Find train tickets from Philadelphia to Boston

PHL — BOS
May 18 — May 251
1 adult
Sat 5/18
Sat 5/25

Good to know

Cheapest day to travel

Tuesday

Most expensive day to travel

Thursday

Average price (round-trip)

$113

Average price (one-way)

$47
Train tickets from Philadelphia to Boston are on average 6% less expensive on Tuesdays
Train tickets from Philadelphia to Boston are on average 4% more expensive on Thursdays
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Top tips for finding Philadelphia to Boston train tickets

  • Amtrak from Philadelphia to Boston offers first-class seating on the Acela train, and privileges include a wider reclining seat. Seats come in one-by-two arrangements, and passengers get at-seat meals. Seats have reading lights, and passengers get complimentary beverages. Business-class passengers are entitled to complimentary drinks and wide seats. Coach class seating is cheaper, and if you reserve seats earlier, privileges include better views, ample legroom, and seats with curtains.
  • If you are traveling from Philadelphia to Boston, you have a limit of two checked pieces of luggage and two personal bags. Personal bags have a limit of 26 pounds per bag and 14*11*7 inches. Checked bags may weigh up to 50 pounds and measure 28*22*11. Ensure to tag your bags with your address and name. Overweight bags can be repacked in boxes purchased at the station if you do not have extra bags. Trains from Philadelphia to Boston allow a maximum of two extra bags. Passengers traveling with infants can bring extra infant items.
  • The departure train station for trains on the Boston Philadelphia route is 30th Street Train Station. It lies on 2955 Market Street and is a hub for most commuter trains. Travelers will find luggage storage facilities and checked baggage service. There is a waiting room open 24h for passengers to wait for their rides. If you are driving to the facility, the station has daily and overnight parking areas. Visitors can ride the Megabus to the train station or get a taxi from their preferred destinations.
  • The arrival train station for trains from Philadelphia to Boston is South Station. It lies on 700 Atlantic Avenue, just a mile from the station. A car ride will get you from the city center to the train station within 7min. If you are coming from other areas outside Philadelphia, there are plenty of means of public transport to get you to the station. You can also get a taxi, an Uber, or rideshare to the station. The station is wheelchair accessible to get passengers from the concourse to the platform. There are also food vending machines for passengers to get snacks while awaiting their train rides. A waiting room is available for passengers to sit before and after their journey.
  • 25% of our users found round-trip train tickets from Philadelphia to Boston for $119 or less.
  • You will generally catch the best train deals if you travel in the evening.
  • The cheapest train from Philadelphia to Boston was found 57 days before departure, on average.

FAQs when traveling from Philadelphia to Boston by train

  • Are pets allowed on trains from Philadelphia to Boston?

    Yes. Amtrak allows pets on board, but there is a limit of five pets per passenger. Customers are served on a first-come, first-served basis. Pets have to be older than eight weeks and confined in carriers under the passenger’s seat. Pets have to be dogs or cats when getting on trains from Philadelphia to Boston.

  • Is there a restaurant onboard for trains from Philadelphia to Boston?

    Trains from Philadelphia to Boston have a restaurant with meal options ranging from full-course meals to light snacks. Amtrak has seat services for first-class passengers while Acela from Philadelphia to Boston has a café with plenty of meal options for passengers.

  • Is there Wi-Fi on trains from Philadelphia to Boston?

    Trains from Philadelphia to Boston have free Wi-Fi on the station and in the vehicle to keep customers connected and entertained. However, the bandwidth cannot stream large content files or download large files.

  • Is it worth it getting a train from Philadelphia to Boston?

    Trains from Philadelphia to Boston are a great way to experience the rich scenery between the two cities. Getting a train to Boston places you in the heart of Boston, so you won’t need to get transportation from the station to the city. Travelers can end up saving more when taking trains compared to what they would have paid for flights. Trains are convenient as travelers don’t have to worry about heavy traffic along the Philadelphia-Boston route.

  • How long is a train journey to Boston from Philadelphia?

    The train journey from Philadelphia to Boston takes 6h 20m on average and covers a distance of 269 miles.

  • What train companies travel from Philadelphia to Boston?

    Amtrak is the only train operator serving this route.

