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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Newark to Philadelphia?

Lowest Price$24.00
Fastest Train0h 55m
Trains Per Day22
Train Lines11

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $35.17 was the average price of a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $37.72 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Newark to Philadelphia?

The distance between Newark and Philadelphia is approximately 75 miles, or 121 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 55 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Philadelphia.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Newark to Philadelphia are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Newark at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Newark to Philadelphia?

There are 22 scheduled trains on most days. 28 of these are direct connections to Philadelphia. 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 Philadelphia to Newark. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Newark to Philadelphia for $7.00.

Which train should you take from Newark to Philadelphia?

There are 11 train lines with service from Newark, New Jersey to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 17m$30.03
Amtrak Acela40h 58m$88.08
Amtrak Cardinal11h 3m$47.71
Amtrak Carolinian11h 7m$45.21
Amtrak Crescent11h 11m$47.32
Amtrak Keystone Service31h 5m$29.92
Amtrak Northeast Regional101h 8m$32.40
Amtrak Palmetto11h 17m$35.67
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 6m$32.16
Amtrak Silver Service11h 10m$40.93
Amtrak Vermonter11h 6m$32.09

Where is the train station in Newark?

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

  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia receives travelers from Newark at its two active train stations:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St

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