Cheap Washington DC to Philadelphia  train tickets

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How much are Washington DC to Philadelphia train tickets?

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Washington to Philadelphia is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Washington to Philadelphia was $81.14. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 20 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $20.00 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

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

The distance between Washington DC to Philadelphia is 123.33 miles or 198.43 km. A train trip from Washington DC to Philadelphia typically takes 2 hours, If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Acela Express. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 1 hour and 32 minutes to get from Washington to Philadelphia.

Getting to Philadelphia from Washington by train typically takes under three hours. A day trip to Philadelphia from Washington is fairly easy to do with plenty of time to see the sights in Philadelphia and still get back at a reasonable time in the evening.

On Friday trains from Washington to Philadelphia are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Northeast Regional has the most connections between Washington DC to Philadelphia

Typically there are 34 schedules to compare for your trip to Philadelphia. On the route to Philadelphia 6 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Washington to Philadelphia, usually offering 18 trips per day. 34 train trips per day are direct connections to Philadelphia, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia, which start at $1.00.

Washington to Philadelphia is served by 6 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia start from $39.00, and on average cost $89.93. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Washington DC to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak takes 1 hours and 55 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $90.78 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington.

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1h 55m
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$89.93

Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak Acela Express train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia start from $128.00, and on average cost $145.60. Daily there are 13 Amtrak Acela Express schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Acela Express in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Washington DC to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Acela Express takes 1 hours and 37 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela Express offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $141.38 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

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Avg. Time
1h 37m
Avg. Price
$145.60

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia start from $44.00, and on average cost $111.58. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Carolinian in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Washington DC to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 1 hours and 45 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost $112.56 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington.

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Avg. Time
1h 45m
Avg. Price
$111.58

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia start from $39.00, and on average cost $67.71. Daily there are 18 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and one other train station.

From Washington DC to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 1 hours and 59 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 15 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $74.94 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

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Avg. Time
1h 59m
Avg. Price
$67.71

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia start from $44.00, and on average cost $60.58. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Palmetto in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Washington DC to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 1 hours and 54 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Palmetto scheduled trip per day, which will cost $64.17 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington.

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Avg. Time
1h 54m
Avg. Price
$60.58

Amtrak Vermonter

Amtrak Vermonter train tickets from Washington DC to Philadelphia start from $39.00, and on average cost $70.44. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Vermonter schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Vermonter in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Washington DC to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Vermonter takes 1 hours and 55 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Vermonter scheduled trip per day, which will cost $80.89 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington.

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Avg. Time
1h 55m
Avg. Price
$70.44

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart Washington on their way to Philadelphia. The busiest departure station in Washington serving this route is Union Station.
  • Union Station
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Philadelphia. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in Washington serving this route is 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, N Phil - 2900 N Broad St.
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St