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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Greenville to Philadelphia. Traveling by train from Greenville to Philadelphia usually takes around 14 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 13 hours and 41 minutes.

Distance530 mi (853 km)
Fastest train13h 41m
Lowest price$134.49
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines1

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

In the last month, $134.49 was the average price of a train ticket from Greenville, SC to Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $55.82 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Greenville to Philadelphia by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$138 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Greenville to Philadelphia in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$187 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 25 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Philadelphia from Greenville will be about C$55.82 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Greenville to Philadelphia?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Greenville, South Carolina to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 Crescent114h 4m$169.05
  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    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 Greenville to Philadelphia take about 14 hours and 4 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $134.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Greenville 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.

How long is the train journey from Greenville to Philadelphia?

The distance between Greenville and Philadelphia is approximately 530 miles, or 853 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 14 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 13 hours and 41 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Greenville to Philadelphia are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Greenville at 2:00am and arrives in Philadelphia around 13 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Greenville to Philadelphia?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Greenville. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Greenville to Philadelphia for $63.41.

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. Fuel up at the Reading Terminal Market or Italian Market, both offering fresh food from local vendors, to prepare for a night hitting up the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line up 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 Greenville?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Greenville.

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Arrival stations

Philadelphia has one train station.

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