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traveling from Boston to Philadelphia by train

Cheapest price$69.00
Shortest Duration5h 0m
Trips per day38
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Boston to Philadelphia?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from Boston to Philadelphia is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Boston to Philadelphia were $148.92. By booking 20 days out, tickets are on average $35.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Boston to Philadelphia?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Boston to Philadelphia by train is at 9:00 AM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 10:00 AM on Thursday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily train trips are there from Boston to Philadelphia?

On average there are 38 train trips per day. Amtrak Northeast Regional has the most options for departures from Boston to Philadelphia, with an average of 17 trips per day and 352 monthly trips. 3 train carriers currently travel from Boston to Philadelphia. Of the 38 trips there are 33 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from Boston start at $9.00.

train lines that run from Boston to Philadelphia

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates, on average, 17 train schedule(s) from Boston to Philadelphia. The average Amtrak Northeast Regional ticket to Philadelphia costs $113.19. Cheap Amtrak Northeast Regional tickets to Philadelphia are available on Wanderu starting from $69.00. In Boston, Amtrak Northeast Regional departs from South Station and 1 other station. In Philadelphia, Amtrak Northeast Regional arrives at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Northeast Regional from Boston to Philadelphia takes 6 hours and 13 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Northeast Regional trip will get you to Philadelphia in 5 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 19 trips per day and you could expect to pay $126.97 for a weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

Amtrak Northeast Regional
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
6h 13m
Avg. Price
$113.19

Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak Acela Express operates, on average, 16 train schedule(s) from Boston to Philadelphia. The average Amtrak Acela Express ticket to Philadelphia costs $213.42. Cheap Amtrak Acela Express tickets to Philadelphia are available on Wanderu starting from $174.00. In Boston, Amtrak Acela Express departs from South Station and 1 other station. In Philadelphia, Amtrak Acela Express arrives at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Acela Express from Boston to Philadelphia takes 5 hours and 6 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Acela Express trip will get you to Philadelphia in 5 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Acela Express offers 8 trips per day and you could expect to pay $208.10 for a weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

Amtrak Acela Express
Amtrak Acela Express
Air conditioning
Restroom
Beverage
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Meal
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
5h 6m
Avg. Price
$213.42

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 4 train schedule(s) from Boston to Philadelphia. The average Amtrak ticket to Philadelphia costs $213.42. Cheap Amtrak tickets to Philadelphia are available on Wanderu starting from $69.00. In Boston, Amtrak departs from South Station and 1 other station. In Philadelphia, Amtrak arrives at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Boston to Philadelphia takes 6 hours and 35 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Philadelphia in 5 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay $196.96 for a weekend getaway trip to Philadelphia.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
6h 35m
Avg. Price
$213.42

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have train departures from Boston. Most train trips to Philadelphia will depart from South Station, Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St.
  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
Train trips arrive in Philadelphia at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. 30th St Station - 2955 Market St are the main train stations in Philadelphia for trips arriving from Boston.
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St