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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to Harrisburg?

Lowest Price£24.72
Fastest Train1h 44m
Trains Per Day8
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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.

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

In the last month, £24.72 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Harrisburg, PA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £0.21 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Philadelphia to Harrisburg?

The distance between Philadelphia and Harrisburg is approximately 94 miles, or 151 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 44 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 Philadelphia to Harrisburg are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Saturday 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 Philadelphia at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg?

There are 8 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Philadelphia to Harrisburg.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Harrisburg to Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to Harrisburg for £28.25.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Harrisburg?

2 train services operate from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Amtrak Keystone Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 7 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Keystone Service71h 53m£24.72
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 44m£24.77

Amtrak Keystone Service train tickets from Philadelphia to Harrisburg start from £25, and on average cost £25. Daily there are 7 Amtrak Keystone Service schedules to Harrisburg. Amtrak Keystone Service in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Harrisburg trains arrive at Harrisburg Transp Ctr, From Philadelphia to Harrisburg train travel on Amtrak Keystone Service takes 1 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to Harrisburg faster, Amtrak Keystone Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 44 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Keystone Service offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Harrisburg.

Amtrak Pennsylvanian train tickets from Philadelphia to Harrisburg start from £25, and on average cost £25. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Pennsylvanian schedules to Harrisburg. Amtrak Pennsylvanian in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Harrisburg trains arrive at Harrisburg Transp Ctr, From Philadelphia to Harrisburg train travel on Amtrak Pennsylvanian takes 1 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Harrisburg on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Pennsylvanian scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

There is one train station in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Where is the train station in Harrisburg?

Harrisburg has one train station:

  • Harrisburg Transp Ctr

Price trends for trains from Philadelphia to Harrisburg

Average prices by travel date

£32£21£11FebMar

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

£35£28£21£14£73020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia, PA to Harrisburg, PA

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Erick

4 February 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Quite. Cons: Nothing. Pros: Quite. Cons: Nothing.

5.0

Durrant

28 October 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Keystone Service

Enjoyable Enjoyable

5.0

Tequita

3 August 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Keystone Service

Everything was planned wonderfully. No hassle, on time, and easy to maneuver. Thank you Everything was planned wonderfully. No hassle, on time, and easy to maneuver. Thank you

3.0

Kevin

25 July 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: On time, helpful & friendly employees. Cons: Train smelled and was incredibly warm for most of the trip. Pros: On time, helpful & friendly employees. Cons: Train smelled and was incredibly warm for most of the trip.

5.0

Miriam

26 June 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: I am a senior citizen, and all but one of your employers, was very helpful, and courteous. I did not have the bar-code on my ticket, but they all chipped in, and cleared my ticket. I would Highly recommend to everyone,. Cons: In the airport, the ticket box, w... Pros: I am a senior citizen, and all but one of your employers, was very helpful, and courteous. I did not have the bar-code on my ticket, but they all chipped in, and cleared my ticket. I would Highly recommend to everyone,. Cons: In the airport, the ticket box, was out of order, but the conductor, went to another track and got a ticket for me.'VER VERY Helpful, at 8:30 AM. Tips: Be courteous to the staff, they want to help, and be patient,, as you are not the only one on the train, with a problem. More

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