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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Pittsburgh?

Lowest Price£31.00
Fastest Train7h 43m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington to Pittsburgh 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 Washington DC to Pittsburgh?

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

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

In the last month, £52.20 was the average price of a train ticket from Washington, DC to Pittsburgh, PA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £20.17 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Washington DC to Pittsburgh?

The distance between Washington DC and Pittsburgh is approximately 190 miles, or 305 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 43 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 Washington DC 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 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 Washington DC at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00. 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 Washington DC to Pittsburgh?

Trains leave the station in Washington DC twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Pittsburgh faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Pittsburgh to Washington DC. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Washington DC to Pittsburgh for £36.77.

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Pittsburgh?

2 train services operate from Washington, District of Columbia to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 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
Amtrak210h 34m£62.56
Amtrak Capitol Limited17h 44m£32.94

Amtrak train tickets from Washington DC to Pittsburgh start from £53, and on average cost £63. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Pittsburgh. Amtrak in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Pittsburgh trains arrive at 1100 Liberty Ave and one other train station. From Washington DC to Pittsburgh train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Pittsburgh faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 43 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £67 for a one-way train ticket to Pittsburgh.

Amtrak Capitol Limited train tickets from Washington DC to Pittsburgh start from £31, and on average cost £33. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Capitol Limited schedules to Pittsburgh. Amtrak Capitol Limited in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Pittsburgh trains arrive at 1100 Liberty Ave, From Washington DC to Pittsburgh train travel on Amtrak Capitol Limited takes 7 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Pittsburgh faster, Amtrak Capitol Limited offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Pittsburgh on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Capitol Limited scheduled trip per day, which will cost £32 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington.

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

There is one train station in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh receives travelers from Washington DC at its two active train stations:

  • 1100 Liberty Ave
  • Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr

Price trends for trains from Washington DC to Pittsburgh

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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