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Compare train tickets from Boston to Philadelphia

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Boston to Philadelphia?

Lowest Price€35.05
Fastest Train5h 3m
Trains Per Day13
Train Lines3
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Price trends for trains from Boston to Philadelphia

Average prices by travel date

€121€81€40JunJun

Monthly average prices

€180€144€108€72€36JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

€225€180€135€90€453020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Boston to Philadelphia
4.1
Based on 8 reviews

Based on 8 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
4.0
Staff
4.3
Value
3.6
Condition
4.4
Peter
3.0
August 7, 2019Couples trip
Pros
The train is a solid option for people like me who don't like flying, but I'd you don't mind air travel, it's hardly more expensive for a much shorter trip.
Cons
Train travel could and should be so much faster. This isn't exactly Amtrak's fault, but they haven't done much to improve things. Also the WiFi was worse than just using mobile data, which was not particularly strong.
Tips
If you're not in a hurry, the train is a much more comfortable ride. Make sure to have options that don't rely on consistent internet to keep you busy.
Caitlin
4.0
July 26, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Late start but good service
Cons
I wish wanderu sent me a reminder email the day before my travel with a reminder if departure time and location.
David
5.0
July 14, 2019Vacation
Pros
I love to take pictures and some of the scenery out the window we're really wonderful. The views along the coast were really pretty.
Cons
Nothing, overall I felt it was a very good experience.
Tips
Arrive early, the trains were very crowded, especially between the major cities
S Roger
5.0
July 15, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Comfortable,?relaxing, good value
Maxine
3.0
June 26, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Seeing my family.
Cons
Having personnel to help you on and off with your luggage. I'm 75

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Boston 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, €89.37 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Boston to Philadelphia. By booking your trip 20 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of €6.12 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Boston to Philadelphia?

The distance between Boston and Philadelphia is approximately 271 miles, or 436 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 3 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Boston 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 Saturday 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 Boston at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Boston to Philadelphia?

There are 13 scheduled trains on most days. 9 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 Boston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Boston to Philadelphia for €8.99.

What train services are there from Boston to Philadelphia?

There are 3 train lines with service from Boston to Philadelphia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 8 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak37h 46m€121.73
Amtrak Acela45h 11m€155.43
Amtrak Northeast Regional85h 58m€73.04

Where is the train station in Boston?

There are two stations in Boston where you can board the train to Philadelphia:

  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia has one train station:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

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