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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Alexandria to Philadelphia. Traveling by train from Alexandria to Philadelphia usually takes around 3 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance128 mi (206 km)
Fastest train2h 40m
Lowest price£18.46
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Alexandria, VA to Philadelphia, PA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Christine

10 August 2020 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Quiet car. Cons: Temperature was too cold.

Pros: Quiet car. Cons: Temperature was too cold.

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

In the last month, £28.92 was the average price of a train ticket from Alexandria, VA to Philadelphia, 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 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £36.28 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£64£43£21JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Alexandria to Philadelphia will vary between £18 and £54. Planning a train trip to Philadelphia within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Alexandria over the next 7 days is £25. 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

£53£43£32£21£11JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Alexandria to Philadelphia by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £28 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Alexandria to Philadelphia in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £43 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

£71£57£43£28£143020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Philadelphia from Alexandria will be about £36.28 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Alexandria to Philadelphia?

There are 3 train lines with service from Alexandria, Virginia to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 5 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carolinian13h 0m£31.61
Amtrak Northeast Regional52h 59m£45.21
Amtrak Palmetto13h 18m£45.82
  • Amtrak Carolinian

    Amtrak Carolinian

    The Amtrak Carolinian is a passenger train service which connects New York City and Washington, DC to some of the most charming destinations in North Carolina. The Carolinian runs an average of 1 trips per day between Alexandria and Philadelphia, all of which include seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket price for this route is , and the trip usually lasts around 3 hours and 0 minutes.

  • 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 5 daily train trips from Alexandria to Philadelphia, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • Amtrak Palmetto

    Amtrak Palmetto

    The Palmetto is an Amtrak train service that runs a total of 829 miles from New York City to Savannah, GA, connecting 20 cities from the Northeast to the Southeast along the way. Traveling from Alexandria to Philadelphia is comfortable and relaxing on the Palmetto, thanks to the train’s free WiFi, power outlets, and seating with extra legroom. You can pick from 1 daily departures along this route, with train ticket pricing at an average of on the Palmetto.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Alexandria to Philadelphia 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.

How long is the train journey from Alexandria to Philadelphia?

The distance between Alexandria and Philadelphia is approximately 128 miles, or 206 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 40 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?

Trains from Alexandria to Philadelphia are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Sunday 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 Alexandria at 09:00 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.

Is there a direct train from Alexandria to Philadelphia?

There are 6 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Alexandria to Philadelphia.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Philadelphia to Alexandria.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Alexandria?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Alexandria.

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Arrival stations

Philadelphia has one train station.

Need a return trip from Philadelphia to Alexandria?

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