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Trip Summary

There are 47 daily trains from Philadelphia to Newark. Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Newark usually takes around 3 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 52 minutes.

Distance75 mi (121 km)
Fastest train0h 52m
Lowest price€16.82
Trains per day45
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines9

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia to Newark

(Based on 15 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Balford

1 May 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Quick to my destination. Cons: Not much. Tips: Great choice.

Pros: Quick to my destination. Cons: Not much. Tips: Great choice.

5.0

Rosemary

21 December 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: I got to sit down and enjoy the ride. Cons: N/A.

Pros: I got to sit down and enjoy the ride. Cons: N/A.

4.0

Anthony

26 November 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: It was relaxing in the sense of not having to focus on driving for hours. Cons: The train service was fine, all your train schedules can not be all coordinated with the flight schedules. Lap over times will always be a challenge.

Pros: It was relaxing in the sense of not having to focus on driving for hours. Cons: The train service was fine, all your train schedules can not be all coordinated with the flight schedules. Lap over times will always be a challenge.

4.0

Nicole

28 August 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Comfortable, clean and fast. Cons: The announcements. Doors closed so quickly I almost didn't make it off the train when I arrived at my destination. Tips: Wear your mask and minimize conversations.

Pros: Comfortable, clean and fast. Cons: The announcements. Doors closed so quickly I almost didn't make it off the train when I arrived at my destination. Tips: Wear your mask and minimize conversations.

5.0

Arthur

21 July 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Better and more train schedule signs in New Jersey Penn Station

Better and more train schedule signs in New Jersey Penn Station

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

In the last month, €73.95 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia to Newark. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €23.02 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€112€75€37MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Philadelphia to Newark will vary between €57 and €106. Planning a train trip to Newark within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Philadelphia over the next 7 days is €70. 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

€70€56€42€28€14JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Philadelphia to Newark 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 €43 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to Newark in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €66 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

€117€93€70€47€233020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 22 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Newark from Philadelphia will be about €23.02 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Newark?

There are 9 train lines with service from Philadelphia to Newark. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 16 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak1612h 1m€116.82
Amtrak Acela70h 57m€126.88
Amtrak Carolinian11h 8m€76.29
Amtrak Crescent11h 23m€154.46
Amtrak Keystone Service81h 5m€41.72
Amtrak Northeast Regional131h 7m€62.64
Amtrak Palmetto11h 8m€64.95
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 5m€53.54
Amtrak Vermonter11h 4m€77.83
  • 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 16 Amtrak trains from Philadelphia to Newark every day, as well as 15 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 7 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 .

  • 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 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.

  • 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 Philadelphia to Newark take about 1 hours and 23 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from €77.

  • 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 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 €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 Philadelphia to Newark, 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 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.

  • 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 Philadelphia to Newark takes about 1 hours and 5 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

  • 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 Newark every day, with prices starting from €17.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia to Newark 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 Philadelphia to Newark?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Philadelphia to Newark. 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 Philadelphia to Newark?

The distance between Philadelphia and Newark is approximately 75 miles, or 121 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 53 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Philadelphia to Newark tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. 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.

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 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.

Is there a direct train from Philadelphia to Newark?

There are 47 scheduled trains on most days. 45 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. 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.

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?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Philadelphia where you can board the train.

All train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • Scranton Bus Terminal

  • 525 State Rte 940

  • Intermodal Transp Ctr

  • 350 S Illinois St

  • Park & Ride Lot

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

  • 13 Lancaster Ave

  • 50 S Wilson Ave

  • Bus Terminal - 325 Hamilton St

  • Allentown, Pennsylvania

  • Columbus, Ohio

  • Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S

  • Bus Station - 5136 Salem Ave

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