v2.4.0.6
Document And Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2013
Aug. 01, 2013
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Registrant Name INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001270073  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Trading Symbol ICPT  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   19,181,422
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013