Boston to Philadelphia train

Cheap train tickets from Boston to Philadelphia

Showing times and prices for Sep 29

Cheapest

139

Average

264

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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09:36PMBack Bay Station, MA7h12 04:48AM30th Street Station
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1391One-way
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10:26AMBack Bay Station, MA6h03 04:29PM30th Street Station
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09:26AMBack Bay Station, MA5h56 03:22PM30th Street Station
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06:15AMBack Bay Station, MA5h40 11:55AM30th Street Station
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08:21AMBack Bay Station, MA5h44 02:05PM30th Street Station
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Train schedule from Boston to Philadelphia

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05:10AMBack Bay Station, MA4h56 10:06AM30th Street Station
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06:06AMBack Bay Station, MA6h24 12:30PM30th Street Station
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06:06AMBack Bay Station, MA5h00 11:06AM30th Street Station
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06:15AMBack Bay Station, MA5h40 11:55AM30th Street Station
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07:20AMBack Bay Station, MA4h49 12:09PM30th Street Station
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08:21AMBack Bay Station, MA5h44 02:05PM30th Street Station
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09:15AMBack Bay Station, MA6h32 03:47PM30th Street Station
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09:15AMBack Bay Station, MA4h53 02:08PM30th Street Station
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09:26AMBack Bay Station, MA5h56 03:22PM30th Street Station
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10:26AMBack Bay Station, MA6h03 04:29PM30th Street Station
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11:11AMBack Bay Station, MA4h55 04:06PM30th Street Station
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11:16AMBack Bay Station, MA5h44 05:00PM30th Street Station
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01:11PMBack Bay Station, MA4h55 06:06PM30th Street Station
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01:56PMBack Bay Station, MA5h54 07:50PM30th Street Station
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02:06PMBack Bay Station, MA5h01 07:07PM30th Street Station
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03:26PMBack Bay Station, MA5h44 09:10PM30th Street Station
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04:20PMBack Bay Station, MA5h04 09:24PM30th Street Station
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09:36PMBack Bay Station, MA7h12 04:48AM30th Street Station
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Fastest train times from Boston to Philadelphia

Showing times and prices for Sep 29

Fastest Journey

4 h 49 m

Average

5 h 34 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

435 km

Of the 18 trains that leave Boston for Philadelphia every day 16 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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07:20AMBack Bay Station, MA4h49 12:09PM30th Street Station
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3631One-way
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09:15AMBack Bay Station, MA4h53 02:08PM30th Street Station
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3631One-way
11:11AMBack Bay Station, MA4h55 04:06PM30th Street Station
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01:11PMBack Bay Station, MA4h55 06:06PM30th Street Station
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05:10AMBack Bay Station, MA4h56 10:06AM30th Street Station
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Overview: Train from Boston to Philadelphia

distanceDistance270 miles (435 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 44 min
priceAverage train ticket price$35 (€34)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 14 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from Boston to Philadelphia cover the 270 miles (435 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 44 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $35 (€34), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $34 (€34).

Train providers: Amtrak Acela and Amtrak from Boston to Philadelphia trains

You can travel by train from Boston to Philadelphia with Amtrak Acela and Amtrak for as low as $34 (€34). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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Amtrak Acela

Amtrak is the main train company 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 Boston to Philadelphia.

Train information from Boston to Philadelphia with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 6 min
  • Average Price: $34
  • Amtrak frequency: 8 a day

Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed train service operating services along the Northeast Corridor, connecting major cities like Washington, D. C. Baltimore, Philadelphia, NYC, Providence, and Boston. Acela trains are the fastest in the United States and can reach speeds up to 150 mph (250 km/h). When booking an Acela train from Boston to Philadelphia, you can choose between Business Class and First Class. Although each class offers different levels of services and accommodations, amenities in both classes include seat reservations, free Wi-Fi, power outlets, adjustable lighting at every seat, conference tables, large tray tables, and spacious and comfortable seats with extra legroom. Passengers can also purchase food and drinks on the train at Café Acela.

