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Trip Summary

There is usually just one train option from Philadelphia to Atlanta per day. The average train journey from Philadelphia to Atlanta takes 16 hours and 48 minutes, though some trains might be a few minutes slower or faster.

Distance665 mi (1071 km)
Fastest train16h 48m
Lowest price$182.61
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Philadelphia to Atlanta

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Dennis

March 15, 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: It was easy to get food from the cafe. Cons: Cleanliness of the bathrooms as the trip went on. Tips: If a first time traveller, check where you are to go right away.

5.0

Delores

November 30, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: I could relax and not worry about anything. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Give it a try I did this in 2022 I loved it.

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia to Atlanta was $219.68. This is somewhat expensive compared to other train fares, but it makes sense given the route’s long distance. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 13 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $211.44 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Philadelphia to Atlanta will cost between $202 and $354. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for September if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Philadelphia to Atlanta. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $188. If you're planning a trip from Philadelphia to Atlanta during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $246 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Philadelphia to Atlanta. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 13 days before departure, you can save around $211.44. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Atlanta?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Philadelphia to Atlanta. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Crescent116h 49m$294.56
  • The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Philadelphia to Atlanta take about 16 hours and 49 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $183.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Philadelphia and Atlanta is approximately 665 miles, or 1071 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 48 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Philadelphia to Atlanta. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Philadelphia at 3:00pm and arrives in Atlanta around 16 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Atlanta with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Atlanta 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.

Atlanta

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

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 Atlanta?

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Main arrival station: Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

Located at 1688 Peachtree Street NW in Atlanta’s Brookwood Hills neighborhood, the historic two-track Peachtree Train Station opened in 1918 in the style of an Italian Renaissance pavilion. The station, which is now on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, features classic pilasters and columns. More than 70,000 passengers travel on Amtrak’s Crescent train services from Peachtree Station to major destinations including New Orleans, New York, and Washington D.C. Within the station building are two waiting rooms, restrooms, vending machines, and a ticket sales office. The station has accessible entrances and limited paid parking.

Train stations in Atlanta:

  • Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

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