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The cheapest trains from Washington, DC to Philadelphia

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Cheapest

$75

Average

$104

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Washington, DC to Philadelphia will cost around $ 104 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 75.

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07:05AMUnion Station2h02 09:07AM30th Street Station
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$751One-way
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11:55AMUnion Station1h57 01:52PM30th Street Station
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08:30PMUnion Station1h54 10:24PM30th Street Station
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11:05AMUnion Station2h01 01:06PM30th Street Station
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03:52PMUnion Station2h03 05:55PM30th Street Station
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Timetable Washington, DC to Philadelphia

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04:45AMUnion Station1h54 06:39AM30th Street Station
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04:50AMUnion Station1h37 06:27AM30th Street Station
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06:50AMUnion Station1h41 08:31AM30th Street Station
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07:05AMUnion Station2h02 09:07AM30th Street Station
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08:00AMUnion Station1h55 09:55AM30th Street Station
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08:50AMUnion Station1h41 10:31AM30th Street Station
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10:01AMUnion Station1h58 11:59AM30th Street Station
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11:05AMUnion Station2h01 01:06PM30th Street Station
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11:55AMUnion Station1h57 01:52PM30th Street Station
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12:50PMUnion Station1h37 02:27PM30th Street Station
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01:55PMUnion Station1h59 03:54PM30th Street Station
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02:50PMUnion Station1h41 04:31PM30th Street Station
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02:55PMUnion Station1h59 04:54PM30th Street Station
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03:52PMUnion Station2h03 05:55PM30th Street Station
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04:50PMUnion Station1h37 06:27PM30th Street Station
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05:55PMUnion Station2h00 07:55PM30th Street Station
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06:55PMUnion Station1h43 08:38PM30th Street Station
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08:30PMUnion Station1h54 10:24PM30th Street Station
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10:00PMUnion Station2h04 12:04AM30th Street Station
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Jun 14
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Jun 17
$34Amtrak
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Jun 18
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$19Flixbus
$262air wisconsin
Sat
Jun 19
$34Amtrak
$16Flixbus
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Jun 20
$27Amtrak
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$262air wisconsin
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Jun 21
$27Amtrak
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$253psa airlines
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Jun 22
$27Amtrak
$16Flixbus
$253air wisconsin
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Jun 23
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Jun 24
$20Amtrak
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Jun 25
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Jun 26
$20Amtrak
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Jun 27
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The fastest trains from Washington, DC to Philadelphia

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Fastest Journey

1 h 37 m

Average

1 h 51 m

Trains per day

19

Distance

199 km

Of the 19 trains that leave Washington, DC for Philadelphia every day 19 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 199 km distance in an average of 1 h 51 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 37 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 4 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
12:50PMUnion Station1h37 02:27PM30th Street Station
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$1521One-way
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04:50PMUnion Station1h37 06:27PM30th Street Station
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$1521One-way
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04:50AMUnion Station1h37 06:27AM30th Street Station
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$1521One-way
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02:50PMUnion Station1h41 04:31PM30th Street Station
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$1521One-way
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06:50AMUnion Station1h41 08:31AM30th Street Station
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$1521One-way

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Journey Summary

Washington, DC to Philadelphia Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
2 hours 58 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $23
Trains depart from:Washington, DC
Trains arrive in:Philadelphia
Distance:199 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

Trains from Washington D.C to Philadelphia

Take a train from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia and discover the city of Brotherly Love. A train journey from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia will usually take less than 2 hours via the well-connected Amtrak Northeastern railway line. Although the times for train journeys vary in duration, they are regularly faster than driving, which usually takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. On average, 34 trains depart each day from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia. Parts of this journey span the Eastern Seaboard of the United States and this train line is considered one of the most picturesque in the country.

