Trains from Washington, DC to Philadelphia, PA

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Washington - Union Station
Philadelphia - 30th Street Station
Washington - Union Station
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Philadelphia - 30th Street Station
2nd Cheapest
Washington - Union Station
Philadelphia - 30th Street Station
Washington - Union Station
Philadelphia - 30th Street Station
Washington - Union Station
Philadelphia - 30th Street Station
Train Washington to Philadelphia: Trip Overview

Train Washington to Philadelphia: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$56
Average train trip duration1h 51m
Number of daily trains30
Earliest train departure4:05 AM
Distance122 miles (196 km)
Latest train departure10:00 PM
Please note, this information is subject to change.

Trip Reviews for Washington - Philadelphia

4.4 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travelers who booked a train ticket from Washington to Philadelphia

Ratings and Reviews (22)

Smooth trip, on time, comfortable, great value on ticket

William B.

November 24, 2023
Liked the sitting. Did not the being 20 min late!

Kalmi R.

September 29, 2023
Good seat, service is good, too. The only issue is bumpiness. Railroad quality needs to improve!

Dongbo W.

August 31, 2023
Very fine

Gitte G.

August 24, 2023
We enjoyed the timeliness and convenience of the train

Stephanie W.

August 15, 2023
Train Companies

Train Companies

United States train company: Brightline

Washington to Philadelphia Trains

Information on this train trip

Daily Trains30
Earliest and Latest Train Departures4:05AM - 10:00PM
Minimum Price$10
Average Ticket Price$56
Minimum Trip Duration1h30m
Average Train Trip Duration1h51m
Distance122 miles (196 km)
Train Companies on This RouteAmtrak
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Washington - Philadelphia

The average train ticket price from Washington to Philadelphia is $56. The best way to find train tickets from Washington to Philadelphia is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!

A train trip between Washington and Philadelphia is around 1h 51m, although the fastest train will take about 1h 30m. This is the time it takes to travel the 124 miles that separates the two cities.

The number of trains from Washington to Philadelphia can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 30. Some trains are direct while others have layovers. Simplify your train trip from Washington to Philadelphia by comparing and selecting the train that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

When taking the train from Washington to Philadelphia, you can travel comfortably and safely with Amtrak.

Once in Philadelphia, you can exploring the city. The top sights and things to do are Eastern State Penitentiary, Liberty Bell, Citizens Bank Park, Please Touch Museum, National Museum of Jewish History.

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Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
The cheapest trip from Washington to Philadelphia was searched and found on Dec 4, 2023 with a price of $10

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your train tickets from Washington to Philadelphia, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $10 to $240 for a train ticket from Washington to Philadelphia based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $10 which is on 2023-12-04.

Usually Amtrak Acela will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Train Travel

Train Travel Tips

Do you like to go fast? With high-speed trains going faster than 300 km/h on certain routes, the time will fly by. Taking a train between Washington and Philadelphia is also a great way to travel to arrive in the city centre and save more time for your stay in Philadelphia.

Regional train? High-speed train? Whichever train to Philadelphia you take, you’ll help reduce the environmental impact and carbon footprint of your trip. As you watch the landscapes unfold before your eyes, you can tell yourself that with this choice, you are making sure they remain protected.

The train emits up to 30x less CO2 for a trip between Washington and Philadelphia compared to the same trip made by plane or car. A truly ecological mode of transport that will allow you to easily reduce your carbon footprint.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Washington to Philadelphia while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

You can find dogs as passengers on the trains of Moscow, where there is a large number of stray dogs. Over time, the dogs have learned the inner workings of the rail system and it is not uncommon to find one travelling between the city and the suburbs.

The longest train journey in the world is between Europe and Asia. This long journey starts from Porto in Portugal and crosses the whole European continent to reach Hanoi in Vietnam in 12 days while travelling more than 17,000 km.

You can find the straightest railway in the world in Australia. This railway line is 478 kilometres long and is also considered the longest and straightest railway line in the world.

Will you be returning to Washington by train?

Train from Philadelphia to Washington

You can also go to Philadelphia by bus

Bus from Washington to Philadelphia

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