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Jacksonville - Philadelphia Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 3 daily train trips between Jacksonville and Philadelphia. The average train journey from Jacksonville to Philadelphia takes 18 hours and 26 minutes, but some Amtrak Silver Service train trips are as short as 16 hours and 37 minutes.

Distance759 mi (1221 km)
Fastest train16h 37m
Lowest price$141.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Silver Service
Train lines2

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

The average price for a train ticket from Jacksonville to Philadelphia is $182.58, Tickets are generally pricier for this train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. By booking your trip at least 28 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $98.23 more.

Average prices by travel date

$300$200$100JulJul

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Jacksonville to Philadelphia will range from $167 to $290. If you're planning to travel by train to Philadelphia in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Jacksonville you can find in the next 7 days is $179. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

$225$180$135$90$45ASONDJFMAMJJ
Ticket prices for the train from Jacksonville to Philadelphia 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 $141. If you're thinking of traveling from Jacksonville to Philadelphia during December, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $204 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in December, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Jacksonville to Philadelphia on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time, you can save about $98.23 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Jacksonville to Philadelphia?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak120h 56m$237.31
Amtrak Silver Service217h 35m$213.28
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Jacksonville to Philadelphia every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $145.

  • The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Jacksonville to Philadelphia start from $141 and the average train journey lasts about 17 hours and 35 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Jacksonville and Philadelphia is approximately 759 miles, or 1221 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 18 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 16 hours and 37 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.

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

The earliest train departs Jacksonville at 5:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 scheduled trains on most days. 2 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 Jacksonville.

City Information

Jacksonville

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Jacksonville, or simply "Jax," is the largest city by area in the continental United States. Located in the northeastern corner of Florida, this sunny city along the St Johns River also boasts 22 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, coastal cuisine, and many historic neighborhoods to explore.

Natural beauty is king in Jacksonville, and where better to soak in some of the Sunshine State's outdoor wonders than the beach? Try Little Talbot Island for beachcombing or fishing, Big Talbot Island for exploring wetlands and marshes, and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park for surfing. If you don't have the patience for birdwatching in the wild, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will let you get up-close and personal with over 2,400 animals.

To take a break from the sun's rays, head indoors to one of Jacksonville's many eclectic museums. The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens combines European-inspired gardens with an impressive collection of fine art, while the Museum of Science and History is worth a stop for its planetarium alone. On Saturdays, you wouldn’t want to miss the Riverside Arts Market where artisans and farmers set up stalls along the river, and you can catch live music, food trucks and even free yoga.

Jacksonville is easily accessed by air, train, or bus, and connects Florida to locations throughout the South. Amtrak's Jacksonville train station is located in the northern outskirts of the city, and most bus service in and out of Jacksonville conveniently departs from the JTA Intercity Bus Terminal in the heart of downtown.

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 Jacksonville?

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Main departure station: 3570 Clifford Ln

When traveling to and from Jacksonville by train, you’ll pass through the city’s Amtrak station at 3570 Clifford Lane. Located northwest of the city center, Jacksonville’s Amtrak station has a large seating area, clean restrooms, and free onsite parking. Several fast food options are within a half mile, or grab a snack from one of the station’s vending machines for a quicker bite. If you’re headed to downtown Jacksonville, you can connect to a local bus line from the station, or a rideshare or taxi can get you to the business district and waterfront in about 15 minutes.

All train stations in Jacksonville:

  • 3570 Clifford Ln

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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