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Philadelphia - Newark Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 3 daily train trips available from Philadelphia to Newark. Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Newark usually takes 32 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 29 minutes.

Distance36 mi (58 km)
Fastest train0h 29m
Lowest price$15.10
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines1

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

The average price for a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Newark, DE is $18.77, This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for train fares recently. By booking your trip at least 13 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $19.08 more.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Philadelphia to Newark often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in September when the average ticket price is only $21. If you're thinking of traveling from Philadelphia to Newark during December, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $32 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in December, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Philadelphia to Newark on Wanderu at least 13 days ahead of time, you can save about $19.08 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Newark?

Amtrak Northeast Regional is the one and only train line which connects Philadelphia to Newark. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Northeast Regional30h 32m$34.57
  • 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 3 daily train trips from Philadelphia to Newark, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Philadelphia and Newark is approximately 36 miles, or 58 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 29 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Newark.

Trains departing from Philadelphia to Newark tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Philadelphia at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Philadelphia to Newark.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Newark to Philadelphia.

City Information

Philadelphia

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.

Newark

Newark, Delaware, is a small city packed with history and culture. The picturesque Historic Courthouse, which dates to the 18th century, boasts an impressive stone exterior and a Tiffany glass skylight inside. The Iron Hill School Museum is exactly what it says on the tin: a museum in a historic schoolhouse on Iron Hill. The small building is filled to the brim with natural history exhibits and Native American artifacts. For those too cool for school, swing by the free Mineralogical Museum on the University of Delaware campus for one of the best mineral, crystal, and gem collections in the U.S.

Newark is also known for its excellent dining at places like Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, the Stone Balloon Ale House, or Home Grown Cafe. When you’re ready to work off those meals, visit Glasgow Park Trail, with a basketball court, tennis court, and a general exercise area. The Newark Shopping Center is the local go-to for eating and shopping, or take a drive out to Christiana Mall between Newark and Wilmington for more options.

Amtrak connects the city to Philadelphia, Newark (the other one), and Baltimore from the Newark Train Station, right next to the University of Delaware campus. Flixbus also has service across Delaware, with routes connecting Newark to Boston, Charlotte, and Greensboro.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

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

There is one train station in Philadelphia.

All train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Where is the train station in Newark?

Main arrival station: 10 Mopar Dr

Newark has one train station.

Train stations in Newark:

  • 10 Mopar Dr

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