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Trip Summary

There are 32 daily trains from Philadelphia to New York. Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York usually takes around one hour and 27 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in one hour and 16 minutes.

Distance81 mi (130 km)
Fastest train1h 16m
Lowest price$18.00
Trains per day34
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines9

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia, PA to New York, NY

(Based on 54 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Merle

October 10, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

The trip on the train was very good, train was on time. Also savings using the app.

The trip on the train was very good, train was on time. Also savings using the app.

5.0

biljana

October 7, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Keystone Service

Red Cap was very helpful. It is a great thing to have someone help you with the luggage.

Red Cap was very helpful. It is a great thing to have someone help you with the luggage.

5.0

Kateri

October 4, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Very comfortable seat. Train was very fast. Well worth it.

Very comfortable seat. Train was very fast. Well worth it.

5.0

Mizue

September 24, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: I love the trip to NY. Cons: I am satisfied. Tips: Not particularly.

Pros: I love the trip to NY. Cons: I am satisfied. Tips: Not particularly.

5.0

Regina

August 8, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Ease of travel. Cons: Single seating unless traveling with a companion.

Pros: Ease of travel. Cons: Single seating unless traveling with a companion.

Philadelphia to New York Route Map

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

In the last month, $39.51 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 $58.72 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Philadelphia to New York will vary between $33 and $94. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Philadelphia over the next 7 days is $41. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Philadelphia to New York by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $42 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to New York in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $64 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Philadelphia will be about $58.72 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to New York?

There are 9 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 15 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 21m$85.12
Amtrak Acela71h 19m$108.28
Amtrak Carolinian11h 28m$64.52
Amtrak Crescent11h 43m$78.98
Amtrak Keystone Service61h 26m$36.10
Amtrak Northeast Regional151h 33m$54.88
Amtrak Palmetto11h 28m$60.42
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 25m$43.85
Amtrak Vermonter11h 24m$67.91
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Philadelphia to New York every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $75.

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  • Amtrak Acela

    Amtrak Acela

    The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 7 Acela trips from Philadelphia to New York every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • Amtrak Carolinian

    Amtrak Carolinian

    The Amtrak Carolinian is a passenger train service which connects New York City and Washington, DC to some of the most charming destinations in North Carolina. The Carolinian runs an average of 1 trips per day between Philadelphia and New York, all of which include seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket price for this route is , and the trip usually lasts around 1 hours and 28 minutes.

  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    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 New York take about 1 hours and 43 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $43.

  • Amtrak Northeast Regional

    Amtrak Northeast Regional

    The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 15 daily train trips from Philadelphia to New York, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • Amtrak Palmetto

    Amtrak Palmetto

    The Palmetto is an Amtrak train service that runs a total of 829 miles from New York City to Savannah, GA, connecting 20 cities from the Northeast to the Southeast along the way. Traveling from Philadelphia to New York is comfortable and relaxing on the Palmetto, thanks to the train’s free WiFi, power outlets, and seating with extra legroom. You can pick from 1 daily departures along this route, with train ticket pricing at an average of on the Palmetto.

  • Amtrak Vermonter

    Amtrak Vermonter

    The Vermonter is an Amtrak passenger train that connects St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. by way of New York City. The journey is renowned for the beautiful scenic views that it presents as it passes through the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. Aboard the Vermonter, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and extra legroom. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the train’s café. There are 1 Vermonter trains traveling from Philadelphia to New York every day, with prices starting from $18.

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 during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

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 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 16 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 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 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 12:00am 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.

Is there a direct train from Philadelphia to New York?

There are 32 scheduled trains on most days. 34 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 $9.00.

City Information

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. Fuel up at the Reading Terminal Market or Italian Market, both offering fresh food from local vendors, to prepare for a night hitting up the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line up 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.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Departure stations

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

Train stations in Philadelphia:

  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St

Where is the train station in New York?

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Arrival stations

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

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