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Trip Summary

You can pick from 6 daily train trips between Pittsburgh and New York. The average train journey from Pittsburgh to New York takes 45 hours and 18 minutes, but some Amtrak Pennsylvanian train trips are as short as 9 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance315 mi (507 km)
Fastest train9h 20m
Lowest price€60.96
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Pittsburgh to New York

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Kimberly

24 December 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Cons: Food items. Tips: If it’s your first time it will feel great.

4.0

Brian

15 April 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: Empty seat next to me. Cons: Better food. Tips: Train is better than bus.

5.0

Yuetai

31 December 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: Good. Cons: Could be cleaner. Tips: No.

5.0

VICTOR HUGO

19 October 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: The window landscape, so far. Cons: More speed, perhaps!! Tips: None.

5.0

Helen

24 July 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Cons: Pretty good. Tips: Bring food.

Pittsburgh to New York Route Map

Pittsburgh New York

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Pittsburgh and New York cost €244.86, on average. Due to the distance between Pittsburgh and New York, train tickets on this route tend to be relatively pricey. Booking your trip at least 24 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around €134.26 more.

Average prices by travel date

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The average cost of a one-way train trip from Pittsburgh to New York is expected to fluctuate between €235 and €376 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to New York in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Pittsburgh is €236.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Pittsburgh to New York often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in December when the average ticket price is only €148,

If you're thinking of traveling from Pittsburgh to New York during October, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of €261 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in October, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Pittsburgh to New York, book online with Wanderu at least 24 days in advance. That way, you’ll save €134.26 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Pittsburgh to New York?

2 train services operate from Pittsburgh to New York. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak52d 0h 59m€334.91
Amtrak Pennsylvanian19h 20m€82.01
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Pittsburgh to New York every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €71.

  • 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 Pittsburgh to New York takes about 9 hours and 20 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Pittsburgh to New York. 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.

The distance between Pittsburgh and New York is approximately 315 miles, or 507 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 45 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 20 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.

Trains from Pittsburgh to New York 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.

The earliest train departs Pittsburgh at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Pittsburgh to New York. 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 New York to Pittsburgh.

City Information

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.

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. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

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. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

1100 Liberty Ave  - PGHAMT-0

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Main departure station: 1100 Liberty Ave

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.

All train stations in Pittsburgh:

  • 1100 Liberty Ave

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

  • Pacific Central Station

  • 10251 St Edwards Dr

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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.

Train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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