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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Newark to Pittsburgh. Traveling by train from Newark to Pittsburgh usually takes around 11 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pennsylvanian train can make the trip in 8 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance306 mi (493 km)
Fastest train8h 50m
Lowest price$64.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Newark, NJ to Pittsburgh, PA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Jacklynn

November 21, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: It was a smooth trip and went quickly. Cons: Seats were uncomfortable for a long trip. Tips: Bring blankets and a pillow.

Pros: It was a smooth trip and went quickly. Cons: Seats were uncomfortable for a long trip. Tips: Bring blankets and a pillow.

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

In the last month, $97.65 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 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $53.52 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Newark to Pittsburgh by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $92 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Newark to Pittsburgh in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $115 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Pittsburgh from Newark will be about $53.52 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

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 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak512h 4m$141.43
Amtrak Pennsylvanian18h 51m$96.33
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 Newark to Pittsburgh every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $64.

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  • Amtrak Pennsylvanian

    Amtrak Pennsylvanian

    Amtrak Pennsylvanian train tickets from Newark to Pittsburgh start from $64, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Pennsylvanian schedules to Pittsburgh. Amtrak Pennsylvanian in Newark leaves from Newark Penn Station . And in Pittsburgh trains arrive at 1100 Liberty Ave .

    From Newark to Pittsburgh train travel on Amtrak Pennsylvanian takes 8 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to Pittsburgh faster, Amtrak Pennsylvanian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 50 minutes.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Newark to Pittsburgh during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

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.

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 26 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 Wednesday. 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 Thursday 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 6:00am 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 6 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.

City Information

Newark

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Newark?

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Departure stations

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

All train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

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Arrival stations

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 Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr

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