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Train Information from Philadelphia to Newark, DE

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
durationAverage train duration28 min
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day

Trains from Philadelphia to Newark, DE cover the 36 miles (58 km) long trip taking on average 28 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available.

Trains from Philadelphia to Newark

Newark is the third largest city in the state of Delaware, known as the home of the University of Delaware. Public transportation in the city has been improved over time to keep up with modern means of transport across the country. Travelers from Philadelphia can access Newark thanks to the railway system. A train from Philadelphia to Newark covers a distance of 36 miles (57 kilometers) in about half an hour. There is one train ride scheduled every day meaning it is advisable for passengers to book early to avoid postponing a trip. Amtrak Northeast Regional operates the trains from Philadelphia to Newark. Amtrak services are direct and require no need to switch trains during the duration of the journey. It is important to note that Sundays are the busiest days on this route. Passengers are advised to travel on Tuesdays as they tend to be the least active traveling days of the week. The departure train station is 30th Street Station in Philadelphia while the arrival one is Newark Train Station. Both train stations are well connected to their city centers via public transport making it easy for passengers to organize onward travel.

Which train companies travel from Philadelphia to Newark?

Trains on this route are operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional. The company ensures that a train departs from Philadelphia's 30th Street Station (PHL) to Newark Train Station every day. Almost 87,000 people across America and Canada use one of the 300 trains Amtrak offers daily.

How long is the train ride from Philadelphia to Newark?

The distance between Philadelphia and Newark is 36 miles (57 kilometers). The fastest train from Philadelphia to Newark takes just 28 minutes so it is by no means a long trip. This is a direct connection that may be increased to approximately 30 minutes if the train makes stopovers on the way to Newark. Whether trains incur stops, passengers will not be required to change services.

How many trains are there from Philadelphia to Newark?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates approximately seven trains from Philadelphia to Newark on a weekly basis. This means that one train leaves 30th Street Station every day, headed to Newark Train Station. There are two trips during the weekend for passengers to choose from. Each train from Philadelphia to Newark leaves only during the evening. Those who want to travel without congestion should avoid Sundays and book the train ride available on Tuesday when there are fewer travelers.

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

Departure station: Passengers depart from 30th Street Station which serves as the central railroad station in Philadelphia. More than four million passengers travel through this station every year making it the tenth busiest station in the entire country. 30th Street station is located just over 2 miles (3 kilometers) away from the city center of Philadelphia. Modern public transportation in the city makes it possible to connect to the city center via buses and trolleys. Parking is available at a fee throughout the day and the night. Other facilities present in 30th Street Station include Quik-Trak kiosks, vending machines, a ticket sales office and a metropolitan lounge. A food court is also present with several chains that passengers can pick from. Amtrak WiFi provides free internet access for passengers at the station. There is a lactation suite at this station for nursing mothers in the Main Hall. It can fit more than one person and guarantees privacy for mothers traveling with babies. 30th Street Station is wheelchair accessible for key areas such as elevators, restrooms and ticket sales office. More assistance is also provided for those with limited mobility. They are however advised to arrive at the station at least 45 minutes before departure.

Arrival station: Newark Train Station (NRK) is the arrival station for every train from Philadelphia to Newark. It has been serving travelers in the city for over 100 years. Newark Train Station is about half a mile (0.8 kilometers) from the city center. The station is connected to the city center via shuttle buses. Amtrak offers tickets that can be purchased online. The buses provided by Amtrak include Northeast Regional 186 and Northeast Regional 156. A bus takes three to five minutes to reach the city center. Passengers could walk and cover the distance within approximately 20 minutes or take a taxi for a trip of about two minutes if traveling with luggage. Day and overnight accessible parking is available. Newark Train Station has been updated over the past years to be accessible for those with limited mobility.

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Trains from Philadelphia to Newark, DE
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How far is Newark, DE from Philadelphia by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Philadelphia and Newark, DE by train to be approximately 36 miles (58 km).
How long is the train ride between Philadelphia and Newark, DE?
The Philadelphia to Newark, DE train duration is on average 28 min, which is to be expected when traveling 36 miles (58 km) between Philadelphia and Newark, DE. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
How many train services per day are there to Newark, DE from Philadelphia?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Philadelphia to Newark, DE. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Philadelphia to Newark, DE?
You can take the first train from Philadelphia to Newark, DE at 11: 48 PM. The last train from Philadelphia to Newark, DE that you can take departs at 11: 48 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Philadelphia to Newark, DE schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.