Trains from Pittsburgh to Cleveland

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Pittsburgh - Cleveland Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Pittsburgh to Cleveland. Traveling by train from Pittsburgh to Cleveland usually takes around 14 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Capitol Limited train can make the trip in 2 hours and 54 minutes.

Distance115 mi (185 km)
Fastest train2h 54m
Lowest price$38.35
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, $108.91 was the average price of a train ticket from Pittsburgh to Cleveland. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $113.50 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$173$115$58AugAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Pittsburgh to Cleveland will vary between C$42 and C$155. Planning a train trip to Cleveland within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Pittsburgh over the next 7 days is C$107. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Pittsburgh to Cleveland by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$52 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Pittsburgh to Cleveland in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$137 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$192$153$115$77$383020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Cleveland from Pittsburgh will be about C$113.50 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Pittsburgh to Cleveland?

2 train services operate from Pittsburgh to Cleveland. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak317h 3m$178.73
Amtrak Capitol Limited12h 54m$61.80
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 3 Amtrak trains from Pittsburgh to Cleveland every day, as well as 6 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $49.

  • Amtrak Capitol Limited

    Amtrak Capitol Limited

    Passing through seven states, 16 cities, and various National Parks, Amtrak Capitol Limited connects Washington D.C. and Chicago, on 750 miles of railroad. Taking over 17 hours for a complete trip, these trains offer various overnight accommodations and feature panoramic observation cars where passengers can enjoy exceptional scenery. The trains include various options for food; however, WiFi connectivity is not available onboard due to the rural nature of the route.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Pittsburgh to Cleveland during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Pittsburgh to Cleveland?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Pittsburgh to Cleveland. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Pittsburgh to Cleveland?

The distance between Pittsburgh and Cleveland is approximately 115 miles, or 185 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 14 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 54 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Wednesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Pittsburgh to Cleveland. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Wednesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Pittsburgh at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Pittsburgh to Cleveland?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Pittsburgh to Cleveland. 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 Cleveland to Pittsburgh.

City Information

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.

Cleveland

An industrial powerhouse in the past eras, Cleveland offers to the world more than just LeBron James and Halle Berry. Unlike most other big cities, Cleveland still retains its quaint small-town feel, especially as you wander around the Cleveland Metroparks, a system of 21,000 acres of pure nature. For nature lovers, the Cleveland Botanical Garden provides a treasure trove of botanical knowledge and rare plant species. Another must-not-miss spot is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which features exhibitions on the greatest legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, etc.

For foodies, Cleveland truly is a mecca. The city boasts an array of top chefs and high-class establishments that can bring you an unforgettable experience. For authentic American classics, Sylman’s Deli has everything you need. If you are looking for a more diverse option, head to Momocho for some mouth-watering Mexican indulgences.

Cleveland’s main bus station is located just behind the Playhouse Square Parking Garage in the Theater District. The local Amtrak train station is also located downtown not too far from the bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which sits 9 miles southwest of Downtown and is located next to the Glenn Research Center.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

New York, NY - Penn Station - NYCPEN-0

Main departure station: 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 Pittsburgh:

  • Penn Station

  • 1100 Liberty Ave

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Allentown Transportation Center

  • Union Station

  • Scranton Bus Terminal

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • 4210 William Penn Hwy

  • The Lamplighter - 6566 William Penn Hwy

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

  • 100 Thompsons Pt Rd

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

  • Union Station Transportation Center

  • 41 Central St

Where is the train station in Cleveland?

200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway  - CLEAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway

The Amtrak Station on Cleveland Memorial Shoreway is directly adjacent to the NFL Browns’ FirstEnergy Stadium and the expansive Lake Erie beyond. Pro tip: sit on the North side of the train to catch a glimpse of the lake on your way out of town! This station is a stop for Amtrak’s Capitol Limited line from DC to Chicago and the Lake Shore Limited line from Chicago to New York City or Boston. Cleveland’s local Rapid Transit Waterfront Line also serves this station for service within the city. In the immediate area surrounding the station, you’ll find the Great Lakes Science Center, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, and several hotels and restaurants for convenience during your travels.

Train stations in Cleveland:

  • 200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway

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