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Cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh

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How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

Lowest Price$55.00
Fastest Train7h 17m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Philadelphia to Pittsburgh
4.0
Based on 3 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Pennsylvanian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.7
Staff
4.3
Value
3.7
Condition
4.7
Evan
4.0
January 1, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Spacious seating, outlets so I could keep my laptop and phone charged, nice staff, and nice scenery.
Cons
WiFi connectivity was nonexistent in certain parts of the trip, but that was mostly due to being in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Also the trip was delayed 2 hours due to engine failures in Philadelphia.
Tips
Get food fast from the cafe cart since they ran out of many options towards the halfway mark of the trip. This would’ve happened sooner had Amtrak not offered a second train to Harrisburg which 90% of the travelers left for instead of waiting the delay out.
Rory
4.0
August 17, 2019Couples trip
Pros
I enjoyed riding the train home after our vacation. The Philly station was neat to see, and the staff was helpful and kind.
Cons
The rear car of the train was hot and uncomfortable. We moved up a car after checking with the guy running the Cafe. Left side of rear car outlets were not working and wifi was poor.
Tips
Long trips on a train can be uncomfortable and feel like they take a very long time. Better than bus but may be quicker way to travel. Was very senic and different though.
Andrew
4.0
May 30, 2019Solo travel
Cons
More updates on ETA after delays.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Pittsburgh was $67.35. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 27 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $21.96 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 Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

The distance between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh is approximately 257.27 miles, or 413.94 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 10 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 17 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 Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

On Thursday trains from Philadelphia 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

Typically there are 3 schedules to compare for your trip to Pittsburgh. On the route to Pittsburgh 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, usually offering 1.767 trips 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.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, which start at $5.00.

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

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh start from $62.00, and on average cost $82.05. Daily there are 1.766667 Amtrak schedules to Pittsburgh. Amtrak in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Pittsburgh trains arrive at 1100 Liberty Ave and one other train station.

From Philadelphia to Pittsburgh train travel on Amtrak takes 12 hours and 17 minutes. If you are looking to get to Pittsburgh faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 17 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 1.8125 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $92.30 for a one-way train ticket to Pittsburgh.

Avg. Time
12h 17m
Avg. Price
$82.05

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Amtrak Pennsylvanian train tickets from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh start from $55.00, and on average cost $62.89. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Pennsylvanian schedules to Pittsburgh. Amtrak Pennsylvanian in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Pittsburgh trains arrive at 1100 Liberty Ave,

From Philadelphia to Pittsburgh train travel on Amtrak Pennsylvanian takes 7 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to get to Pittsburgh faster, Amtrak Pennsylvanian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 17 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 $68.22 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Avg. Time
7h 18m
Avg. Price
$62.89

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Philadelphia on their way to Pittsburgh:
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
There are 2 different stations where trains from Philadelphia 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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