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Trenton - Philadelphia Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

32 trains operate daily from Trenton to Philadelphia. The train trip from Trenton to Philadelphia is usually about 29 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can get you there in as little as 23 minutes.

Distance29 mi (46 km)
Fastest train0h 23m
Lowest price$5.00
Trains per day34
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines10

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Trenton to Philadelphia

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Alejandra

October 22, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I like that is on time. Tips: Charge your phone before because in the bus doesn’t work to charge.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Trenton and Philadelphia cost $19.33, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 23 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $42.34 more.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for September if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Trenton to Philadelphia. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $23. If you're planning a trip from Trenton to Philadelphia during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $36 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 Trenton to Philadelphia, book online with Wanderu at least 23 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $42.34 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Trenton to Philadelphia?

There are 10 train lines with service from Trenton to Philadelphia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 15 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak20h 32m$52.96
Amtrak Cardinal10h 27m$73.56
Amtrak Carolinian10h 29m$53.03
Amtrak Crescent10h 30m$73.73
Amtrak Keystone Service80h 29m$46.52
Amtrak Northeast Regional150h 30m$44.38
Amtrak Palmetto10h 32m$48.18
Amtrak Pennsylvanian10h 32m$57.03
Amtrak Silver Service20h 32m$71.23
Amtrak Vermonter10h 29m$64.77
  • 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 Trenton to Philadelphia every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $5.

  • The Amtrak Cardinal is a long distance passenger rail service from New York to Chicago, connecting a total of 31 cities. As one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the Cardinal is a popular train line connecting the Northeast to the Southeast, and offers top-notch comfort thanks to its seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available for purchase in the Cardinal Café. There are usually 1 Cardinal trips from Trenton to Philadelphia per day, with an average trip length of 0 hours and 27 minutes.

  • 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 Trenton 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 0 hours and 29 minutes.

  • 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 Trenton to Philadelphia take about 0 hours and 30 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $58.

  • The Keystone Service is a daily train service that Amtrak operates from New York City to Harrisburg, PA. The route is notable for its high-speed rail portions, where the train can reach up to 125 mph. This speed means the trip from Trenton to Philadelphia takes just 0 hours and 29 minutes on the Keystone Service. The train’s amenities include free WiFi, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and a Quiet Car for those who prefer to sleep, work, or study in a quieter atmosphere. Tickets on this route usually cost , but if you book in advance, you may be able to score a $5 ticket.

  • The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 15 daily train trips from Trenton to Philadelphia, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • The Palmetto is an Amtrak train service that runs a total of 829 miles from New York City to Savannah, GA, connecting 20 cities from the Northeast to the Southeast along the way. Traveling from Trenton to Philadelphia is comfortable and relaxing on the Palmetto, thanks to the train’s free WiFi, power outlets, and seating with extra legroom. You can pick from 1 daily departures along this route, with train ticket pricing at an average of on the Palmetto.

  • The Amtrak Pennsylvanian runs daily between New York City and Pittsburgh, passing through cities such as Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The trains feature basic amenities such as a cafe car and free onboard WiFi and offer checked baggage service. A trip from Trenton to Philadelphia takes about 0 hours and 32 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

  • The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Trenton to Philadelphia start from $58 and the average train journey lasts about 0 hours and 32 minutes.

  • The Vermonter is an Amtrak passenger train that connects St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. by way of New York City. The journey is renowned for the beautiful scenic views that it presents as it passes through the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. Aboard the Vermonter, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and extra legroom. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the train’s café. There are 1 Vermonter trains traveling from Trenton to Philadelphia every day, with prices starting from $10.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Trenton and Philadelphia is approximately 29 miles, or 46 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 23 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Philadelphia.

Trains departing from Trenton to Philadelphia tend to have the most passengers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Trenton at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 32 scheduled trains on most days. 34 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 Trenton.

City Information

Trenton

Trenton is New Jersey's capital, and for a period of two months in 1784, it was the capital of the United States. The city is located between New York City and Philadelphia and is separated from the state of Pennsylvania by the Delaware River. One of the most recognizable landmarks in Trenton is the New Jersey State House, constructed in 1792. It is the third-oldest state house in the country, and tours of the building share New Jersey history. For more New Jersey history in an even older building, visit the William Trent House, built in 1719. The founder of Trenton, William Trent, and three governors have occupied the house in its long history. It is now a museum offering tours and insight into early American life.

Cadwalader Park is a 100-acre park in Trenton, planned by the same man who designed Central Park in New York City. Enjoy the park's grassy lawns, quiet stream, walking paths, and the Ellarslie Mansion at the center, now a museum of fine art.

Trenton's primary train station is the Trenton Transit Center, where Amtrak trains connect to other cities in the Mid-Atlantic. The closest airport to the city is the Trenton-Mercer Airport, but international flights arrive at Newark Liberty International 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 Trenton?

Main departure station: 72 S Clinton Ave

There is one train station in Trenton.

All train stations in Trenton:

  • 72 S Clinton Ave

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

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Main arrival station: 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Philadelphia receives travelers from Trenton at its two active train stations.

All train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St

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