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Lancaster-Pittsburgh Train Schedule

1:52 PM
53 E Mcgovern Ave
7:59 PM
1100 Liberty Ave
0 transfers
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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Lancaster to Pittsburgh?

Lowest Price$47.00
Fastest Train6h 7m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

In the last month, $61.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Lancaster, PA to Pittsburgh, PA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 4 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $4.27 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Lancaster to Pittsburgh?

The distance between Lancaster and Pittsburgh is approximately 197 miles, or 316 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 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 Lancaster to Pittsburgh are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Tuesday 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 Lancaster at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Lancaster to Pittsburgh?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Lancaster 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 Lancaster.

Which train should you take from Lancaster to Pittsburgh?

2 train services operate from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak38h 50m$67.12
Amtrak Pennsylvanian16h 7m$48.11

Amtrak train tickets from Lancaster to Pittsburgh start from $65, and on average cost $67. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Pittsburgh. Amtrak in Lancaster leaves from 53 E Mcgovern Ave, And in Pittsburgh trains arrive at Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr and one other train station. From Lancaster to Pittsburgh train travel on Amtrak takes 8 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Pittsburgh faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 7 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Pittsburgh.

Amtrak Pennsylvanian train tickets from Lancaster to Pittsburgh start from $47, and on average cost $48. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Pennsylvanian schedules to Pittsburgh. Amtrak Pennsylvanian in Lancaster leaves from 53 E Mcgovern Ave, And in Pittsburgh trains arrive at 1100 Liberty Ave, From Lancaster to Pittsburgh train travel on Amtrak Pennsylvanian takes 6 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 Lancaster.

Where is the train station in Lancaster?

There is one train station in Lancaster:

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

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

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

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