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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Norfolk to Philadelphia?

Lowest Price$35.00
Fastest Train6h 51m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Norfolk 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Norfolk to Philadelphia?

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

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

In the last month, $37.59 was the average price of a train ticket from Norfolk, VA to Philadelphia, PA. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $70.89 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Norfolk to Philadelphia?

The distance between Norfolk and Philadelphia is approximately 223 miles, or 358 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 51 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Norfolk 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 Friday 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 Norfolk at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Norfolk to Philadelphia?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Philadelphia. 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 Philadelphia to Norfolk. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Norfolk to Philadelphia for $49.00.

Which train should you take from Norfolk to Philadelphia?

2 train services operate from Norfolk, Virginia to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak17h 54m$50.33
Amtrak Northeast Regional26h 57m$53.86

Where is the train station in Norfolk?

There is one train station in Norfolk:

  • 280 Park Ave, Harbor Park, lot D

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia has one train station:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Price trends for trains from Norfolk to Philadelphia

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25OctNov

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Norfolk, VA to Philadelphia, PA
5.0
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.5
Value
4.0
Condition
3.5
Denise
5.0
August 2, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The bathroom should have been cleaner. Other than that, no complaints.
Cons
Restrooms need to be cleaned at certain intervals during trips.

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