Cheap Boston to Philadelphia  train tickets

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Lowest Price$99.50
Fastest4h 51m
Daily Schedules37
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Boston to Philadelphia
4.0
Based on 4 reviews
Amtrak Northeast Regional
4.0
Based on 4 reviews
Based on 4 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.3
Condition
4.5
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Peter
3.0
August 7, 2019Couples trip
Pros
The train is a solid option for people like me who don't like flying, but I'd you don't mind air travel, it's hardly more expensive for a much shorter trip.
Cons
Train travel could and should be so much faster. This isn't exactly Amtrak's fault, but they haven't done much to improve things. Also the WiFi was worse than just using mobile data, which was not particularly strong.
Tips
If you're not in a hurry, the train is a much more comfortable ride. Make sure to have options that don't rely on consistent internet to keep you busy.
David
5.0
July 14, 2019Vacation
Pros
I love to take pictures and some of the scenery out the window we're really wonderful. The views along the coast were really pretty.
Cons
Nothing, overall I felt it was a very good experience.
Tips
Arrive early, the trains were very crowded, especially between the major cities
S Roger
5.0
July 15, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Comfortable,?relaxing, good value
Maxine
3.0
June 26, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Seeing my family.
Cons
Having personnel to help you on and off with your luggage. I'm 75

How to buy cheap train tickets from Boston to Philadelphia ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Boston 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 Boston to Philadelphia was $189.80. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 20 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $38.48 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 trip from Boston to Philadelphia ? What is the distance between Boston to Philadelphia ?

The distance between Boston to Philadelphia is 270.84 miles or 435.77 km. A train trip from Boston to Philadelphia typically takes 5 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Acela. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 4 hours and 51 minutes to get from Boston to Philadelphia.

Going from Boston to Philadelphia by train takes over 5 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Saturday trains from Boston 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 Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Northeast Regional has the most frequent connections between Boston to Philadelphia

Typically there are 37 schedules to compare for your trip to Philadelphia. On the route to Philadelphia 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Boston to Philadelphia, usually offering 17 trips per day. 33 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 Boston to Philadelphia, which start at $1.33.

Boston to Philadelphia is served by 3 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Boston to Philadelphia start from $136.65, and on average cost $255.51. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak in Boston leaves from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other station. And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Boston to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak takes 7 hours and 2 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 51 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $174.86 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 2m
Avg. Price
$255.51

Amtrak Acela

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Boston to Philadelphia start from $230.85, and on average cost $283.63. Daily there are 16 Amtrak Acela schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Acela in Boston leaves from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other station. And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Boston to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Acela takes 5 hours and 10 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak Acela offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 51 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 9 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $267.73 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Meal
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
5h 10m
Avg. Price
$283.63

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Boston to Philadelphia start from $99.50, and on average cost $156.30. Daily there are 17 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Boston leaves from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other station. And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Boston to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 6 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 51 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 20 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $165.55 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 16m
Avg. Price
$156.30

Plan your next adventure:

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Philadelphia that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in Boston serving this route is Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St, South Station.
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station
There is one train station where trains arrive in Philadelphia from Boston., The busiest departure station in Boston serving this route is 30th St Station - 2955 Market St.
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St