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About 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.

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1100 Liberty Ave  - PGHAMT-0

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1100 Liberty Ave  - PGHAMT-1

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1100 Liberty Ave  - PGHAMT-2

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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.

Popular train stations in Pittsburgh:

  • 1100 Liberty Ave

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

What train companies travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania?

Located in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh is accessible by train from 32 other cities. You can choose from 49 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Pittsburgh on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Pittsburgh are also available..

Train companies serving Pittsburgh

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak29317h 46m€152.95
Amtrak Capitol Limited157h 2m€81.40
Amtrak Pennsylvanian157h 17m€60.83
  • 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.

  • Passing through seven states, 16 cities, and various National Parks, Amtrak Capitol Limited connects Washington D.C. and Chicago, on 750 miles of railroad. Taking over 17 hours for a complete trip, these trains offer various overnight accommodations and feature panoramic observation cars where passengers can enjoy exceptional scenery. The trains include various options for food; however, WiFi connectivity is not available onboard due to the rural nature of the route.

  • 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.

Which train service has the best service to Pittsburgh?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Pittsburgh by train with Amtrak giving them a 4.5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Pennsylvanian had the most comfortable train service to Pittsburgh taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Pennsylvanian offers. They rate Amtrak Pennsylvanian a 4.6 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Pittsburgh punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Pittsburgh, rating them a 4.3 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

€10.16 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Pittsburgh, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Pittsburgh. In the last month, trains from Greensburg to Pittsburgh had the lowest average price at €10.16. The train from Latrobe to Pittsburgh also tends to start at relatively low prices.

The busiest train station in Pittsburgh is 1100 Liberty Ave. As Pittsburgh's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr.

Pittsburgh ranks number 5 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 55 in United States. Pittsburgh has the second most number of destinations in Pennsylvania that are connected to Pittsburgh by train service. Each day 34 direct train schedules arrive in the Pittsburgh.
The population of Pittsburgh is 304391. Pittsburgh ranks number 3 in terms of population in Pennsylvania and number 70 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Pittsburgh range from €10 for a short trip to Pittsburgh, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Pittsburgh starts at , and a longer trip by train to Pittsburgh can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €21.
People who take the train to Pittsburgh are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Pittsburgh easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Pittsburgh is 1100 Liberty Ave, located just 0.3 miles away. Select 1100 Liberty Ave as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Pittsburgh. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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