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Overview: Train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA

distanceDistance93 miles (150 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 50 min
priceAverage train ticket price$39 (€33)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA cover the 93 miles (150 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 50 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $39 (€33), but the average price of train tickets is $39 (€33).

Train companies: Amtrak from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA trains

For as little as $39 (€33) you can travel by train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA with Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company 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 traveler’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 Harrisburg, PA, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Amtrak from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 48 min
  • Average Price: $39
  • Amtrak frequency: 7 a day

These are Amtrak's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA:

  • 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 Harrisburg

Harrisburg is the state capital of Pennsylvania, and has become famous as the home of the iconic State Museum of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia is Pennsylvania's largest city, famous for harboring the Independence Hall where the declaration of independence and the constitution were signed. The distance from Philadelphia to Harrisburg by train is approximately 94 miles (150 kilometers), with a typical route taking an overall duration of one hour and 51 minutes. There are approximately 12 train services operating this route every day. 1 of these trips are provided by Amtrak Acela Keystone Services and the other one is offered by Amtrak Acela Pennsylvanian. On weekends, there are nine trips on average, eight offered by Amtrak Acela Keystone and one by Amtrak Acela Pennsylvanian. Trains from Philadelphia depart from 30th St Station- 2955 Market Street and arrive at Harrisburg Transportation Center. Monday is usually the least busy day on this route while Saturday is the busiest, so book tickets which suit your preferences.

Which train companies travel from Philadelphia to Harrisburg?

There are two companies that operate trains from Philadelphia to Harrisburg; Amtrak Acela Keystone and Amtrak Acela Philadelphia. Amtrak Acela Keystone offers 11 direct trips daily (with an average of 75 trips weekly) while Amtrak Acela Pennsylvania only offers one trip daily (with an average of seven trips in a week).

How long is the train ride from Philadelphia to Harrisburg?

The distance between Philadelphia and Harrisburg is exactly 93.67 miles (150.72 kilometers). The overall duration taken by a train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg is one hour and 51 minutes, so more than doable for a day trip. This journey has several stopovers, but the passengers do not need to change trains. Amtrak Acela Keystone offers the quickest train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, taking approximately one hour and 44 minutes to complete the journey. Since Amtrak Acela Keystone offers 11 schedules on weekdays and eight on weekends, passengers have loads of options to choose from based on schedules and time constraints.

How many trains are there from Philadelphia to Harrisburg?

There are 12 trains from Philadelphia to Harrisburg every weekday. This totals to an average of 70 trains weekly and 250 trains on a monthly basis. On weekends, there are only eight trains along this route. Saturdays are the busiest days to travel on this route and passengers are advised to book their train tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Mondays are the least busy days to travel on a train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg route making it a perfect alternative for passengers who want to avoid congestion. Tickets for this route can be bought at the station or online; passengers are advised to plan in advance and make their ticket purchases early enough to enjoy discounted prices.

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

Departure station: Trains traveling from Philadelphia to Harrisburg depart from 30th Street Station. It is the 10th most active station in the country and the third busiest served by Amtrak Acela. The station is 2.1 miles (3.38 kilometers) from Philadelphia City center at 2955 Market Street neighboring Philadelphia University City. 30th Street Station is accessible from the city by public transport such as buses and trolleys. The station offers several amenities such as vending machines, ATMs, Quick-Trak kiosks, WiFi internet connection and washrooms. Parking (day and night) and bag storage services are offered in the station at a fee. As a modern train station, 30th Street Station is dedicated to serving people with special needs. There are reserved parking spaces dedicated for those with limited mobility. Key areas such as waiting rooms, ticket sales offices and restrooms have been made accessible for people with limited ability. Wheelchairs can also be provided for them when requested.

Arrival station: Harrisburg Transportation Center (HTC) is a large railway and transportation center in Pennsylvania formerly known as Pennsylvania Station, Harrisburg. It has been serving residents of the area since 1887 and has been renovated several times. HTC is located 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) away from the city center, and is accessible from the city by public transportation through Capital Area Transit (CAT) which offers convenient transfers between local public transit, intercity rail and bus services. The intercity bus terminal can be accessed from the lower floor of the station and serves buses that offer trips to the city center. Harrisburg Transportation Center has several amenities including a meeting room for business meetings and conferences. Other amenities include washrooms, payphones, vending machines, a newsstand that sells magazines and newspapers, an ATM, restaurants and small lockers for short-term personal storage. Those with limited mobility can access Harrisburg Transportation Center as key areas are wheelchair accessible.

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FAQs

How much does a cheap train to Harrisburg, PA from Philadelphia cost?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA for as low as $39 (€33)  for the next 7 days.

What is the price of a train ticket to Harrisburg, PA from Philadelphia?

If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA train price to come in at an average of $39 (€33)  one way.

What is the distance to Harrisburg, PA from Philadelphia by train?

The Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA train distance is approximately 93 miles (150 km).

How long is the train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA?

The Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA train duration is on average 1 h 50 min, which is to be expected when traveling 93 miles (150 km) between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

Which train companies can take me between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA?

Take the Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA train with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services per day are there from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA?

On average, there are 7 trains a day from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What time is the earliest train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA? What time is the last train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA?

The earliest train departing from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA leaves at 10: 20 AM. The last train departing from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA leaves at 6: 35 PM. You can find the latest Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA to get the best deals?

If you book the Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $39 (€33). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.