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Train Route Overview: Philadelphia to Harrisburg

There are 43 daily trains from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg usually takes around 5 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pennsylvanian train can make the trip in one hour and 44 minutes.

Distance94 mi (151 km)
Fastest train1h 44m
Lowest price€32.71
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia to Harrisburg

(Based on 20 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Breona

17 May 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Keystone Service

Everyone was friendly and extremely helpful I could tell just the type of company the work for

Everyone was friendly and extremely helpful I could tell just the type of company the work for

4.0

Bruce

5 May 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Our Amtrak train from Boston to Philly was 15mins late leaving us 4 mins to get off the train and onto the other track. We emerged onto the concourse hearing last call for our Harrisburg train. They kindly delayed our train so we could get on in the nick of tme! ...

Pros: Our Amtrak train from Boston to Philly was 15mins late leaving us 4 mins to get off the train and onto the other track. We emerged onto the concourse hearing last call for our Harrisburg train. They kindly delayed our train so we could get on in the nick of tme! Very grateful to al involved! Cons: On returning to Philly on May 9 as I was about to sit down on a bench in the station waiting room. I was warned by another waiting passenger but too late hat the bench had been fowled. I got up and raced to the mens room an hastely cleaned the fowl mess from my pants. A very disturbing experience indeed. The clean up crew was too late in cleaning the bench!

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5.0

Leo

7 April 2022- Business

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Interacting & meeting with friendly people. The food court selection was , pretty impressive. Philadelphia Station is a good mixed , safe environment The Police in Philadelphia always makes Leo feel safe & welcome. ㋛ 𝕀𝕌𝕆 President. Cons: Give aways , tick...

Pros: Interacting & meeting with friendly people. The food court selection was , pretty impressive. Philadelphia Station is a good mixed , safe environment The Police in Philadelphia always makes Leo feel safe & welcome. ㋛ 𝕀𝕌𝕆 President. Cons: Give aways , ticket , drawings , & more special offers to bring a friend or to refer another. Tips: Travel lite & Spend money Treat yourself good.

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4.0

Matthew

8 March 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: The ride was smooth and comfortable. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

Pros: The ride was smooth and comfortable. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

5.0

Compton

24 November 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: I forgot how many little towns there are in Pennsylvania. great to be reminded ob them. Cons: Not sure how to answers that. Tips: Yes my return on Moday.

Pros: I forgot how many little towns there are in Pennsylvania. great to be reminded ob them. Cons: Not sure how to answers that. Tips: Yes my return on Moday.

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

In the last month, €79.03 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. 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 €22.61 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€98€65€33MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Philadelphia to Harrisburg will vary between €73 and €94. Planning a train trip to Harrisburg within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Philadelphia over the next 7 days is €77. 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

€93€75€56€37€19JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Philadelphia to Harrisburg by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €33 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to Harrisburg in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €92 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 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Harrisburg from Philadelphia will be about €22.61 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Harrisburg?

There are 3 train lines with service from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 32 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak326h 0m€91.37
Amtrak Keystone Service101h 52m€32.71
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 45m€34.76
  • 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 32 Amtrak trains from Philadelphia to Harrisburg every day, as well as 121 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €33.

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  • 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 Harrisburg takes just 1 hours and 52 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 €33 ticket.

  • 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 Harrisburg takes about 1 hours and 45 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Philadelphia and Harrisburg is approximately 94 miles, or 151 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 44 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 Philadelphia to Harrisburg tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. 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 22:00. 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 Harrisburg?

There are 43 scheduled trains on most days. 12 of these are direct connections to Harrisburg. 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 Harrisburg 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.

Harrisburg

As the capital city of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg offers numerous historic buildings with impressive architecture that will leave you in awe. Among the most impressive ones is the state’s Capitol Complex itself. With a dome that reminisces St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the building features as many as 475 rooms filled with exquisite artworks and statues. History fans should also consider visiting the State Museum of Pennsylvania, which follows the history of the state from the beginning of time to this day. Another must-see destination is the National Civil War Museum, which is one of the largest museums dedicated to the Civil War. If too many history lessons stress you out, a cruise along the Susquehanna River on the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat will definitely help you unwind.

Harrisburg’s grilled dishes are some of the most famous staples in the city, and among the best establishments is Progress Grill, which has been serving customers since the late 1940s. For some really creative pizzas, The Pizza Grille will be a good choice.

The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the central hub for intercity travel. At the lower level, you can catch a bus by Greyhound, Jefferson Lines or Fullington Trailways to other Pennsylvanian cities such as Allentown and Philadelphia. Travelers can also take Amtrak trains to popular destinations like New York and Philadelphia on a daily basis. The city’s principal airport is Harrisburg International Airport, which is located in Middletown, southeast of the city.

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:

  • Amtrak/SEPTA Station

  • Union Station

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • MARC Station

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd

  • Union Station

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

  • 550 Railroad Ave - inside Marine Corps base

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • 50 University Ave

  • South Station

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