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Philadelphia - Newark Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 44 daily trains from Philadelphia to Newark. Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Newark usually takes around one hour and 5 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 52 minutes.

Distance75 mi (121 km)
Fastest train0h 52m
Lowest price€6.47
Trains per day54
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines10

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia to Newark

(Based on 33 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Michael

17 March 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: train ran on time. Cons: train car needed refurbishing old worn out.

5.0

MARIA

22 April 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Good value for money. Cons: Directions concerning the Air train to the Airport.

5.0

Karina

9 February 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Traveling by train always gives me a cheer up, I know I will not be delayed by traffic and the seats are nice, spacious and comfy. Cons: The accessibility financial-wise, since trains are usually way more expensive than buses. Tips: Good deals when buying tickets in advance.

5.0

Taneshia Nichole

18 January 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: ON TIME TRAIN. Cons: SEATING. Tips: NA.

5.0

Denise

20 October 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: The train was two seats not four together facing each other. Cons: Better instructions for those of us who are unfamiliar with taking trains. Tips: Arrive and board early if you want to sit with your group, seats filled up quickly as did luggage space. We got lucky with our conductor as he gave good instructions for off loading on exactly which car and which stop we needed to exit at.

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

In the last month, €37.84 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia to Newark. 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 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €73.54 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€111€74€37MayJun

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Philadelphia to Newark is expected to fluctuate between €40 and €110 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Newark in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Philadelphia is €51.

Monthly average prices

€92€74€55€37€18JJASONDJFMAM
Mark your calendar for August if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Philadelphia to Newark. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of €63. If you're planning a trip from Philadelphia to Newark during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about €89 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

€115€92€69€46€233020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from Philadelphia to Newark, book online with Wanderu at least 27 days in advance. That way, you’ll save €73.54 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Newark?

There are 10 train lines with service from Philadelphia to Newark. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 17 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak61h 9m€81.40
Amtrak Acela90h 56m€141.44
Amtrak Carolinian11h 8m€91.45
Amtrak Crescent11h 14m€74.35
Amtrak Keystone Service91h 5m€55.14
Amtrak Northeast Regional171h 8m€60.74
Amtrak Palmetto11h 8m€69.10
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 5m€70.98
Amtrak Silver Service11h 6m€111.13
Amtrak Vermonter11h 2m€85.17
  • 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 6 Amtrak trains from Philadelphia to Newark every day, as well as 8 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 Philadelphia to Newark 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 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 Philadelphia and Newark, 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 Philadelphia to Newark take about 1 hours and 14 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from €42.

  • 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 Philadelphia to Newark takes just 1 hours and 5 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 17 daily train trips from Philadelphia to Newark, 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 Philadelphia to Newark 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 Philadelphia to Newark takes about 1 hours and 5 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 Philadelphia to Newark start from €56 and the average train journey lasts about 1 hours and 6 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 Philadelphia to Newark every day, with prices starting from €19.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Philadelphia and Newark is approximately 75 miles, or 121 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 52 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Newark.

Trains departing from Philadelphia to Newark tend to have the most passengers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. 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 Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Philadelphia at 00:00 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.

There are 44 scheduled trains on most days. 54 of these are direct connections to Newark. 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 Newark to Philadelphia.

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. 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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

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

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

All train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St

Where is the train station in Newark?

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Main arrival 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.

Train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

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