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Compare train tickets from Philadelphia to New Brunswick


Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to New Brunswick?

Lowest Price$20.00
Fastest Train0h 46m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia to New Brunswick 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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.

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

In the last month, $29.85 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to New Brunswick, NJ. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $29.45 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Philadelphia to New Brunswick?

The distance between Philadelphia and New Brunswick is approximately 53 miles, or 85 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 46 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to New Brunswick.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Philadelphia to New Brunswick are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Sunday 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 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. 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 Philadelphia to New Brunswick?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Philadelphia to New Brunswick.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New Brunswick to Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to New Brunswick for $15.00.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to New Brunswick?

2 train services operate from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to New Brunswick, New Jersey. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Keystone Service10h 46m$59.04
Amtrak Northeast Regional30h 52m$31.43

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 New Brunswick?

New Brunswick has one train station:

  • Transit Station - French St and Albany St

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