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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New York to Philadelphia?

Lowest PriceUS$19.00
Fastest Train1h 11m
Trains Per Day23
Train Lines11

New York to Philadelphia Route Map

New York Philadelphia

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 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 New York to Philadelphia?

In the last month, US$34.71 was the average price of a train ticket from New York, NY 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around US$39.01 more than that for a same-day booking.

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 1 hour 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 11 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 New York to Philadelphia are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Tuesday 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 New York at 03:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 23 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from New York to Philadelphia.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Philadelphia to New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Philadelphia for US$9.00.

Which train should you take from New York to Philadelphia?

There are 11 train lines with service from New York, New York to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 34mUS$29.05
Amtrak Acela41h 12mUS$84.33
Amtrak Cardinal11h 22mUS$45.51
Amtrak Carolinian11h 28mUS$40.96
Amtrak Crescent11h 33mUS$45.30
Amtrak Keystone Service31h 23mUS$29.06
Amtrak Northeast Regional101h 26mUS$31.13
Amtrak Palmetto11h 35mUS$34.79
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 23mUS$30.34
Amtrak Silver Service11h 31mUS$39.12
Amtrak Vermonter11h 23mUS$31.73

Where is the train station in New York?

There is one train station in New York:

  • Penn Station

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia receives travelers from New York at its two active train stations:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St

Price trends for trains from New York to Philadelphia

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA
4.8
Based on 17 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Carolinian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
3.0
Condition
4.5
Jean
4.0
9 November 2019Visiting family
Pros
Got me where I wanted to go no hassle.Got me where I wanted to go no hassle.
Cons
Don't go by train very often, just seemed a bit expensive for a 90 minute tripDon't go by train very often, just seemed a bit expensive for a 90 minute trip
Tips
Takes you right into town, no parking.Takes you right into town, no parking.
Frederic
5.0
18 July 2019Couples trip
Pros
Everything Everything

Based on 10 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Keystone Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
3.9
Value
3.4
Condition
4.4
Alfonso
5.0
31 July 2020Visiting family
Pros
Great time to relaxGreat time to relax
Cons
Keep it friendly and clean Keep it friendly and clean
Tips
NN
Jeffrey
5.0
23 October 2019Business
Pros
Quick and efficient, Wanderu made it very simple. Thank you! Quick and efficient, Wanderu made it very simple. Thank you!
Tips
Book with Wanderu! Book with Wanderu!
Ko Seng
5.0
27 August 2019Visiting family
Pros
Very pleasantVery pleasant
Cons
For 1st timer to advise no fixed seating. Grab any seat available.For 1st timer to advise no fixed seating. Grab any seat available.
Tips
As aboveAs above
Jason
5.0
29 June 2019
Pros
WiFi on the train, table for a meal/computer, outlet for devices. WiFi on the train, table for a meal/computer, outlet for devices.
Cons
Tickets optimized for Apple wallet on iPhone.Tickets optimized for Apple wallet on iPhone.
Tips
If you haven't tried Amtrak, do it! If you haven't tried Amtrak, do it!
Wendy
4.0
24 June 2019Visiting family
Pros
quietquiet
Cons
CleanlinessCleanliness
Tips
Be quiet in public.Be quiet in public.

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.8
Value
3.0
Condition
4.5
Jeffrey
5.0
16 January 2020Business
Pros
Amtrak system was easy to use and tickets sent to phone very convenient. Both arrival and departure journeys arrived on a timely basis.Amtrak system was easy to use and tickets sent to phone very convenient. Both arrival and departure journeys arrived on a timely basis.
Ida
5.0
9 October 2019Visiting friends
Pros
QuickQuick
Cons
It was foneIt was fone
Jami
4.0
31 August 2019Solo travel
Pros
For the most part it was easy! For the most part it was easy!
Cons
Better info on the train boarding at Penn Station. People found out the gate before it was announced and I just happened to be standing nearby and heard them talking. Better info on the train boarding at Penn Station. People found out the gate before it was announced and I just happened to be standing nearby and heard them talking.
Tips
First come first serve on the seats, if you want a window seat show up early and get in line. First come first serve on the seats, if you want a window seat show up early and get in line.

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