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Trains from Philadelphia to Harrisburg

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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg usually takes around one hour and 51 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pennsylvanian train can make the trip in one hour and 44 minutes.

Distance94 mi (151 km)
Fastest train1h 44m
Lowest price$35.00
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Keystone Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia, PA to Harrisburg, PA

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Compton

November 24, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: I forgot how many little towns there are in Pennsylvania. great to be reminded ob them. Cons: Not sure how to answers that. Tips: Yes my return on Moday.

Pros: I forgot how many little towns there are in Pennsylvania. great to be reminded ob them. Cons: Not sure how to answers that. Tips: Yes my return on Moday.

5.0

Julia

July 4, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Everything..station..very convenient..time to grab something for breakfast for boarding..staff there very courteous..boarding on time..safe trip home! Cons: There's always room for improvement! Staff greets you to board..and greets you at destiny! I was very happ...

Pros: Everything..station..very convenient..time to grab something for breakfast for boarding..staff there very courteous..boarding on time..safe trip home! Cons: There's always room for improvement! Staff greets you to board..and greets you at destiny! I was very happy with the whole trip! Thanks Amtrak!

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5.0

SHARON

May 23, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: I love traveling solo you meet interesting ppl. But Harrisburg was just my place to a ride that was going to take me home in Pa. Tips: Train rides can be so relaxing and the window views are amazing.

Pros: I love traveling solo you meet interesting ppl. But Harrisburg was just my place to a ride that was going to take me home in Pa. Tips: Train rides can be so relaxing and the window views are amazing.

5.0

Ahmed

April 10, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

I can't wait to the next trip with Amtrak.

I can't wait to the next trip with Amtrak.

5.0

Erick

February 4, 2020- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: Quite. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: Quite. Cons: Nothing.

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

In the last month, $35.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Harrisburg, PA. 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 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $2.23 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Harrisburg from Philadelphia is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about $35 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Philadelphia to Harrisburg by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $35 whenever you decide to board the train to Harrisburg.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Philadelphia to Harrisburg remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Harrisburg?

2 train services operate from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Amtrak Keystone Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 8 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Keystone Service81h 52m$35.47
Amtrak Pennsylvanian11h 44m$38.84
  • Amtrak Keystone Service

    Amtrak Keystone Service

    Amtrak Keystone Service train tickets from Philadelphia to Harrisburg start from $35, and on average cost . Daily there are 8 Amtrak Keystone Service schedules to Harrisburg. Amtrak Keystone Service in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St . And in Harrisburg trains arrive at Harrisburg Transportation Center .

    From Philadelphia to Harrisburg train travel on Amtrak Keystone Service takes 1 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to Harrisburg faster, Amtrak Keystone Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 44 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Keystone Service offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Harrisburg.

  • Amtrak Pennsylvanian

    Amtrak Pennsylvanian

    Amtrak Pennsylvanian train tickets from Philadelphia to Harrisburg start from $35, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Pennsylvanian schedules to Harrisburg. Amtrak Pennsylvanian in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St . And in Harrisburg trains arrive at Harrisburg Transportation Center .

    From Philadelphia to Harrisburg train travel on Amtrak Pennsylvanian takes 1 hours and 44 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Harrisburg on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Pennsylvanian scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Philadelphia and Harrisburg is approximately 94 miles, or 151 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 44 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Philadelphia to Harrisburg on Wednesday. Tickets for Wednesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passangers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Philadelphia at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Harrisburg?

There are 9 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Philadelphia to Harrisburg.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Harrisburg to Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to Harrisburg for $20.00.

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.

Harrisburg

As the capital city of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg offers numerous historic buildings with impressive architecture that will leave you in awe. Among the most impressive ones is the state’s Capitol Complex itself. With a dome that reminisces St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the building features as many as 475 rooms filled with exquisite artworks and statues. History fans should also consider visiting the State Museum of Pennsylvania, which follows the history of the state from the beginning of time to this day. Another must-see destination is the National Civil War Museum, which is one of the largest museums dedicated to the Civil War. If too many history lessons stress you out, a cruise along the Susquehanna River on the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat will definitely help you unwind.

Harrisburg’s grilled dishes are some of the most famous staples in the city, and among the best establishments is Progress Grill, which has been serving customers since the late 1940s. For some really creative pizzas, The Pizza Grille will be a good choice.

The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the central hub for intercity travel. At the lower level, you can catch a bus by Greyhound, Jefferson Lines or Fullington Trailways to other Pennsylvanian cities such as Allentown and Philadelphia. Travelers can also take Amtrak trains to popular destinations like New York and Philadelphia on a daily basis. The city’s principal airport is Harrisburg International Airport, which is located in Middletown, southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Philadelphia.

All train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Where is the train station in Harrisburg?

Harrisburg Transportation Center  - HARHTC-0

Image credit: Adam Moss

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Harrisburg Transportation Center  - HARHTC-1

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Arrival stations

The Harrisburg Transportation Center (HTC) is a national historical landmark, with a portion of the station dating back to 1887. The station still serves as the city’s primary transportation hub and welcomes over half a million passengers annually. The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the departure point for Amtrak’s Keystone Service to New York City and a stop on the Pennsylvanian route from New York City to Pittsburgh. Besides train service, bus service on Jefferson Lines, Fullington Trailways, and Greyhound operates through this station. Located in downtown Harrisburg, the station is a quick walk from Capitol Park and some of the city’s top restaurants and shopping.

All train stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

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