There are 5 ways to get from Philadelphia to Trenton by train, tram, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  28 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Transit Center Keystone Service / ...

$7 - $40

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Tram  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the tram from Walter Rand Transportation Ctr to TRENTON TRANSIT CENTER station Riverline station

$3 - $5

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Broad St At Cherry St to South Broad St At Beatty St 409

$5 - $14

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Philadelphia to Trenton 33.5 miles

$150 - $180

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Trenton 33.5 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Trenton is to tram which costs $2 - $5 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Trenton is to train which costs $7 - $40 and takes 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Broad St At Cherry St and arriving at South Broad St At Beatty St. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station station and arriving at Trenton Transit Center. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 28 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Trenton is 29 miles. The road distance is 33.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Trenton without a car is to train which takes 28 min and costs $7 - $40.

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The train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Transit Center takes 28 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Philadelphia to Trenton bus services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Broad St At Cherry St station.

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Philadelphia to Trenton train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Trenton is to train which takes 28 min and costs $7 - $40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $5 - $14 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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Philadelphia to Trenton bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at South Broad St At Beatty St station.

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Philadelphia to Trenton train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Trenton Transit Center station.

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  • Distance: 29 miles
  • Duration: 28 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Trenton, NJ, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to Trenton hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 28 min. SEPTA also services this route hourly. Alternatively, NJ Transit operates a bus from Philadelphia to Trenton hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 19 min.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Tram from Walter Rand Transportation Ctr to TRENTON TRANSIT CENTER station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Philadelphia to Trenton
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
http://www.philapark.org/
Website
philapark.org
Freedom Taxi
Phone
+1 215-222-9999
Website
facebook.com
Phila Taxi Service
Phone
+1 267-309-2675
Website
philataxiservice.com
Philadelphia Taxicab Service
Phone
+1 215-535-6700
Website
philataxicab.com

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