Train information from Boston to Philadelphia with Amtrak Acela:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 2 min
  • Amtrak Acela frequency: 6 a day

Trains in Boston to Philadelphia

Many locals and tourists enjoy traveling around and outside Boston via train, making the railway a popular means of transportation in the region. Amtrak is the company operating the trains in Boston, providing comfortable and efficient ways of accessing neighboring and distant cities. You can get different train types such as the standard models, high-speed options, and long-distance services incorporating sleeper carriages. Boston's skyline provides a lovely view during your regional travels.

Booking your train ticket with Omio for Philadelphia

You can book your ticket when journeying from Boston to Philadelphia via train using Omio. The website comes with a user-friendly design, requiring you to enter your travel departure station, date, and preferred arrival station. After that, the Omio leads you to a page displaying the several train options available, enabling you to choose your desired duration, train type, and price. Moreover, you can conveniently receive your ticket on your mobile phone, facilitating a hassle-free experience for all travelers.

Train companies in Boston?

Amtrak is the provider servicing the trains from Boston to Philadelphia, offering regular options and high-speed services via Acela. It presents two main train types on this route called Northeast Regional and Acela. Northeast Regional is the standard model that provides most of the weekend and national holiday operations, including some non-stop trains daily. Acela, Amtrak's express train, has fewer weekend operations, with all operating directly to Philadelphia from Boston. Acela also provides the fastest travel times and more expensive rates compared to the popular Northeast Regional rides.

Popular routes by train

Amtrak runs the popular routes in Boston using the various train types, including Northeast Regional, Acela, Downeaster, and Lake Shore Limited. Northeast Regional model connects the city to New York City, Springfield, Norfolk, Richmond, New York, Petersburg, Virginia Beach, and Washington D.C. You can also conveniently board the high-speed Acela, which delivers some of the shortest durations per day. This express model operates in various towns such as New Haven, Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C., and Baltimore. Lake Shore Limited runs through New York to Albany and Chicago, whereas Downeaster services Brunswick and Portland.

When arriving by train in Philadelphia

Your voyage from Boston to Philadelphia via train stops at the 30th Street Station. You can get a tram, train, subway, or bus to get to the city center in approximately 15min. This station features a checked baggage service, bag storage room, parking, waiting area, Wi-Fi, and restrooms. Philadelphia residents generally have breakfast from around 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., lunch between about 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., and dinner from approximately 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Train Provider in Boston

Amtrak trains in Boston depart and arrive at major stations in multiple cities to enhance your convenience when connecting to central town, making it more comfortable for first-time travelers. You can get numerous services from the company operating around the country, including trains from Boston to Philadelphia. The provider includes regular and high-speed train models on its routes, with most coaches featuring spacious storage compartments, Wi-Fi, and comfortable seats. Popular Amtrak routes include Boston to New York City, Boston to Washington D.C., and Boston to Brunswick.

Boston Aerial. Source: Shutterstock

Main train stations in Boston

Back Bay Station sits on 145 Dartmouth Street, and it takes about 6min to reach it from the city center by train. It features an elevator, restrooms, payphones, an ATM, vending machines, and Quik-Trak kiosks. Boston's primary station is the South Station at 700 Atlantic Avenue, which you can access from central Boston in around 11min via bus. South Station has public restrooms with wheelchair-accessible stalls and toilets, a lounge, lost & found office, luggage storage area, eateries, and a free Wi-Fi network.

You can also access the North Station on 135 Causeway Street using a bus, tram, or subway in approximately 5min. It offers parking lots, bike racks, and an accessible elevator and platform. Additionally, you can find Broadway Station on Dorchester Avenue and W Broadway and the nearby Fields Corner Station on Dorchester Avenue and Charles Street. The two stations have an elevator and escalator, with the latter providing bike storage racks. They are both accessible via bus or Red Line trains, taking anywhere from around 16min to 55min.

