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Cheap train tickets from Boston to Philadelphia

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How much are train tickets from Boston to Philadelphia?

Lowest Price£47.65
Fastest Train4h 50m
Trains Per Day45
Train Lines3
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Boston to Philadelphia
4.1
Based on 8 reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 83 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.3
Value
3.6
Condition
4.4
Peter
3.0
7 August 2019Couples trip
Pros
The train is a solid option for people like me who don't like flying, but I'd you don't mind air travel, it's hardly more expensive for a much shorter trip.
Cons
Train travel could and should be so much faster. This isn't exactly Amtrak's fault, but they haven't done much to improve things. Also the WiFi was worse than just using mobile data, which was not particularly strong.
Tips
If you're not in a hurry, the train is a much more comfortable ride. Make sure to have options that don't rely on consistent internet to keep you busy.
Caitlin
4.0
26 July 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Late start but good service
Cons
I wish wanderu sent me a reminder email the day before my travel with a reminder if departure time and location.
David
5.0
14 July 2019Vacation
Pros
I love to take pictures and some of the scenery out the window we're really wonderful. The views along the coast were really pretty.
Cons
Nothing, overall I felt it was a very good experience.
Tips
Arrive early, the trains were very crowded, especially between the major cities
S Roger
5.0
15 July 2019Visiting family
Pros
Comfortable,?relaxing, good value
Maxine
3.0
26 June 2019Visiting family
Pros
Seeing my family.
Cons
Having personnel to help you on and off with your luggage. I'm 75

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Boston to Philadelphia?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Boston to Philadelphia 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 Boston to Philadelphia was £112.39. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 26 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £56.56 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 ride from Boston to Philadelphia?

The distance between Boston and Philadelphia is approximately 270.84 miles, or 435.77 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 5 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 50 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Boston to Philadelphia?

On Wednesday trains from Boston to Philadelphia 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.

What train companies travel from Boston to Philadelphia?

Typically there are 45 schedules to compare for your trip to Philadelphia. On the route to Philadelphia 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Boston to Philadelphia, usually offering 20.4 trips per day. 38 train trips per day are direct connections to Philadelphia, 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 Coach tickets from Boston to Philadelphia, which start at £0.81.

Here are the 3 train companies that operate from Boston to Philadelphia

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Boston to Philadelphia start from £83.99, and on average cost £147.10. Daily there are 5.75 Amtrak schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak in Boston leaves from South Station and one other station. And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Boston to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak takes 7 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 50 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £106.73 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

Avg. Time
7h 12m
Avg. Price
£147.10

Amtrak Acela

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Boston to Philadelphia start from £142.94, and on average cost £161.12. Daily there are 18.533333 Amtrak Acela schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Acela in Boston leaves from South Station and one other station. And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Boston to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Acela takes 5 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak Acela offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 50 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 10.5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £155.27 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

Avg. Time
5h 5m
Avg. Price
£161.12

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Boston to Philadelphia start from £47.65, and on average cost £84.97. Daily there are 20.4 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Boston leaves from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other station. And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Boston to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 6 hours and 10 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 50 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 20.875 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £93.20 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

Avg. Time
6h 10m
Avg. Price
£84.97

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 train stations in Boston with trains to Philadelphia. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
There is one train station where trains from Boston arrive in Philadelphia:
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

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