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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Greensboro to Philadelphia. Traveling by train from Greensboro to Philadelphia usually takes around 9 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 8 hours and 37 minutes.

Distance368 mi (592 km)
Fastest train8h 37m
Lowest price€83.38
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carolinian
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Greensboro to Philadelphia

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Carol

11 June 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: Everyone was so nice. Cons: Not to give people info about where your going and that you was taking a trip. Tips: Take the Amtrak train it’s comfortable.

Pros: Everyone was so nice. Cons: Not to give people info about where your going and that you was taking a trip. Tips: Take the Amtrak train it’s comfortable.

5.0

Eric

20 February 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: Got a chance to get some sleep. Cons: Add an Express train to all major cities. Tips: Sit back and enjoy the ride.

Pros: Got a chance to get some sleep. Cons: Add an Express train to all major cities. Tips: Sit back and enjoy the ride.

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

In the last month, €97.77 was the average price of a train ticket from Greensboro to Philadelphia. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €77.09 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€201€134€67JulJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Greensboro to Philadelphia will vary between €83 and €191. Planning a train trip to Philadelphia within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Greensboro over the next 7 days is €89. 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

€120€96€72€48€24ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Greensboro to Philadelphia by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €94 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Greensboro to Philadelphia in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €119 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

€168€134€101€67€343020100

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 Philadelphia from Greensboro will be about €77.09 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Greensboro to Philadelphia?

2 train services operate from Greensboro to Philadelphia. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carolinian110h 36m€118.03
Amtrak Crescent18h 43m€168.38
  • 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 Greensboro 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 10 hours and 36 minutes.

  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    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 Greensboro to Philadelphia take about 8 hours and 43 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from €83.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Greensboro 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Greensboro to Philadelphia?

The distance between Greensboro and Philadelphia is approximately 368 miles, or 592 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 37 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?

Trains departing from Greensboro to Philadelphia tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Greensboro at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 08:00. 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 Greensboro to Philadelphia?

Trains leave the station in Greensboro twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Philadelphia with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

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

City Information

Greensboro

Consisting mostly of industrial buildings, Greensboro is the type of city that only reveals its charm to those who have given it time. Head over to the Colonial Heritage Center to learn more about the life of the colonists during the first days of the country. The relics here, including the most outstanding collection of colonial-era maps in the country, will certainly leave you satisfied. One of the highlights of the city is the Old Greensborough quarter, which serves as a living time capsule for fans of history. The quarter also hosts some of the best establishments in town, so don’t hesitate to unwind and enjoy a quick bite at a local restaurant. When you need to retreat from the crowd, the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden and Bog Garden, which features artful sculptures, will be a great choice.

Greensboro’s food scene is expanding rapidly and Table 16 is one of the most famous stars of this burgeoning food scene. The menu incorporates locally-grown produce as well as seasonal dishes whenever possible, making it a great place to try out local staples.

Depending on the bus carrier you are going to travel with, there are several bus stops around Greensboro that you could end up departing from or arriving at. The main Amtrak train station in town is the J. Douglas Galyon Depot located in the center of the city. Greensboro is served by Amtrak’s Carolinian, Crescent and Piedmont lines. The airport serving the city is Piedmont Triad International Airport, which is located in Guilford County.

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 Greensboro?

Galyon Transportation Center  - GROAMT-0

Image credit: Warren LeMay

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Galyon Transportation Center  - GROAMT-1

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Main departure station: Galyon Transportation Center

Built in 1927 as the Greensboro Southern Railway Depot, the Galyon Transportation Center is an intermodal transit facility in Greensboro. An imposing columned entry opens to an airy station with indoor seating, vending machines, and restrooms. Three Amtrak trains serve the iconic station: the Crescent from New Orleans to New York, the Piedmont from Charlotte to Raleigh, and the Carolinian from Charlotte to New York. In addition, FlixBus US stops at the station on several intercity bus routes, and local public transit offers service from the station to stops throughout Greensboro.

All train stations in Greensboro:

  • Galyon Transportation Center

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