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Harrisburg - Pittsburgh Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh. Traveling by train from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh usually takes 5 hours and 29 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance164 mi (264 km)
Fastest train5h 29m
Lowest price$43.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Pennsylvanian
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

alexis

July 26, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: always calm. Cons: none to comment. Tips: be nice.

5.0

Karen

July 18, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: The conductor announced the historic horseshoe curve with some cool history, very nice! Also saw a Bald Eagle perched along the track side of the Susquehanna river. Cons: Amtrak follows the beautiful Susquehanna and adjacent rivers to Pittsburgh, so I wish the windows outside wouldn’t be so very dirty. Tips: Lovely nature and farming views available between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh.

5.0

Olivia

May 8, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: Scenic ride. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Nothing.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh cost $43.50, on average. This price makes taking the train a budget-friendly option to get to Pittsburgh. Booking your trip at least 29 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $3.38 more.

Average prices by travel date

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The average cost of a one-way train trip from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh is expected to fluctuate between $44 and $54 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Pittsburgh in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Harrisburg is $44.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for September if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $47. If you're planning a trip from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $75 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 29 days before departure, you can save around $3.38. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh?

Amtrak Pennsylvanian is the one and only train line which connects Harrisburg to Pittsburgh. 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
Amtrak Pennsylvanian15h 29m$45.25
  • The Amtrak Pennsylvanian runs daily between New York City and Pittsburgh, passing through cities such as Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The trains feature basic amenities such as a cafe car and free onboard WiFi and offer checked baggage service. A trip from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh takes about 5 hours and 29 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh is approximately 164 miles, or 264 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 29 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Harrisburg at 2:00pm and arrives in Pittsburgh around 5 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Pittsburgh with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg.

City Information

Harrisburg

As the capital city of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg offers numerous historic buildings with impressive architecture that will leave you in awe. Among the most impressive ones is the state’s Capitol Complex itself. With a dome that reminisces St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the building features as many as 475 rooms filled with exquisite artworks and statues. History fans should also consider visiting the State Museum of Pennsylvania, which follows the history of the state from the beginning of time to this day. Another must-see destination is the National Civil War Museum, which is one of the largest museums dedicated to the Civil War. If too many history lessons stress you out, a cruise along the Susquehanna River on the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat will definitely help you unwind.

Harrisburg’s grilled dishes are some of the most famous staples in the city, and among the best establishments is Progress Grill, which has been serving customers since the late 1940s. For some really creative pizzas, The Pizza Grille will be a good choice.

The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the central hub for intercity travel. At the lower level, you can catch a bus by Greyhound, Jefferson Lines or Fullington Trailways to other Pennsylvanian cities such as Allentown and Philadelphia. Travelers can also take Amtrak trains to popular destinations like New York and Philadelphia on a daily basis. The city’s principal airport is Harrisburg International Airport, which is located in Middletown, southeast of the city.

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 Harrisburg?

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Main departure station: Harrisburg Transportation Center

The Harrisburg Transportation Center (HTC) is a national historical landmark, with a portion of the station dating back to 1887. The station still serves as the city’s primary transportation hub and welcomes over half a million passengers annually. The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the departure point for Amtrak’s Keystone Service to New York City and a stop on the Pennsylvanian route from New York City to Pittsburgh. Besides train service, bus service on Jefferson Lines, Fullington Trailways, and Greyhound operates through this station. Located in downtown Harrisburg, the station is a quick walk from Capitol Park and some of the city’s top restaurants and shopping.

All train stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

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Main arrival station: 1100 Liberty Ave

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

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