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How much are train tickets from Durham to Philadelphia?

Lowest Price$75.00
Fastest Train9h 33m
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Price trends for trains from Durham to Philadelphia

Average prices by travel date

$150$100$50AugAug

Monthly average prices

$125$100$75$50$25SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Durham to Philadelphia right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, $86.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Durham, NC to Philadelphia, PA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $26.52 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Durham to Philadelphia?

The distance between Durham and Philadelphia is approximately 341 miles, or 548 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 33 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 Durham to Philadelphia are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Thursday 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 Durham at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Durham to Philadelphia?

Trains leave the station in Durham twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Philadelphia faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Philadelphia to Durham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Durham to Philadelphia for $86.00.

Which train should you take from Durham to Philadelphia?

2 train services operate from Durham, North Carolina to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak117h 59m$112.24
Amtrak Carolinian19h 33m$76.41

Where is the train station in Durham?

There is one train station in Durham:

  • 601 W Main St

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia has one train station:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

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