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Journey Summary

Philadelphia to New York City Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
2 hours 32 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $22
Trains depart from:Philadelphia
Trains arrive in:New York City
Distance:130 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

Trains from Philadelphia to New York

A train from Philadelphia to New York promises a relaxing way to travel between these two east coast cities. Trains depart from Philadelphia's 30th Street Station and arrive in New York's Penn Station a little under 1 hour and 30 minutes later. Each day, from Monday to Sunday, an estimated 44 trains depart from Philadelphia to New York. Train services from Philadelphia to New York run across the Eastern Seaboard route of the Amtrak rail line, which is considered one of the most beautiful train routes in the United States.

Which train companies travel from Philadelphia to New York?

Amtrak train company runs two train services between Philadelphia and New York: the Amtrak Northeastern Regional service and the Amtrak Acela service. Amtrak Acela is faster than the Northeastern Regional but is usually more expensive. The interior carriages of the Amtrak Acela are more spacious, and this route is favored by business travelers. The Acela train travels at an average of 84 mph (138 kph) and is the fastest train in the whole of the Americas. The Amtrak Northeastern Regional train from Philadelphia to New York is the cheapest option and is only slightly slower than the Amtrak Acela. The Northeastern Regional train serves all major cities across the Northeast corridor, including Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Washington D.C.

How long is the train ride from Philadelphia to New York?

New York is 94 miles away from Philadelphia and travel time varies depending on whether travelers take an Amtrak Acela or an Amtrak Northeastern Regional train from Philadelphia to New York. However, both trains travel from Philadelphia to New York in less than 1 hour and 30 minutes. The Amtrak Acela is the fastest train from Philadelphia to New York and takes an average of 1 hour and 10 minutes. Typically, the Acela only makes one stop between Philadelphia and New York. Carriages are also usually more spacious than those on the Northeastern Regional train and the Acela is favored by business travelers. The Amtrak Northeastern Regional train takes around 1 hour and 25 minutes. On average, the Northeastern Regional services makes five stops at stations between Philadelphia and New York.

How many trains are there from Philadelphia to New York?

On average, 44 trains depart each day from Philadelphia to New York. The first train departs shortly after 5:00 a.m. and the last train departs just before 12:00 a.m. Amtrak's Northeastern Regional service provides the majority of trains that depart from Philadelphia to New York each day, providing an average of 26 services. The Amtrak Acela service provides an average of 18 trains per day. During peak travel hours, which are 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., three trains run from Philadelphia to New York each hour. Two of these trains are Northeastern Regional and the other is a high-speed Acela train. Outside of peak travel hours, there are typically two trains each hour. All trains which depart before 6:00 a.m. are Northeastern Regional trains, as are all trains which depart after 10:00 p.m. The high-speed Amtrak Acela train from Philadelphia to New York only runs between 6:00 a.m. and 9:45 p.m.

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

Departure station: all Amtrak trains from Philadelphia to New York depart from Philadelphia 30th Street Station​. Philadelphia 30th Street Station is well connected to the city center via the Market-Frankford Subway Line​. It takes around six minutes to reach Philadelphia 30th Street from the city center by subway. For those who are traveling to Philadelphia 30th Street Station from elsewhere in Philadelphia, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority​ provides good transport links across Philadelphia and its suburbs, with subway, tram, bus, and rail services all available. Philadelphia 30th Street Station is accessible to travelers with limited mobility as there are elevators that connect the concourse and platforms. Prior to departure, passengers have the option of relaxing in the Metropolitan Lounge or shopping in the Quik-Trak kiosks. Amtrak recommends passengers arrive at least 30 minutes before their train is scheduled to depart and 45 minutes if there is luggage to check-in.

Arrival station: all Amtrak services from Philadelphia to New York arrive at New York Penn Station. Penn Station is well-connected to central Manhattan by subway and the journey time is only six minutes via the C-line. The rest of New York City is very easy to reach from Penn Station due to how well the subway connects different neighborhoods of the city and its suburbs. New York Penn Station is very accessible for travelers with limited mobility and elevators can take passengers to platforms. Passengers can shop in Quik-Trak kiosks or use the WiFi provided by Amtrak.

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Trains from Philadelphia to New York City
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Philadelphia to New York City?
Train tickets to New York City from Philadelphia for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $27 (€21)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train from Philadelphia to New York City?
The Philadelphia to New York City train ticket price is on average $41 (€33)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is New York City from Philadelphia by train?
The Philadelphia to New York City train distance is approximately 80 miles (129 km).
How long is the train from Philadelphia to New York City?
On average the Philadelphia to New York City train time is 1 h 32 min  covering the 80 miles (129 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Are there any direct trains from Philadelphia to New York City?
Yes, there are direct trains from Philadelphia to New York City, and you can find a direct train for this route with Amtrak or Amtrak  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
When does the first train depart from Philadelphia to New York City? When does the last train depart from Philadelphia to New York City?
The earliest train departing from Philadelphia to New York City leaves at 11: 00 AM. The last train departing from Philadelphia to New York City leaves at 11: 00 PM. You can find the latest Philadelphia to New York City train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy Philadelphia to New York City train tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy the Philadelphia to New York City train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $41 (€33). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Philadelphia and New York City. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.