Cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to Boston

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How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to Boston?

Lowest Price£59.72
Fastest5h 2m
trains per day42
train companies3
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Philadelphia to Boston
4.6
Based on 5 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.3
Value
3.3
Condition
4.5
Kate
5.0
17 November 2019Business
Pros
I paid for a coach ticket and somehow ended up in a business class seat. The entire car was coach even though it was nice 2 x 1 seating. I was significantly more comfortable than on my first trip.
Cons
Better food and drink on the cafe car. I have a gluten allergy so could eat almost nothing. Also, better quality wine.
Theresa
5.0
4 June 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was easy, relaxing, stress free. All of Amtrak employees were excellent from start to finish. I was impressed.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to Boston?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Philadelphia to Boston is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Philadelphia to Boston was £103.28. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £69.06 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Philadelphia to Boston?

The distance between Philadelphia and Boston is approximately 270.84 miles, or 435.77 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 6 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 2 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Philadelphia to Boston?

On Saturday trains from Philadelphia to Boston are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Philadelphia to Boston?

Typically there are 42 schedules to compare for your trip to Boston. On the route to Boston 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Philadelphia to Boston, usually offering 20 trips per day. 36 train trips per day are direct connections to Boston, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Philadelphia to Boston, which start at £0.78.

Here are the 3 train companies that operate from Philadelphia to Boston

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Philadelphia to Boston start from £59.72, and on average cost £104.25. Daily there are 4 Amtrak schedules to Boston. Amtrak in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Boston trains arrive at South Station and one other train station.

From Philadelphia to Boston train travel on Amtrak takes 7 hours and 24 minutes. If you are looking to get to Boston faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 2 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £111.44 for a one-way train ticket to Boston.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 24m
Avg. Price
£104.25

Amtrak Acela

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Philadelphia to Boston start from £137.28, and on average cost £169.36. Daily there are 16 Amtrak Acela schedules to Boston. Amtrak Acela in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Boston trains arrive at South Station and one other train station.

From Philadelphia to Boston train travel on Amtrak Acela takes 5 hours and 13 minutes. If you are looking to get to Boston faster, Amtrak Acela offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 2 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £172.51 for a one-way train ticket to Boston.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Meal
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Drink
Avg. Time
5h 13m
Avg. Price
£169.36

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Philadelphia to Boston start from £59.72, and on average cost £89.32. Daily there are 20 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Boston. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and one other station. And in Boston trains arrive at South Station and one other train station.

From Philadelphia to Boston train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 6 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Boston faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 2 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 20 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £96.96 for a one-way train ticket to Boston.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 21m
Avg. Price
£89.32

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 train stations in Philadelphia with trains to Boston. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St
There are 2 different stations where trains from Philadelphia arrive in Boston. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in Boston:
  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St