Travel alerts & Trip Protection
Learn more ›

Cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to Reading, PA


Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to Reading, PA?

Lowest Price$33.00
Fastest Train2h 5m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1
Lowest PricesWe work directly with hundreds of carriers to find the best available fares.
No Wanderu FeesWe never add any extra fees. We just make it easy to book your travels.
Best Travel OptionsWe help you find & compare the best buses, trains and flights in one place.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to Reading, PA?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Philadelphia to Reading is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Philadelphia to Reading was $33.00. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Philadelphia to Reading, PA?

The distance between Philadelphia and Reading is approximately 48.18 miles, or 77.52 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 2 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Philadelphia to Reading?

On Tuesday trains from Philadelphia to Reading are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Philadelphia to Reading?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Reading. One train carrier operates regular service on the Philadelphia to Reading route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Philadelphia to Reading, usually offering 2 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Philadelphia to Reading, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Philadelphia to Reading, PA, which start at $25.00.

One train company connects Philadelphia to Reading


Amtrak train tickets from Philadelphia to Reading start from $33.00, and on average cost $33.07. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Reading. Amtrak in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Reading trains arrive at Intercity Bus Terminal,

From Philadelphia to Reading train travel on Amtrak takes 2 hours and 22 minutes. If you are looking to get to Reading faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Avg. Time
2h 22m
Avg. Price

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Philadelphia on their way to Reading:
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
There is one train station where trains from Philadelphia arrive in Reading:
  • Intercity Bus Terminal

Book buses, trains & flights on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

Available on iOS & Android