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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Newark to Pittsburgh. Traveling by train from Newark to Pittsburgh usually takes around 11 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pennsylvanian train can make the trip in 8 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance306 mi (493 km)
Fastest train8h 50m
Lowest price£45.45
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Newark, NJ to Pittsburgh, PA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Jacklynn

21 November 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: It was a smooth trip and went quickly. Cons: Seats were uncomfortable for a long trip. Tips: Bring blankets and a pillow.

Pros: It was a smooth trip and went quickly. Cons: Seats were uncomfortable for a long trip. Tips: Bring blankets and a pillow.

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

In the last month, £74.73 was the average price of a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Pittsburgh, PA. 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 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £24.72 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£96£64£32JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Newark to Pittsburgh will vary between £71 and £89. Planning a train trip to Pittsburgh within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Newark over the next 7 days is £72. 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

£89£71£53£36£18JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Newark to Pittsburgh 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 £57 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Newark to Pittsburgh in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £73 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

£107£85£64£43£213020100

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 Pittsburgh from Newark will be about £24.72 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Newark to Pittsburgh?

2 train services operate from Newark, New Jersey to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak611h 42m£86.00
Amtrak Pennsylvanian18h 51m£51.60
  • 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 6 Amtrak trains from Newark to Pittsburgh every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £45.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Newark 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.

How long is the train journey from Newark to Pittsburgh?

The distance between Newark and Pittsburgh is approximately 306 miles, or 493 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 50 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 Newark to Pittsburgh 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 Sunday 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 Newark at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00. 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 Newark to Pittsburgh?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Newark 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 Newark. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Newark to Pittsburgh for £46.16.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Newark?

Departure stations

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

Train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

Arrival stations

Pittsburgh receives travelers from Newark at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Pittsburgh:

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr

Need a return trip from Pittsburgh to Newark?

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