Trains from Newark to Atlantic City

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Trip Summary

There are 17 daily trains from Newark to Atlantic City. Traveling by train from Newark to Atlantic City usually takes around 4 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance96 mi (154 km)
Fastest train2h 55m
Lowest price£23.60
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Newark to Atlantic City?

In the last month, £36.16 was the average price of a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Atlantic City, NJ. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £29.08 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 Newark to Atlantic City by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £39 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Newark to Atlantic City in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £71 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.

Which train should you take from Newark to Atlantic City?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Newark to Atlantic City. However, there are 17 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak174h 16m£45.80
  • 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 17 Amtrak trains from Newark to Atlantic City every day, as well as 19 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £24.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Newark to Atlantic City 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 Newark to Atlantic City?

The distance between Newark and Atlantic City is approximately 96 miles, or 154 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 55 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Newark to Atlantic City on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Newark at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Newark to Atlantic City?

There are 17 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Atlantic City to Newark.

City Information

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.

Atlantic City

Atlantic City is a resort town located on the southeastern coast of New Jersey famous for its iconic boardwalk and numerous high-rise hotels and casinos. Dating all the way back to the 1800s, Atlantic City has established itself as one of the most popular gambling destinations on the East Coast of the United States.

Similar to Las Vegas, Atlantic City offers a rich variety of entertainment in addition to its many gambling houses ranging from sporting events to live performances by in-demand comedy and music acts. Many of the hotels in the area also offer first-class spa treatments and premium services for large parties of guests. As a result, Atlantic City has become a very popular destination for bachelor parties and bachelorette groups.

With its own airport and bus & train terminal, Atlantic City is easily accessible both by ground and air transportation, making it a breeze to plan a fun weekend with your friends.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Newark?

Main departure station: Newark Intl Airport

There are two stations in Newark where you can board the train to Atlantic City.

All train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Intl Airport

  • Newark Penn Station

Where is the train station in Atlantic City?

Main arrival station: 1 Atlantic City Expy

Atlantic City has one train station.

Train stations in Atlantic City:

  • 1 Atlantic City Expy

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