Washington, DC to Philadelphia train

Cheap train tickets from Washington, DC to Philadelphia

Showing times and prices for 14 Aug

Cheapest

£23

Average

£96

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
06:20Union Station1h57 08:1730th Street Station
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£231One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:25Union Station1h50 14:1530th Street Station
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£651One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:30Union Station1h47 09:1730th Street Station
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£651One-way
22:00Union Station2h04 00:0430th Street Station
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£781One-way
10:20Union Station1h55 12:1530th Street Station
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£781One-way

Train schedule Washington, DC to Philadelphia

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 14 August
06:20Union Station1h57 08:1730th Street Station
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07:30Union Station1h47 09:1730th Street Station
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08:22Union Station1h58 10:2030th Street Station
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08:50Union Station1h38 10:2830th Street Station
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09:15Union Station1h55 11:1030th Street Station
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10:20Union Station1h55 12:1530th Street Station
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11:00Union Station1h36 12:3630th Street Station
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11:25Union Station1h51 13:1630th Street Station
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12:25Union Station1h50 14:1530th Street Station
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13:00Union Station1h36 14:3630th Street Station
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13:25Union Station1h55 15:2030th Street Station
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14:35Union Station1h56 16:3130th Street Station
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15:00Union Station1h38 16:3830th Street Station
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15:15Union Station1h53 17:0830th Street Station
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15:45Union Station1h43 17:2830th Street Station
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16:25Union Station1h50 18:1530th Street Station
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17:00Union Station1h36 18:3630th Street Station
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17:15Union Station1h49 19:0430th Street Station
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17:20Union Station1h56 19:1630th Street Station
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18:00Union Station1h36 19:3630th Street Station
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18:10Union Station1h55 20:0530th Street Station
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19:57Union Station1h54 21:5130th Street Station
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20:20Union Station2h03 22:2330th Street Station
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22:00Union Station2h04 00:0430th Street Station
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Fastest train times from Washington, DC to Philadelphia

Showing times and prices for 14 Aug

Fastest Journey

1 h 36 m

Average

1 h 49 m

Trains per day

24

Distance

199 km

Of the 24 trains that leave Washington, DC for Philadelphia every day 24 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
18:00Union Station1h36 19:3630th Street Station
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£1471One-way
Fastest
17:00Union Station1h36 18:3630th Street Station
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£1471One-way
Fastest
13:00Union Station1h36 14:3630th Street Station
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£1201One-way
Fastest
11:00Union Station1h36 12:3630th Street Station
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£1001One-way
2nd Fastest
08:50Union Station1h38 10:2830th Street Station
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£1001One-way

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Overview: Train from Washington, DC to Philadelphia

distanceDistance123 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 51 min
priceAverage train ticket price£30 (€35)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from Washington, DC to Philadelphia cover the 123 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 51 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £30, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £23.

Train providers: Amtrak and Amtrak Acela trains Washington, DC to Philadelphia

Amtrak and Amtrak Acela trains will get you to Philadelphia from Washington, DC from £23. 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 operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey from Washington, DC to Philadelphia.

Washington, DC to Philadelphia train information with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 1 min
  • Average Price: £23
  • 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 Washington, DC 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.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC to Philadelphia.
    FAQs
    You can find a cheap train from Washington, DC to Philadelphia for some dates and times for as low as £23  one way in the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Washington, DC to Philadelphia train price to come in at an average of £30  one way.
    The train distance from Washington, DC to Philadelphia is around 123 miles.
    On average the train from Washington, DC to Philadelphia duration is 1 h 51 min  for the 123 miles long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    Take the Washington, DC to Philadelphia train with Amtrak or Amtrak. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Washington, DC to Philadelphia as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Washington, DC to Philadelphia with Amtrak or Amtrak, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
    The average number of trains departing Washington, DC for Philadelphia is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The earliest train departing from Washington, DC to Philadelphia leaves at 09: 30. The last train departing from Washington, DC to Philadelphia leaves at 22: 55. You can find the latest Washington, DC to Philadelphia train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    You can find a train between Washington, DC and Philadelphia to cost on average £30 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Washington, DC to Philadelphia train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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