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Train from New York, NY, to Philadelphia, PA

The train from New York, NY, to Philadelphia, PA,  lasts on average . Around trains depart a day between New York and Boston, the average price is and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around .

Amtrak, the largest passenger railroad service in the U.S., operates the train from New York to Philadelphia. The good news is that all the trains connecting New York 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 slightly slower lines like the Northeast Regional or the long-distance line, which passes through both cities.

  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 Metropark, Newark, and Trenton before arriving in Washington. Acela tickets are pricier due to their great 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 16 times a day, unlike other lines, Carolinian, Crescent, and Palmetto, which run only once 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.
  3. Keystone service is a regional line you should take into consideration. It connects Harrisburg, PA, with New York City, serving as the main corridor between Pennsylvania and New York. It is slower than the Acela but faster and cheaper than the Northeast Regional, which makes it an attractive option for your journey. It is also a great way to go beyond Philadelphia and discover what else there is to see in Pennsylvania, the state of great American heritage.

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 Boston, MA, and Washington, DC.

You will start your journey at New Yorks Penn Station's newest addition -Moynihan Train Hall.Recently opened in 2021, the new transportation facility and architectural marvel is situated across 8th Avenue from Penn Station. Fun fact or a warning, Penn station is said to be the busiest train station in the western hemisphere, so keep your eyes peeled on your belongings and take a deep breath before you step into the station.

In Philadelphia, you can get off at two stations:

  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. The station, however, 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 New York City 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 New York City and Philadelphia.

Journey Summary with Train

The journey from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA by Train is 130 km and takes . There are connections per day, with the first departure at and the last at . It is possible to travel from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA by Train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Distance 80.8 mi
Departure New York, NY
Arrival Philadelphia, PA
Carriers Amtrak, Amtrack

Train Tickets from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA

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Departure date
Friday,Feb 03 2023

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New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA Co2 Emissions by Train

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Flight
37.05kg
Train
1.82kg
Bus
8.84kg
Car
6.37kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA by train?
New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA is 129.6km.
Which companies operate from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA?
New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA is covered by 1 operator(s). You can find on Virail Amtrak provide services on this route.
From which stations can I leave from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA?
There are 1 station(s) that you can depart from New York, NY to go to Philadelphia, PA. You can go from New York, Ny and you can arrive at Philadelphia, Pa.
Is there a direct train from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA?
Yes there is a direct train between New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA.
What are the CO2 emissions for New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA by train?
The train journey from New York, NY to Philadelphia, PA creates 1.82kg CO2 emissions.

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