Book Amtrak tickets from Philadelphia to Boston (round-trip)

5/22Wed
nonstopAmtrak
6h 08mZFV-ZTO
5/23Thu
nonstopAmtrak
5h 50mZTO-ZFV
$94
5/22Wed
nonstopAmtrak
6h 08mZFV-ZTO
5/28Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 50mZTO-ZFV
$94
6/1Sat
nonstopAmtrak
9h 36mZFV-ZTO
6/4Tue
nonstopAmtrak
5h 47mZTO-ZFV
$94
6/2Sun
nonstopAmtrak
6h 16mZFV-ZTO
6/4Tue
nonstopAmtrak
6h 05mZTO-ZFV
$113
7/11Thu
nonstopAmtrak
6h 13mZFV-ZTO
7/14Sun
nonstopAmtrak
5h 52mZTO-ZFV
$113
5/17Fri
nonstopAmtrak
9h 29mZFV-ZTY
5/25Sat
nonstopAmtrak
6h 02mZTY-ZFV
$113
7/11Thu
nonstopAmtrak
6h 06mZFV-ZTY
7/14Sun
nonstopAmtrak
5h 46mZTY-ZFV
$113
5/17Fri
nonstopAmtrak
9h 29mZFV-ZTY
5/25Sat
nonstopAmtrak
6h 02mZTY-ZFV
$113
6/6Thu
nonstopAmtrak
6h 01mZFV-ZTY
6/9Sun
nonstopAmtrak
5h 45mZTY-ZFV
$113
5/28Tue
nonstopAmtrak
6h 07mZFV-ZTY
5/31Fri
nonstopAmtrak
5h 46mZTY-ZFV
$113
5/17Fri
nonstopAmtrak
9h 29mZFV-ZTY
5/25Sat
nonstopAmtrak
6h 02mZTY-ZFV
$113
7/12Fri
nonstopAmtrak
6h 01mZFV-ZTY
7/14Sun
nonstopAmtrak
5h 45mZTY-ZFV
$113
5/11Sat
nonstopAmtrak
9h 36mZFV-ZTO
5/20Mon
nonstopAmtrak
6h 06mZTO-ZFV
$113
5/18Sat
nonstopAmtrak
6h 08mZFV-ZTY
5/25Sat
nonstopAmtrak
6h 02mZTY-ZFV
$113
5/16Thu
nonstopAmtrak
6h 01mZFV-ZTY
5/23Thu
nonstopAmtrak
6h 01mZTY-ZFV
$113
5/21Tue
nonstopAmtrak
9h 36mZFV-ZTO
5/23Thu
nonstopAmtrak
5h 50mZTO-ZFV
$113
5/18Sat
nonstopAmtrak
6h 08mZFV-ZTY
5/25Sat
nonstopAmtrak
6h 02mZTY-ZFV
$113
7/16Tue
nonstopAmtrak
9h 29mZFV-ZTY
7/21Sun
nonstopAmtrak
5h 46mZTY-ZFV
$113
5/17Fri
nonstopAmtrak
9h 36mZFV-ZTO
5/25Sat
nonstopAmtrak
6h 07mZTO-ZFV
$113
5/18Sat
nonstopAmtrak
6h 14mZFV-ZTO
5/25Sat
nonstopAmtrak
6h 07mZTO-ZFV
$113

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Book Amtrak tickets from Philadelphia to Boston (one-way)

6/10Mon
nonstopAmtrak
6h 16mZFV-ZTO
$47
7/13Sat
nonstopAmtrak
6h 08mZFV-ZTY
$47
7/12Fri
nonstopAmtrak
9h 29mZFV-ZTY
$47
5/22Wed
nonstopAmtrak
6h 08mZFV-ZTO
$47
7/17Wed
nonstopAmtrak
6h 32mZFV-ZTO
$47
7/13Sat
nonstopAmtrak
6h 13mZFV-ZTO
$47
5/11Sat
nonstopAmtrak
9h 36mZFV-ZTO
$47
6/29Sat
nonstopAmtrak
9h 29mZFV-ZTY
$47
6/29Sat
nonstopAmtrak
9h 36mZFV-ZTO
$47
7/12Fri
nonstopAmtrak
9h 36mZFV-ZTO
$47
6/4Tue
nonstopAmtrak
6h 07mZFV-ZTY
$47
6/10Mon
nonstopAmtrak
6h 11mZFV-ZTY
$47
7/16Tue
nonstopAmtrak
9h 36mZFV-ZTO
$47
5/11Sat
nonstopAmtrak
9h 29mZFV-ZTY
$47
5/23Thu
nonstopAmtrak
6h 08mZFV-ZTO
$47
5/23Thu
nonstopAmtrak
6h 08mZFV-ZTO
$47
6/4Tue
nonstopAmtrak
6h 08mZFV-ZTO
$47
6/6Thu
nonstopAmtrak
6h 01mZFV-ZTY
$47
6/6Thu
nonstopAmtrak
6h 01mZFV-ZTY
$47
7/16Tue
nonstopAmtrak
9h 29mZFV-ZTY
$47

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