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How much are train tickets from Reading to Philadelphia?

Lowest Price$33.00
Fastest Train2h 25m
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Reading-Philadelphia Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Reading to Philadelphia right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $33.00 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Reading to Philadelphia.

How long is the train journey from Reading to Philadelphia?

The distance between Reading and Philadelphia is approximately 48 miles, or 78 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 25 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Reading to Philadelphia are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Reading at 12:00pm and arrives in Philadelphia around 2 hours later.

How many trains per day run from Reading to Philadelphia?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Philadelphia to Reading. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Reading to Philadelphia for $25.00.

What train services are there from Reading to Philadelphia?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Reading to Philadelphia. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 51m$33.24

Where is the train station in Reading?

There is one train station in Reading:

  • Intercity Bus Terminal

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia has one train station:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

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