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Cheap train tickets from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA

Showing times and prices for 13 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Amtrak
07:001h25
Penn Station, New York, NY
08:2530th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
£131One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Amtrak
04:201h20
Penn Station, New York, NY
05:4030th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
£401One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Amtrak
16:051h27
Penn Station, New York, NY
17:3230th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
£401One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Amtrak
09:091h25
Penn Station, New York, NY
10:3430th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
£401One-way
0 changes
Amtrak
19:531h22
Penn Station, New York, NY
21:1530th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
£551One-way
0 changes

Train timetableNew York, NY to Philadelphia, PA

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 13 July
Amtrak
00:201h26
Penn Station, New York, NY
01:4630th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
04:201h20
Penn Station, New York, NY
05:4030th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
0 changes
Amtrak
06:021h24
Penn Station, New York, NY
07:2630th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
0 changes
Amtrak
07:001h25
Penn Station, New York, NY
08:2530th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
0 changes
Amtrak
07:171h32
Penn Station, New York, NY
08:4930th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
0 changes
Amtrak
07:491h25
Penn Station, New York, NY
09:1430th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
0 changes
Amtrak
08:001h12
Penn Station, New York, NY
09:1230th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
0 changes
Amtrak
08:051h25
Penn Station, New York, NY
09:3030th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
0 changes
Amtrak
08:491h27
Penn Station, New York, NY
10:1630th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
09:001h11
Penn Station, New York, NY
10:1130th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
0 changes
Amtrak
09:051h30
Penn Station, New York, NY
10:3530th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
09:091h25
Penn Station, New York, NY
10:3430th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
09:471h31
Penn Station, New York, NY
11:1830th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
10:031h12
Penn Station, New York, NY
11:1530th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
10:521h23
Penn Station, New York, NY
12:1530th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
11:021h29
Penn Station, New York, NY
12:3130th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
11:051h23
Penn Station, New York, NY
12:2830th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
12:001h08
Penn Station, New York, NY
13:0830th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
12:501h26
Penn Station, New York, NY
14:1630th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
13:051h21
Penn Station, New York, NY
14:2630th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
13:171h24
Penn Station, New York, NY
14:4130th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
0 changes
Amtrak
14:051h25
Penn Station, New York, NY
15:3030th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
14:151h33
Penn Station, New York, NY
15:4830th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
0 changes
Amtrak
15:011h05
Penn Station, New York, NY
16:0630th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
0 changes
Amtrak
15:041h28
Penn Station, New York, NY
16:3230th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
15:131h25
Penn Station, New York, NY
16:3830th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
15:151h34
Penn Station, New York, NY
16:4930th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
16:051h27
Penn Station, New York, NY
17:3230th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
0 changes
Amtrak
17:001h11
Penn Station, New York, NY
18:1130th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
17:051h25
Penn Station, New York, NY
18:3030th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
17:171h19
Penn Station, New York, NY
18:3630th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
18:051h28
Penn Station, New York, NY
19:3330th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
19:011h22
Penn Station, New York, NY
20:2330th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
19:531h22
Penn Station, New York, NY
21:1530th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
20:011h34
Penn Station, New York, NY
21:3530th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Amtrak
21:051h30
Penn Station, New York, NY
22:3530th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
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Train times from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA

Showing times and prices for 13 Jul

Fastest Journey

1 h 5 m

Average

1 h 23 m

Trains per day

36

Distance

130 km

Of the 36 trains that leave New York, NY for Philadelphia, PA every day 36 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Amtrak
15:011h05
Penn Station, New York, NY
16:0630th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
£661One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Amtrak
12:001h08
Penn Station, New York, NY
13:0830th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
£1811One-way
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Amtrak
09:001h11
Penn Station, New York, NY
10:1130th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
£1441One-way
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Amtrak
17:001h11
Penn Station, New York, NY
18:1130th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
£661One-way
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Amtrak
10:031h12
Penn Station, New York, NY
11:1530th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
£661One-way
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Overview: Train from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA

distanceDistance80 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£50 (€56)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak or Amtrak Acela

Trains from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA cover the 80 miles long route taking on average 1 h 20 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak Acela. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £50, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £10.

Train providers: Amtrak and Amtrak Acela trains New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA

Buy your official Amtrak and Amtrak Acela train tickets to Philadelphia, PA from New York, NY from £10 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

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, NY to Philadelphia, PA. 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.

Train information from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA with Amtrak Acela:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 6 min
  • Cheapest Price: £334
  • Amtrak Acela frequency: 7 a day

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 Magazine for 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

FAQs: New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA train

FAQs: Travel by train from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA 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, NY to Philadelphia, PA.
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Cheap train tickets from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA can start from as little as £10 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA is £50; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA is 1 h 20 min   to travel the 80 mile long trip, with around there are 25 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA leaves at 04: 58. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA leaves at 22: 45.
Yes, it is possible to travel from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA without having to change trains with Amtrak or Amtrak Acela. There are 25 direct trains from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Philadelphia, PA. Take the fast train with Amtrak Acela from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA.
For the route from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA you can take a train with Amtrak or Amtrak Acela. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 45.
A day trip to Philadelphia, PA from New York, NY is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 20 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA by train is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA including taking a train or coach.

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