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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Harrisburg to Philadelphia?

Lowest Price$26.00
Fastest Train1h 35m
Trains Per Day13
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $34.48 was the average price of a train ticket from Harrisburg, PA 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 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.81 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Harrisburg to Philadelphia?

The distance between Harrisburg and Philadelphia is approximately 94 miles, or 151 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 35 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 Harrisburg to Philadelphia are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Monday 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 Harrisburg at 5:00am 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.

Is there a direct train from Harrisburg to Philadelphia?

There are 13 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Harrisburg to Philadelphia.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Harrisburg to Philadelphia for $40.00.

Which train should you take from Harrisburg to Philadelphia?

2 train services operate from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Amtrak Keystone Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 12 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Keystone Service121h 47m$34.72
Amtrak Pennsylvanian12h 0m$35.83

Where is the train station in Harrisburg?

There is one train station in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transp Ctr

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

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

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

Price trends for trains from Harrisburg to Philadelphia

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15NovDec

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Harrisburg, PA to Philadelphia, PA
4.7
Based on 6 ratings and reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Keystone Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
3.8
Value
3.0
Condition
4.5
Erick
5.0
February 13, 2020Visiting family
Pros
I love how fast it's to book a tripI love how fast it's to book a trip
Eric
4.0
December 28, 2019Couples trip
Pros
It was efficient and care free since we did not have to drive or worry about traffic.It was efficient and care free since we did not have to drive or worry about traffic.
Cons
It was pretty warm on the train to start the trip. Maybe personal air vents or just more attention to the cabin temperature. It was pretty warm on the train to start the trip. Maybe personal air vents or just more attention to the cabin temperature.
Jennifer
4.0
August 31, 2019Business
Pros
Great views, nice train stations, I love not having to drive!Great views, nice train stations, I love not having to drive!
Cons
Wi-Fi did not work from Harrisburg to PhiladelphiaWi-Fi did not work from Harrisburg to Philadelphia
Jennifer
5.0
May 25, 2019Business
Pros
Beautiful views, comfortable seat, great Wi-Fi, I was able to get work done, great location for both stations in the middle of town.Beautiful views, comfortable seat, great Wi-Fi, I was able to get work done, great location for both stations in the middle of town.
Cons
I got a good price through Wanderu but the price was higher than I expected, not their fault.I got a good price through Wanderu but the price was higher than I expected, not their fault.
Tips
Wanderu is a very useful service! Support train travel in the US! It's efficient, better for the environment and fun! Wanderu is a very useful service! Support train travel in the US! It's efficient, better for the environment and fun!

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