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Journey Summary

Philadelphia to Washington, DC Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
2 hours 59 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $21
Trains depart from:Philadelphia
Trains arrive in:Washington, DC
Distance:199 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

Trains from Philadelphia to Washington DC

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. is easy and convenient. There are over 30 departures every day, often with multiple trains leaving within the same hour period. Regular services take about two hours before reaching Washington, D.C. But there is Acela service available throughout the day, which cuts the trip to an hour and forty-five minutes.

Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. train times: Daily departures

Between the regular and Acela services, you can catch a train from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. almost any time of day on any day of the week. Departures begin around 5:00 am and go on until about midnight, but some days have earlier and later trains. You should check the timetables and make sure. The schedule is not easy to remember - trains don't leave at the same time on every hour. But there are around 40 trains spread throughout a day, so it is very likely you can find a train to suit your schedule.

How long is the journey by train from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.?

If you catch a train from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., the journey will take about two hours. If the train is an Acela, it will be faster, since it will have few stops. The time saved is about 15 to 20 minutes, which may make all the difference, depending on your schedule.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.?

Trains depart from the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. It is about a mile from the center of the city and, depending on the weather and how you feel, can easily be accessed by commuter bus, train, and walking. Disabled and limited mobility travelers will find restrooms, sales offices, platforms, elevators, and waiting rooms accessible. There are food and beverage options from vending machines to fast food fare. You can also find ATMs and other services. There is WiFi and a lounge, and parking options are available. There is also a lactation suite for nursing moms, and you can store your luggage for a fee. The station is open 24 hours a day, and you can buy tickets from the sales office or an automated kiosk.

The arrival train station in Washington, D.C. is Union Station. Two miles from central D.C., you can easily access public transport to and from Union Station. There are buses and trains connecting the station to the rest of the city and beyond. There are food and retail outlets and other services in the main concourse, and vending machines available as this station is open 24 hours a day. Those with disabilities and limited mobility will find facilities accessible, from restrooms and waiting areas to parking and platforms. Parking is available, as well as WiFi. There are automated ticket kiosks and a sales office.

Which train companies travel from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.?

Amtrak services the route from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. Running along the Northeast Corridor, there is a regular Amtrak route as well as an express Acela service that stops at these cities.

Amtrak Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.

You can take an Acela or regular Amtrak train to Washington, D.C. from Philadelphia. Around 15 out of the approximately 40 departures a day are Acela trains. So, you have many options for your journey. Acela trains only make three stops before reaching Washington, D.C., so the travel time is down to one hour, forty-five minutes, instead of the regular two hours.

Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. trains: Services on board

Both Acela and regular Amtrak trains offer seats in reserved coach and business classes. The reclining seats have fold-down trays and reading lights and power outlets. Small pets are allowed, but reservations and fees apply. There is WiFi available and a café service. You will need to check in advance if you can bring a bicycle onboard at Philadelphia. All Amtrak trains welcome disabled passengers, but if you need extra assistance, you should give advance notice to ensure you get the aid you need.

How can I find cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.?

There are a few options for cheap tickets when traveling by train between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Booking in advance often will bring the price down. The Acela train is more expensive than the regular route, so you should make sure you need to save that time. Don't forget to check the schedule fully, not just the days and times you want to travel. Being flexible with your itinerary may help you save money.

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Trains from Philadelphia to Washington, DC
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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between Philadelphia and Washington, DC cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Philadelphia to Washington, DC trains for as little as $34 (€27)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket to Washington, DC from Philadelphia?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Philadelphia to Washington, DC train price to come in at an average of $34 (€27)  one way.
How many miles is it from Philadelphia to Washington, DC by train?
The Philadelphia to Washington, DC train distance is approximately 123 miles (199 km).
What is the Philadelphia to Washington, DC train travel time?
The train time from Philadelphia to Washington, DC is on average 1 h 53 min  for the 123 miles (199 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Philadelphia to Washington, DC by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Can I buy a direct train from Philadelphia to Washington, DC?
Yes, you can find a direct train to Washington, DC from Philadelphia with Amtrak or Amtrak  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
When does the first train depart from Philadelphia to Washington, DC? When does the last train depart from Philadelphia to Washington, DC?
You can take the earliest train from Philadelphia to Washington, DC at 8: 26 AM   or take the last train from Philadelphia to Washington, DC leaving at 10: 55 PM. Look for the latest Philadelphia to Washington, DC train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Philadelphia to Washington, DC for the best deals?
If you book a train ticket from Philadelphia to Washington, DC within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $34 (€27) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Philadelphia to Washington, DC are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.