New York City to Philadelphia train

Cheap train tickets from New York City to Philadelphia

Showing times and prices for 16 Aug

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£24

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£72

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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Train schedule New York City to Philadelphia

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Fastest train times from New York City to Philadelphia

Showing times and prices for 16 Aug

Fastest Journey

1 h 6 m

Average

1 h 20 m

Trains per day

40

Distance

130 km

Of the 40 trains that leave New York City for Philadelphia every day 40 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Overview: Train from New York City to Philadelphia

distanceDistance80 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£24 (€27)
frequencyTrain frequency31 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 31 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from New York City to Philadelphia cover the 80 miles long route taking on average 1 h 17 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. Normally, there are 31 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £24, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £24.

Train companies: Amtrak Acela and Amtrak trains New York City to Philadelphia

Amtrak Acela and Amtrak trains will get you to Philadelphia from New York City from £24. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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Amtrak Acela

Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveller’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey from New York City to Philadelphia, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Amtrak from New York City to Philadelphia train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 32 min
  • Average Price: £24
  • Amtrak frequency: 8 a day

Acela is the flagship high-speed train service from Amtrak, the main train operator of the United States. Acela high-speed trains operate services along the Northeast Corridor, connecting popular destinations like Washington, D. C. Baltimore, Philadelphia, NYC, Providence, and Boston, just to name a few. Amtrak Acela trains are the fastest in the U. S. Reaching speeds up to 150 mph (250 km/h). Known for their superior comfort, Acela trains have spacious and comfortable seats with more legroom than Amtrak’s Coach Class seats. You can choose between booking a Business Class or First Class seat on an Acela train from New York City to Philadelphia. In both classes amenities include seat reservations, free Wi-Fi, power outlets, adjustable lighting at every seat, conference tables and large tray tables. Passengers can also purchase food and drinks on the train at Café Acela.

    Trains from New York to Philadelphia

    Trains from New York City to Philadelphiacover a distance of 80 miles (129 km). A journey covering that distance will take an average of 1h 30min to complete. There are around 25 trains per day between New York City for Philadelphia, and all of them are direct trains.

    New York City to Philadelphia Train Time: Daily Departures

    There are 25 direct trains per day and 166 trains per week that depart from New York Penn Station and arrive at 30th Street Train Station in Philadelphia. The amount of trains leaving per day is more frequent on weekdays, especially during the early morning rush hour and the later evening service. Over the weekends you will find that the average amount of trains is about 17 per day. The first New York City to Philadelphia train departs at 04: 58, and the last departing train leaves at 23:25.

    How long is the journey by train from New York City to Philadelphia?

    When booking train tickets from Philadelphia to New York, you will find that all the trains available are direct trains. You will not need to allocate travel time to incorporate a changeover in the journey. The overall duration of the trip is around one hour and 30min. However, if you are flexible with your departure times, you can find faster trains. The fastest route takes an hour and 10min.

    Trains from New York to Philadelphia: friends in Brooklyn, New York. Source: Shutterstock

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from New York to Philadelphia?

    Departure train station: When arriving at your departure station for your train trip from New York City to Philadelphia, you will be departing from Penn Station, New York. Heading to the station from the city centre of New York is easy with the different public transport options available. There are two different subways routes you could take, one being on Line 2, which will take about 18min, and the second also runs along Line 2 but does make one stop at Chambers St. Catching a bus is a great option for those of you who would like to take in the sites and sounds of the city as you go. The bus departs from New York city hall and takes around 30min to complete the journey.

    Arrival train station: When you arrive in Philadelphia, you will be at 30th Street Station. You might need to head to the city centre of Philadelphia for the next leg of your trip or to reach your accommodation. The city centre is easily accessible on the different public transportation modes available. Firstly you could catch a train. The journey is about 5min long and leaves every 10min. A slightly longer option would be to catch the subway. If you are travelling on a budget, the cheapest option is to hop on the tram. The trip will take about 12min to reach the city centre. Two different buses run this route, and both will take less than 20min. The fastest and most direct option would be to catch a taxi.

    Which train companies travel from New York to Philadelphia?

    When catching the train from New York to Philadelphia, you will be travelling by either Acela, a division of the Amtrak train company. Acela is Amtraks signature high-speed train service operating along this route and many others along the Northeast Corridor (NEC). All the trains operated under the Acela umbrella running from New York City to Philadelphia are direct trains. The only factors that will affect your trip’s duration are which days and times you book your departing ticket.

    Night trains New York City

    Trains running the route between New York City and Philadelphia operate during the night; however, there are no specific night train services offered for this route due to its short distance.

