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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

Lowest Price€47.07
Fastest Train7h 17m
Trains Per Day5
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

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

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

In the last month, €67.39 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Pittsburgh, PA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €10.46 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

The distance between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh is approximately 257 miles, or 414 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 17 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 Philadelphia to Pittsburgh are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Philadelphia at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 14:00. 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 Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh for €34.24.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

2 train services operate from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak410h 57m€75.24
Amtrak Pennsylvanian17h 17m€52.05

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

There is one train station in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh receives travelers from Philadelphia at its two active train stations:

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

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia, PA to Pittsburgh, PA
Based on 3 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Pennsylvanian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
1 January 2020Solo travel
Spacious seating, outlets so I could keep my laptop and phone charged, nice staff, and nice scenery.
WiFi connectivity was nonexistent in certain parts of the trip, but that was mostly due to being in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Also the trip was delayed 2 hours due to engine failures in Philadelphia.
Get food fast from the cafe cart since they ran out of many options towards the halfway mark of the trip. This would’ve happened sooner had Amtrak not offered a second train to Harrisburg which 90% of the travelers left for instead of waiting the delay out.
17 August 2019Couples trip
I enjoyed riding the train home after our vacation. The Philly station was neat to see, and the staff was helpful and kind.
The rear car of the train was hot and uncomfortable. We moved up a car after checking with the guy running the Cafe. Left side of rear car outlets were not working and wifi was poor.
Long trips on a train can be uncomfortable and feel like they take a very long time. Better than bus but may be quicker way to travel. Was very senic and different though.
30 May 2019Solo travel
More updates on ETA after delays.

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