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The cheapest trains from Philadelphia to Boston

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Cheapest

$131

Average

$181

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.

The average ticket from Philadelphia to Boston will cost around $ 181 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 131.

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06:42AM30th Street Station6h07 12:49PMSouth Station
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$1311One-way
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12:09AM30th Street Station7h44 07:53AMBack Bay Station, MA
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$1311One-way
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12:09AM30th Street Station7h49 07:58AMSouth Station
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06:42AM30th Street Station6h01 12:43PMBack Bay Station, MA
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05:58PM30th Street Station6h12 12:10AMBack Bay Station, MA
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$1311One-way

Timetable Philadelphia to Boston

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12:09AM30th Street Station7h44 07:53AMBack Bay Station, MA
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12:09AM30th Street Station7h49 07:58AMSouth Station
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06:29AM30th Street Station5h06 11:35AMBack Bay Station, MA
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06:29AM30th Street Station5h12 11:41AMSouth Station
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06:42AM30th Street Station6h07 12:49PMSouth Station
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06:42AM30th Street Station6h01 12:43PMBack Bay Station, MA
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08:33AM30th Street Station5h06 01:39PMBack Bay Station, MA
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08:33AM30th Street Station5h12 01:45PMSouth Station
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09:10AM30th Street Station6h08 03:18PMSouth Station
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09:10AM30th Street Station6h03 03:13PMBack Bay Station, MA
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10:33AM30th Street Station5h18 03:51PMSouth Station
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10:33AM30th Street Station5h12 03:45PMBack Bay Station, MA
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10:40AM30th Street Station5h58 04:38PMSouth Station
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10:40AM30th Street Station5h48 04:28PMBack Bay Station, MA
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12:03PM30th Street Station6h20 06:23PMBack Bay Station, MA
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12:03PM30th Street Station6h27 06:30PMSouth Station
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01:55PM30th Street Station6h11 08:06PMBack Bay Station, MA
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01:55PM30th Street Station6h17 08:12PMSouth Station
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02:29PM30th Street Station5h11 07:40PMSouth Station
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02:29PM30th Street Station5h06 07:35PMBack Bay Station, MA
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03:59PM30th Street Station6h03 10:02PMSouth Station
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03:59PM30th Street Station5h55 09:54PMBack Bay Station, MA
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04:33PM30th Street Station5h17 09:50PMSouth Station
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04:33PM30th Street Station5h10 09:43PMBack Bay Station, MA
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05:18PM30th Street Station6h57 12:15AMSouth Station
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05:18PM30th Street Station6h52 12:10AMBack Bay Station, MA
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05:29PM30th Street Station5h21 10:50PMBack Bay Station, MA
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05:29PM30th Street Station5h26 10:55PMSouth Station
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05:58PM30th Street Station6h12 12:10AMBack Bay Station, MA
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05:58PM30th Street Station6h17 12:15AMSouth Station
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07:00PM30th Street Station27h50 10:50PMBack Bay Station, MA
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07:00PM30th Street Station27h55 10:55PMSouth Station
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$137Amtrak
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$47Amtrak
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$47Amtrak
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$84Amtrak
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Aug 16
$36Amtrak
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$134American Airlines
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Aug 20
$47Amtrak
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Aug 21
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The fastest trains from Philadelphia to Boston

Showing times and prices for Aug 4

Fastest Journey

5 h 6 m

Average

7 h 17 m

Trains per day

32

Distance

435 km

Of the 32 trains that leave Philadelphia for Boston every day 28 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 435 km distance in an average of 7 h 17 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 6 m .

The slowest trains will take 1d 3 h 55 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:33AM30th Street Station5h06 01:39PMBack Bay Station, MA
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$2341One-way
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06:29AM30th Street Station5h06 11:35AMBack Bay Station, MA
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$1991One-way
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02:29PM30th Street Station5h06 07:35PMBack Bay Station, MA
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$2681One-way
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04:33PM30th Street Station5h10 09:43PMBack Bay Station, MA
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$2341One-way
02:29PM30th Street Station5h11 07:40PMSouth Station
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$2681One-way

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Train Information between Philadelphia and Boston

distanceDistance270 miles (435 km)
priceAverage train ticket price$47 (€38)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from Philadelphia to Boston cover the 270 miles (435 km) long journey with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $47 (€38), but the average price of train tickets is $47 (€38).

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Travel with Amtrak between Philadelphia and Boston

Travel from Philadelphia to Boston from $47 (€38) with Omio’s train partners Amtrak! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and First Class for you to book for your next journey by train between Philadelphia and Boston.

Omio helps you find the perfect Philadelphia - Boston train with Amtrak. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train between Philadelphia and Boston, Omio shows you Amtrak’s current train schedules, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Philadelphia to Boston trip. You can expect to travel around 270 miles (435 km) from Philadelphia to Boston on a train with Amtrak. Once you are ready, buy your one-way Amtrak tickets from Philadelphia to Boston starting as low as $47 (€38) if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with Amtrak!

