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Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA by train

The journey from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA by train is 2,519.69 mi and takes 79 hr 21 min. There are 9 connections per day, with the first departure at 2:15 AM and the last at 3:55 PM. It is possible to travel from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA by train for as little as $177.83 or as much as $534.46. The best price for this journey is $177.83.

Lowest Price$177.83
Journey Duration79 hr 21 min
Connection per Day9
Lowest Price$177.83
Highest Price$534.46
First Departure2:15 AM
Last Departure3:55 PM
Distance2,519.69 mi
DeparturePhiladelphia, PA
ArrivalSan Francisco, CA
CarriersAmtrak

Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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How much will I pay for train tickets from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA?

When you're traveling from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $323.55. You might be able to find prices as low as $177.83, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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When you're traveling from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $323.55. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How much time will it take to go from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA by train?

Traveling from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA by train will usually take 79 hr 21 min. This journey covers a distance of 2,519.69 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 79 hr 21 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The distance between Philadelphia, PA and San Francisco, CA is around 2,519.69 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 79 hr 21 min. However, the fastest routes between Philadelphia, PA and San Francisco, CA take 76 hr 11 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.

What are the stations on the Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA route?

In Philadelphia, PA, departure stations include Philadelphia (30th St Station),Philadelphia Race St,North Philadelphia PA (PHN). When you arrive in San Francisco, CA, you may be able to disembark at stations such as San Francisco, Stonestown,San Francisco, Townsend Street / 5th Street,San Francisco, CA, Union Square. 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 San Francisco, CA are there every day?

The route from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Philadelphia, PA 9 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 9 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA, 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 Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA.

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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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA

The cheapest Philadelphia, PA - San Francisco, CA train tickets can be found for as low as $30.01 if you’re lucky, or $77.22 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $109.96.

Find the best day to travel to San Francisco, CA by train

When travelling to San Francisco, CA 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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Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
283.85kg
Bus
304.13kg
Flight
811.01kg
Car
648.81kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Philadelphia, PA and San Francisco, CA are 283.85kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Philadelphia, PA and San Francisco, CA? By taking the train between Philadelphia, PA and San Francisco, CA you will save 527.16kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 20.28kg compared to a bus and 364.96kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA?
A train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA is $323.55. 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 $177.83.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA is $177.83. 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 Philadelphia, PA and San Francisco, CA by train?
Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA is 2,519.69 mi.
How long does the train between Philadelphia, PA and San Francisco, CA take?
Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA is on average 79 hr 21 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 76 hr 11 min.
How many train connections per day go from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA?
Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA has 9 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA leave?
The earliest train from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA departs at 2:15 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 Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA depart?
The latest train from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA departs at 3:55 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 Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA 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 $177.83 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.
What's the fastest journey time between Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Philadelphia, PA and San Francisco, CA is 76 hr 11 min.
Is there a direct train from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA?
Yes, there is a direct train between Philadelphia, PA and San Francisco, CA.
What are the CO2 emissions for Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA by train?
The train journey from Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA creates 283.85kg of CO2 emissions.

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