newark every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • Amtrak Carolinian

    Amtrak Carolinian

    The Amtrak Carolinian is a passenger train service which connects New York City and Washington, DC to some of the most charming destinations in North Carolina. The Carolinian runs an average of 1 trips per day between Wilmington and Newark, all of which include seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket price for this route is , and the trip usually lasts around 1 hours and 33 minutes.

  • Amtrak Northeast Regional

    Amtrak Northeast Regional

    The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 15 daily train trips from Wilmington to Newark, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • Amtrak Palmetto

    Amtrak Palmetto

    The Palmetto is an Amtrak train service that runs a total of 829 miles from New York City to Savannah, GA, connecting 20 cities from the Northeast to the Southeast along the way. Traveling from Wilmington to Newark is comfortable and relaxing on the Palmetto, thanks to the train’s free WiFi, power outlets, and seating with extra legroom. You can pick from 1 daily departures along this route, with train ticket pricing at an average of on the Palmetto.

  • Amtrak Vermonter

    Amtrak Vermonter

    The Vermonter is an Amtrak passenger train that connects St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. by way of New York City. The journey is renowned for the beautiful scenic views that it presents as it passes through the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. Aboard the Vermonter, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and extra legroom. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the train’s café. There are 1 Vermonter trains traveling from Wilmington to Newark every day, with prices starting from $27.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Wilmington to Newark 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 Wilmington to Newark?

The distance between Wilmington and Newark is approximately 100 miles, or 160 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 22 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Wilmington to Newark are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Wilmington at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Wilmington to Newark?

There are 24 scheduled trains on most days. 34 of these are direct connections to Newark. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Newark to Wilmington. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Wilmington to Newark for $34.26.

City Information

Newark

As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Wilmington?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Wilmington.

Where is the train station in Newark?

Arrival stations

Newark receives travelers from Wilmington at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Intl Airport

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