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Traveling from Boston, MA, to Philadelphia, PA

The train from Philadelphia, PA,to Boston, MA, lasts on average 7 h 15 min. Around 7 trains depart a day between Philadelphia, NY, and Boston, MA, the average price is $ 65.80 and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $ 31.51.

Amtrak, the largest passenger railroad service in the U.S., operates the train from Boston to Philadelphia. The good news is that most of the connections between Boston and Philadelphia are direct. There are several options, but it comes down to whether you need to get there fast with the speed train Acela or take your time with a slightly slower but cheaper line like the Northeast Regional.

  1. The Acela Express is a high-speed train between Boston, MA., and Washington, D.C. It is the fastest train in the Northeast Corridor, reaching 150 miles per hour, stopping at Newark, New York City, New Haven, and Providence before arriving in Boston. Acela tickets are pricier due to their incredible speeds and comfort. Extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, and a power outlet under each seat are some of the perks you can expect on Amtrak Acela Express.
  2. Northeast Regional is the most popular train due to its price and frequency. It runs around 15 times daily- The Northeast Regional is slower, but it makes more stops along the way, making it a more convenient option for passengers who need to make connections. 

The ticket prices may vary depending on how early you book, so securing them at your earliest convenience is recommended. 

Children 2-12 travel at a lower fare on all Amtrak trains, but the Acela Express only offers discounts for children on weekends. But the good news is that children under two always travel free on Amtrak trains between Philadelphia, PA, and Boston, NY.

In Boston, you can board at these two stations:

  1. Back Bay Station is at the corner of Stuart Street and Dartmouth Street, in a gorgeous renaissance building in the historical center of Boston. It is an excellent place to end your journey if you are interested in sightseeing or watching a baseball game at Fenway park, which is just around the corner.
  2. However, South Station is perfect if you need to reach Logan Airport. The station is part of Boston's subway system and numerous bus services, including MBTA Commuter Rail, Amtrak, Greyhound Bus Lines, MBTA Subway, and LINK buses. It. It is located near Chinatown and within walking distance of Beacon Hill and downtown Boston. 

There are two Amtrak stations in Philadelphia:

  1. 30th Street Station, officially William H. Gray III, initially built in the 1930s, has since become a hub for transportation with access to Amtrak, SEPTA, and other forms of public transit. The beautiful station building is located in the University city, filled with restaurants and cafes, providing plenty of things to do and see. The famous Liberty bell is also easily reachable; if history is not your thing, you can always stroll down the Delaware river.
  2. Another option is the North Philadelphia station. It is located on Broad Street and close to tourist attractions such as the African American Museum of Philadelphia and the Rodin Museum. However, the station also has a reputation for being unsafe, and it may be better to exit on the 30th Street Station, which is constantly monitored and protected by the police and Amtrak security.

So if you're planning to travel to Philadelphia from Boston by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of destinations across rail, bus, and flight to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport between Boston and Philadelphia.

Journey Summary with Train

The journey from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA by Train is 435 km and takes 7 h 15 min. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:05 and the last at 21:36. It is possible to travel from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA by Train for as little as $ 31.51 or as much as $ 356.68. The best price for this journey is .

Best Price $ 39
Journey Duration 7 h 44 min
Connection per Day 8
Lowest Price $ 39
Highest Price $ 137
First Departure 21:30
Last Departure 21:36
Distance 270.3 mi
Departure Boston, MA
Arrival Philadelphia, PA
Carriers Amtrak, Amtrack

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Friday,Feb 03 2023

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Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA Co2 Emissions by Train

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6.104kg
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA?
A train ticket from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA is $ 65.80. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's a busy time of day. Occasionally find them for as cheap as $ 31.51.
What's the cheapest {{ transport }} ticket from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA is $ 31.51. We recommend booking as early as possible and non-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible.
What's the distance between Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA by train?
Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA is 435.4km.
How long does the train between Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA last?
Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA is on average 7 h 15 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 h 49 min.
Which companies operate from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA?
Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA is covered by 1 operator(s). You can find on Virail Amtrak provide services on this route.
How many train connections per day go from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA?
Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA has 7 connections per day on average. However, depending on the day there are a maximum of 43 and a minimum of 2.
What time does the first train from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA leave?
The earliest train from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA departs at 06:05. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA leave?
The latest train from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA departs at 21:36. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $ 39 but this may be subject to change depending on demand .
From which stations can I leave from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Boston, MA to go to Philadelphia, PA. You can go from Boston, Ma, Westwood, Ma, Boston South Station and Boston, Ma - Back Bay Station and you can arrive at Philadelphia, Pa, Philadelphia - 30th Street and 30th Street Station.
How many direct connections go from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA?
There are on average 7 from Boston, MA to go to Philadelphia, PA. However there can be as many as 42 or as little as 2 depending on the day.
What's the fastest journey time between Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA is 4 h 49 min.
Is there a direct train from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA?
Yes there is a direct train between Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA.
What are the CO2 emissions for Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA by train?
The train journey from Boston, MA to Philadelphia, PA creates 6.104kg CO2 emissions.

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