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Dover - Philadelphia Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

6 trains operate daily from Dover to Philadelphia. The train trip from Dover to Philadelphia is usually about 9 hours and 49 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak train can get you there in as little as 8 hours and 21 minutes.

Distance315 mi (507 km)
Fastest train8h 21m
Lowest price$165.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Dover to Philadelphia?

The average price for a train ticket from Dover, NH to Philadelphia, PA is $222.13, The lengthy distance traveled between Dover and Philadelphia often means relatively more expensive train tickets. By booking your trip at least 9 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $4.48 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Dover to Philadelphia. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $144. If you're planning a trip from Dover to Philadelphia during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $214 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Dover to Philadelphia, book online with Wanderu at least 9 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $4.48 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Dover to Philadelphia?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Dover to Philadelphia. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak69h 50m$230.79
  • 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 6 Amtrak trains from Dover to Philadelphia every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $165.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Dover and Philadelphia is approximately 315 miles, or 507 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 21 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Dover to Philadelphia on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Dover at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00am. 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 6 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 Dover.

City Information

Dover

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As the 4th-largest city in New Hampshire, Dover is rich in cultural heritage and abundant in lovely attractions! One of the top attractions in the city is the Children's Museum of New Hampshire, where children will actually enjoy learning their history! Another museum worth exploring is the Woodman Institute Museum, which showcases local history and culture. If you simply wish to stroll around a scenic park, check out the Raymond & Simone Savage Wildlife Preserve, which boasts remarkable wildlife.

Dover offers a wide variety of dining experiences, with options for every palate. For incredible dishes that are available at very affordable prices, check out Christopher's Third Street Grille. If you wish to try Italian food with a twist, Patty B's, a local favorite, is the best choice around.

Amtrak trains and C&J buses offer service directly into Dover. The nearest airports are Portsmouth International Airport and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

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. 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 Dover?

Main departure station: 33 Chestnut St

The Dover Transportation Center at 33 Chestnut St is a stop on Amtrak's Downeaster route between Brunswick, Maine, and Boston. Local transit buses also stop at this station, so you can easily travel within Dover after arriving by train. The train station has spacious parking and disabled access. The Dover Transportation Center leases out the first floor to Bubby's Bagel & Deli, which opens daily. The station has plenty of seats for passengers waiting for the train, and the small building is clean and well-maintained.

All train stations in Dover:

  • 33 Chestnut St

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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