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Overview: Train from Raleigh to Philadelphia

distanceDistance344 miles (555 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price$93 (€78)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Raleigh to Philadelphia cover the 344 miles (555 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 30 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $83 (€69), but the average price of train tickets is $93 (€78).

Train providers: Amtrak from Raleigh to Philadelphia trains

You can travel by train to Philadelphia from Raleigh with Amtrak for as low as $83 (€69). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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 to Philadelphia from Raleigh.

Train information from Raleigh to Philadelphia with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 8 h 21 min
  • Average Price: $83
  • Amtrak frequency: 2 a day

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Amtrak when booking your train tickets between Raleigh and Philadelphia due to the coronavirus:

  • 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 are cheap trains to Philadelphia from Raleigh?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Raleigh to Philadelphia to cost as little as $83 (€69)  in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a train ticket from Raleigh to Philadelphia?

If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Raleigh to Philadelphia train to cost on average $93 (€78)  one way.

How far is it from Raleigh to Philadelphia by train?

The Raleigh to Philadelphia train distance is approximately 344 miles (555 km).

How long is the train between Raleigh and Philadelphia?

On average the Raleigh to Philadelphia train time is 8 h 30 min  covering the 344 miles (555 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Which train providers can get me from Raleigh to Philadelphia?

For the route from Raleigh to Philadelphia you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Raleigh and Philadelphia on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many train services are there from Raleigh to Philadelphia a day?

On average, there are 2 trains a day from Raleigh to Philadelphia. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Raleigh to Philadelphia? When is the last train from Raleigh to Philadelphia?

The earliest train departing from Raleigh to Philadelphia leaves at 1: 45 PM. The last train departing from Raleigh to Philadelphia leaves at 3: 13 PM. You can find the latest Raleigh to Philadelphia train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How early should I buy train tickets between Raleigh and Philadelphia to score the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Raleigh to Philadelphia is on average $93 (€78) if you buy 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 providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Raleigh and Philadelphia available a few months in advance.