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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia?

Lowest Price£39.65
Fastest Train7h 29m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines2

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.

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

In the last month, £54.92 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 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £20.53 more than that for a same-day booking.

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 9 hours and 54 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 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 Philadelphia?

There are 4 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 £35.33.

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 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak310h 43m£65.81
Amtrak Pennsylvanian17h 29m£40.44

Amtrak train tickets from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia start from £45, and on average cost £66. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak in Pittsburgh leaves from Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr and one other station. And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 29 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £63 for a one-way train ticket to Philadelphia.

Amtrak Pennsylvanian train tickets from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia start from £40, and on average cost £40. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Pennsylvanian schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Pennsylvanian in Pittsburgh leaves from 1100 Liberty Ave, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Pennsylvanian takes 7 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Pennsylvanian scheduled trip per day, which will cost £41 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 Philadelphia:

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

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia has one train station:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Price trends for trains from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia

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 Philadelphia, PA

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Maria

2 February 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

14 September 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.More

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