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Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA by train

The journey from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA by train is 75.28 mi and takes 1 hr 5 min. There are 29 connections per day, with the first departure at 3:20 AM and the last at 10:27 PM. It is possible to travel from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA by train for as little as $19.34 or as much as $113.85. The best price for this journey is $19.34.

Lowest Price$19.34
Journey Duration1 hr 5 min
Connection per Day29
Lowest Price$19.34
Highest Price$113.85
First Departure3:20 AM
Last Departure10:27 PM
Distance75.28 mi
DepartureNewark, NJ
ArrivalPhiladelphia, PA
CarriersAmtrak

Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, Feb 29, 2024

Traveling from Newark, NJ, to Philadelphia, DC

The train from Newark, NJ, to Philadelphia, PA, lasts on average 1 hr 5 min. Around 29 trains depart a day between Newark, NY, and Philadelphia, PA, the average price is $46.42 and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $19.34.

Amtrak, the largest passenger railroad service in the U.S., operates the train from Newark to Philadelphia. The good news is that all connections between Newark 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.

  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 and Trenton before arriving in Philadelphia. 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 15 times daily, 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.

Like other cities on the Northeast Corridor, Newark also prides itself on a station built in an Art Deco style. Newark Penn Station, the namesake of New York and Baltimore stations, will mark your journey's end. It stands as a gateway to both New York City and other areas of the Garden State. The station provides intercity rail service, commuter rail service via New Jersey Transit and Amtrak, light rail service, and bus service. Newark, being one of the busiest towns in the state, offers something for everyone, a visit to the Newark Museum for art buffs or a stroll down the Passaic River for nature lovers.

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 cafés, 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 Newark 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 Newark and Philadelphia.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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The cheapest Newark, NJ - Philadelphia, PA train tickets can be found for as low as $20.33 if you’re lucky, or $35.84 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $57.58.

Find the best day to travel to Philadelphia, PA by train

When travelling to Philadelphia, PA by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
8.48kg
Bus
9.09kg
Flight
24.23kg
Car
19.39kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Newark, NJ and Philadelphia, PA are 8.48kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Newark, NJ and Philadelphia, PA? By taking the train between Newark, NJ and Philadelphia, PA you will save 15.75kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.61kg compared to a bus and 10.91kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA?
A train ticket from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA is $46.42. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $19.34.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA is $19.34. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Newark, NJ and Philadelphia, PA by train?
Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA is 75.28 mi.
How long does the train between Newark, NJ and Philadelphia, PA take?
Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA is on average 1 hr 5 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hr 55 min.
How many train connections per day go from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA?
Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA has 29 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA leave?
The earliest train from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA departs at 3:20 AM. 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 Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA depart?
The latest train from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA departs at 10:27 PM. 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 Newark, NJ 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 $19.34 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA?
There are on average 29 direct connection(s) from Newark, NJ to go to Philadelphia, PA.
What's the fastest journey time between Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Newark, NJ and Philadelphia, PA is 0 hr 55 min.
Is there a direct train from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA?
Yes, there is a direct train between Newark, NJ and Philadelphia, PA.
What are the CO2 emissions for Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA by train?
The train journey from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA creates 8.48kg of CO2 emissions.

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