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Exton - Philadelphia Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 11 daily trains from Exton to Philadelphia. Traveling by train from Exton to Philadelphia usually takes around 37 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can make the trip in 30 minutes.

Distance25 mi (40 km)
Fastest train0h 30m
Lowest price$12.31
Trains per day13
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Keystone Service
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Exton to Philadelphia

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)




June 9, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Over all very good. Cons: Food service may be added. Tips: Nothing specific.



April 10, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: It was very quick and easy. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Nothing.



July 17, 2021- Business

Amtrak Keystone Service

Don't forget your mask.



June 13, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Had been thinking about an Uber - this was way cheaper & way faster! Tips: Such a great way to beat Philadelphia traffic!!

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Exton to Philadelphia was $16.31. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Philadelphia if you book your train tickets at least 25 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $0.53.

Average prices by travel date


If you're planning a train trip from Exton to Philadelphia in the upcoming month, you'll be happy to know that ticket prices are expected to remain stable. You can book your trip for any day within the next four weeks and expect to pay around $16.

Monthly average prices

The price of a train ticket from Exton to Philadelphia remains pretty stable, regardless of when you plan to travel. Tickets on this route usually cost $16 throughout the year.

Prices as travel date approaches


Since ticket prices on this route stay pretty consistent, you don’t need to book way in advance. However, we recommend buying your train ticket to Philadelphia at least 48 hours before your scheduled departure to prevent any unpleasant surprises, like last-minute surges in price or sold-out tickets.

Which train should you take from Exton to Philadelphia?

There are 3 train lines with service from Exton to Philadelphia. Amtrak Keystone Service is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 36m$13.14
Amtrak Keystone Service100h 37m$16.44
Amtrak Pennsylvanian10h 43m$16.28
  • 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 Exton to Philadelphia every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $12.

  • The Keystone Service is a daily train service that Amtrak operates from New York City to Harrisburg, PA. The route is notable for its high-speed rail portions, where the train can reach up to 125 mph. This speed means the trip from Exton to Philadelphia takes just 0 hours and 37 minutes on the Keystone Service. The train’s amenities include free WiFi, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and a Quiet Car for those who prefer to sleep, work, or study in a quieter atmosphere. Tickets on this route usually cost , but if you book in advance, you may be able to score a $16 ticket.

  • The Amtrak Pennsylvanian runs daily between New York City and Pittsburgh, passing through cities such as Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The trains feature basic amenities such as a cafe car and free onboard WiFi and offer checked baggage service. A trip from Exton to Philadelphia takes about 0 hours and 43 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Exton and Philadelphia is approximately 25 miles, or 40 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 30 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Philadelphia.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Exton to Philadelphia on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Exton at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 11 scheduled trains on most days. 13 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 Exton.

City Information


Exton is a tiny town in Pennsylvania's Chester County. Bowling, arcade games, billiards, karaoke, ping pong, darts, and a Kids Zone play area are all available at Round1. Boot Road Park is a tiny urban park featuring a paved walking path, various sports fields, and a children's playground. Pinot's Palette Exton is a one-of-a-kind art studio that offers art workshops to students who are encouraged to bring wine and food to enjoy while working on their creations.

Philadelphia Airport, which is 22.5 miles away, is the closest airport to Exton. To get directly to the city, Amtrak has service from Philadelphia, New York, Paoli, Elizabethtown, and more.


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. Head to Reading Terminal Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line 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 Exton?

Main departure station: Amtrak SEPTA Station

There is one train station in Exton.

All train stations in Exton:

  • Amtrak SEPTA Station

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?


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Main arrival station: 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Philadelphia receives travelers from Exton at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St

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