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Trip Summary

There are 24 daily trains from Philadelphia to New Haven. Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New Haven usually takes around 4 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 3 hours and 2 minutes.

Distance150 mi (242 km)
Fastest train3h 2m
Lowest price€17.08
Trains per day19
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia, PA to New Haven, CT

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

swarnamala

7 March 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Acela

As expected - good

As expected - good

5.0

Jeffrey

15 December 2020- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Everything. Cons: Maybe offer pillows.

Pros: Everything. Cons: Maybe offer pillows.

5.0

Nicole

7 July 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The train was on time Friendly workers Clean. Cons: It was extremely too cold to be traveling with a child for 3 hrs and 10 mins Other than that it was great. Tips: Book ticket when you see a bargain.

Pros: The train was on time Friendly workers Clean. Cons: It was extremely too cold to be traveling with a child for 3 hrs and 10 mins Other than that it was great. Tips: Book ticket when you see a bargain.

5.0

Calvin

7 October 2019- Business

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I'm a tall guy, so much more comfortable than a flight. Tips: Take the train.

Pros: I'm a tall guy, so much more comfortable than a flight. Tips: Take the train.

5.0

Patricia

5 October 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The convenience and travel time. Cons: Bathroom cleanliness.

Pros: The convenience and travel time. Cons: Bathroom cleanliness.

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

In the last month, €44.74 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to New Haven, CT. 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 €49.62 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€90€60€30SepOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Philadelphia to New Haven will vary between €35 and €89. Planning a train trip to New Haven within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Philadelphia 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

€85€68€51€34€17ONDJFMAMJJAS

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Philadelphia to New Haven 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 €41 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to New Haven in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €65 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

€107€85€64€43€213020100

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 New Haven from Philadelphia will be about €49.62 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to New Haven?

There are 4 train lines with service from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to New Haven, Connecticut. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 9 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak86h 18m€52.77
Amtrak Acela53h 8m€101.76
Amtrak Northeast Regional93h 42m€47.85
Amtrak Vermonter13h 30m€55.67
  • 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 8 Amtrak trains from Philadelphia to New Haven every day, as well as 12 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 5 Acela trips from Philadelphia to New Haven 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 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 9 daily train trips from Philadelphia to New Haven, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia to New Haven 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 Philadelphia to New Haven?

The distance between Philadelphia and New Haven is approximately 150 miles, or 242 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 2 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 from Philadelphia to New Haven are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Monday 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 Philadelphia at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 Philadelphia to New Haven?

There are 24 scheduled trains on most days. 19 of these are direct connections to New Haven. 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 New Haven to Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to New Haven for €17.92.

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.

New Haven

Sitting on the mouth of the Quinnipiac River of Connecticut, New Haven has been the home of the esteemed Yale University for more than 300 years. The quaint college town, with its cultural significance, has long been a highly-rated destination for culturally-inclined travelers. The first thing to do in New Haven is to visit the Yale campus, which was designed by famous architects such as Eero Saarinen and Frank O. Gehry. Don’t forget to check out the university’s visitor center as well, which houses impressive historical displays. Other interesting destinations on the premises are the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. If you wish to take a break from the urban environment and go hunting for some amazing nature shots, East Rock Park will be a premier choice. Inside the park is the Pardee Rose Garden, which features more than 50 varieties of roses blooming in June and July.

New Haven is a popular destination for foodies, and its greatest offering is pizza. New Haven’s special pizza, also known as “apizza,” is a must-try when you are in town, and the best place to try this delicacy is at Pepe’s, its birthplace. Another establishment to check out is Louis’ Lunch, which has been serving delightful fast food since 1895.

The central hub of transportation in the city is Union Station, where travelers can catch Amtrak trains or buses by Greyhound and Flixbus for intercity transits. Air services are handled by the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, located 3 miles east of the business district.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Philadelphia where you can board the train to New Haven.

Train stations in Philadelphia:

  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St

Where is the train station in New Haven?

Arrival stations

New Haven receives travelers from Philadelphia at its two active train stations.

Train stations in New Haven:

  • State Street Station

Need a return trip from New Haven to Philadelphia?

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