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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to New York?

Lowest Price$25.00
Fastest Train1h 13m
Trains Per Day22
Train Lines8

Philadelphia to New York Route Map

Philadelphia New York

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the fastest way to get from Philly to NYC?

If you’re not worried about price, the fastest way to get from Philly to New York City is to take a nonstop flight. The flight time is only an hour, but it will cost you north of $300. If you want something cheaper and nearly just as fast, we recommend Amtrak. The train takes about 1.5 hours and costs an average of $70 per ticket.

Is there a direct train from Philadelphia to NYC?

Yes, there are direct trains that go from Philadelphia to NYC. Keep in mind that a direct train means there is no transfer, but the train is not necessarily non-stop. Out of the 44 daily trips that Amtrak offers for this route, all are direct trips. The Amtrak Northeast Regional train offers the most daily trips at 18. Amtrak Acela offers 13, and Amtrak Keystone Service offers 9.

What is the difference between SEPTA and Amtrak?

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is cheaper than Amtrak, however, it is not a direct route. Passengers must change trains in Trenton, N.J. onto the New Jersey Transit’s light rail to Penn Station in NYC. With the transfer, the entire trip will take about 2 to 3 hours, depending on schedules. Amtrak is a much faster option, taking between 60 and 90 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia to New York 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 York?

In the last month, $45.79 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to New York, NY. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $42.07 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Philadelphia and New York is approximately 81 miles, or 130 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 13 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Philadelphia to New York are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 11:00pm. 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 York?

There are 22 scheduled trains on most days. 21 of these are direct connections to New York. 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 New York to Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to New York for $7.00.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to New York?

There are 8 train lines with service from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to New York, New York. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 11 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak22h 30m$57.94
Amtrak Acela41h 16m$105.84
Amtrak Carolinian11h 31m$65.24
Amtrak Keystone Service31h 29m$43.64
Amtrak Northeast Regional111h 31m$51.02
Amtrak Palmetto11h 28m$54.95
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 25m$50.01
Amtrak Vermonter11h 23m$53.85

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

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

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

Where is the train station in New York?

New York has one train station:

  • Penn Station

Price trends for trains from Philadelphia to New York

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30NovDec

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia, PA to New York, NY
4.6
Based on 20 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
3.0
Value
2.0
Condition
3.5
Mohammad
4.0
June 17, 2019Vacation
Pros
I slept.I slept.
Cons
Cleanliness.Cleanliness.
Tips
Be safe.Be safe.

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
2.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Keystone Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
3.9
Value
3.6
Condition
4.3
Pozzi
4.0
October 13, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It was only a transfer from Philadelphia to N.Y. to get flight to ItalyIt was only a transfer from Philadelphia to N.Y. to get flight to Italy
John
5.0
July 27, 2019Vacation
Pros
The train was on time and the cars were air conditioned and very clean. The train was on time and the cars were air conditioned and very clean.
Alicia
3.0
June 21, 2019Vacation
Pros
Ease of booking, comfort on train, timelinessEase of booking, comfort on train, timeliness
Cons
Europe trains are miles ahead. Better signs to give vacation travelers ease of access. We were early to the train station. Used to flying. We boarded wrong train. No number. Just a platform. Had to go between cars to obtain proper skew. Europe trains are miles ahead. Better signs to give vacation travelers ease of access. We were early to the train station. Used to flying. We boarded wrong train. No number. Just a platform. Had to go between cars to obtain proper skew.

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 89 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.6
Value
3.7
Condition
4.8
Marie
5.0
October 19, 2019Couples trip
Pros
very pleasant trip with staff very helpful for our first time with Amtrakvery pleasant trip with staff very helpful for our first time with Amtrak
Tips
on top of that they care care about your luggages down to the trainon top of that they care care about your luggages down to the train
Jim
5.0
September 8, 2019Vacation
Pros
Train was clean and on timeTrain was clean and on time
Cons
Announcing the stops could be louder Announcing the stops could be louder
Paula
5.0
August 26, 2019Solo travel
Pros
quick and efficientquick and efficient
Cons
n/an/a
Tips
n/an/a
Xavier
4.0
August 9, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Convenience, ease of use, fast, friendly staffConvenience, ease of use, fast, friendly staff
Cons
The train was very busy and it was difficult to find a sit. Wifi connectionThe train was very busy and it was difficult to find a sit. Wifi connection
Tips
Arrive on time, if it is very busy, first seat you see take it. Wifi is not that great, have trouble connecting my devicesArrive on time, if it is very busy, first seat you see take it. Wifi is not that great, have trouble connecting my devices

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Pennsylvanian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Nancy
5.0
December 7, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Got me where i wanted to go.Got me where i wanted to go.
Cons
no complaintsno complaints
Tips
First time Wanderu user and i was amazed that you got me a seat on a train that Amtrak said was sold out! Thanks!First time Wanderu user and i was amazed that you got me a seat on a train that Amtrak said was sold out! Thanks!

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