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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from New York to Pittsburgh. Traveling by train from New York to Pittsburgh usually takes around 10 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pennsylvanian train can make the trip in 9 hours and 7 minutes.

Distance315 mi (507 km)
Fastest train9h 7m
Lowest price£52.49
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Pittsburgh

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Janet

7 March 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: Great ride. Staff was friendly and helpful. Cons: Seat comfort.

Pros: Great ride. Staff was friendly and helpful. Cons: Seat comfort.

5.0

Barbara

2 March 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: the staff on Amtrak is very helpful. One of the conductors carried my tea for me because the car was wobbly. Cons: I think they are doing a good job on all fronts. Cafe car could be a bit cheaper. It costs a fortune just to buy tea. Tips: Indications of departure...

Pros: the staff on Amtrak is very helpful. One of the conductors carried my tea for me because the car was wobbly. Cons: I think they are doing a good job on all fronts. Cafe car could be a bit cheaper. It costs a fortune just to buy tea. Tips: Indications of departure track is not always accurate so be sure to check with information.

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5.0

Surbhi

12 January 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: It was clean & comfortable . Cons: The wifi could be improved and the delay time in reaching the destination could be reduced. Tips: A lot of food options are available inside one of the compartments of the train so you could make use of that during long journeys...

Pros: It was clean & comfortable . Cons: The wifi could be improved and the delay time in reaching the destination could be reduced. Tips: A lot of food options are available inside one of the compartments of the train so you could make use of that during long journeys.

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5.0

Rhiannon

23 December 2021- Couples trip

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: The staff was very friendly and kept us updated on our delay! Cons: Nothing! The trip was great! Tips: Definitely arrive early if you are traveling with another person!

Pros: The staff was very friendly and kept us updated on our delay! Cons: Nothing! The trip was great! Tips: Definitely arrive early if you are traveling with another person!

4.0

Janae

16 November 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: I enjoyed how quiet my cart was. I had a busy weekend in NYC and was very tired. Thankfully I was able to take a nice long nap during the ride. Cons: Better wifi connection. Tips: Bring food, especially if you've packed heavy. And maybe sit near the restroom.

Pros: I enjoyed how quiet my cart was. I had a busy weekend in NYC and was very tired. Thankfully I was able to take a nice long nap during the ride. Cons: Better wifi connection. Tips: Bring food, especially if you've packed heavy. And maybe sit near the restroom.

New York to Pittsburgh Route Map

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

In the last month, £62.23 was the average price of a train ticket from New York to Pittsburgh. 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 £37.56 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Pittsburgh will vary between £59 and £115. Planning a train trip to Pittsburgh within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is £64. 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 New York to Pittsburgh by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £74 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Pittsburgh in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £95 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

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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 Pittsburgh from New York will be about £37.56 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Pittsburgh?

2 train services operate from New York to Pittsburgh. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak112h 23m£77.33
Amtrak Pennsylvanian19h 8m£73.25
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from New York to Pittsburgh every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £61.

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  • Amtrak Pennsylvanian

    Amtrak Pennsylvanian

    The Amtrak Pennsylvanian runs daily between New York City and Pittsburgh, passing through cities such as Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The trains feature basic amenities such as a cafe car and free onboard WiFi and offer checked baggage service. A trip from New York to Pittsburgh takes about 9 hours and 8 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York 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.

How long is the train journey from New York to Pittsburgh?

The distance between New York and Pittsburgh is approximately 315 miles, or 507 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 7 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 New York 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 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 New York at 05:00 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 New York to Pittsburgh?

Trains leave the station in New York 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 New York.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

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Departure stations

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 New York:

  • Penn Station

  • Union Station

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

  • 41 Central St

  • Union Station Transportation Center

  • Metro-North Station - 1 Railroad Plz

  • 455 Rhinecliff Rd

  • 525 Water St

  • 69 S Front St

  • Amtrak Metro-North Station - 5 Buena Vista Ave

  • 60 State St

  • 4 Veterans Plz and 1 Croton Pt Ave

  • 51 Depot Rd

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

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Arrival stations

Pittsburgh’s Union Station on Liberty Ave is a historic building that opened in 1903. Enter the station through enormous outdoor arches and pass beneath the spectacular rotunda dome with a central skylight. Once inside, you can catch the Capitol Limited train on its daily service from Chicago to DC or hop aboard the Pennsylvanian as it begins the journey to New York. Located in Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle, the station offers easy access to the nearby bus terminal, parking, restaurants, and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Train stations in Pittsburgh:

  • 1100 Liberty Ave

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