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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Salisbury to Philadelphia. Traveling by train from Salisbury to Philadelphia usually takes around 12 hours, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 9 hours and 47 minutes.

Distance414 mi (666 km)
Fastest train9h 47m
Lowest price$80.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carolinian
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Salisbury, NC to Philadelphia, PA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Nana

July 20, 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: The cafe shop. Cons: Payment system at the cafe, some of us would like to pay cash. Tips: I know they would love to travel with you.

Pros: The cafe shop. Cons: Payment system at the cafe, some of us would like to pay cash. Tips: I know they would love to travel with you.

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

In the last month, $83.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Salisbury, NC to Philadelphia, PA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $81.10 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Salisbury to Philadelphia by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $88 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Salisbury to Philadelphia in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $122 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Philadelphia from Salisbury will be about $81.10 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Salisbury to Philadelphia?

There are 3 train lines with service from Salisbury, North Carolina to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak214h 48m$141.75
Amtrak Carolinian111h 35m$169.52
Amtrak Crescent110h 5m$163.38
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 2 Amtrak trains from Salisbury to Philadelphia every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $80.

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  • Amtrak Carolinian

    Amtrak Carolinian

    The Amtrak Carolinian is a passenger train service which connects New York City and Washington, DC to some of the most charming destinations in North Carolina. The Carolinian runs an average of 1 trips per day between Salisbury and Philadelphia, all of which include seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket price for this route is , and the trip usually lasts around 11 hours and 35 minutes.

  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Salisbury to Philadelphia take about 10 hours and 5 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $87.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Salisbury 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.

How long is the train journey from Salisbury to Philadelphia?

The distance between Salisbury and Philadelphia is approximately 414 miles, or 666 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 47 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 Salisbury 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 Wednesday 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 Salisbury at 6:00am 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 Salisbury to Philadelphia?

Trains leave the station in Salisbury twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Philadelphia with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

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

City Information

Philadelphia

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. Fuel up at the Reading Terminal Market or Italian Market, both offering fresh food from local vendors, to prepare for a night hitting up the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line up 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 Salisbury?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Salisbury.

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Arrival stations

Philadelphia has one train station.

Need a return trip from Philadelphia to Salisbury?

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