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Train Information between Raleigh and Philadelphia

distanceDistance344 miles (555 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price$83 (€66)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Raleigh to Philadelphia cover the 344 miles (555 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 20 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $82 (€66), but the average price of train tickets is $83 (€66).

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Travel with Amtrak from Raleigh to Philadelphia

Travel between Raleigh and Philadelphia from $82 (€66) with Omio’s train partners Amtrak! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and First Class for you to book for your next journey by train between Raleigh and Philadelphia.

If you're looking for cheap Amtrak tickets from Raleigh to Philadelphia, check out Omio! With one-way Raleigh to Philadelphia train ticket prices starting as low as $82 (€66) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Philadelphia from Raleigh by showing you the latest Amtrak offers, train schedules and tickets for this 344 miles (555 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this journey, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with Amtrak. If you search for Amtrak tickets from Raleigh to Philadelphia in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Raleigh to Philadelphia on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with Amtrak so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

Amtrak has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Amtrak tickets from Raleigh to Philadelphia and when traveling by train:

  • 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 Raleigh to Philadelphia

The distance covered by a train from Raleigh to Philadelphia is 346 miles (556 kilometers) and on average, a train from Raleigh to Philadelphia covers this distance in 10 hours and nine minutes. However, the fastest train from Raleigh to Philadelphia can cover this distance in 8 hours and 20 minutes. For travelers who love comfort and space, Saturdays are the best day to travel as the trains are less crowded. On the other hand, Wednesdays are the busiest day of the week for Raleigh to Philadelphia trains.

Which train companies travel from Raleigh to Philadelphia?

There is one main carrier that operates train rides from Raleigh to Philadelphia - Amtrak, which also includes Amtrak Carolinian and Amtrak Silver Service. Each offers one train from Raleigh to Philadelphia every day. Amtrak trains on this route have a layover at the Union Station in Washington DC which takes 2 hours and 17 minutes. Travelers are transferred to a different train at the station for the last leg of the journey. As a result, these trains take the longest time to reach their destination. Amtrak Carolinian and Amtrak Silver Service trains travel from Raleigh to Philadelphia directly.

How long is the train ride from Raleigh to Philadelphia?

The travel time for the train from Raleigh to Philadelphia differs depending on the train a traveler chooses. Amtrak's Raleigh to Philadelphia trains take an average of 18 hours and 25 minutes to get to their destination. The trains have a layover at the Union Station in Washington DC, which takes 2 hours and 17 minutes. Amtrak Carolinian trains to Philadelphia take an average of 8 hours and 47 minutes from Raleigh. The same trip on Amtrak Silver service takes an average of 8 hours and 21 minutes. However, all these carriers provide an express schedule where trains take 8 hours and 20 minutes to make the trip from Raleigh to Philadelphia.

How many trains are there from Raleigh to Philadelphia?

There are three daily trains that serve the route from Raleigh to Philadelphia. Thus, travelers get to choose their preferred carrier and time of travel from different schedules. The number of weekly trips made by Amtrak, Amtrak Carolinian, and Amtrak Silver Service trains from Raleigh to Philadelphia is 21. The first train from Raleigh to Philadelphia leaves the departure station at 8:00 a.m. while the last train leaves the Raleigh station for Philadelphia at 5:00 p.m. Amenities include sanitized restrooms, power outlets, free WiFi, snacks, air conditioning and extra legroom for each of the adjustable seats.

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

Departure station: Union Station is located at 510 West Martin Street in Raleigh, NC. This station has an ATM and vending machines. It also has a waiting lounge. The ticket sales office, elevators, and restrooms are accessible by wheelchair. The train station has paid same-day and overnight parking for travelers who wish to leave their cars onsite. For public transit, this station is served by Go Raleigh buses and taxis.

Arrival station: Trains from Raleigh to Philadelphia arrive at the 30th Street station at 2955 Market Street in Philadelphia, PA. This train station is a national transportation landmark that features huge porticoes, an elevated concourse and outstanding works of art. It has a Metropolitan lounge available for travelers as well as an ATM, Quik-Trak kiosks, vending machines, and WiFi. The main hall also has a dedicated lactation suite for breastfeeding mothers. The 5-foot by 9-foot, ADA-compliant pod is designed for individual use but can fit more than one person, as well as mothers traveling with babies and other children. It's self-contained, with comfortable benches, a fold-down table, an electrical outlet for plugging in a breast pump, and a door that can be locked for privacy. This train station is right on the edge of the city center thus travelers have the option to walk, take a taxi or the Market-Frankford subway depending on where they want to go from the station.

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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between Raleigh and Philadelphia cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Raleigh to Philadelphia to cost as little as $82 (€66)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Philadelphia from Raleigh?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Raleigh to Philadelphia train price to come in at an average of $83 (€66)  one way.
How far is Philadelphia from Raleigh by train?
The Raleigh to Philadelphia train distance is approximately 344 miles (555 km).
How long is the train to Philadelphia from Raleigh?
On average the Raleigh to Philadelphia train time is 8 h 20 min  covering the 344 miles (555 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train companies should I travel with from Raleigh to Philadelphia?
When taking a train from Raleigh to Philadelphia, you can count on Amtrak for the best way to get you to Philadelphia. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Raleigh to Philadelphia and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
When can I take the first train from Raleigh to Philadelphia? When can I take the last train for the day?
You can take the earliest train from Raleigh to Philadelphia at 12: 45 PM   or take the last train from Raleigh to Philadelphia leaving at 2: 13 PM. Look for the latest Raleigh to Philadelphia train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How early should I book Raleigh to Philadelphia train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find trains to Philadelphia from Raleigh to cost on average $83 (€66) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Raleigh to Philadelphia train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.