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Trip Summary

26 trains operate daily from New Haven to Philadelphia. The train trip from New Haven to Philadelphia is usually about 3 hours and 40 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Acela train can get you there in as little as 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance150 mi (242 km)
Fastest train2h 50m
Lowest price$23.00
Trains per day26
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from New Haven to Philadelphia

(Based on 18 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Eve

January 13, 2024- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Minimal disruptions

5.0

Bryn

August 17, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Clean and comfortable. Cons: Train was 30 mins behind schedule.

5.0

Terry

July 1, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Not driving to Philadelphia. Tips: Even on a hot day bring a light jacket to prepare for air conditioning.

5.0

Miracle

June 23, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: It was nice. Cons: Nothing.

5.0

Lav

March 2, 2023- Couples trip

Amtrak Vermonter

Pros: The train was very smooth! Cons: WiFi could be improved; and perhaps a seat heat map to find emptier cabins / empty seats?

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between New Haven and Philadelphia cost $94.73, on average. Booking your trip at least 28 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $89.91 more.

Average prices by travel date

$195$130$65MayJun

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from New Haven to Philadelphia will range from $73 to $183. If you're planning to travel by train to Philadelphia in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from New Haven you can find in the next 7 days is $90. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Ticket prices for the train from New Haven to Philadelphia often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in February when the average ticket price is only $95. If you're thinking of traveling from New Haven to Philadelphia during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $133 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from New Haven to Philadelphia. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 28 days before departure, you can save around $89.91. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from New Haven to Philadelphia?

There are 4 train lines with service from New Haven to Philadelphia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 11 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak74h 26m$113.27
Amtrak Acela73h 1m$207.39
Amtrak Northeast Regional113h 35m$92.57
Amtrak Vermonter13h 38m$96.64
  • 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 7 Amtrak trains from New Haven to Philadelphia every day, as well as 14 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $25.

  • 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 New Haven to Philadelphia every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premium service, the average Acela train ticket may cost more than other train lines.

  • 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 11 daily train trips from New Haven to Philadelphia, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • 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 New Haven to Philadelphia every day, with prices starting from $23.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between New Haven and Philadelphia is approximately 150 miles, or 242 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 50 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

Trains departing from New Haven to Philadelphia tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. 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 Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs New Haven at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 26 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from New Haven to Philadelphia.

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

City Information

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.

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 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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New Haven?

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Main departure station: Union Station

Union Station in New Haven is Connecticut’s most important transportation hub and is also one of the busiest stations in Amtrak’s national rail network. The station serves interstate Amtrak passenger trains that run along the Northeast Corridor between Washington, DC and Boston. Additionally, there are several commuter rail services operated by Amtrak, MTA and CTrail that connect New Haven to the likes of New York and Hartford. Union Station also accommodates CTtransit’s local buses services as well as intercity bus travel from carriers including Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. In addition, a free shuttle service is available from Union Station to New Haven Green in the city’s modern downtown.

All train stations in New Haven:

  • Union Station

  • State Street Station

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

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

Philadelphia has one train station.

All train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

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