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St Louis-Philadelphia Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from St Louis to Philadelphia?

Lowest Price$112.00
Fastest Train29h 4m
Trains Per Day7
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from St Louis to Philadelphia during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from St Louis to Philadelphia?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from St Louis to Philadelphia. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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

In the last month, $121.78 was the average price of a train ticket from St Louis, MO to Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $58.72 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from St Louis to Philadelphia?

The distance between St Louis and Philadelphia is approximately 808 miles, or 1301 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 33 hours and 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 29 hours and 4 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 St Louis to Philadelphia are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Tuesday 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 St Louis at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from St Louis to Philadelphia?

There are 7 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 St Louis. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from St Louis to Philadelphia for $98.00.

Which train should you take from St Louis to Philadelphia?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects St Louis, Missouri to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, there are 7 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak71d 9h 34m$141.30

Amtrak train tickets from St Louis to Philadelphia start from $112, and on average cost $141. Daily there are 7 Amtrak schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak in St Louis leaves from Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, From St Louis to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak takes 33 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 29 hours and 4 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 9 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $127 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

Where is the train station in St Louis?

There is one train station in St Louis:

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia has one train station:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Price trends for trains from St Louis to Philadelphia

Average prices by travel date

$165$110$55SepSep

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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