Cheap Philadelphia to Washington DC  train tickets

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Lowest Price$51.83
Fastest1h 39m
Daily Schedules37
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Overall score for Philadelphia to Washington DC
4.8
Based on 14 reviews
Amtrak Acela
5.0
Based on 1 reviews
Based on 1 reviewsRatings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Amtrak Northeast Regional
4.8
Based on 12 reviews
Based on 12 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 58 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.0
Value
3.7
Condition
4.7
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Alan
4.0
September 23, 2019Vacation
Pros
Seats were comfortable and reclined
Cons
No luggage space. Cases in wheelchair bay. Even though E-ticket stated 2 reserved seats, this was not the case.
Wanda
5.0
August 24, 2019
Pros
I will use the train again.
Ryan
5.0
August 9, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Quick and efficient
Cons
N/a
Tips
N/a
Ninas
5.0
August 4, 2019Vacation
Pros
The Red caps were awesome and the cafe was delightful.
Cons
I would like checked luggage on all trains. The WiFi connection was poor or not at all....
Tips
Use a red cap and tip well they deserve it.
Cecile
5.0
June 20, 2019
Pros
fastness comfort
Cons
price
Amtrak Palmetto
5.0
Based on 1 reviews
Based on 1 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Palmetto report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
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Thomas
5.0
June 12, 2019Business
Pros
Visited colleges and toured the city - we would have been exhausted if we had to drive.
Cons

How to buy cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to Washington DC ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Philadelphia to Washington 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 Philadelphia to Washington was $101.58. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $62.45 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 Philadelphia to Washington DC ? What is the distance between Philadelphia to Washington DC ?

The distance between Philadelphia to Washington DC is 123.33 miles or 198.43 km. A train trip from Philadelphia to Washington DC typically takes 1 hour and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Acela. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 1 hour and 39 minutes to get from Philadelphia to Washington.

trains from Philadelphia to Washington average a travel time of under two hours, perfect for a day trip. That's just enough time to check your email, catch up with friends on chat and post a couple of jealousy-inducing pictures from your trip.

On Saturday trains from Philadelphia to Washington 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 Philadelphia to Washington DC

Typically there are 37 schedules to compare for your trip to Washington. On the route to Washington 8 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Philadelphia to Washington, usually offering 18 trips per day. 37 train trips per day are direct connections to Washington, 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 Philadelphia to Washington DC, which start at $1.33.

Philadelphia to Washington is served by 8 train carriers

Amtrak Acela

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Philadelphia to Washington DC start from $170.11, and on average cost $188.63. Daily there are 13 Amtrak Acela schedules to Washington. Amtrak Acela in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station,

From Philadelphia to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Acela takes 1 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak Acela offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 39 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $191.70 for a one-way train ticket to Washington.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Meal
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
1h 44m
Avg. Price
$188.63

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Philadelphia to Washington DC start from $62.46, and on average cost $89.24. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Washington. Amtrak Carolinian in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station,

From Philadelphia to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 1 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 39 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost $96.44 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 54m
Avg. Price
$89.24

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal train tickets from Philadelphia to Washington DC start from $62.46, and on average cost $94.34. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules to Washington. Amtrak Cardinal in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station,

From Philadelphia to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Cardinal takes 1 hours and 56 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak Cardinal offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 39 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cardinal scheduled trip per day, which will cost $97.00 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 56m
Avg. Price
$94.34

Amtrak Crescent

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from Philadelphia to Washington DC start from $62.46, and on average cost $101.54. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to Washington. Amtrak Crescent in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station,

From Philadelphia to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 2 hours and 2 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak Crescent offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 39 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Crescent scheduled trip per day, which will cost $119.75 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 2m
Avg. Price
$101.54

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Philadelphia to Washington DC start from $51.83, and on average cost $88.85. Daily there are 18 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Washington. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station,

From Philadelphia to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 2 hours and 0 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 39 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 16 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $101.66 for a one-way train ticket to Washington.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 0m
Avg. Price
$88.85

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Philadelphia to Washington DC start from $62.46, and on average cost $89.65. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Washington. Amtrak Palmetto in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station,

From Philadelphia to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 1 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak Palmetto offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 39 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Palmetto scheduled trip per day, which will cost $84.44 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 51m
Avg. Price
$89.65

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Philadelphia to Washington DC start from $62.46, and on average cost $122.60. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Washington. Amtrak Silver Service in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station,

From Philadelphia to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 1 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 39 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Silver Service offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $129.84 for a one-way train ticket to Washington.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 59m
Avg. Price
$122.60

Amtrak Vermonter

Amtrak Vermonter train tickets from Philadelphia to Washington DC start from $51.83, and on average cost $82.35. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Vermonter schedules to Washington. Amtrak Vermonter in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station,

From Philadelphia to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Vermonter takes 1 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak Vermonter offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 39 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Vermonter scheduled trip per day, which will cost $98.06 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 52m
Avg. Price
$82.35

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart Philadelphia on their way to Washington. The busiest departure station in Philadelphia serving this route is 30th St Station - 2955 Market St.
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Washington from Philadelphia., The busiest departure station in Philadelphia serving this route is Union Station.
  • Union Station