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Trip Summary

There are 35 daily trains from Philadelphia to New York. Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York usually takes around one hour and 24 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in one hour and 9 minutes.

Distance81 mi (130 km)
Fastest train1h 9m
Lowest price$19.00
Trains per day36
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines9

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia to New York

(Based on 124 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Rachel

September 1, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Not much. Tips: Book in advance.

Pros: Not much. Tips: Book in advance.

5.0

Emily

August 15, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: I had a whole row to myself! Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

Pros: I had a whole row to myself! Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Ann Marie

August 8, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: I was directed to the most empty car both rides. On the ride from nyc to Philly they directed people going to the same destination to the same train car. Which creates less moving around, and also less “new” introduction to possible germs. Cons: The ride from Ph...

Pros: I was directed to the most empty car both rides. On the ride from nyc to Philly they directed people going to the same destination to the same train car. Which creates less moving around, and also less “new” introduction to possible germs. Cons: The ride from Philly at 5:00 was really warm inside the semi empty car. Could have used some more air, but it was 100degrees outside so I get it. Tips: Travel with purpose. Know where you are going, where the next step/move is and take it. If you are unsure, step to the side (or stay put) until you have reached a decision/found someone to help you make it.

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5.0

Francoise

August 5, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: No bad surprise. Cons: Nothing really.

Pros: No bad surprise. Cons: Nothing really.

5.0

yvette

July 31, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: I will refer friends. Cons: N/a. Tips: Be there 20 minutes ahead.

Pros: I will refer friends. Cons: N/a. Tips: Be there 20 minutes ahead.

Philadelphia to New York Route Map

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

$54.52 is the average price of a bus ticket from Philadelphia to New York. Any tickets cheaper than $54.52 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

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 $51 and $116. 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 $58. 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 January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $51 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to New York in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $85 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 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Philadelphia will be about $62.75 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 to New York. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 14 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21h 17m$114.58
Amtrak Acela71h 17m$159.60
Amtrak Carolinian11h 31m$93.42
Amtrak Crescent11h 46m$106.48
Amtrak Keystone Service81h 25m$54.28
Amtrak Northeast Regional141h 30m$70.79
Amtrak Palmetto11h 28m$53.05
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 25m$65.11
Amtrak Vermonter11h 23m$84.68
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Philadelphia to New York every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $19.

  • 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 31 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 46 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $100.

  • Amtrak Keystone Service

    Amtrak Keystone Service

    The Keystone Service is a daily train service that Amtrak operates from New York City to Harrisburg, PA. The route is notable for its high-speed rail portions, where the train can reach up to 125 mph. This speed means the trip from Philadelphia to New York takes just 1 hours and 25 minutes on the Keystone Service. The train’s amenities include free WiFi, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and a Quiet Car for those who prefer to sleep, work, or study in a quieter atmosphere. Tickets on this route usually cost , but if you book in advance, you may be able to score a $19 ticket.

  • 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 14 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 Pennsylvanian

    Amtrak Pennsylvanian

    The Amtrak Pennsylvanian runs daily between New York City and Pittsburgh, passing through cities such as Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The trains feature basic amenities such as a cafe car and free onboard WiFi and offer checked baggage service. A trip from Philadelphia to New York takes about 1 hours and 25 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

  • 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 $19.

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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 9 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?

Travelers prefer riding the train on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in New York. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded trains to New York, book your ticket for the last 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.

How many train departures serve New York each day?

There are 35 scheduled trains on most days. 36 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.

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. Head to Reading Terminal Market or join a history and food tour of the Italian Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line 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. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

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. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Main departure station: 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

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

All train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • N Phil - 2900 N Broad St

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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.

All train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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