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. To view all your Amtrak options, use the “Find Trains” feature on the Amtrak.com homepage. Note that it is easiest to travel to Philly from cities along the East Coast, in the South or in the Midwest.
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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
- Get discounts on area attractions with the Philadelphia CityPass.
- You can transfer to SEPTA commuter trains inside the station; the Airport Line goes to the Philadelphia International Airport.
- The Liberty Bell is about a 40-minute walk from the Amtrak station if you want to go for an urban hike, or hop on the subway or request an Uber or Lyft car.
- 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. View the list of best places to stay in Philadelphia for more options.