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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from New York to Philadelphia?

Lowest Price£12.01
Fastest Train1h 10m
Trains Per Day18
Train Lines10
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Price trends for trains from New York to Philadelphia

Average prices by travel date

£48£32£16JulJul

Monthly average prices

£80£64£48£32£16ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

£100£80£60£40£203020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for New York to Philadelphia
4.8
Based on 16 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Carolinian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
3.0
Condition
4.5
Jean
4.0
9 November 2019Visiting family
Pros
Got me where I wanted to go no hassle.
Cons
Don't go by train very often, just seemed a bit expensive for a 90 minute trip
Tips
Takes you right into town, no parking.
Frederic
5.0
18 July 2019Couples trip
Pros
Everything

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Keystone Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 78 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.6
Staff
3.8
Value
3.4
Condition
4.3
Jeffrey
5.0
23 October 2019Business
Pros
Quick and efficient, Wanderu made it very simple. Thank you!
Tips
Book with Wanderu!
Ko Seng
5.0
27 August 2019Visiting family
Pros
Very pleasant
Cons
For 1st timer to advise no fixed seating. Grab any seat available.
Tips
As above
Jason
5.0
29 June 2019
Pros
WiFi on the train, table for a meal/computer, outlet for devices.
Cons
Tickets optimized for Apple wallet on iPhone.
Tips
If you haven't tried Amtrak, do it!
Wendy
4.0
24 June 2019Visiting family
Pros
quiet
Cons
Cleanliness
Tips
Be quiet in public.
Lauren
5.0
26 May 2019Visiting friends
Pros
price was reasonable and rude was comfortable

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.8
Value
3.0
Condition
4.5
Jeffrey
5.0
16 January 2020Business
Pros
Amtrak system was easy to use and tickets sent to phone very convenient. Both arrival and departure journeys arrived on a timely basis.
Ida
5.0
9 October 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Quick
Cons
It was fone
Jami
4.0
31 August 2019Solo travel
Pros
For the most part it was easy!
Cons
Better info on the train boarding at Penn Station. People found out the gate before it was announced and I just happened to be standing nearby and heard them talking.
Tips
First come first serve on the seats, if you want a window seat show up early and get in line.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it better to take the train or bus from NYC to Philly?

While a bus to Philly is the cheaper option, the train is significantly faster. Bus tickets which you can also buy on Wanderu, for this route average between $10 and $12, and the trip takes around 2 hours or longer, depending on traffic out of Manhattan. For comparison, Amtrak tickets for this route average $71, and the train takes between 60 and 90 minutes.

Where do you catch the train from NYC to Philly?

To catch the train from New York City to Philadelphia, you will depart from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. Penn Station is located at the intersection of 34th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10119. This station is completely underground, directly beneath Madison Square Garden. The first train for this route departs at 3 a.m., while the last train leaves at 11 p.m. Penn Station offers 50 daily trips to Philadelphia, and all of them are direct.

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Philadelphia right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How do you find cheap train tickets from New York to Philadelphia?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, £34.66 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from New York to Philadelphia. By booking your trip 19 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £26.61 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from New York to Philadelphia?

The distance between New York and Philadelphia is approximately 81 miles, or 130 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 10 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from New York to Philadelphia are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from New York to Philadelphia?

There are 18 scheduled trains on most days. 18 of these are direct connections to Philadelphia. 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 Philadelphia to New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Philadelphia for £0.80.

What train services are there from New York to Philadelphia?

There are 10 train lines with service from New York to Philadelphia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Acela31h 13m£79.17
Amtrak Cardinal11h 26m£34.17
Amtrak Carolinian11h 27m£34.66
Amtrak Crescent11h 35m£36.92
Amtrak Keystone Service21h 19m£30.67
Amtrak Northeast Regional71h 28m£34.92
Amtrak Palmetto11h 34m£34.82
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 25m£34.25
Amtrak Silver Service21h 32m£36.64
Amtrak Vermonter11h 25m£33.88

Where is the train station in New York?

There is one train station in New York:

  • Penn Station

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia receives travelers from New York at its two active train stations:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St

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