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Newark - Philadelphia Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

3 trains operate daily from Newark to Philadelphia. The train trip from Newark to Philadelphia is usually about 35 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can get you there in as little as 32 minutes.

Distance36 mi (58 km)
Fastest train0h 32m
Lowest price$11.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Newark to Philadelphia

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Adrienne

June 15, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The convenience. Cons: I didn’t know how to get the train because the station building was empty and locked and I had never been there. Also, there were no empty seats because people seemed to want to be in them by themselves. I realize that these complaints are most likely the results of Covid. Tips: Don’t expect to get inside the station to ask questions or use the bathroom because it’s locked.

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Newark, DE to Philadelphia, PA was $19.37. This is basically as cheap as train fares can get. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 23 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $21.28 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

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The average cost of a one-way train trip from Newark to Philadelphia is expected to fluctuate between $17 and $30 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Philadelphia in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Newark is $19.

Monthly avg. prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Newark to Philadelphia often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in January when the average ticket price is only $18. If you're thinking of traveling from Newark to Philadelphia during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $29 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 Newark to Philadelphia. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 23 days before departure, you can save around $21.28. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Newark to Philadelphia?

2 train services operate from Newark to Philadelphia. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak20h 37m$26.22
Amtrak Northeast Regional30h 36m$23.98
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Newark to Philadelphia every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $11.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Newark and Philadelphia is approximately 36 miles, or 58 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 32 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Philadelphia.

Trains from Newark 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 Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Newark at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Newark to Philadelphia.

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

City Information

Newark

Newark, Delaware, is a small city packed with history and culture. The picturesque Historic Courthouse, which dates to the 18th century, boasts an impressive stone exterior and a Tiffany glass skylight inside. The Iron Hill School Museum is exactly what it says on the tin: a museum in a historic schoolhouse on Iron Hill. The small building is filled to the brim with natural history exhibits and Native American artifacts. For those too cool for school, swing by the free Mineralogical Museum on the University of Delaware campus for one of the best mineral, crystal, and gem collections in the U.S.

Newark is also known for its excellent dining at places like Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, the Stone Balloon Ale House, or Home Grown Cafe. When you’re ready to work off those meals, visit Glasgow Park Trail, with a basketball court, tennis court, and a general exercise area. The Newark Shopping Center is the local go-to for eating and shopping, or take a drive out to Christiana Mall between Newark and Wilmington for more options.

Amtrak connects the city to Philadelphia, Newark (the other one), and Baltimore from the Newark Train Station, right next to the University of Delaware campus. Flixbus also has service across Delaware, with routes connecting Newark to Boston, Charlotte, and Greensboro.

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 Newark?

Main departure station: 10 Mopar Dr

There is one train station in Newark.

All train stations in Newark:

  • 10 Mopar Dr

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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