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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to Wilmington?

Lowest Price$20.00
Fastest Train0h 17m
Trains Per Day16
Train Lines8
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Price trends for trains from Philadelphia to Wilmington

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JunJul

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia to Wilmington 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to Wilmington?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $23.73 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Philadelphia to Wilmington. By booking your trip 24 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $8.58 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Philadelphia to Wilmington?

The distance between Philadelphia and Wilmington is approximately 25 miles, or 40 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 17 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Wilmington.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Philadelphia to Wilmington are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Wednesday 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 Philadelphia at 12:00am 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.

How many trains per day run from Philadelphia to Wilmington?

There are 16 scheduled trains on most days. 16 of these are direct connections to Wilmington. 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 Wilmington to Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to Wilmington for $13.00.

What train services are there from Philadelphia to Wilmington?

There are 8 train lines with service from Philadelphia to Wilmington. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Acela30h 18m$36.39
Amtrak Cardinal10h 27m$23.25
Amtrak Carolinian10h 20m$23.36
Amtrak Crescent10h 22m$23.63
Amtrak Northeast Regional70h 20m$22.76
Amtrak Palmetto10h 20m$24.08
Amtrak Silver Service20h 23m$24.51
Amtrak Vermonter10h 20m$22.11

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

There is one train station in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Where is the train station in Wilmington?

Wilmington has one train station:

  • Amtrak Station - 100 French St

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