Philadelphia to Boston train

Cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to Boston

Showing times and prices for 02 Jul

Cheapest

£159

Average

£213

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.

Cheapest
12:1830th Street Station6h04 18:22Back Bay Station, MA
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£1591One-way
2nd Cheapest
13:1930th Street Station5h58 19:17Back Bay Station, MA
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£1811One-way
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15:0530th Street Station6h08 21:13Back Bay Station, MA
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£1811One-way
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15:2530th Street Station8h01 23:26South Station
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£1811One-way
2nd Cheapest
13:1930th Street Station6h04 19:23South Station
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£1811One-way

Train schedule Philadelphia to Boston

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09:3930th Street Station5h17 14:56Back Bay Station, MA
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09:3930th Street Station5h23 15:02South Station
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10:1730th Street Station6h05 16:22Back Bay Station, MA
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10:1730th Street Station6h11 16:28South Station
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11:1230th Street Station6h03 17:15Back Bay Station, MA
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11:1230th Street Station6h10 17:22South Station
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12:1830th Street Station6h10 18:28South Station
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12:1830th Street Station6h04 18:22Back Bay Station, MA
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12:3830th Street Station5h19 17:57Back Bay Station, MA
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12:3830th Street Station5h25 18:03South Station
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13:1930th Street Station5h58 19:17Back Bay Station, MA
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13:1930th Street Station6h04 19:23South Station
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14:3830th Street Station5h08 19:46Back Bay Station, MA
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14:3830th Street Station5h12 19:50South Station
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15:0530th Street Station6h08 21:13Back Bay Station, MA
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15:0530th Street Station6h13 21:18South Station
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15:2530th Street Station8h01 23:26South Station
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15:2530th Street Station7h55 23:20Back Bay Station, MA
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17:1830th Street Station6h08 23:26South Station
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17:1830th Street Station6h02 23:20Back Bay Station, MA
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Fastest train times from Philadelphia to Boston

Showing times and prices for 02 Jul

Fastest Journey

5 h 8 m

Average

6 h 2 m

Trains per day

20

Distance

435 km

Of the 20 trains that leave Philadelphia for Boston every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
14:3830th Street Station5h08 19:46Back Bay Station, MA
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£2331One-way
2nd Fastest
14:3830th Street Station5h12 19:50South Station
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£2331One-way
09:3930th Street Station5h17 14:56Back Bay Station, MA
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£2991One-way
12:3830th Street Station5h19 17:57Back Bay Station, MA
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£2691One-way
09:3930th Street Station5h23 15:02South Station
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£2991One-way

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Overview: Train from Philadelphia to Boston

distanceDistance270 miles (435 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price£110 (€122)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from Philadelphia to Boston cover the 270 miles (435 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 1 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £110, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £41.

Train companies: Amtrak Acela and Amtrak trains Philadelphia to Boston

Amtrak Acela and Amtrak trains will get you to Boston from Philadelphia from £41. 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 between Philadelphia and Boston, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Train information from Philadelphia to Boston with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 9 min
  • Average Price: £41
  • Amtrak frequency: 6 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 to Boston from 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.

Train information from Philadelphia to Boston with Amtrak Acela:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 15 min
  • Average Price: £138
  • Amtrak Acela frequency: 5 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Philadelphia to Boston

Travel by train to Boston 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 Philadelphia to Boston.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Boston from Philadelphia to cost as little as £41  in the next 7 days.
The Philadelphia to Boston train ticket price is on average £110  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
The distance between Philadelphia and Boston by train is approximately 270 miles (435 km).
On average the Philadelphia to Boston train time is 5 h 1 min  covering the 270 miles (435 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
If you're looking for trains from Philadelphia to Boston, you can rely on Amtrak or Amtrak to get you to Boston. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Philadelphia to Boston trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 12 direct trains between Philadelphia and Boston per day with Amtrak or Amtrak  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Philadelphia to Boston. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
If you prefer early morning trains from Philadelphia to Boston, the first train leaves at 13: 10. If you prefer late night trains from Philadelphia to Boston, the last train of the day leaves at 23: 18. Omio shows you the latest train from Philadelphia to Boston schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
The price of a one way train ticket from Philadelphia to Boston is on average £110 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Philadelphia and Boston available a few months in advance.

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