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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. Traveling by train from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia usually takes around 10 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pennsylvanian train can make the trip in 7 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance257 mi (414 km)
Fastest train7h 29m
Lowest price$68.58
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Catherine

May 2, 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: Getting to my destination . Cons: Seats, bad microphones.

Pros: Getting to my destination . Cons: Seats, bad microphones.

5.0

Maria

February 2, 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: What I like about my trip. I made it on time for my cousin's burial viewing. Thank you so much. Cons: To use cash for food in case of an emergency that you don't have cash in the credit cards you won't have to starve a long trip. Tips: No.

Pros: What I like about my trip. I made it on time for my cousin's burial viewing. Thank you so much. Cons: To use cash for food in case of an emergency that you don't have cash in the credit cards you won't have to starve a long trip. Tips: No.

5.0

Lynn

September 14, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: I love traveling on the train - it is quiet - it is comfortable - the scenery is beautiful - it is economical - I wish I could use the train more often. Cons: The trouble with train travel is that it's slow to get where you're going. 7.5 to Philadelphia (from Pit...

Pros: I love traveling on the train - it is quiet - it is comfortable - the scenery is beautiful - it is economical - I wish I could use the train more often. Cons: The trouble with train travel is that it's slow to get where you're going. 7.5 to Philadelphia (from Pittsburgh) isn't bad - but 10 hours from Pittsburgh to New York is not worth it especially when it only takes 6 hours to drive. I just wish there was a faster route to get other places from Pittsburgh via train. I would always use it.

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

In the last month, C$97.72 was the average price of a train ticket from Pittsburgh, PA to Philadelphia, PA. 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 C$29.28 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$131$87$44JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia will vary between C$86 and C$121. Planning a train trip to Philadelphia within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Pittsburgh over the next 7 days is C$96. 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

$125$100$75$50$25JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for July. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$89 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$117 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

$156$125$94$62$313020100

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 Philadelphia from Pittsburgh will be about C$29.28 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia?

2 train services operate from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak511h 15m$112.06
Amtrak Pennsylvanian17h 29m$71.28
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $76.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia is approximately 257 miles, or 414 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 29 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 Philadelphia 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 Monday 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 Philadelphia?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. 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 Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia for $61.10.

City Information

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Fuel up at the Reading Terminal Market or Italian Market, both offering fresh food from local vendors, to prepare for a night hitting up the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line up South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

Departure stations

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

Train stations in Pittsburgh:

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Arrival stations

Philadelphia has one train station.

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