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How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to Newark?

Lowest Price$24.00
Fastest Train0h 54m
Trains Per Day21
Train Lines9
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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, $46.26 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Philadelphia to Newark. By booking your trip 25 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $28.43 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Philadelphia to Newark?

The distance between Philadelphia and Newark is approximately 75 miles, or 121 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 54 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Newark.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Philadelphia to Newark 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 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 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Newark?

There are 21 scheduled trains on most days. 20 of these are direct connections to Newark. 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 Newark to Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to Newark for $18.00.

What train services are there from Philadelphia to Newark?

There are 9 train lines with service from Philadelphia to Newark. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 13 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 52m$48.00
Amtrak Acela30h 59m$87.62
Amtrak Carolinian11h 8m$44.30
Amtrak Keystone Service21h 8m$120.00
Amtrak Northeast Regional131h 8m$42.37
Amtrak Palmetto11h 8m$38.83
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 5m$39.53
Amtrak Silver Service11h 13m$52.68
Amtrak Vermonter11h 3m$39.54

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

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

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

Where is the train station in Newark?

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

  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport

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