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Trip Summary

46 trains operate daily from Newark to Philadelphia. The train trip from Newark to Philadelphia is usually about one hour and 6 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Acela train can get you there in as little as 51 minutes.

Distance75 mi (121 km)
Fastest train0h 51m
Lowest price€6.43
Trains per day75
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines11

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Newark to Philadelphia

(Based on 23 ratings and reviews)

4.9

4.0

Kenneth

16 March 2024- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Relaxing. Cons: Food service. Tips: Take a trip. You will love it.

5.0

Khairul

4 March 2024- Business

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Super comfy for a 1-hour ride. Cons: For the price - nothing. Tips: Have fun!

5.0

luis

19 January 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Wonderful. Tips: Usually is too expensive, for that reason people don’t used.

5.0

Sarah

29 November 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: How spacious the seats were and the tray tables that made it easier to complete work. Tips: Make sure to get to the station a little early since the train is on time!

5.0

Candida

21 November 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I was excited to visit my family/friends. It's also down time for me. I like to read and just enjoy the ride and view. Tips: Try Amtrak and you be the judge of your experience.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Newark to Philadelphia was €49.37. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Philadelphia if you book your train tickets at least 28 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra €52.78.

Average prices by travel date

€97€64€32JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Newark to Philadelphia will vary between €38 and €95. Planning a train trip to Philadelphia within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Newark over the next 7 days is €40. 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

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during August. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Newark to Philadelphia, with the average price at just €62. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in November, when the average price goes up to €82. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

€115€92€69€46€233020100

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 Newark will be about €52.78 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Newark to Philadelphia?

There are 11 train lines with service from Newark to Philadelphia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 18 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak41h 7m€60.72
Amtrak Acela90h 56m€123.63
Amtrak Cardinal11h 3m€62.33
Amtrak Carolinian11h 8m€67.99
Amtrak Crescent11h 11m€69.95
Amtrak Keystone Service81h 6m€45.78
Amtrak Northeast Regional181h 9m€59.06
Amtrak Palmetto11h 8m€47.69
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 6m€62.56
Amtrak Silver Service21h 11m€69.95
Amtrak Vermonter11h 8m€103.90
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 4 Amtrak trains from Newark to Philadelphia every day, as well as 7 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €6.

  • The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 9 Acela trips from Newark to Philadelphia every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • The Amtrak Cardinal is a long distance passenger rail service from New York to Chicago, connecting a total of 31 cities. As one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the Cardinal is a popular train line connecting the Northeast to the Southeast, and offers top-notch comfort thanks to its seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available for purchase in the Cardinal Café. There are usually 1 Cardinal trips from Newark to Philadelphia per day, with an average trip length of 1 hours and 3 minutes.

  • 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 Newark 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 1 hours and 8 minutes.

  • 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 Newark to Philadelphia take about 1 hours and 11 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from €41.

  • The Keystone Service is a daily train service that Amtrak operates from New York City to Harrisburg, PA. The route is notable for its high-speed rail portions, where the train can reach up to 125 mph. This speed means the trip from Newark to Philadelphia takes just 1 hours and 6 minutes on the Keystone Service. The train’s amenities include free WiFi, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and a Quiet Car for those who prefer to sleep, work, or study in a quieter atmosphere. Tickets on this route usually cost , but if you book in advance, you may be able to score a €6 ticket.

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

  • 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 Newark 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.

  • The Amtrak Pennsylvanian runs daily between New York City and Pittsburgh, passing through cities such as Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The trains feature basic amenities such as a cafe car and free onboard WiFi and offer checked baggage service. A trip from Newark to Philadelphia takes about 1 hours and 6 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

  • The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Newark to Philadelphia start from €41 and the average train journey lasts about 1 hours and 11 minutes.

  • The Vermonter is an Amtrak passenger train that connects St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. by way of New York City. The journey is renowned for the beautiful scenic views that it presents as it passes through the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. Aboard the Vermonter, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and extra legroom. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the train’s café. There are 1 Vermonter trains traveling from Newark to Philadelphia every day, with prices starting from €14.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Newark and Philadelphia is approximately 75 miles, or 121 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 51 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Philadelphia.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Newark to Philadelphia on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Newark at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 46 scheduled trains on most days. 75 of these are direct connections to Philadelphia. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

City Information

Newark

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

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. Head to Reading Terminal Market or join a history and food tour of the Italian Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line 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 Newark?

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Main departure station: Newark Penn Station

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

All train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

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Main arrival station: 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Philadelphia receives travelers from Newark at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St

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