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Journey details

Best price $ 39
Journey duration 6 h 15 min
Connections per day 37
First departure 06:46
Last departure 23:44
Distance 270.3 mi

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Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much will I pay for train tickets from Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA?

On average, a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA will cost you $ 95.74. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $ 39. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

Trains from Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA

How much time will it take to go from Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA by train?

The distance between Philadelphia, PA and Boston, MA is around 270.9 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 6 h 15 min. However, the fastest routes between Philadelphia, PA and Boston, MA take 4 h 47 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

At what time of the day can I travel from Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA?

In general, the first departure of the night will leave Philadelphia, PA at 23:15, and the last departure will leave at 23:44. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

Which stations can I use to travel from Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA?

In Philadelphia, PA, departure stations include Philadelphia - 30th Street and Philadelphia, PA. When you arrive in Boston, MA, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Boston South Station, Westwood, MA and Boston, MA. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many journeys from Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA are there every day?

On average, there are 37 daily departures from Philadelphia, PA to Boston, MA. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 66 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Amtrak, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 31.5 departures from Philadelphia, PA which travel directly to Boston, MA. There are 5.5 journeys with one change or more.