Cheap train tickets from Alexandria, VA to Philadelphia

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How much are train tickets from Alexandria, VA to Philadelphia?

Lowest Price$50.00
Fastest2h 36m
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train companies3
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Alexandria, VA to Philadelphia?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Alexandria to Philadelphia 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 Alexandria to Philadelphia was $51.68. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 25 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $46.67 compared to a typical last-minute fare. 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 Alexandria, VA to Philadelphia?

The distance between Alexandria and Philadelphia is approximately 128.08 miles, or 206.08 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 2 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 36 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 Alexandria to Philadelphia?

On Sunday trains from Alexandria to Philadelphia 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 Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Alexandria to Philadelphia?

Typically there are 7 schedules to compare for your trip to Philadelphia. On the route to Philadelphia 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Alexandria to Philadelphia, usually offering 5 trips per day. 7 train trips per day are direct connections to Philadelphia, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Here are the 3 train companies that operate from Alexandria to Philadelphia

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Alexandria to Philadelphia start from $53.00, and on average cost $66.49. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Carolinian in Alexandria leaves from 110 Callahan Dr, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Alexandria to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 2 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 36 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost $73.57 for a one-way weekend reservation from Alexandria.

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Avg. Time
2h 57m
Avg. Price
$66.49

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Alexandria to Philadelphia start from $50.00, and on average cost $63.44. Daily there are 5 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Alexandria leaves from 110 Callahan Dr, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Alexandria to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 2 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 36 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $65.73 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
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Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 52m
Avg. Price
$63.44

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Alexandria to Philadelphia start from $53.00, and on average cost $64.41. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Palmetto in Alexandria leaves from 110 Callahan Dr, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St,

From Alexandria to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 3 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak Palmetto offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 36 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Palmetto scheduled trip per day, which will cost $66.51 for a one-way weekend reservation from Alexandria.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 18m
Avg. Price
$64.41

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Alexandria on their way to Philadelphia:
  • 110 Callahan Dr
There is one train station where trains from Alexandria arrive in Philadelphia:
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St