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Frederick - Philadelphia Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 4 daily train trips between Frederick and Philadelphia. The average train journey from Frederick to Philadelphia takes 4 hours and 10 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as 2 hours and 28 minutes.

Distance125 mi (201 km)
Fastest train2h 28m
Lowest price$84.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Frederick to Philadelphia

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




June 10, 2022- Visiting friends


Pros: I actually had leg room. And this was way less stressful than driving. Cons: No complaints. Tips: Arrive early.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Frederick and Philadelphia cost $102.11, on average. Any tickets cheaper than $102.11 can be considered a good deal. Booking your trip at least 29 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $70.89 more.

Average prices by travel date


For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Frederick to Philadelphia will range from $94 to $138. If you're planning to travel by train to Philadelphia in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Frederick you can find in the next 7 days is $100. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Frederick to Philadelphia. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $99. If you're planning a trip from Frederick to Philadelphia during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $133 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you're looking to save on your train trip from Frederick to Philadelphia, book online with Wanderu at least 29 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $70.89 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Frederick to Philadelphia?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Frederick to Philadelphia. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak44h 11m$118.35
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from Frederick to Philadelphia every day, as well as 6 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $84.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Frederick to Philadelphia, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.
The distance between Frederick and Philadelphia is approximately 125 miles, or 201 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 28 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

Wednesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Frederick to Philadelphia. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Wednesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Frederick at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. 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 4 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information


Frederick, MD, US - FRC-0

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Frederick is a city in western Maryland with mountainous views and clustered spires. The city is popular for its intimidating 40-block historic district and Civil War sites. History buffs will enjoy the diverse history spots in the city, from the National Museum of Civil War Museum, which offers battlefield medical care exhibits, to the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum in a 1750s German colonial house. If you're traveling with children, you should visit the Rose Holl Manor Park & Museum, which includes a children's museum, the Adventure Park USA, offering fun rides, and the Gambrill State Park, which appeals to hikers. Art lovers can see virtual art exhibits at the Delaplaine Arts Center.

Downtown Frederick is an exciting spot in the city, as the entertainment district features a thriving craft beer scene, specialty stores, art galleries, and eateries. In the downtown area, you can check out Carroll Creek Park, which features fountains, footpaths, and an amphitheater where you enjoy performing arts. The Frederick Festival of the Arts is a mainstay in the city, but the Maryland Craft Beer Festival is another top reason to visit.

You can easily visit Frederick by train, with most of the train routes provided by Amtrak. If you decide to go by bus, Jefferson Lines has plenty of trips. TransIT provides bus routes within the city.


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 Frederick?

Main departure station: Frederick Transit Center-MARC Station

There are two stations in Frederick where you can board the train to Philadelphia.

All train stations in Frederick:

  • Frederick Transit Center-MARC Station

  • 1341 Hughes Ford Rd

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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