    Acela trains from New York City to Philadelphia

    Acela trains are specifically designed for speed and service. The name Acela comes from blending the two words acceleration and excellence. The whole idea of these high-speed trains was to provide no-stop train travel, and so you will find that all the trains operating this route are direct. When planning your train trip from New York to Philadelphia, you should allow for around 1h 30 min travel time. However, if you check the schedule, you will see shorter train journeys available. The quickest option will be 1h and 10min.

    Trains from New York City to Philadelphia: Sustainability travel

    Traveling on Acela trains operated by Amtrak trains are 46% more energy-efficient than travelling by car and 34% more energy-efficient than domestic air travel. In terms of energy consumption, use of space, and noise levels, trains are far more sustainable. The amount of carbon emissions made by train travel is substantially less than that of any other mode of transport, except for biking or walking.

    Train New York City to Philadelphia: Services on Board

    When you book a ticket on an Acela train, you will be able to upgrade from a standard seat to a first-class seat. Acela First-class customers enjoy amenities, including personalized attendant service with complimentary food and beverages. You will find that the seats are reclining and wider than the usual seating, with more spacing between seats. The luggage requirements on Acela trains allow you two carry on bags or two personal items that are considered carry-on bags. The maximum bike allowance is two bikes per train, so book your bike on the trip in advance. They permit Pets in Coach Class and Acela Business Class. For those passengers travelling with mobility issues or other disabilities, you will receive a 15% discount on your tickets and can request assistance during your travels.

    How to find cheap train tickets from New York City to Philadelphia?

    When you plan your trip to Philadelphia from New York City, there are some key factors to consider when looking for cheap train tickets. Firstly you should be flexible with your travel dates. Travelling over a weekend can sometimes be more expensive. Travelling close to or on a public holiday or festive season at a high traffic time will be more expensive. Moving your dates one or two days on either side of your planned travel dates can reduce your ticket price by up to 50% in some cases. This same concept applies to travel times. If you want to travel during high peak times, your tickets will be more expensive. Booking in advance is a sure-fire way to ensure cheap tickets. You can book tickets up to six months in advance on Omio. Generally, the faster the journey, the more expensive the ticket. In this case, catching a slower train only increases your travel time by about 10 mins so picking a slower train could save you some money. For more ideas on how to find the cheapest tickets, be sure to log onto the Omio Magazinefor travel tips alone this route.

    Trains from New York to Philadelphia: photographer in fron of the Bank of Philadelphia. Source: Shutterstock

    To Philadelphia by train—travel tips

    Philadelphia is rich in attractions that tell America’s story. The city has so much to offer for travellers who enjoy diversity. You can look forward to a wide range of ethnic and global cuisines pulled off in style by some of the worlds top chefs. The streets are rich with artistic expressions from all corners of the globe. Stroll around any of Philadelphia’s streets, and you will come across murals, mosaics and art museums. Lovers of the great outdoors will not feel trapped by a big city feel. Philadelphia’s park system spans over 10,000 acres and is teaming with walking, hiking and biking trails. Hike through Fairmount Park or Wissahickon Valley Park, stroll Race Street Pier along the Delaware River. If retail therapy is top on your holiday activities list, shop your way through international brands and locally owned boutiques in Rittenhouse, considered the shopping capital of the area.

    • East Passyunk Avenue
    • South Philly Barbacoa
    • King of Prussia Mall
    • Barnes Foundation
    • Museum of the American Revolution

    Travel Tips: Trains from New York City to Philadelphia

    Travel by train to Philadelphia easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from New York City to Philadelphia.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between New York City and Philadelphia for as low as £24  for the next 7 days.
    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between New York City and Philadelphia is £24  one way.
    The train distance from New York City to Philadelphia is around 80 miles.
    The New York City to Philadelphia train duration is on average 1 h 17 min, which is to be expected when travelling 80 miles between New York City and Philadelphia. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
    If you're looking for trains from New York City to Philadelphia, you can rely on Amtrak or Amtrak to get you to Philadelphia. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the New York City to Philadelphia trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are 31 direct trains per day to Philadelphia from New York City, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Amtrak or Amtrak  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    On average, there are 31 trains a day from New York City to Philadelphia. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The first New York City to Philadelphia train departs at 06: 53   and the last train from New York City to Philadelphia leaves at 23: 01. Check out the most up-to-date New York City to Philadelphia train schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    If you purchase a train ticket from New York City to Philadelphia within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £24 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from New York City to Philadelphia are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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