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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New York to Philadelphia?

Lowest Price$23.97
Fastest Train1h 11m
Trains Per Day23
Train Lines11

New York to Philadelphia Route Map

New York Philadelphia

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it better to take the train or bus from NYC to Philly?

While a bus to Philly is the cheaper option, the train is significantly faster. Bus tickets which you can also buy on Wanderu, for this route average between $10 and $12, and the trip takes around 2 hours or longer, depending on traffic out of Manhattan. For comparison, Amtrak tickets for this route average $71, and the train takes between 60 and 90 minutes.

Where do you catch the train from NYC to Philly?

To catch the train from New York City to Philadelphia, you will depart from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. Penn Station is located at the intersection of 34th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10119. This station is completely underground, directly beneath Madison Square Garden. The first train for this route departs at 3 a.m., while the last train leaves at 11 p.m. Penn Station offers 50 daily trips to Philadelphia, and all of them are direct.

Is it safe to travel by train from New York 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from New York to Philadelphia?

In the last month, $40.25 was the average price of a train ticket from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA. 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 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $56.70 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from New York to Philadelphia?

The distance between New York and Philadelphia is approximately 81 miles, or 130 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 11 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 New York 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?

The earliest train departs New York at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 New York to Philadelphia?

There are 23 scheduled trains on most days. 24 of these are direct connections to Philadelphia. 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 Philadelphia to New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Philadelphia for $11.36.

Which train should you take from New York to Philadelphia?

There are 11 train lines with service from New York, New York to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 34m$34.76
Amtrak Acela41h 12m$105.50
Amtrak Cardinal11h 22m$50.67
Amtrak Carolinian11h 27m$49.08
Amtrak Crescent11h 34m$53.29
Amtrak Keystone Service31h 23m$35.97
Amtrak Northeast Regional101h 26m$38.64
Amtrak Palmetto11h 34m$38.55
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 23m$36.30
Amtrak Silver Service11h 31m$46.46
Amtrak Vermonter11h 23m$40.33

Amtrak train tickets from New York to Philadelphia start from $24, and on average cost $35. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, From New York to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak takes 1 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $37 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Amtrak Acela train tickets from New York to Philadelphia start from $102, and on average cost $105. Daily there are 4 Amtrak Acela schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Acela in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, From New York to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Acela takes 1 hours and 12 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 11 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $106 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

Amtrak Cardinal train tickets from New York to Philadelphia start from $24, and on average cost $51. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Cardinal in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, From New York to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Cardinal takes 1 hours and 22 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 11 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 $59 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from New York to Philadelphia start from $24, and on average cost $49. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Carolinian in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, From New York to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 1 hours and 27 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 11 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 $64 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from New York to Philadelphia start from $24, and on average cost $53. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Crescent in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, From New York to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 1 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak Crescent offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Crescent scheduled trip per day, which will cost $65 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Amtrak Keystone Service train tickets from New York to Philadelphia start from $24, and on average cost $36. Daily there are 3 Amtrak Keystone Service schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Keystone Service in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and one other train station. From New York to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Keystone Service takes 1 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak Keystone Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 11 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Keystone Service offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $39 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from New York to Philadelphia start from $24, and on average cost $39. Daily there are 10 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Northeast Regional in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, From New York to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 1 hours and 26 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 11 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 10 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $43 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from New York to Philadelphia start from $24, and on average cost $39. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Palmetto in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, From New York to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 1 hours and 34 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 11 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 $45 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Amtrak Pennsylvanian train tickets from New York to Philadelphia start from $24, and on average cost $36. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Pennsylvanian schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Pennsylvanian in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, From New York to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Pennsylvanian takes 1 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak Pennsylvanian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Pennsylvanian scheduled trip per day, which will cost $40 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from New York to Philadelphia start from $24, and on average cost $46. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Silver Service in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, From New York to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 1 hours and 31 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 11 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 $63 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Amtrak Vermonter train tickets from New York to Philadelphia start from $24, and on average cost $40. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Vermonter schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Vermonter in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, From New York to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Vermonter takes 1 hours and 23 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 11 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 $46 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Where is the train station in New York?

There is one train station in New York:

  • Penn Station

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia receives travelers from New York at its two active train stations:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St

Price trends for trains from New York to Philadelphia

Average prices by travel date

$76$50$25FebMar

Monthly average prices

$126$101$76$50$25MAMJJASONDJF

Prices as travel date approaches

$126$101$76$50$253020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA

(Based on 18 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Aya

January 20, 2021 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

The instruction to get to the right terminalThe instruction to get to the right terminal

5.0

Alfonso

July 31, 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Great time to relax. Cons: Keep it friendly and clean. Tips: N. Pros: Great time to relax. Cons: Keep it friendly and clean. Tips: N.

5.0

Jeffrey

January 16, 2020 - Business

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak system was easy to use and tickets sent to phone very convenient. Both arrival and departure journeys arrived on a timely basis.Amtrak system was easy to use and tickets sent to phone very convenient. Both arrival and departure journeys arrived on a timely basis.

4.0

Jean

November 9, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: Got me where I wanted to go no hassle. Cons: Don't go by train very often, just seemed a bit expensive for a 90 minute trip. Tips: Takes you right into town, no parking. Pros: Got me where I wanted to go no hassle. Cons: Don't go by train very often, just seemed a bit expensive for a 90 minute trip. Tips: Takes you right into town, no parking.

5.0

Jeffrey

October 23, 2019 - Business

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Quick and efficient, Wanderu made it very simple. Thank you! Tips: Book with Wanderu! Pros: Quick and efficient, Wanderu made it very simple. Thank you! Tips: Book with Wanderu!

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