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How much are train tickets from Newark to Wilmington?

Lowest Price$28.00
Fastest Train1h 14m
Trains Per Day21
Train Lines8
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Newark to Wilmington
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
June 24, 2019
I got there. I didn't expect anything new.
The Wilmington train stop was not announced, and I didn't know. I almost missed getting off. An announcement is important especially at night when you can't see the station.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Newark to Wilmington 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 Newark to Wilmington?

In the last month, $39.75 was the average price of a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Wilmington, DE. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $34.13 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Newark to Wilmington?

The distance between Newark and Wilmington is approximately 100 miles, or 160 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 14 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Newark to Wilmington are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Friday 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 Newark at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Newark to Wilmington?

There are 21 scheduled trains on most days. 21 of these are direct connections to Wilmington. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Wilmington to Newark. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Newark to Wilmington for $25.00.

What train services are there from Newark to Wilmington?

There are 8 train lines with service from Newark to Wilmington. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 13 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Acela31h 17m$84.02
Amtrak Cardinal11h 39m$42.86
Amtrak Carolinian11h 32m$37.15
Amtrak Crescent11h 41m$44.43
Amtrak Northeast Regional131h 33m$39.78
Amtrak Palmetto11h 41m$42.61
Amtrak Silver Service11h 38m$43.72
Amtrak Vermonter11h 31m$37.54

Where is the train station in Newark?

There are two stations in Newark where you can board the train to Wilmington:

  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in Wilmington?

Wilmington has one train station:

  • Amtrak Station - 100 French St

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