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

Amtrak train company offers two services for travelers who wish to travel by train from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia. There is the Amtrak Northeast Regional line and the faster Amtrak Acela Express line. The Amtrak Northeast Regional line runs the most frequently from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia. This service is the slowest of the two. Typically, the Northeast Regional line is usually cheaper than the Acela Express. The Amtrak Acela Express line is a high-speed train that runs across the Northeastern corridor of the United States. The average speed of the Amtrak Acela is 83 mph (138 kph) and this service is considered the fastest rail line in both American continents. Carriages are typically more comfortable than those in Northeast Regional trains and this is the favored train service for business travelers. All services from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia are direct and passengers should not have to change services along the route.

How long is the train ride from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia?

Philadelphia is 140 miles (225 kilometers) away from Washington D.C. and the duration of the train ride between the two cities varies, depending on which service you use. The Amtrak Acela Express train from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia is faster than the Northeast Regional line and takes an average of 1 hour and 30 minutes. There are usually two stops between Washington D.C. and Philadelphia when you take the Amtrak Acela Express. The Amtrak Northeast Regional service takes an average of 1 hour and 50 minutes to travel from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia. There are usually five stops between the two cities.

How many trains are there from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia?

There is an average of 34 trains each day which depart from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia. Every train from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia is direct, which means travelers will not have to change, except in exceptional circumstances. Amtrak Northeast Regional provides the majority of train services between Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, with an estimated 18 departures from Washington D.C. each day. The remaining 16 trains are Acela trains. The first train departs after 3:00 a.m. each morning and the last train departs after 9:00 p.m. If you wish to travel on the high-speed Acela service, you must travel between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., as that service only runs between those hours. There is an average of two trains per hour, except during peak travel times, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m., and 5:00 pm-6:00 p.m., when three trains run per hour.

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

Departure station: all trains to Philadelphia from Washington depart from Washington Union Station​. Travelers can easily reach Washington Union Station from the city center via the Red Metro line, which takes roughly 10 minutes. If passengers are traveling from elsewhere in Washington D.C. or its suburbs, the whole city has good public transport links which include a Metro service and buses. Washington Union Station is accessible to passengers with limited mobility requirements. There are elevators which carry passengers from the train station concourse to the platform. Facilities include Quik-Trak shopping kiosks and the ClubAcela lounge for United Club Card holders to relax in, prior to boarding. Amtrak advises that all passengers should arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before their train is scheduled to depart. Passengers who require assistance with luggage should arrive 45 minutes before their train is scheduled to depart.

Arrival station: all trains from Washington D.C. arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station. The 30th Street Station is well-connected with Philadelphia's city center via the MFL subway line and it takes only six minutes to complete the journey. Travelers can reach other areas of Philadelphia and its suburbs easily via the SEPTA subway and bus services. Philadelphia 30th Street Station is accessible to travelers with limited mobility and elevators provide ease of access to platforms for everyone. Facilities in the station include cafes, shops, and free WiFi.

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Trains from Washington, DC to Philadelphia
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FAQs
How much does a cheap train from Washington, DC to Philadelphia cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Philadelphia from Washington, DC for the next 7 days starting from $27 (€21)  one way.
How much is a train ticket from Washington, DC to Philadelphia?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $41 (€32)  for a train ticket to Philadelphia from Washington, DC.
What is the distance between Washington, DC and Philadelphia by train?
You should expect to travel around 123 miles (199 km)  to Philadelphia from Washington, DC by train.
How long is the train between Washington, DC and Philadelphia?
While the time it takes to travel 123 miles (199 km) to Philadelphia from Washington, DC can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Washington, DC to Philadelphia train journey time is on average 1 h 54 min.
Are there any nonstop train services from Washington, DC to Philadelphia?
Yes, you can find a direct train between Washington, DC and 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.
What are the first and last departure train times from Washington, DC to Philadelphia?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Washington, DC at 8: 45 AM. The last train leaves from Washington, DC at 8: 15 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Washington, DC to Philadelphia and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Washington, DC to Philadelphia train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Washington, DC to Philadelphia is on average $41 (€32) 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 companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to Philadelphia from Washington, DC available a few months in advance.