Cheap Chicago to Pittsburgh train tickets


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Is it better to take the train, take a bus, or fly from Chicago to Pittsburgh?

If you’re looking for a cheap option that offers relative comfort, the train is the best way to travel from Chicago to Pittsburgh. Tickets on the Amtrak Capitol limited average about $90.86, with an average trip time of 9 hours and 26 minutes. Flights from Chicago to Pittsburgh only take about 1 hour and 30 minutes, but tickets start at $211. It’s possible to find bus tickets as cheap as $27 for this route, but the average price is closer to $70 and will take you 12 hours and 15 minutes to get there.

As an added bonus. Amtrak’s service from Chicago to Pittsburgh departs at 6:00 p.m., meaning you can travel overnight and wake up in Pittsburgh the following morning.

How many stops are there along the way?

The Amtrak Capitol Limited makes 8 stops between Chicago and Pittsburgh, all of them in Indiana and Ohio. In Indiana, the train will stop in South Bend, Elkhart and Waterloo. In Ohio, the train stops in Toledo, Sandusky, Elyria, Cleveland and Alliance.

Does the train offer dining options on the way from Chicago to Pittsburgh?

The train from Chicago to Pittsburgh does have food for purchase in the Capitol Limited Café car. Menu items include everything from coffee to bottled water, sandwiches, snacks, and even alcoholic beverages for travelers 21 and older.

How to find cheap train tickets from Chicago to Pittsburgh ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago to Pittsburgh is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Chicago to Pittsburgh was $72.15. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 28 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $32.73 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Chicago to Pittsburgh ? How far is Chicago to Pittsburgh ?

The distance between Chicago to Pittsburgh is 409.42 miles or 658.73 km. A train trip from Chicago to Pittsburgh typically takes 9 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to Pittsburgh faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Capitol Limited. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 9 hours and 25 minutes to get from Chicago to Pittsburgh.

Going from Chicago to Pittsburgh by train takes over 9 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Saturday trains from Chicago to Pittsburgh are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Capitol Limited has the most connections between Chicago to Pittsburgh

Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Chicago to Pittsburgh route. Amtrak Capitol Limited offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to Pittsburgh, usually offering one departure per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Pittsburgh with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Chicago to Pittsburgh, which start at $28.00.

One train carrier connects Chicago to Pittsburgh

Amtrak Capitol Limited

Amtrak Capitol Limited train tickets from Chicago to Pittsburgh start from $58.00, and on average cost $87.84. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Capitol Limited schedules to Pittsburgh. Amtrak Capitol Limited in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in Pittsburgh trains arrive at 1100 Liberty Ave,

From Chicago to Pittsburgh train travel on Amtrak Capitol Limited takes 9 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to Pittsburgh faster, Amtrak Capitol Limited offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 25 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Pittsburgh on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Capitol Limited scheduled trip per day, which will cost $108.99 for a one-way weekend reservation from Chicago.

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There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to Pittsburgh. The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is Union Station - 225 S Canal St.
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Pittsburgh from Chicago., The busiest departure station in Chicago serving this route is 1100 Liberty Ave.
  • 1100 Liberty Ave