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Northampton-Philadelphia Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Northampton to Philadelphia. Traveling by train from Northampton to Philadelphia usually takes around 6 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 5 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance210 mi (338 km)
Fastest train5h 50m
Lowest price£34.07
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Northampton, MA to Philadelphia, PA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Sarah

14 June 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Vermonter

Pros: Quiet car was perfect. Cons: Making the trip faster. Make the food car less expensive. Tips: Enjoy and bring snacks and water.

Pros: Quiet car was perfect. Cons: Making the trip faster. Make the food car less expensive. Tips: Enjoy and bring snacks and water.

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

In the last month, £41.32 was the average price of a train ticket from Northampton, MA to Philadelphia, PA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £64.66 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 Northampton to Philadelphia by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £48 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Northampton to Philadelphia in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £83 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 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Philadelphia from Northampton will be about £64.66 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Northampton to Philadelphia?

2 train services operate from Northampton, Massachusetts to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak16h 4m£63.04
Amtrak Vermonter16h 6m£47.12
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 1 Amtrak trains from Northampton to Philadelphia every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £34.

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  • Amtrak Vermonter

    Amtrak Vermonter

    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 Northampton to Philadelphia every day, with prices starting from £47.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Northampton 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 Northampton to Philadelphia?

The distance between Northampton and Philadelphia is approximately 210 miles, or 338 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Northampton to Philadelphia are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Monday 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 Northampton at 08:00 and arrives in Philadelphia around 5 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Northampton 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 Northampton. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Northampton to Philadelphia for £18.85.

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 Northampton?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Northampton.

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Arrival stations

Philadelphia has one train station.

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