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Wilmington - Newark Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 27 daily trains from Wilmington to Newark. Traveling by train from Wilmington to Newark usually takes around one hour and 46 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in one hour and 13 minutes.

Distance100 mi (160 km)
Fastest train1h 13m
Lowest price£7.97
Trains per day43
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines8

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Wilmington to Newark

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Danielle

22 April 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The staff on the train were very friendly and helpful, ensuring people understood what stop they were looking for and even offered to help with baggage placement to help with comfortability. I liked how they had staff to help navigate transport from the train to the airport as well. Cons: Not sure if this can be improved because I know some trains arrive late, and I would rather them be safe always!! But to note, my train leaving was delayed over an hour which was concerning, but luckily I allowed enough time to catch my plane, which ended up being delayed due to weather conditions anyway, but would have been nicer to not have to rush. My train coming from the airport to my amtrack station was right on time though. Would have preferred it the other way around :). Tips: Just allow enough time in case the trains are delayed. I would add an extra hour for transport time, in addition to at least an hour and a half for airport security and boarding process. Also would recommend checking in to your airline ahead of time when they give you the option, just as a helpful tip!

4.0

Frank

28 May 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

My first time on a train trip, I liked how easy the whole process was

5.0

Latrisha

8 May 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: FIRST CLASS. Cons: N/A. Tips: WHEN GETTING OFF AT CERTAIN STOPS MAKE SURE THERE NO HOLES IN THE GROUND... CRAZY RIGHT BUT TRUE.

4.0

Mary

25 December 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: pleasant. Cons: really nothing. Tips: Difficulty interpreting signs in stations.

5.0

Franklin

12 June 2019- Business

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: On time. Tips: I need access to WiFi.

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

In the last month, £50.61 was the average price of a train ticket from Wilmington to Newark. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £61.26 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£108£72£36AprApr

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Wilmington to Newark will vary between £33 and £104. Planning a train trip to Newark within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Wilmington over the next 7 days is £41. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during August. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Wilmington to Newark, with the average price at just £66. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in November, when the average price goes up to £96. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

£120£96£72£48£243020100

Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Wilmington to Newark. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 24 days before departure, you can save around £61.26. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Wilmington to Newark?

There are 8 train lines with service from Wilmington to Newark. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 14 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak61h 29m£82.45
Amtrak Acela81h 17m£125.48
Amtrak Carolinian11h 33m£95.33
Amtrak Crescent11h 45m£101.18
Amtrak Northeast Regional141h 58m£70.95
Amtrak Palmetto11h 35m£65.43
Amtrak Silver Service11h 31m£94.86
Amtrak Vermonter11h 26m£86.11
  • 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 6 Amtrak trains from Wilmington to Newark every day, as well as 9 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £8.

  • The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 8 Acela trips from Wilmington to Newark every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • The Amtrak Carolinian is a passenger train service which connects New York City and Washington, DC to some of the most charming destinations in North Carolina. The Carolinian runs an average of 1 trips per day between Wilmington and Newark, all of which include seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket price for this route is , and the trip usually lasts around 1 hours and 33 minutes.

  • 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 Wilmington to Newark take about 1 hours and 45 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from £56.

  • 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 14 daily train trips from Wilmington to Newark, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • The Palmetto is an Amtrak train service that runs a total of 829 miles from New York City to Savannah, GA, connecting 20 cities from the Northeast to the Southeast along the way. Traveling from Wilmington to Newark is comfortable and relaxing on the Palmetto, thanks to the train’s free WiFi, power outlets, and seating with extra legroom. You can pick from 1 daily departures along this route, with train ticket pricing at an average of on the Palmetto.

  • The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Wilmington to Newark start from £95 and the average train journey lasts about 1 hours and 31 minutes.

  • The Vermonter is an Amtrak passenger train that connects St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. by way of New York City. The journey is renowned for the beautiful scenic views that it presents as it passes through the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. Aboard the Vermonter, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and extra legroom. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the train’s café. There are 1 Vermonter trains traveling from Wilmington to Newark every day, with prices starting from £19.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Wilmington and Newark is approximately 100 miles, or 160 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 13 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains departing from Wilmington to Newark tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. 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 Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Wilmington at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 27 scheduled trains on most days. 43 of these are direct connections to Newark. 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 Newark to Wilmington.

City Information

Wilmington

Wilmington is a major city in Delaware, established at the site of the first Swedish settlement in North America. The charming city, at the confluence of the Brandywine River and Christina River, offers easy connections to the lush countryside of Brandywine Valley. Thanks to the venerable du Pont family, who established the DuPont Company in Wilmington in 1802, the city is filled with grand estates and magnificent gardens for visitors to enjoy. The Hagley Museum & Library is the ultimate example. The expansive complex includes the first home of the du Pont family, powder yards from the company's initial gunpowder mill, and a Renaissance-style garden complete with terraces.

To dive deeper into the city's history, check out the Fort Christina State Park, the site of Wilmington's original Swedish settlement over 400 years ago. Other popular attractions include the Delaware Art Museum and Brandywine Zoo.

Wilmington is easy to access from most of the mid-Atlantic region and is located between Philadelphia and Washington. In 2011, the city's Amtrak train station was renamed the Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Railroad Station in honor of rail enthusiast Joe Biden, who often commuted via Amtrak from Wilmington to Washington during his time as a Senator. Coaches from Wilmington also connect to cities like New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Since the regional Wilmington Airport does not offer civilian flights, travellers can easily take a coach to the airport in Philadelphia for any air travel out of the area.

Newark

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Wilmington?

Main departure station: Amtrak/SEPTA Station

Wilmington has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Newark.

All train stations in Wilmington:

  • Amtrak/SEPTA Station

  • Amtrak-MARC Station - 18 E Bel Air Ave

  • 10 Mopar Dr

Where is the train station in Newark?

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Main arrival station: Newark Penn Station

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

Train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

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