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Train Trip Information: Philadelphia to Atlanta
There are 3 daily trains from Philadelphia to Atlanta. Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Atlanta usually takes around 20 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 16 hours and 49 minutes.
|Distance||665 mi (1071 km)|
|Fastest train||16h 49m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from Philadelphia to Atlanta?
£136.96 is the average price of a coach ticket from Philadelphia to Atlanta. While it’s on the pricier side for a coach ticket, taking a coach is still a cheaper alternative to flying. 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.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Philadelphia to Atlanta 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 £110 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to Atlanta in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £142 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
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 Atlanta from Philadelphia will be about £71.06 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Atlanta?
2 train services operate from Philadelphia to Atlanta. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
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 2 Amtrak trains from Philadelphia to Atlanta every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £105.
The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Philadelphia to Atlanta take about 16 hours and 49 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from £96.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia to Atlanta 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 Atlanta?
How long is the train journey from Philadelphia to Atlanta?
The distance between Philadelphia and Atlanta is approximately 665 miles, or 1071 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 20 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 16 hours and 49 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?
"Travelers prefer riding the train on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Atlanta. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the train, traveling mid-week is your best bet."
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Philadelphia at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. 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 trips to Atlanta are there per day?
There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Philadelphia to Atlanta. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Atlanta to 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.
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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.
The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.
Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.
Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.
Where is the train station in Philadelphia?
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
1100 Liberty Ave
Harrisburg Transportation Center
53 E Mcgovern Ave
44 Station Road
Bus Terminal - 325 Hamilton St
1231 11th Ave
Pennsylvania Ave and W 10th St
13 Lancaster Ave
Amtrak SEPTA Station
150 Helen St
2 Wallace Cir
47 Walnut St
Harrison Ave and Seton Hill Dr
3298 Susquehanna Trail
Where is the train station in Atlanta?
Located at 1688 Peachtree Street NW in Atlanta’s Brookwood Hills neighborhood, the historic two-track Peachtree Train Station opened in 1918 in the style of an Italian Renaissance pavilion. The station, which is now on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, features classic pilasters and columns. More than 70,000 passengers travel on Amtrak’s Crescent train services from Peachtree Station to major destinations including New Orleans, New York, and Washington D.C. Within the station building are two waiting rooms, restrooms, vending machines, and a ticket sales office. The station has accessible entrances and limited paid parking.
Train stations in Atlanta:
Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW
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