Cheap train tickets from Washington, DC to Philadelphia

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Cheapest

$54

Average

$83

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 $ 83 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 54.

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06:30AMUnion Station1h57 08:27AM30th Street Station
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08:10AMUnion Station1h48 09:58AM30th Street Station
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05:05PMUnion Station1h52 06:57PM30th Street Station
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10:10AMUnion Station1h51 12:01PM30th Street Station
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03:05PMUnion Station1h52 04:57PM30th Street Station
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Train schedule from Washington, DC to Philadelphia

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05:00AMUnion Station1h30 06:30AM30th Street Station
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06:30AMUnion Station1h57 08:27AM30th Street Station
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07:00AMUnion Station1h34 08:34AM30th Street Station
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07:15AMUnion Station1h52 09:07AM30th Street Station
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08:10AMUnion Station1h48 09:58AM30th Street Station
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08:45AMUnion Station2h00 10:45AM30th Street Station
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08:55AMUnion Station1h39 10:34AM30th Street Station
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10:10AMUnion Station1h51 12:01PM30th Street Station
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11:10AMUnion Station1h56 01:06PM30th Street Station
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11:55AMUnion Station1h35 01:30PM30th Street Station
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12:05PMUnion Station1h50 01:55PM30th Street Station
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01:25PMUnion Station1h56 03:21PM30th Street Station
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01:55PMUnion Station1h35 03:30PM30th Street Station
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02:05PMUnion Station1h49 03:54PM30th Street Station
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03:05PMUnion Station1h52 04:57PM30th Street Station
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03:55PMUnion Station1h37 05:32PM30th Street Station
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04:02PMUnion Station1h54 05:56PM30th Street Station
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04:55PMUnion Station1h35 06:30PM30th Street Station
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05:05PMUnion Station1h52 06:57PM30th Street Station
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06:05PMUnion Station1h53 07:58PM30th Street Station
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07:00PMUnion Station1h38 08:38PM30th Street Station
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Jan 26
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Jan 27
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Jan 28
$75Amtrak
$18Flixbus
$263psa airlines
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Jan 29
$40Amtrak
$10Flixbus
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$34Amtrak
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$10Flixbus
$252Mesa Airlines
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Feb 2
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$10Flixbus
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Feb 4
$47Amtrak
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$34Amtrak
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Feb 7
$20Amtrak
$10Flixbus
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Feb 8
$27Amtrak
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Feb 10
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Fastest train times from Washington, DC to Philadelphia

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Fastest Journey

1 h 30 m

Average

1 h 46 m

Trains per day

21

Distance

199 km

Of the 21 trains that leave Washington, DC for Philadelphia every day 21 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 46 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 30 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 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.

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05:00AMUnion Station1h30 06:30AM30th Street Station
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$1311One-way
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07:00AMUnion Station1h34 08:34AM30th Street Station
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$1311One-way
11:55AMUnion Station1h35 01:30PM30th Street Station
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04:55PMUnion Station1h35 06:30PM30th Street Station
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01:55PMUnion Station1h35 03:30PM30th Street Station
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$1311One-way

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Overview: Train from Washington, DC to Philadelphia

distanceDistance123 miles (199 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price$49 (€41)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from Washington, DC to Philadelphia cover the 123 miles (199 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 52 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $49 (€41), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $34 (€28).

Train companies: Amtrak from Washington, DC to Philadelphia trains

For as little as $34 (€28) you can travel by train between Washington, DC and Philadelphia with Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey between Washington, DC and Philadelphia, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

  • Average Price: $34

These are Amtrak's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Washington, DC and Philadelphia:

  • 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 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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FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest train from Washington, DC to Philadelphia?

Train tickets to Philadelphia from Washington, DC for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $34 (€28)  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a train ticket to Philadelphia from Washington, DC?

The Washington, DC to Philadelphia train ticket price is on average $49 (€41)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.

How far is Washington, DC to Philadelphia by train?

You should expect to travel around 123 miles (199 km)  to Philadelphia from Washington, DC by train.

How many hours is the train time to Philadelphia from Washington, DC?

While the time it takes to travel 123 miles (199 km) from Washington, DC to Philadelphia can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Washington, DC to Philadelphia train journey time is on average 1 h 52 min.

Which train providers can take me to Philadelphia from Washington, DC?

When taking a train from Washington, DC to Philadelphia, you can count on Amtrak or Amtrak for the best way to get you to Philadelphia. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Philadelphia from Washington, DC and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

Can I buy a direct train from Washington, DC to Philadelphia?

Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day between Washington, DC and Philadelphia. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Amtrak or Amtrak. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.

How many trains are there to Philadelphia from Washington, DC a day?

On average, there are 16 trains a day from Washington, DC to Philadelphia. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When can I take the first train from Washington, DC to Philadelphia? When can I take the last train for the day?

You can take the first train from Washington, DC to Philadelphia at 11: 20 AM. The last train from Washington, DC to Philadelphia that you can take departs at 11: 10 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Washington, DC to Philadelphia schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Washington, DC to Philadelphia to get the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Washington, DC to Philadelphia is on average $49 (€41) 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 trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Washington, DC and Philadelphia available a few months in advance.

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