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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Pittsburgh to Washington DC?

Lowest Price£31.00
Fastest Train7h 45m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

In the last month, £61.27 was the average price of a train ticket from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, DC. 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 £21.35 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Pittsburgh and Washington DC is approximately 190 miles, or 305 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 45 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 Washington DC are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Pittsburgh at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 09:00. 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 Pittsburgh to Washington DC?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Pittsburgh to Washington DC. 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 Washington DC to Pittsburgh. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Pittsburgh to Washington DC for £36.77.

Which train should you take from Pittsburgh to Washington DC?

2 train services operate from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Washington, District of Columbia. 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
Amtrak310h 57m£69.82
Amtrak Capitol Limited17h 45m£38.61

Amtrak train tickets from Pittsburgh to Washington DC start from £53, and on average cost £70. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Washington. Amtrak in Pittsburgh leaves from 1100 Liberty Ave and one other station. And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station, From Pittsburgh to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 45 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £84 for a one-way train ticket to Washington.

Amtrak Capitol Limited train tickets from Pittsburgh to Washington DC start from £31, and on average cost £39. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Capitol Limited schedules to Washington. Amtrak Capitol Limited in Pittsburgh leaves from 1100 Liberty Ave, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station, From Pittsburgh to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Capitol Limited takes 7 hours and 45 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Washington on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Capitol Limited scheduled trip per day, which will cost £39 for a one-way weekend reservation from Pittsburgh.

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

There are two stations in Pittsburgh where you can board the train to Washington DC:

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

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

Price trends for trains from Pittsburgh to Washington DC

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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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, DC

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Richard

8 June 2020 - Solo travel

Amtrak Capitol Limited

Pros: Scenery. Lack of traffic. New impressions of heard about areas. Cons: WiFi on board Accept cash in the cafe car. Pros: Scenery. Lack of traffic. New impressions of heard about areas. Cons: WiFi on board Accept cash in the cafe car.

4.0

Kumiko

23 November 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Capitol Limited

Wifi connectionWifi connection

5.0

Sharon

29 September 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Capitol Limited

Pros: Saw a friend in concert- phenomenal performance. Cons: Leaving the station on time. Tips: Dress warm, be considerate of others. Pros: Saw a friend in concert- phenomenal performance. Cons: Leaving the station on time. Tips: Dress warm, be considerate of others.

5.0

Eva

14 September 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak

Pros: Less people on board, hence a calm ride. Cons: Sometimes a bumpy ride, rail track could be improved. Tips: Chose Amtrak, will work. Pros: Less people on board, hence a calm ride. Cons: Sometimes a bumpy ride, rail track could be improved. Tips: Chose Amtrak, will work.

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