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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. Traveling by train from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia usually takes around 10 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pennsylvanian train can make the trip in 7 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance257 mi (414 km)
Fastest train7h 29m
Lowest price€50.65
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Laurita

20 November 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: Comfortable friendly. Cons: Cleaner windows.

4.0

Barbara

6 November 2023- Couples trip

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: The opportunity to sit back and relax. Enjoyed the quietness. Not dealing with air travel frustrations. Cons: The windows were so dirty that it was very difficult to enjoy the scenery. When the sun shined on them it became impossible to see put. That was very frustrating and upsetting because it defeated park of the allure of train travel. Wouldn’t be nice to be contacted by a customer service representative. Tips: No.

5.0

Aatish

23 May 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: Very spacious, had a food cart and clean bathroom, so no worries there. Cons: Could be faster, but that's on the government. Tips: Get to the station early to figure out were the entrance is.

4.0

Don

18 January 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: Didn’t have to drive and overall it was easy. Cons: People cloggin the toilets with paper towels!

4.0

NANCY L

12 June 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

First train ride an would do again.

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

The average price for a train ticket from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia is €90.34, By booking your trip at least 27 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay €60.51 more.

Average prices by travel date

€166€111€55MayMay

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia will range from €87 to €158. If you're planning to travel by train to Philadelphia in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Pittsburgh you can find in the next 7 days is €93. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during February. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, with the average price at just €89. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in August, when the average price goes up to €156. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

€161€129€97€64€323020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Philadelphia from Pittsburgh will be about €60.51 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia?

2 train services operate from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. 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
Amtrak411h 30m€129.34
Amtrak Pennsylvanian17h 29m€57.43
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €70.

  • 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 Philadelphia takes about 7 hours and 29 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

The distance between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia is approximately 257 miles, or 414 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 42 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.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

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.

There are 5 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.

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.

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Head to Reading Terminal Market or join a history and food tour of the Italian Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

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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

  • 10251 St Edwards Dr

  • Pacific Central Station

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

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Main arrival station: 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Philadelphia has one train station.

Train stations in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

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