Many regional and long-distance Amtrak trains stop in Philadelphia, making it one of the easier cities to reach via rail. The 30th Street Station is near downtown and 11 different routes stop here. The North Philadelphia Station is also an option if you are commuting on the Northeast Regional or Keystone Service trains.
View the list of Philadelphia Amtrak routes below to start planning your trip. We recommend using Google Maps with the transit feature to view directions and schedules. You can also view schedules when booking your tickets. Note that it is easiest to travel to Philly from cities along the East Coast, in the South or in the Midwest.
Philadelphia Amtrak Routes
- Acela Express (East Coast)
- Cardinal (Midwest)
- Carolinian (South)
- Crescent (South)
- Keystone Service (PA/NJ/NY)
- Northeast Regional (East Coast)
- Palmetto (South)
- Silver Meteor (South)
- Silver Star (South)
- Vermonter (Northeast)
Things to Know
- The 30th Street Station is a major transit hub and it is very easy to transfer from Amtrak to a SEPTA commuter train, subway line or even a trolley from the station.
- If you’re traveling from New York City, Boston or D.C., the Acela Express route is the fastest.
- There are a few hotels that are a short walk away if you need a place to stay overnight: AKA University City Hotel, The Study at University City and Sheraton Philadelphia University City.
- The Liberty Bell is about a 40-minute walk from the train station if you want to go for an urban hike, or hop on the subway or request an Uber or Lyft car.