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Amtrak when booking your train tickets between Philadelphia and Boston due to the coronavirus:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

Trains from Philadelphia to Boston

Many travelers choose to take a trip across the Eastern Seaboard of the United States on a train from Philadelphia to Boston. The journey across the Northeastern Corridor rail line is considered to have some of the United States' most beautiful views. The average journey time on a train from Philadelphia to Boston is 6 hours and seven minutes​, which makes it significantly faster than a journey by coach. Amtrak always offers a direct service to Boston from Philadelphia, which makes it a convenient option for passengers with large luggage. An average of 40 trains per day run from Philadelphia to Boston, so travelers have plenty of choice.

Which train companies travel from Philadelphia to Boston?

Amtrak train company runs the train line between Philadelphia and Boston. Amtrak provides two services: the Northeast Regional and the Acela Express. The Amtrak Acela Express is the fastest train from Philadelphia to Boston. Carriages are newer and usually more spacious than those of the Northeast Regional. There's WiFi connection across the whole train, which makes this the favored choice for business travelers. Northeast Regional trains are significantly slower than those of the Acela Express service. Northeast Regional trains connect the major cities of the Eastern Seaboard with smaller towns.

How long is the train ride from Philadelphia to Boston?

Philadelphia is 308 miles (495 kilometers) away from Boston and the average duration of the train journey is 6 hours and seven minutes. However, this journey time is considerably shorter on the Amtrak Acela Express service. An Amtrak Acela Express train from Philadelphia to Boston takes, on average, 5 hours and 16 minutes. The Amtrak Acela is the fastest train service in the Americas, traveling at an average speed of 84 mph (138 kph). The average journey time for a Northeast Regional train from Philadelphia to Boston is 6 hours and 28 minutes​. Northeast Regional trains make an average of 16 stops whereas Acela Express trains only stop, on average, seven times per journey.

How many trains are there from Philadelphia to Boston?

Each day, an average of 40 trains depart from Philadelphia for Boston. The vast majority of these are Northeast Regional trains, which account for 29 of the daily trains from Philadelphia to Boston. The first train departs shortly after 5:00 a.m. and the last train departs shortly before 12:00 a.m. The Acela Express service train only departs between 6:00 a.m. until shortly after 5:00 p.m., and there is on average one Acela Express service per hour between those times. Before 6:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m., the only trains which depart are the slower Northeast Regional services.

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

Departure station: every train from Philadelphia to Boston departs from Philadelphia 30th Street Station. Philadelphia 30th Street Station is 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia city center on foot. There are good transport links available between Philadelphia city center and 30th Street Station. Travelers can take trolleys 10, 11, 13, 34, and 36​ to 30th Street Station from Philadelphia city center, with an average journey time of four minutes. Alternatively, a trip on the MFL subway line takes around five minutes from the city center. For travelers journeying from elsewhere in Philadelphia, the city and suburbs are well-connected with 30th Street Station via bus, subway, trolley and rail services. Philadelphia 30th Street Station is accessible for travelers with limited mobility and has elevators fitted on platforms, to allow ease of access. Throughout the station there are disabled toilets. Before boarding, passengers can relax in the waiting room or the ClubAcela Lounge, if they have a valid United MileagePlus card​. There are Quik-Trak kiosks and vending machines for passengers to purchase snacks for their journey. Amtrak recommends that all passengers arrive at 30th Street Station at least 30 minutes before their departure time. If passengers have requested assistance with their luggage, or have access requirements due to limited mobility, Amtrak advises they should arrive at least 45 minutes before their train is due to depart.

Arrival station: all trains from Philadelphia arrive at Boston South Station. Boston South Station is very close to Boston city center and is only a 12-minute walk away. For passengers who wish to take public transport, Boston South Station is connected to the city center on the Red Metro line, with an average journey time of six minutes. For those traveling elsewhere in Boston, the transport authority operates bus, subway and train services which connect the city to its suburbs. Boston South Station is an accessible train station, with elevators allowing free access from platforms to the main concourse to travelers with limited mobility or large luggage. ATM Machines, Quik-Trak kiosks, vending machines, and payphones are among the available amenities.

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Trains from Philadelphia to Boston
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FAQs
How much does a cheap train between Philadelphia and Boston cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Philadelphia to Boston trains for as little as $47 (€38)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train between Philadelphia and Boston?
The Philadelphia to Boston train ticket price is on average $47 (€38)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How many miles is it from Philadelphia to Boston by train?
The Philadelphia to Boston train distance is approximately 270 miles (435 km).
Which train companies can take me to Boston from Philadelphia?
When taking a train from Philadelphia to Boston, you can count on Amtrak or Amtrak for the best way to get you to Boston. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Boston from Philadelphia and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
When can I take the first train from Philadelphia to Boston? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Philadelphia at 10: 42 AM. The last train leaves from Philadelphia at 9: 59 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Philadelphia to Boston and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
When should I purchase the Philadelphia to Boston train for the best deals on tickets?
If you buy a train ticket from Philadelphia to Boston within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $47 (€38) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Boston from Philadelphia are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.