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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Alexandria to Philadelphia?

Lowest Price$26.00
Fastest Train2h 40m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Alexandria 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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.

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

In the last month, $35.12 was the average price of a train ticket from Alexandria, VA to Philadelphia, 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 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $42.05 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Alexandria to Philadelphia?

The distance between Alexandria and Philadelphia is approximately 128 miles, or 206 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 40 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 Alexandria to Philadelphia are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Alexandria at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Alexandria to Philadelphia?

There are 6 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Alexandria to Philadelphia.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Philadelphia to Alexandria.

Which train should you take from Alexandria to Philadelphia?

There are 3 train lines with service from Alexandria, Virginia to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 5 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carolinian12h 58m$45.27
Amtrak Northeast Regional52h 55m$46.32
Amtrak Palmetto13h 17m$56.96

Where is the train station in Alexandria?

There is one train station in Alexandria:

  • 110 Callahan Dr

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia has one train station:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Price trends for trains from Alexandria to Philadelphia

Average prices by travel date

$120$80$40NovDec

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

$100$80$60$40$203020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Alexandria, VA to Philadelphia, PA
4.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Christine
4.0
August 10, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Quiet car
Cons
Temperature was too cold

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