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Cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to New York

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How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to New York?

Lowest Price£36.34
Fastest Train1h 12m
Trains Per Day51
Train Lines8
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Philadelphia to New York
4.6
Based on 20 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
3.0
Value
2.0
Condition
3.5
Mohammad
4.0
17 June 2019Vacation
Pros
I slept.
Cons
Cleanliness.
Tips
Be safe.

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
2.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Keystone Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
3.9
Value
3.6
Condition
4.3
Pozzi
4.0
13 October 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was only a transfer from Philadelphia to N.Y. to get flight to Italy
John
5.0
27 July 2019Vacation
Pros
The train was on time and the cars were air conditioned and very clean.
Alicia
3.0
21 June 2019Vacation
Pros
Ease of booking, comfort on train, timeliness
Cons
Europe trains are miles ahead. Better signs to give vacation travelers ease of access. We were early to the train station. Used to flying. We boarded wrong train. No number. Just a platform. Had to go between cars to obtain proper skew.

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 89 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.6
Value
3.7
Condition
4.8
Marie
5.0
19 October 2019Couples trip
Pros
very pleasant trip with staff very helpful for our first time with Amtrak
Tips
on top of that they care care about your luggages down to the train
Jim
5.0
8 September 2019Vacation
Pros
Train was clean and on time
Cons
Announcing the stops could be louder
Paula
5.0
26 August 2019Solo travel
Pros
quick and efficient
Cons
n/a
Tips
n/a
Xavier
4.0
9 August 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Convenience, ease of use, fast, friendly staff
Cons
The train was very busy and it was difficult to find a sit. Wifi connection
Tips
Arrive on time, if it is very busy, first seat you see take it. Wifi is not that great, have trouble connecting my devices

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Pennsylvanian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Nancy
5.0
7 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
Got me where i wanted to go.
Cons
no complaints
Tips
First time Wanderu user and i was amazed that you got me a seat on a train that Amtrak said was sold out! Thanks!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the fastest way to get from Philly to NYC?

If you’re not worried about price, the fastest way to get from Philly to New York City is to take a nonstop flight. The flight time is only an hour, but it will cost you north of $300. If you want something cheaper and nearly just as fast, we recommend Amtrak. The train takes about 1.5 hours and costs an average of $70 per ticket.

Is there a direct train from Philly to NYC?

Yes, there are direct trains that go from Philadelphia to NYC. Out of the 44 daily trips that Amtrak offers for this route, there are 43 direct schedules. The Amtrak Northeast Regional train offers the most daily trips at 18. Amtrak Acela offers 13, and Amtrak Keystone Service offers nine. Other Amtrak trains offer at least one daily, direct trip each.

What is the difference between SEPTA and Amtrak between Philly and New York City?

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is cheaper than Amtrak, however, it is not a direct route. Passengers must change trains in Trenton, N.J. onto the New Jersey Transit’s light rail to Penn Station in NYC. With the transfer, the entire trip will take about 2 to 3 hours, depending on schedules. Amtrak is a much faster option, taking between 60 and 90 minutes.

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Philadelphia to New York 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 New York was £56.45. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 27 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £29.59 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 New York?

The distance between Philadelphia and New York is approximately 80.59 miles, or 129.66 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 1 hour and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 12 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 New York?

On Friday trains from Philadelphia to New York 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 New York?

Typically there are 51 schedules to compare for your trip to New York. On the route to New York 8 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Philadelphia to New York, usually offering 20.683 trips per day. 50 train trips per day are direct connections to New York, 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 New York, which start at £0.81.

Here are the 8 train companies that operate from Philadelphia to New York

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Philadelphia to New York start from £36.34, and on average cost £58.41. Daily there are 1.7 Amtrak schedules to New York. Amtrak in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Philadelphia to New York train travel on Amtrak takes 2 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 12 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2.1875 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £66.24 for a one-way train ticket to New York.

Avg. Time
2h 43m
Avg. Price
£58.41

Amtrak Acela

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Philadelphia to New York start from £92.87, and on average cost £101.81. Daily there are 14.2 Amtrak Acela schedules to New York. Amtrak Acela in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Philadelphia to New York train travel on Amtrak Acela takes 1 hours and 17 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak Acela offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 12 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 6.875 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £97.07 for a one-way train ticket to New York.

Avg. Time
1h 17m
Avg. Price
£101.81

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Philadelphia to New York start from £39.57, and on average cost £72.15. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to New York. Amtrak Carolinian in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Philadelphia to New York train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 1 hours and 31 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 12 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to New York on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost £73.73 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Avg. Time
1h 31m
Avg. Price
£72.15

Amtrak Keystone Service

Amtrak Keystone Service train tickets from Philadelphia to New York start from £36.34, and on average cost £45.22. Daily there are 10.816667 Amtrak Keystone Service schedules to New York. Amtrak Keystone Service in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and one other station. And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Philadelphia to New York train travel on Amtrak Keystone Service takes 1 hours and 24 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak Keystone Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 12 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Keystone Service offers 6.125 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £47.74 for a one-way train ticket to New York.

Avg. Time
1h 24m
Avg. Price
£45.22

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Philadelphia to New York start from £36.34, and on average cost £51.73. Daily there are 20.683333 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to New York. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and one other station. And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Philadelphia to New York train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 1 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 12 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 15.75 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £55.56 for a one-way train ticket to New York.

Avg. Time
1h 30m
Avg. Price
£51.73

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Amtrak Pennsylvanian train tickets from Philadelphia to New York start from £36.34, and on average cost £47.69. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Pennsylvanian schedules to New York. Amtrak Pennsylvanian in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Philadelphia to New York train travel on Amtrak Pennsylvanian takes 1 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak Pennsylvanian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 12 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to New York on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Pennsylvanian scheduled trip per day, which will cost £49.87 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Avg. Time
1h 25m
Avg. Price
£47.69

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Philadelphia to New York start from £38.76, and on average cost £45.68. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to New York. Amtrak Palmetto in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Philadelphia to New York train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 1 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak Palmetto offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 12 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to New York on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Palmetto scheduled trip per day, which will cost £46.48 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Avg. Time
1h 29m
Avg. Price
£45.68

Amtrak Vermonter

Amtrak Vermonter train tickets from Philadelphia to New York start from £36.34, and on average cost £55.13. Daily there are 1.166667 Amtrak Vermonter schedules to New York. Amtrak Vermonter in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in New York trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Philadelphia to New York train travel on Amtrak Vermonter takes 1 hours and 24 minutes. If you are looking to get to New York faster, Amtrak Vermonter offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 12 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to New York on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Vermonter scheduled trip per day, which will cost £62.07 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Avg. Time
1h 24m
Avg. Price
£55.13

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 train stations in Philadelphia with trains to New York. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St
There is one train station where trains from Philadelphia arrive in New York:
  • Penn Station

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