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Lowest Price$57.00
Fastest Train7h 35m
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Detroit, MI to Pittsburgh, PA
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
July 19, 2019Visiting friends
Staff were friendly and helpful, especially at the Detroit Amtrak station. I've never taken Amtrak anywhere before and the gentleman behind the counter could sense I was a little unsure and he took the time to give me a very patient and helpful overview of each step inv...More
There were multiple delayed trains throughout my trip, resulting in an arrival time two hours later than anticipated. Since I had no specific appointments to keep at my destination, that didn't impact my trip much, but others aboard my train were upset that they were un...More
For overland travel, I may begin to prefer overnight Amtrak trips as opposed to flying. Sleeping in my seat in coach was surprisingly comfy, but the noise and lights woke me several times. Next time I might bring a pillow, blindfold, and earplugs to help me sleep better...More

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Detroit 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 Detroit to Pittsburgh?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Detroit to Pittsburgh, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

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

In the last month, $57.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Detroit, MI to Pittsburgh, PA. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Detroit to Pittsburgh?

The distance between Detroit and Pittsburgh is approximately 205 miles, or 330 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 35 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 Detroit to Pittsburgh are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Detroit at 9:00pm and arrives in Pittsburgh around 7 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Detroit to Pittsburgh?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Pittsburgh to Detroit. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Detroit to Pittsburgh for $36.00.

Which train should you take from Detroit to Pittsburgh?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Detroit, Michigan to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak17h 35m$57.99

Where is the train station in Detroit?

There is one train station in Detroit:

  • 11 W Baltimore Ave

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh has one train station:

  • 1100 Liberty Ave

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