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Train Information between Philadelphia and Newark, NJ

distanceDistance75 miles (121 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h
priceAverage train ticket price$24 (€19)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Philadelphia to Newark, NJ cover the 75 miles (121 km) long route taking on average 1 h with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $20 (€16), but the average price of train tickets is $24 (€19).

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Amtrak Philadelphia – Newark, NJ

Buy your official Amtrak train tickets from Philadelphia to Newark, NJ from $20 (€16) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

Amtrak

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 Philadelphia to Newark, NJ.

Amtrak from Philadelphia to Newark, NJ train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 7 min
  • Amtrak frequency: 9 a day

Amtrak has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train between Philadelphia and Newark, NJ:

  • 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).

Taking the train from Philadelphia to Newark

Whisking passengers from the heart of one city to the center of another, the fastest trains from Philadelphia to Newark take just under 1 hour to make the journey from Philadelphia to Newark. Trains are operated by Amtrak which offers a good choice of routes and prices, and one to four departures an hour from early morning until late evening every day of the week. When taking the train from Philadelphia to Newark, passengers can forget the need for navigating busy roads and finding somewhere to park on arrival. Instead, they can enjoy a relaxing journey straight from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Penn Station in Newark.

Which train companies travel from Philadelphia to Newark?

Trains from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Newark, New Jersey are operated by Amtrak. Amtrak trains started running with just 21 routes in May 1971. Since then it has grown to become one of the largest rail operators in the United States linking over 500 communities and bringing invaluable transport links to many isolated rural areas. Now, nearly 87,000 people use one of their 300 available services each day. Amtrak continually strives to provide its passengers with the most modern and comfortable rolling stock. Once onboard their train from Philadelphia to Newark, passengers will find plenty of luggage space, restrooms, cafes, quiet carriages, and WiFi. Service animals are welcome on all Amtrak trains while pets can be taken on some trains from Philadelphia to Newark. On this route, both coach and business class seats can be reserved.

How long is the train ride from Philadelphia to Newark?

Every train from Philadelphia to Newark follows a direct route. The fastest train takes just under 1 hour while no service takes longer than 90 minutes to reach Newark.

How many trains are there from Philadelphia to Newark?

Trains from Philadelphia to Newark run on a similar schedule from Monday through to Sunday. There are between one and four departures every hour. These commence in the early morning and continue until late evening. Passengers should readily find a departure to fit their schedule.

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

Departure station: Trains to Newark from Philadelphia all depart from Philadelphia 30th Street Station. This is located on Market Street, just a short distance from the Schuylkill River and in the heart of the city. Housed in an attractive Art-Deco building constructed in 1933, the station is Amtrak's third-busiest station and the tenth-busiest station in the United States. Interestingly, the waiting room in the main concourse is as long as two football fields and the roof was reinforced with concrete as it was originally planned as a landing strip for small aircraft! As well as serving intercity trains, it is also a main hub for commuter trains and subway services while several bus routes also stop outside the station. There are car rental desks, taxi ranks, and ride-share schemes available at 30th Street Station. Among its amenities are car parking, luggage lockers, phone charging stations, restrooms, WiFi, a ticket office, automatic ticket machines, and vending machines selling snacks and drinks. Passengers with limited mobility can access Philadelphia 30th Street Station with ease. All areas of the station are step-free or can be accessed by adapted elevators. Restrooms, the waiting room, the ticket office, and water fountains are all accessible to those in wheelchairs while wheelchairs can be borrowed if necessary. Service animals are welcome throughout the station.

Arrival station: The train from Philadelphia to Newark arrives into Newark Pennsylvania Station, usually referred to as Newark Penn. This can be found in the Gateway District and is just a short walk from Downtown Newark. Opening in the 1930s, this large station combines a mix of Art-Deco and Neoclassical features and is considered to be one of the most attractive stations in America. Its exuberant interior even includes chandeliers. As well as Amtrak trains, the station is served by commuter trains, PATH trains, and light rail services. It is also home to the city's bus terminal where both local and regional buses stop. At Penn Station, Newark passengers will find taxi ranks and car parking as well as car rental providers. Among the other facilities at this large station are ATMs, public payphones, a ticket office, automatic ticket machines, restrooms, a waiting room, and vending machines selling a range of snacks and drinks. There is also a selection of food kiosks, cafes, and stores. Please note: there is no WiFi at the station. Most of the station is accessible to those with limited mobility via elevators. These areas include platforms, restrooms, waiting areas, ticket offices, and water fountains. Service animals can be taken into the station.

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Trains from Philadelphia to Newark, NJ
Travel by train to Newark, NJ 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 Philadelphia to Newark, NJ.
FAQs
How much are cheap trains from Philadelphia to Newark, NJ?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Newark, NJ from Philadelphia for the next 7 days starting from $20 (€16)  one way.
What is the cost of a train to Newark, NJ from Philadelphia?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $24 (€19)  for a train ticket from Philadelphia to Newark, NJ.
How far is Newark, NJ from Philadelphia by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Philadelphia and Newark, NJ by train to be approximately 75 miles (121 km).
How long is the train ride to Newark, NJ from Philadelphia?
On average the Philadelphia to Newark, NJ train travel time is 1 h  for the 75 miles (121 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Which train companies can take me from Philadelphia to Newark, NJ?
When taking a train from Philadelphia to Newark, NJ, you can count on Amtrak for the best way to get you to Newark, NJ. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Philadelphia and Newark, NJ and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
What time is the earliest train from Philadelphia to Newark, NJ? What time is the last train from Philadelphia to Newark, NJ?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Philadelphia at 10: 42 AM. The last train leaves from Philadelphia at 10: 50 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Philadelphia to Newark, NJ and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy train tickets from Philadelphia to Newark, NJ to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Philadelphia to Newark, NJ is on average $24 (€19) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Philadelphia to Newark, NJ available a few months in advance.