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Pittsburgh-Lancaster Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Pittsburgh to Lancaster. Traveling by train from Pittsburgh to Lancaster usually takes around 7 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pennsylvanian train can make the trip in 6 hours and 6 minutes.

Distance197 mi (316 km)
Fastest train6h 6m
Lowest price$57.23
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Pittsburgh, PA to Lancaster, PA

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Esther Carol

May 10, 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: Comfortable travel! Cons: Better healthier food! Tips: Ride business class!

Pros: Comfortable travel! Cons: Better healthier food! Tips: Ride business class!

5.0

Margaret

October 4, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: I am handicapped and everyone went beyond their duties to help me, even occasionally checking on me and advising me of how long to Lancaster. Cons: Absolutely nothing. Tips: use amtrak!

Pros: I am handicapped and everyone went beyond their duties to help me, even occasionally checking on me and advising me of how long to Lancaster. Cons: Absolutely nothing. Tips: use amtrak!

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

In the last month, C$67.17 was the average price of a train ticket from Pittsburgh, PA to Lancaster, PA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$11.06 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$91$61$30JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Pittsburgh to Lancaster will vary between C$63 and C$84. Planning a train trip to Lancaster within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Pittsburgh over the next 7 days is C$63. 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

$91$73$55$37$18JASONDJFMAMJ
Traveling from Pittsburgh to Lancaster by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$67 whenever you decide to board the train to Lancaster.

Prices as travel date approaches

$91$73$55$37$183020100

Since the average price of train trips from Pittsburgh to Lancaster remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Pittsburgh to Lancaster?

2 train services operate from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 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
Amtrak38h 0m$74.68
Amtrak Pennsylvanian16h 6m$59.43
  • 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 Lancaster every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $57.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Pittsburgh to Lancaster 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 Lancaster?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Pittsburgh to Lancaster. 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 Lancaster?

The distance between Pittsburgh and Lancaster is approximately 197 miles, or 316 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 6 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Pittsburgh to Lancaster are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Pittsburgh at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00am. 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 Lancaster?

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 Lancaster. 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 Lancaster to Pittsburgh.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Pittsburgh where you can board the train to Lancaster.

Train stations in Pittsburgh:

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr

Where is the train station in Lancaster?

Arrival stations

Lancaster has one train station.

Need a return trip from Lancaster to Pittsburgh?

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