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Compare train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia?

Lowest Price$39.00
Fastest Train1h 36m
Trains Per Day11
Train Lines7
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Price trends for trains from Washington DC to Philadelphia

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25MayJun

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Washington DC to Philadelphia
4.8
Based on 29 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 26 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 83 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.3
Value
3.6
Condition
4.5
Narbi
4.0
January 18, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Mi trip arrived on time. It was really nice.
Cons
Give more information for new travelers about what time we need to be Before aboard the traen.
Tips
Yes, any traveler can be 30 minutes before aboard the traen.
Florentino
5.0
January 10, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Quiet car, virtually an express trip.
Tips
Be aware and mindful of cellphone use when in a quiet car.
Maria
5.0
December 22, 2019Vacation
Pros
Very enjoyable pleasant
Cons
Less stops to destination
Tips
Enjoy
Rachel
4.0
November 27, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Had a great time with friends
Ivonne
5.0
November 16, 2019Business
Pros
Convenient and timely.
Cons
Communication over loud speakers is difficult to understand abs
Tips
Arriving 30 min prior to train departure is plenty of time.

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Vermonter report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Teresa
5.0
June 23, 2019Vacation
Pros
Speed and ease of travel
Cons
Nothing
Tips
None

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it better to travel by bus or train from D.C to Philly?

Although a train from D.C to Philly is faster and has more comfort, traveling by bus is cheaper. Bus tickets average $14, and take between 3 and 3.5 hours. Amtrak trains take only 2 hours, but the average price is around $64 more.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $55.94 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Washington to Philadelphia. By booking your trip 21 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $6.06 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Washington DC to Philadelphia?

The distance between Washington DC and Philadelphia is approximately 123 miles, or 198 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 36 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 from Washington DC to Philadelphia are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Washington DC at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Washington DC to Philadelphia?

There are 11 scheduled trains on most days. 11 of these are direct connections to Philadelphia. 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 Philadelphia to Washington DC. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia for $1.00.

What train services are there from Washington DC to Philadelphia?

There are 7 train lines with service from Washington DC to Philadelphia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 3m$55.47
Amtrak Acela31h 40m$129.00
Amtrak Carolinian11h 45m$50.64
Amtrak Northeast Regional71h 58m$50.50
Amtrak Palmetto11h 54m$55.48
Amtrak Silver Service11h 56m$50.00
Amtrak Vermonter11h 55m$50.01

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

There is one train station in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia receives travelers from Washington DC at its two active train stations:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St

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