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Compare train tickets from Philadelphia to Boston

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to Boston?

Lowest Price$15.00
Fastest Train5h 9m
Trains Per Day14
Train Lines3
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Price trends for trains from Philadelphia to Boston

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35JulJul

Monthly average prices

$175$140$105$70$35ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$200$160$120$80$403020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Philadelphia to Boston
4.6
Based on 5 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.3
Value
3.3
Condition
4.5
Kate
5.0
November 17, 2019Business
Pros
I paid for a coach ticket and somehow ended up in a business class seat. The entire car was coach even though it was nice 2 x 1 seating. I was significantly more comfortable than on my first trip.
Cons
Better food and drink on the cafe car. I have a gluten allergy so could eat almost nothing. Also, better quality wine.
Theresa
5.0
June 4, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was easy, relaxing, stress free. All of Amtrak employees were excellent from start to finish. I was impressed.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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, $60.74 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Philadelphia to Boston. By booking your trip 25 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $64.24 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Philadelphia to Boston?

The distance between Philadelphia and Boston is approximately 271 miles, or 436 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 9 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Philadelphia to Boston 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 Saturday 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 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Boston?

There are 14 scheduled trains on most days. 14 of these are direct connections to Boston. 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 Boston to Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to Boston for $10.00.

What train services are there from Philadelphia to Boston?

There are 3 train lines with service from Philadelphia to Boston. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak28h 5m$48.76
Amtrak Acela45h 22m$130.72
Amtrak Northeast Regional106h 16m$53.05

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

There are two stations in Philadelphia where you can board the train to Boston:

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

Where is the train station in Boston?

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

  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

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