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Train Trip Information: Philadelphia to Atlanta
There is one daily train from Philadelphia to Atlanta. Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Atlanta usually takes 16 hours and 48 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||665 mi (1071 km)|
|Fastest train||16h 48m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Crescent|
What is the price of a train ticket from Philadelphia to Atlanta?
In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia to Atlanta was $155.13. This is somewhat expensive compared to other train fares, but it makes sense given the route’s long distance. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 27 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $80.15 more if you wait to book until the last minute.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Philadelphia to Atlanta will cost between $143 and $269. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.
Monthly average prices
Ticket prices for the train from Philadelphia to Atlanta often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in February when the average ticket price is only $141,
If you're thinking of traveling from Philadelphia to Atlanta during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $202 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.
Prices as travel date approaches
By booking your train trip from Philadelphia to Atlanta on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time, you can save about $80.15 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!
Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Atlanta?
Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Philadelphia to Atlanta. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Crescent||1||16h 48m||$176.44|
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 Philadelphia to Atlanta take about 16 hours and 48 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $118.
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The distance between Philadelphia and Atlanta is approximately 665 miles, or 1071 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 48 minutes,
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
Trains from Philadelphia to Atlanta are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Philadelphia at 3:00pm and arrives in Atlanta around 16 hours later.
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Atlanta with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Atlanta to 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.
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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.
The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.
Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.
Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.
Where is the train station in Philadelphia?
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Main departure station: 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
There is one train station in Philadelphia.
All train stations in Philadelphia:
30th St Station - 2955 Market St
Where is the train station in Atlanta?
Main arrival station: Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW
Located at 1688 Peachtree Street NW in Atlanta’s Brookwood Hills neighborhood, the historic two-track Peachtree Train Station opened in 1918 in the style of an Italian Renaissance pavilion. The station, which is now on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, features classic pilasters and columns. More than 70,000 passengers travel on Amtrak’s Crescent train services from Peachtree Station to major destinations including New Orleans, New York, and Washington D.C. Within the station building are two waiting rooms, restrooms, vending machines, and a ticket sales office. The station has accessible entrances and limited paid parking.
All train stations in Atlanta:
Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW
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