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Philadelphia - Johnstown Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There is usually just one train option from Philadelphia to Johnstown per day. The average train journey from Philadelphia to Johnstown takes 5 hours and 29 minutes, though some trains might be a few minutes slower or faster.

Distance200 mi (322 km)
Fastest train5h 29m
Lowest price€42.49
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pennsylvanian
Train lines1

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Philadelphia to Johnstown was €42.49. This is an excellent deal, especially considering the length of the journey. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Johnstown if you book your train tickets at least 12 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra €33.52.

Monthly average prices


Ticket prices for the train from Philadelphia to Johnstown often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in October when the average ticket price is only €56,

If you're thinking of traveling from Philadelphia to Johnstown during August, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of €92 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in August, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you're looking to save on your train trip from Philadelphia to Johnstown, book online with Wanderu at least 12 days in advance. That way, you’ll save €33.52 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Johnstown?

Amtrak Pennsylvanian is the one and only train line which connects Philadelphia to Johnstown. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Pennsylvanian15h 29m€51.95
  • 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 Johnstown takes about 5 hours and 29 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Philadelphia and Johnstown is approximately 200 miles, or 322 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 29 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.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Philadelphia to Johnstown. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Philadelphia at 12:00 and arrives in Johnstown around 5 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Johnstown with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Johnstown to Philadelphia.

City Information


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.


Johnstown, PA, US - JST-0

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Located in the Alleghenies, Johnstown boasts a long and rich history, which is why the city is well-known for its museums and sites. One of the popular historical attractions in the town is the Johnstown Flood Museum, which remembers and covers the flood of 1889. But not all of its history is grim, as Johnstown is known for the Johnstown Arena Heritage Association displays changing art exhibits and the Greenhouse Park for enjoying sports and outdoor activities. Go for a stroll in Stackhouse Park, go river tubing at Coal Tubin', and view beautiful architectural sites and art galleries across town.

One of Johnstown's mainstays is the local music festivals, which you can enjoy at the People's Natural Gas Park. The tourist location is excellent to explore with friends, whether you're at the Escape Rooms or having wine at their local wineries and cellars. The 814 Lanes & Games is a popular choice for family-friendly entertainment, while Downtown Johnstown is better for shopping, clubbing, and adult entertainment.

Johnstown is easily accessible from tens of other cities, whether you're traveling by train or bus. Most trains are provided by Amtrak, while Amtrak Thruway offers buses. If you're driving, Route 219 connects Johnstown to the major interstates in the US.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?


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

There is one train station in Philadelphia.

All train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Where is the train station in Johnstown?

Main arrival station: 47 Walnut St

Johnstown has one train station.

Train stations in Johnstown:

  • 47 Walnut St

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