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Trains from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown

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Philadelphia - Elizabethtown Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 39 daily trains from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown. Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown usually takes around 4 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pennsylvanian train can make the trip in one hour and 23 minutes.

Distance77 mi (124 km)
Fastest train1h 23m
Lowest price$30.00
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




June 27, 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: I like how quiet the train was. Cons: The PA for information was loud but beside that everything was great. Tips: Just trust the company and enjoy your trip.

Pros: I like how quiet the train was. Cons: The PA for information was loud but beside that everything was great. Tips: Just trust the company and enjoy your trip.

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

In the last month, $77.79 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $29.91 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown will vary between $72 and $98. Planning a train trip to Elizabethtown within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Philadelphia over the next 7 days is $77. 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


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $31 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $96 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


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Elizabethtown from Philadelphia will be about $29.91 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown?

There are 3 train lines with service from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 29 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak295h 9m$94.10
Amtrak Keystone Service101h 30m$30.00
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 23m$31.88
  • 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 29 Amtrak trains from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown every day, as well as 98 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $30.

  • 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 Elizabethtown takes just 1 hours and 30 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 $30 ticket.

  • 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 Elizabethtown takes about 1 hours and 23 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown?

The distance between Philadelphia and Elizabethtown is approximately 77 miles, or 124 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 23 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 departing from Philadelphia to Elizabethtown tend to have the most passengers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

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 Elizabethtown?

There are 39 scheduled trains on most days. 12 of these are direct connections to Elizabethtown. 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 Elizabethtown to Philadelphia.

City Information


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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

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

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Philadelphia where you can board the train.

All train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • Union Station

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

  • Amtrak/SEPTA Station

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

  • Metro-North Station - 1 Railroad Plz

  • 100 Middlesex Essex Tpke

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

  • 550 Railroad Ave - inside Marine Corps base

  • Newark Intl Airport

  • 525 Water St

Where is the train station in Elizabethtown?

Main arrival station: 50 S Wilson Ave

Elizabethtown has one train station.

All train stations in Elizabethtown:

  • 50 S Wilson Ave

Need a return trip from Elizabethtown to Philadelphia?

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