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Train Route Overview: Philadelphia to New Haven

There are 26 daily trains from Philadelphia to New Haven. Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New Haven usually takes around 4 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 2 hours and 56 minutes.

Distance150 mi (242 km)
Fastest train2h 56m
Lowest price£16.32
Trains per day15
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia to New Haven

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

swarnamala

7 March 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Acela

As expected - good

As expected - good

5.0

Jeffrey

15 December 2020- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Everything. Cons: Maybe offer pillows.

Pros: Everything. Cons: Maybe offer pillows.

5.0

Nicole

7 July 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The train was on time Friendly workers Clean. Cons: It was extremely too cold to be traveling with a child for 3 hrs and 10 mins Other than that it was great. Tips: Book ticket when you see a bargain.

Pros: The train was on time Friendly workers Clean. Cons: It was extremely too cold to be traveling with a child for 3 hrs and 10 mins Other than that it was great. Tips: Book ticket when you see a bargain.

5.0

Calvin

7 October 2019- Business

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I'm a tall guy, so much more comfortable than a flight. Tips: Take the train.

Pros: I'm a tall guy, so much more comfortable than a flight. Tips: Take the train.

5.0

Patricia

5 October 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The convenience and travel time. Cons: Bathroom cleanliness.

Pros: The convenience and travel time. Cons: Bathroom cleanliness.

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

£64.39 is the average price of a coach ticket from Philadelphia to New Haven. Any tickets cheaper than £64.39 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a coach ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

£110£73£37JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Philadelphia to New Haven will vary between £53 and £108. Planning a train trip to New Haven within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Philadelphia over the next 7 days is £60. 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

£82£65£49£33£16JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Philadelphia to New Haven by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. 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 Philadelphia to New Haven in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £75 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

£102£82£61£41£203020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New Haven from Philadelphia will be about £47.61 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to New Haven?

There are 4 train lines with service from Philadelphia to New Haven. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 12 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak126h 52m£80.77
Amtrak Acela53h 7m£129.35
Amtrak Northeast Regional83h 36m£65.87
Amtrak Vermonter13h 26m£73.96
  • 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 12 Amtrak trains from Philadelphia to New Haven every day, as well as 9 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £24.

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  • Amtrak Acela

    Amtrak Acela

    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 5 Acela trips from Philadelphia to New Haven every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • Amtrak Northeast Regional

    Amtrak Northeast Regional

    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 8 daily train trips from Philadelphia to New Haven, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • 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 Philadelphia to New Haven every day, with prices starting from £16.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia to New Haven 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Philadelphia to New Haven?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Philadelphia to New Haven. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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

The distance between Philadelphia and New Haven is approximately 150 miles, or 242 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 56 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?

"Friday is the busiest travel day for trains as people head from Philadelphia to New Haven for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded trains to New Haven, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Philadelphia at 00:00 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.

How many train departures serve New Haven each day?

There are 26 scheduled trains on most days. 15 of these are direct connections to New Haven. 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 New Haven to Philadelphia.

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.

New Haven

Sitting on the mouth of the Quinnipiac River of Connecticut, New Haven has been the home of the esteemed Yale University for more than 300 years. The quaint college town, with its cultural significance, has long been a highly-rated destination for culturally-inclined travelers. The first thing to do in New Haven is to visit the Yale campus, which was designed by famous architects such as Eero Saarinen and Frank O. Gehry. Don’t forget to check out the university’s visitor center as well, which houses impressive historical displays. Other interesting destinations on the premises are the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. If you wish to take a break from the urban environment and go hunting for some amazing nature shots, East Rock Park will be a premier choice. Inside the park is the Pardee Rose Garden, which features more than 50 varieties of roses blooming in June and July.

New Haven is a popular destination for foodies, and its greatest offering is pizza. New Haven’s special pizza, also known as “apizza,” is a must-try when you are in town, and the best place to try this delicacy is at Pepe’s, its birthplace. Another establishment to check out is Louis’ Lunch, which has been serving delightful fast food since 1895.

The central hub of transportation in the city is Union Station, where travelers can catch Amtrak trains or buses by Greyhound and Flixbus for intercity transits. Air services are handled by the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, located 3 miles east of the business district.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Main departure station: 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Philadelphia where you can board the train.

All train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

  • 13 Lancaster Ave

  • Park & Ride Lot

  • 50 S Wilson Ave

  • Charles W Dickinson Trans Ctr

  • 1100 Liberty Ave

  • West Lancaster Ave and Stuart Ave

  • 350 S Illinois St

  • 110 N 6th Street

  • Amtrak SEPTA Station

  • BARTA Transportation Center

  • 525 State Rte 940

  • 44 Station Road

Where is the train station in New Haven?

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Main arrival station: Union Station

Union Station in New Haven is Connecticut’s most important transportation hub and is also one of the busiest stations in Amtrak’s national rail network. The station serves interstate Amtrak passenger trains that run along the Northeast Corridor between Washington, DC and Boston. Additionally, there are several commuter rail services operated by Amtrak, MTA and CTrail that connect New Haven to the likes of New York and Hartford. Union Station also accommodates CTtransit’s local buses services as well as intercity bus travel from carriers including Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. In addition, a free shuttle service is available from Union Station to New Haven Green in the city’s modern downtown.

Train stations in New Haven:

  • Union Station

  • State Street Station

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