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Burlington - Philadelphia Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 6 daily train trips available from Burlington to Philadelphia. Traveling by train from Burlington to Philadelphia usually takes 11 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 10 hours and 1 minute.

Distance328 mi (528 km)
Fastest train10h 1m
Lowest price$94.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Burlington to Philadelphia?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Burlington, VT to Philadelphia, PA was $160.59. This is somewhat expensive compared to other train fares, but it makes sense given the route’s long distance. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 27 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $66.08 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

$225$150$75JulJul

Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Burlington to Philadelphia will cost between $148 and $211. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly avg. prices

$225$180$135$90$45ASONDJFMAMJJ
Ticket prices for the train from Burlington to Philadelphia often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in February when the average ticket price is only $160. If you're thinking of traveling from Burlington to Philadelphia during September, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $208 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in September, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$225$180$135$90$453020100

By booking your train trip from Burlington to Philadelphia on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time, you can save about $66.08 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Burlington to Philadelphia?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Burlington to Philadelphia. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak611h 21m$184.61
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 6 Amtrak trains from Burlington to Philadelphia every day, as well as 7 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $94.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Burlington 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.

The distance between Burlington and Philadelphia is approximately 328 miles, or 528 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 1 minute.

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.

Trains departing from Burlington to Philadelphia tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Burlington at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information

Burlington

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Burlington is the most populous city in Vermont and also one of its most exciting cities to visit. Blessed with an amazing landscape and beautiful lakes, the city is a haven for people who enjoy immersing themselves in the great outdoors. In the winter, Burlington is definitely one of the country’s most amazing snow destinations. The best place to enjoy natural fauna in Burlington is at Green Mountain Audubon Center, full of diverse wildlife and rare birds. If you are interested in Burlington's historical and cultural significance, don't hesitate to check out the Shelburne Museum, which features old buildings, a vintage steamboat, and a railroad station. Fans of the famous Ben & Jerry's can also check out the local factory, the only factory in the U.S. that manufactures the delicious ice cream.

Burlington boasts a vibrant food scene with plenty of choices for everyone. For the best breakfast pancakes, check out The Skinny Pancake, which offers both sweet and savory options. Honey Road, with its eclectic Eastern Mediterranean menu, is another superb dining option.

Burlington's Downtown Transit Center is a hub for bus and train travel throughout New England and beyond. The Burlington Airport is about 3 miles from the city center for travelers coming from further afield.

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Head to Reading Terminal Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Burlington?

Main departure station: Downtown Transit Center - Pearl St

Intercity buses to Burlington and local Green Mountain Transit both operate through the Downtown Transit Center at the corner of Pearl Street and St. Paul Street. A covered boarding area runs the length of St. Paul Street, where passengers board local transit, Vermont Translines, Greyhound, and Amtrak Thruway buses. Although there is no indoor waiting area, there are usually staff at the station if you need information. The station is extremely convenient, located right next to Burlington's charming pedestrian mall, Church Street Marketplace, in the center of town.

All train stations in Burlington:

  • Downtown Transit Center - Pearl St

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

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Main arrival station: 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Philadelphia has one train station.

All train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

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