Popular journey from Boston to Philadelphia

The most popular journey from Boston to Philadelphia by train comes via Northeast Regional train types, departing daily from the South Station and Back Bay Station. These rides arrive at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station and take anywhere from around 5h 4min to about 7h 39min. The fares start from approximately $65 on weekends and about $138 on weekdays. Another well-liked ride along this course comes via the high-speed Acela train type, which can complete its voyage in approximately 4h 51min, delivering one of the fastest durations between these two towns.

You can get a seat on board this model starting from about $277.Notably, some high-speed Boston to Philadelphia trains include transfers on the way, leading you to change to a Crescent or Silver Star service at Penn Station. The voyage with a Silver Star train change takes between about 7h 33min to 7h 38min and costs approximately $239 per ticket. If your service to Philadelphia from Boston requires a shift to Crescent, you can expect your ride to last from about 6h 33min to 6h 38min, costing around $239 for every seat.

Boston Financial District. Source: Shutterstock

Popular train routes from Boston

Trains from Boston to New York are popular among travelers, taking between about 3h 27min and 5h 4min and tickets beginning from approximately $39. Another well-known course is Boston to Washington D.C. that lasts anywhere from around 6h 41min to 9h 36min, with fares starting from about $46. You can also ride to Virginia Beach from Boston in around 13h 45min and pay approximately $68 for a seat. Boston to Brunswick trains ensure that you can visit the Maine city in about 3h 15min and purchase a ticket for around $25. Lastly, you can enjoy a long voyage to Albany from Boston for approximately 75h 58min, with ticket prices starting from about $262.

Good to Know

Philadelphia has designated bike paths and trails to enhance your convenience when moving around the town and save on taxi costs. You can also find several outdoor areas and parks with free admission to make touring more comfortable for all visitors.

To Philadelphia by train – travel tips

Philadelphia has multiple sites to attract locals and tourists, such as the Eastern State Penitentiary, a historic prison with daytime and evening tours. The site enables you to visit what once was the most expensive and famous prison globally. You can see the cells that held Al Capone and Slick Willie Sutton, some of America's notorious lawbreakers. If you travel as a group, you can enjoy a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and take in the quality collections depicting various cultures, from early American galleries to China artworks.

Moreover, you can learn about American history by going to the Liberty Bell, the iconic symbol of the country's independence. This venue also offers access to the Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and signing of the Constitution occurred. You can enjoy educational tours around the Betsy Ross House, home of Ross, a woman credited with creating the first stripes and stars flag. She provided the flags for the government for more than 50 years and represented the numerous skilled women that supported their families during the Revolution and early Republic.

The Philadelphia Zoo provides an exciting option for wildlife lovers since you can look at different animals, including the African lion, bears, lemurs, an Amur leopard, tiger, and birds of prey. You can enjoy various dishes in Philadelphia, such as Greek and Italian plates, at the family-friendly Pete's Famous Pizza or dine on elevated traditional Israeli menus at the well-known Zahav restaurant.

Travel Tips: Trains from Boston 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 Boston to Philadelphia.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Boston to Philadelphia to cost as little as $34 (€34)  in the next 7 days.
The train price between Boston and Philadelphia is on average $35 (€34)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
The Boston to Philadelphia train distance is approximately 270 miles (435 km).
On average the Boston to Philadelphia train travel time is 5 h 44 min  for the 270 miles (435 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
For the best Boston to Philadelphia train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak or Amtrak. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Philadelphia from Boston to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 14 direct trains from Boston to Philadelphia per day with Amtrak or Amtrak  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Boston to Philadelphia. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the earliest train from Boston to Philadelphia at 10: 15 AM   or take the last train from Boston to Philadelphia leaving at 10: 45 PM. Look for the latest Boston to Philadelphia train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
You can find trains from Boston to Philadelphia to cost on average $35 (€34) 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 trip. You’ll see tickets for the Boston to Philadelphia train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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