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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Newark to Pittsburgh?

Lowest Price$64.00
Fastest Train8h 50m
Trains Per Day5
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Newark 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 Newark to Pittsburgh?

In the last month, $91.98 was the average price of a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Pittsburgh, PA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $39.20 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Newark to Pittsburgh?

The distance between Newark and Pittsburgh is approximately 306 miles, or 493 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 50 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 Newark to Pittsburgh 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.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Newark at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. 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 Newark 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 Newark 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 Newark. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Newark to Pittsburgh for $65.00.

Which train should you take from Newark to Pittsburgh?

2 train services operate from Newark, New Jersey 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
Amtrak412h 41m$108.76
Amtrak Pennsylvanian18h 50m$71.74

Where is the train station in Newark?

There are two stations in Newark where you can board the train to Pittsburgh:

  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

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

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

Price trends for trains from Newark to Pittsburgh

Average prices by travel date

$150$100$50NovDec

Monthly average prices

$125$100$75$50$25DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Newark, NJ to Pittsburgh, PA
4.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Pennsylvanian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
3.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Jacklynn
4.0
November 21, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was a smooth trip and went quickly.
Cons
Seats were uncomfortable for a long trip
Tips
Bring blankets and a pillow

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