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traveling from Philadelphia to Washington by train

Cheapest price
$39.00
Fastest time
1h 39m
Trips per day
37
train carriers
7
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Philadelphia to Washington?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from Philadelphia to Washington is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Philadelphia to Washington were $80.85. By booking 20 days out, tickets are on average $19.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Philadelphia to Washington?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Philadelphia to Washington by train is at 5 PM on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 12 AM on Friday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily train trips are there from Philadelphia to Washington?

On average there are 37 train trips per day. Amtrak Northeast Regional has the most options for departures from Philadelphia to Washington, with an average of 17 trips per day and 355 monthly trips. 7 train carriers currently travel from Philadelphia to Washington. Of the 37 trips there are 37 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from Philadelphia start at $1.00.

train lines that run from Philadelphia to Washington

Amtrak Vermonter

Amtrak Vermonter operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Philadelphia to Washington. The average Amtrak Vermonter ticket to Washington costs $92.58. Cheap Amtrak Vermonter tickets to Washington are available on Wanderu starting from $39.00. In Philadelphia, Amtrak Vermonter departs from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and no other station. In Washington, Amtrak Vermonter arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Vermonter from Philadelphia to Washington takes 1 hours and 54 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Vermonter trip will get you to Washington in 1 hours and 39 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Vermonter offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $91.82 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Amtrak Vermonter
Amtrak Vermonter
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Avg. Time
1h 54m
Avg. Price
$92.58

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service operates, on average, 2 train schedule(s) from Philadelphia to Washington. The average Amtrak Silver Service ticket to Washington costs $95.34. Cheap Amtrak Silver Service tickets to Washington are available on Wanderu starting from $44.00. In Philadelphia, Amtrak Silver Service departs from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and no other station. In Washington, Amtrak Silver Service arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Silver Service from Philadelphia to Washington takes 1 hours and 58 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Silver Service trip will get you to Washington in 1 hours and 39 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Silver Service offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $98.11 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Amtrak Silver Service
Amtrak Silver Service
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
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Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
1h 58m
Avg. Price
$95.34

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Philadelphia to Washington. The average Amtrak Palmetto ticket to Washington costs $56.59. Cheap Amtrak Palmetto tickets to Washington are available on Wanderu starting from $44.00. In Philadelphia, Amtrak Palmetto departs from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and no other station. In Washington, Amtrak Palmetto arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Palmetto from Philadelphia to Washington takes 1 hours and 56 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Palmetto trip will get you to Washington in 1 hours and 39 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Palmetto offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $58.84 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Amtrak Palmetto
Amtrak Palmetto
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
1h 56m
Avg. Price
$56.59

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates, on average, 17 train schedule(s) from Philadelphia to Washington. The average Amtrak Northeast Regional ticket to Washington costs $63.38. Cheap Amtrak Northeast Regional tickets to Washington are available on Wanderu starting from $39.00. In Philadelphia, Amtrak Northeast Regional departs from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and no other station. In Washington, Amtrak Northeast Regional arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Northeast Regional from Philadelphia to Washington takes 2 hours and 2 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Northeast Regional trip will get you to Washington in 1 hours and 39 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 14 trips per day and you could expect to pay $68.72 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Amtrak Northeast Regional
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
2h 2m
Avg. Price
$63.38

Amtrak Crescent

Amtrak Crescent operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Philadelphia to Washington. The average Amtrak Crescent ticket to Washington costs $95.09. Cheap Amtrak Crescent tickets to Washington are available on Wanderu starting from $75.00. In Philadelphia, Amtrak Crescent departs from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and no other station. In Washington, Amtrak Crescent arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Crescent from Philadelphia to Washington takes 2 hours and 2 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Crescent trip will get you to Washington in 1 hours and 39 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Crescent offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $97.34 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Amtrak Crescent
Amtrak Crescent
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
2h 2m
Avg. Price
$95.09

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from Philadelphia to Washington. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket to Washington costs $69.96. Cheap Amtrak Carolinian tickets to Washington are available on Wanderu starting from $58.00. In Philadelphia, Amtrak Carolinian departs from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and no other station. In Washington, Amtrak Carolinian arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Carolinian from Philadelphia to Washington takes 1 hours and 53 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Carolinian trip will get you to Washington in 1 hours and 39 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Carolinian offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $76.25 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Amtrak Carolinian
Amtrak Carolinian
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
1h 53m
Avg. Price
$69.96

Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak Acela Express operates, on average, 13 train schedule(s) from Philadelphia to Washington. The average Amtrak Acela Express ticket to Washington costs $139.02. Cheap Amtrak Acela Express tickets to Washington are available on Wanderu starting from $123.00. In Philadelphia, Amtrak Acela Express departs from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St and no other station. In Washington, Amtrak Acela Express arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Acela Express from Philadelphia to Washington takes 1 hours and 45 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Acela Express trip will get you to Washington in 1 hours and 39 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Acela Express offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay $133.87 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Amtrak Acela Express
Amtrak Acela Express
Air conditioning
Restroom
Beverage
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Meal
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
1h 45m
Avg. Price
$139.02
Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Philadelphia. Most train trips to Washington will depart from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St.
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
Train trips arrive in Washington at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Union Station are the main train stations in Washington for trips arriving from Philadelphia.
  • Union Station