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77% less than flights
Because the only train available on a daily basis on this route is an overnight train, there are several different seating and sleeping car options to choose from when booking tickets for a trip on trains from Philadelphia to Atlanta. If you want to ride on the train without a separate room, there are coach seats available that include amenities such as no middle seat as well as lighting at the seat, a tray table, and an outlet. If you prefer to have your own room for your overnight journey, you can choose from either a roomette, which is a small private room that offers access to a private restroom and shower in your car, or a larger private bedroom that includes an in-room restroom with a sink and a shower. Both of these options include lounge access at the station, plus complimentary meals on the train.
When you are traveling on the train to Atlanta from Philadelphia, you will depart from the Amtrak Station in Philadelphia, which is located on Market Street on the east side of downtown Philadelphia. If you want to use public transit to get to the station before your trip on trains from Philadelphia to Atlanta, you can take bus number 31 or 49 or train 10, 11, 13, or 34. When you arrive on Philadelphia to Atlanta trains, you will be arriving at the Amtrak Station in Atlanta. This station on Peachtree Road just north of downtown Atlanta is conveniently located at the intersection of Interstate 75 and Interstate 85. The gold or red Metro lines are a great way to get from the station to downtown Atlanta in around 40 minutes.
When traveling on Amtrak trains to Atlanta from Philadelphia, each passenger can bring two personal items as well as two carry-on items aboard the train free of charge. If you have more luggage than that, or if you have larger bags, you can bring up to four additional bags that will travel as checked baggage, with the first two of these bags traveling for free and the second two bags requiring an additional fee. When you arrive at the station in Philadelphia, you must make sure that you receive and place an ID tag on your bag before presenting it to the checked baggage service at the station. You can also bring larger items, such as bicycles, baby strollers, golf clubs, musical instruments, or surfboards and place them on the train in place of one of your checked pieces of baggage. There will generally be an additional fee for all of these items.
The journey on trains to Atlanta from Philadelphia occurs on the Amtrak Crescent train line, which provides free Wi-Fi service to all passengers. It is important to note that the train provider limits the bandwidth available to each person to make sure that all passengers can utilize the Wi-Fi service onboard. As such, you will generally not be able to do things such as stream movies or music using the Wi-Fi on the train, so it is recommended that media files such as these be downloaded onto your device prior to your trip to ensure you have entertainment available. The Wi-Fi on Philadelphia to Atlanta trains relies on cellular towers found along the route, so speeds can vary depending on what part of the route you are on and the coverage available there.
Arrive at your destination quickly by taking a 16h 48m train from Philadelphia to Atlanta. Travel time can vary by 0h 12m, so prioritize nonstop options for the quickest arrival. Check Amtrak if you need to get to your destination as quickly as possible.
Ride to your destination comfortably on Amtrak. Consider Amtrak as it’s been found as the cheapest option to get from Philadelphia to Atlanta starting at $236.
A flight from Philadelphia to Atlanta from $82 can save you up to 65% on the cost of your trip compared to booking a train from Philadelphia to Atlanta or a bus from Philadelphia to Atlanta.
While Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson is 665.3 mi away from Philadelphia, the distance by train is longer depending on the route. The train usually takes 16h 48m in normal conditions.
Taking a train from Philadelphia to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson has a carbon footprint of about 148lb. Choosing the train for this trip reduces your carbon footprint by about 78% vs. flying. This journey by bus would lower emissions to around 93lb.