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Train Trip Information: New York to Philadelphia

There are 54 daily trains from New York to Philadelphia. Traveling by train from New York to Philadelphia usually takes around 2 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in one hour and 6 minutes.

Distance81 mi (130 km)
Fastest train1h 6m
Lowest price€17.14
Trains per day38
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines11

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Philadelphia

(Based on 75 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Sarah

14 May 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Easy, quick, and cheap! Cons: Nothin! Tips: Have your ticket ready,.

Pros: Easy, quick, and cheap! Cons: Nothin! Tips: Have your ticket ready,.

4.0

Dwight

1 May 2022- Business

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Comfortable. Cons: Bathroom could have been cleaner. It smelled aweful. Tips: N/A.

Pros: Comfortable. Cons: Bathroom could have been cleaner. It smelled aweful. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Sofia

27 April 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: Cleanliness/comfortable seating. Cons: Clearly marking what track we should be on. No one had any idea where the train was leaving from until like 5 min before. Tips: Arrive at least 15min before since sometimes they announce the track at the last minute.

Pros: Cleanliness/comfortable seating. Cons: Clearly marking what track we should be on. No one had any idea where the train was leaving from until like 5 min before. Tips: Arrive at least 15min before since sometimes they announce the track at the last minute.

5.0

Somsathid

20 April 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Value for money on Amtrak. Cons: All excellent. We love to ride a train. Tips: Boston / Baltimore.

Pros: Value for money on Amtrak. Cons: All excellent. We love to ride a train. Tips: Boston / Baltimore.

5.0

Martha Lucia

14 April 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: It was on time and comfortable. Cons: Ok.

Pros: It was on time and comfortable. Cons: Ok.

New York to Philadelphia Route Map

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

In the last month, €62.43 was the average price of a train ticket from New York to Philadelphia. 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 €33.96 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€100€67€33MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Philadelphia will vary between €47 and €98. Planning a train trip to Philadelphia within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is €50. 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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If you are trying to decide when to travel from New York to Philadelphia by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €47 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Philadelphia in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €71 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

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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 New York will be about €33.96 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Philadelphia?

There are 11 train lines with service from New York to Philadelphia. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 20 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak206h 5m€87.44
Amtrak Acela81h 10m€136.75
Amtrak Cardinal11h 22m€103.36
Amtrak Carolinian11h 26m€50.46
Amtrak Crescent11h 32m€93.61
Amtrak Keystone Service81h 23m€38.62
Amtrak Northeast Regional131h 34m€66.14
Amtrak Palmetto11h 34m€45.88
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 24m€57.82
Amtrak Silver Service11h 27m€86.92
Amtrak Vermonter11h 21m€87.77
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 20 Amtrak trains from New York to Philadelphia every day, as well as 152 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €17.

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  • Amtrak Acela

    Amtrak Acela

    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 8 Acela trips from New York 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 .

  • Amtrak Cardinal

    Amtrak Cardinal

    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 New York to Philadelphia per day, with an average trip length of 1 hours and 22 minutes.

  • 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 New York 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 26 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 New York to Philadelphia take about 1 hours and 32 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from €78.

  • Amtrak Keystone Service

    Amtrak Keystone Service

    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 New York to Philadelphia takes just 1 hours and 23 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 €17 ticket.

  • 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 13 daily train trips from New York 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 New York 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.

  • Amtrak Pennsylvanian

    Amtrak Pennsylvanian

    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 New York to Philadelphia takes about 1 hours and 24 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

  • Amtrak Silver Service

    Amtrak Silver Service

    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 New York to Philadelphia start from €65 and the average train journey lasts about 1 hours and 27 minutes.

  • Amtrak Vermonter

    Amtrak Vermonter

    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 New York to Philadelphia every day, with prices starting from €17.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it better to take the train or bus from NYC to Philly?

While a bus to Philly is the cheaper option, the train is significantly faster. Bus tickets which you can also buy on Wanderu, for this route average between $10 and $12, and the trip takes around 2 hours or longer, depending on traffic out of Manhattan. For comparison, Amtrak tickets for this route average $71, and the train takes between 60 and 90 minutes.

Where do you catch the train from NYC to Philly?

To catch the train from New York City to Philadelphia, you will depart from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. Penn Station is located at the intersection of 34th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10119. This station is completely underground, directly beneath Madison Square Garden. The first train for this route departs at 3 a.m., while the last train leaves at 11 p.m. Penn Station offers 50 daily trips to Philadelphia, and all of them are direct.

Is it safe to travel by train from New York 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.

Can you take a train all the way from New York to Philadelphia?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New York to Philadelphia. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from New York to Philadelphia?

The distance between New York and Philadelphia is approximately 81 miles, or 130 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 6 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 departing from New York to Philadelphia tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. 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 Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 New York to Philadelphia?

There are 54 scheduled trains on most days. 38 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 New York.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world.

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 New York?

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Departure stations

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • Penn Station

  • 4 Veterans Plz and 1 Croton Pt Ave

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

  • 69 S Front St

  • 455 Rhinecliff Rd

  • 41 Main St

  • Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave

  • Schenectady, New York

  • Regional Transportation Center - 1 Walsh Cir

  • Louise M. Slaughter Station

  • 321 Main St

  • 825 Depot Ave W

  • 75 Exchange St

  • 6599 Martin Street

  • Highway 7 Park and Ride

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