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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from New York to Pittsburgh. Traveling by train from New York to Pittsburgh usually takes around 11 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pennsylvanian train can make the trip in 9 hours and 7 minutes.

Distance315 mi (507 km)
Fastest train9h 7m
Lowest price$65.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York, NY to Pittsburgh, PA

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Janae

November 16, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: I enjoyed how quiet my cart was. I had a busy weekend in NYC and was very tired. Thankfully I was able to take a nice long nap during the ride. Cons: Better wifi connection. Tips: Bring food, especially if you've packed heavy. And maybe sit near the restroom.

Pros: I enjoyed how quiet my cart was. I had a busy weekend in NYC and was very tired. Thankfully I was able to take a nice long nap during the ride. Cons: Better wifi connection. Tips: Bring food, especially if you've packed heavy. And maybe sit near the restroom.

5.0

Minerva

November 2, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: The price of the ticket, the seats, outlets. Cons: Seatbelt Better customer service from cafe car staff. Tips: Use wanderu.

Pros: The price of the ticket, the seats, outlets. Cons: Seatbelt Better customer service from cafe car staff. Tips: Use wanderu.

5.0

Ruyam Canan

October 14, 2021

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Easy boarding, comfortable ride, highly recommend

Easy boarding, comfortable ride, highly recommend

5.0

Aviana

June 5, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

the scenery and the staff on the train

the scenery and the staff on the train

5.0

Ben

February 8, 2020- Business

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: Horse shoe bend was fantastic. Scenic ride and snow. Long journey but did not feel as long as I could work and enjoy scenery. Staff friendly! Cons: Finding platform in NY was a bit difficult with building works. Tips: Order uber on train at Pittsburgh station as ...

Pros: Horse shoe bend was fantastic. Scenic ride and snow. Long journey but did not feel as long as I could work and enjoy scenery. Staff friendly! Cons: Finding platform in NY was a bit difficult with building works. Tips: Order uber on train at Pittsburgh station as I could not get WiFi outside.

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New York to Pittsburgh Route Map

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

In the last month, $110.91 was the average price of a train ticket from New York, NY to Pittsburgh, PA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $41.17 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Pittsburgh will vary between $78 and $165. Planning a train trip to Pittsburgh within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is $78. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from New York to Pittsburgh by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. 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 New York to Pittsburgh in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $114 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 13 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Pittsburgh from New York will be about $41.17 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Pittsburgh?

2 train services operate from New York, New York 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 27m$142.16
Amtrak Pennsylvanian19h 7m$95.90
  • 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 New York to Pittsburgh every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $72.

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  • Amtrak Pennsylvanian

    Amtrak Pennsylvanian

    Amtrak Pennsylvanian train tickets from New York to Pittsburgh start from $65, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Amtrak Pennsylvanian schedules to Pittsburgh. Amtrak Pennsylvanian in New York leaves from Penn Station . And in Pittsburgh trains arrive at 1100 Liberty Ave .

    From New York to Pittsburgh train travel on Amtrak Pennsylvanian takes 9 hours and 7 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 New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York 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 New York to Pittsburgh?

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

The distance between New York and Pittsburgh is approximately 315 miles, or 507 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 7 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 New York 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 Friday 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 New York 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 New York 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 New York 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 New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Pittsburgh for $59.00.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

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 New York?

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Departure stations

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • Penn Station

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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