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Cheap train tickets from Lancaster, PA to Pittsburgh

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Lancaster, PA to Pittsburgh?

Lowest Price$47.00
Fastest Train6h 7m
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Lancaster, PA to Pittsburgh?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Lancaster to Pittsburgh is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Lancaster to Pittsburgh was $47.00. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 22 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $12.00 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Lancaster, PA to Pittsburgh?

The distance between Lancaster and Pittsburgh is approximately 196.72 miles, or 316.50 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 6 hours and 12 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Lancaster to Pittsburgh?

On Wednesday trains from Lancaster to Pittsburgh are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Saturday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Lancaster to Pittsburgh?

Typically there is one train schedule per day. On the route to Pittsburgh 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Pennsylvanian offers the most scheduled departures between Lancaster to Pittsburgh, usually offering one departure per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Pittsburgh with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Lancaster to Pittsburgh

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Lancaster to Pittsburgh start from $65.00, and on average cost $71.35. Daily there are 2.333333 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,

From Lancaster to Pittsburgh train travel on Amtrak takes 8 hours and 40 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 $79.82 for a one-way train ticket to Pittsburgh.

Avg. Time
8h 40m
Avg. Price
$71.35

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Amtrak Pennsylvanian train tickets from Lancaster to Pittsburgh start from $47.00, and on average cost $53.08. 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 $56.73 for a one-way weekend reservation from Lancaster.

Avg. Time
6h 7m
Avg. Price
$53.08

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Lancaster on their way to Pittsburgh:
  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave
There are 2 different stations where trains from Lancaster arrive in Pittsburgh. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in Pittsburgh:
  • 1100 Liberty Ave
  • Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr

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