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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from New York to Pittsburgh. Traveling by train from New York to Pittsburgh usually takes around 11 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pennsylvanian train can make the trip in 9 hours and 13 minutes.

Distance315 mi (507 km)
Fastest train9h 13m
Lowest price$89.49
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Pittsburgh

(Based on 16 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

noor

June 24, 2023- Business

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: when the staff announced passing by a historical place. if they could do that for all the areas we pass by, it would be more fun, as if we are in a tour between the cities and states. Cons: the chairs could be sanitized. Tips: bring a pillow and blanket with you.

4.0

Sheyva

January 4, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Bathrooms and stuff

5.0

Kenzie

August 31, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: The seats were spacious and the food was good. Cons: Free water, free healthcare. Tips: Bring stuff to do.

5.0

Prushad

July 20, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Spacious legroom and wide seat with lots of storage space too.

5.0

Celeste

June 30, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: Extremely comfortable seats that make it easy to other things on board, whether it be reading, eating, or working on a laptop. There is also food available if you get hungry. Cons: The line for the café cart took about 20+ minutes the time that I went and had very few selections remaining with 2-3 hours of the trip still remaining.

New York to Pittsburgh Route Map

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What is the price of a train ticket from New York to Pittsburgh?

In the last month, $174.61 was the average price of a train ticket from New York to Pittsburgh. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $98.57 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$285$190$95FebMar

The average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Pittsburgh is expected to fluctuate between $164 and $273 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Pittsburgh in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from New York is $171.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during February. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from New York to Pittsburgh, with the average price at just $167. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in May, when the average price goes up to $229. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$339$271$203$136$683020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Pittsburgh from New York will be about C$98.57 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Pittsburgh?

2 train services operate from New York to Pittsburgh. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak212h 36m$272.50
Amtrak Pennsylvanian19h 13m$107.60
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from New York to Pittsburgh every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $94.

  • The Amtrak Pennsylvanian runs daily between New York City and Pittsburgh, passing through cities such as Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The trains feature basic amenities such as a cafe car and free onboard WiFi and offer checked baggage service. A trip from New York to Pittsburgh takes about 9 hours and 13 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between New York and Pittsburgh is approximately 315 miles, or 507 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 13 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Trains from New York to Pittsburgh are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs New York at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from New York to Pittsburgh. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Pittsburgh to New York.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Pittsburgh

Once the epitome of American industrial power, Pittsburgh has recently seen new waves of changes that turn it into a vibrant destination for visitors, especially for families. When in Pittsburgh, don’t miss out on the chance to hop on the Duquesne Incline and get to the top of Mount Washington. You will be rewarded with a panoramic view of where the three rivers collide, which offers plenty of excellent photogenic angles. Culturally-inclined travelers will find the Senator John Heinz History Center the perfect place to spend a day in. It does not just offer exhibitions on the city’s history but also on its baseball and football legacies, as well as Heinz products. Whether you are a sports fan or not, it is worthwhile to check out the Heinz Field, which provides a unique waterfront view.

Pittsburgh’s staple is pierogies, and some of the highest-rated eateries that include the dish on their menu are Pierogies Plus and Penn Brewery. These establishments serve other Eastern European dishes for your enjoyment as well. For traditional American eats, Eleven has an excellent selection.

Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, and Fullington Trailways all provide intercity transit service to Pittsburgh, and visitors can catch their buses at the Grant Street Transportation Center. You can also catch Amtrak trains at the nearby Pittsburgh Union Station. The main airport of the city is the Pittsburgh International Airport, which is located 10 miles west of Downtown. Another alternative is the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, 44 miles east of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main departure station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

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Main arrival station: 1100 Liberty Ave

Pittsburgh’s Union Station on Liberty Ave is a historic building that opened in 1903. Enter the station through enormous outdoor arches and pass beneath the spectacular rotunda dome with a central skylight. Once inside, you can catch the Capitol Limited train on its daily service from Chicago to DC or hop aboard the Pennsylvanian as it begins the journey to New York. Located in Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle, the station offers easy access to the nearby bus terminal, parking, restaurants, and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Train stations in Pittsburgh:

  • 1100 Liberty Ave

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