Trains from Middletown to Philadelphia

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Middletown - Philadelphia Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Middletown to Philadelphia. Traveling by train from Middletown to Philadelphia usually takes around one hour and 37 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can make the trip in one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance85 mi (136 km)
Fastest train1h 30m
Lowest price$26.00
Trains per day10
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Keystone Service
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Middletown to Philadelphia

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




May 31, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: First Time I rode Amtrack in many years. Very positive experience. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Good impression! Cons: Lower Price.

Pros: First Time I rode Amtrack in many years. Very positive experience. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Good impression! Cons: Lower Price.



February 16, 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Everything was easy--finding a seat, having my ticket checked, getting off at my stop.

Everything was easy--finding a seat, having my ticket checked, getting off at my stop.

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

In the last month, $31.94 was the average price of a train ticket from Middletown to Philadelphia. 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 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.06 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Philadelphia from Middletown is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about $32 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Middletown to Philadelphia by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $32 whenever you decide to board the train to Philadelphia.

Prices as travel date approaches


Since the average price of train trips from Middletown to Philadelphia remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Middletown to Philadelphia?

Amtrak Keystone Service is the one and only train line which connects Middletown to Philadelphia. However, there are 9 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Keystone Service91h 38m$31.99
  • Amtrak Keystone Service

    Amtrak Keystone Service

    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 Middletown to Philadelphia takes just 1 hours and 38 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 $26 ticket.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Middletown to Philadelphia during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Middletown to Philadelphia?

The distance between Middletown and Philadelphia is approximately 85 miles, or 136 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 30 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 departing from Middletown to Philadelphia tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. 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 Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Middletown 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 Middletown to Philadelphia?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 10 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 Middletown.

City Information


Middletown, PA, US - MID-0

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Middletown is a very common place name in Pennsylvania, but the most significant is the borough of Middletown just south of Harrisburg. Though Middletown itself is pretty small, the Harrisburg International Airport is within Middletown and brings a good amount of traffic through the town. However, the area's charming activities and landscape merit a few days of slowing down and enjoying central Pennsylvania.

Families with young kids will love wandering through the enormous National Christmas Center, open during Christmas Season and for select weeks in July, filled with holiday displays, decor, and gifts. You can enter the spooky, spiky Indian Echo Caverns in nearby Derry Township to discover local natural history or enjoy nature's fresh air on the Swatara Creek Water Trail and the Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail.

Middletown is home to several brewing companies, distilleries, and brewpubs, including the famous Appalachian Brewing Company and Tattered Flag. In Downtown Middletown, you can shop at a handful of malls and enjoy entertainment at hotels, clubs, bars, and museums.

No intercity bus companies stop in Middletown, but Amtrak's Keystone Service provides train service to the station downtown. Catch the train west to Harrisburg or as far east as 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 or join a history and food tour of the Italian 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 Middletown?

Main departure station: 270 West Emaus Street

There is one train station in Middletown.

All train stations in Middletown:

  • 270 West Emaus Street

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

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

Philadelphia receives travelers from Middletown 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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