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Philadelphia - Paoli Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 44 daily trains from Philadelphia to Paoli. Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Paoli usually takes around 3 hours and 57 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Keystone Service train can make the trip in 22 minutes.

Distance18 mi (29 km)
Fastest train0h 22m
Lowest price$11.00
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia to Paoli

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




November 13, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Keystone Service

Pros: I was connecting with a bus from NYC and the bus station was conveniently located across the street from the subway station that took me to 30th St. station and my Amtrak connection. My layover offered just enough time to comfortably make the connection. Cons: I...

Pros: I was connecting with a bus from NYC and the bus station was conveniently located across the street from the subway station that took me to 30th St. station and my Amtrak connection. My layover offered just enough time to comfortably make the connection. Cons: It would be helpful if Wanderu could access SEPTA and help make the connection between the bus station and the Amtrak station - or even get the routes from the bus and SEPTA to get me to Paoli. The SEPTA app is worthless. Tips: WiFi showed up on my phone but I couldn't connect with any apps or websites.


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

In the last month, $71.64 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia to Paoli. 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 $26.72 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 Paoli will vary between $70 and $86. Planning a train trip to Paoli within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Philadelphia over the next 7 days is $70. 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 Paoli by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $11 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to Paoli in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $82 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 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Paoli from Philadelphia will be about $26.72 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Paoli?

There are 3 train lines with service from Philadelphia to Paoli. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 33 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak334h 19m$84.72
Amtrak Keystone Service100h 25m$11.00
Amtrak Pennsylvanian10h 29m$11.40
  • 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 33 Amtrak trains from Philadelphia to Paoli every day, as well as 123 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $11.

  • 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 Paoli takes just 0 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 $11 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 Paoli takes about 0 hours and 29 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Philadelphia to Paoli. 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 Paoli?

The distance between Philadelphia and Paoli is approximately 18 miles, or 29 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 57 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 22 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Paoli.

When are trains the most crowded?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Philadelphia to Paoli. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

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 Paoli?

There are 44 scheduled trains on most days. 12 of these are direct connections to Paoli. 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 Paoli 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?

Baltimore, MD - Penn Station - BALAMT-0

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Main departure station: Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

Pennsylvania Station, commonly referred to as just Penn Station, is the main train station in Baltimore. Owned and operated by Amtrak, the station serves as a regional hub for all of the train carrier’s nine services that pass through Baltimore, including the Acela, the Northeast Regional, the Crescent, and the Palmetto. Conveniently located near Baltimore’s downtown and Inner Harbor, Penn Station is accessible from all parts of the city via several transit bus lines and two commuter rail services. The Johns Hopkins and Baltimore Collegetown shuttles also serve Penn Station, allowing students to travel easily between the train station and campus.

All train stations in Philadelphia:

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • Union Station

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

  • MARC Station

  • Amtrak/SEPTA Station

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • Union Station

  • 550 Railroad Ave - inside Marine Corps base

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

  • South Station

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • 100 Middlesex Essex Tpke

  • Metro-North Station - 1 Railroad Plz

Where is the train station in Paoli?

Main arrival station: 13 Lancaster Ave

Paoli has one train station.

All train stations in Paoli:

  • 13 Lancaster Ave

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