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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Pittsburgh to Washington DC?

Lowest Price$43.00
Fastest Train7h 45m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Pittsburgh to Washington 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 Pittsburgh to Washington DC?

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

In the last month, $92.21 was the average price of a train ticket from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, DC. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $25.96 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Pittsburgh to Washington DC?

The distance between Pittsburgh and Washington DC is approximately 190 miles, or 305 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 45 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 Pittsburgh to Washington DC are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Sunday 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 Pittsburgh at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00am. 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 Pittsburgh to Washington DC?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Pittsburgh to Washington DC. 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 Washington DC to Pittsburgh. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Pittsburgh to Washington DC for $51.00.

Which train should you take from Pittsburgh to Washington DC?

2 train services operate from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Washington, District of Columbia. 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
Amtrak310h 56m$107.04
Amtrak Capitol Limited17h 45m$44.37

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

There are two stations in Pittsburgh where you can board the train to Washington DC:

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

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

Price trends for trains from Pittsburgh to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

$120$80$40OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, DC
4.5
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Eva
5.0
September 14, 2019Vacation
Pros
Less people on board, hence a calm ride.
Cons
Sometimes a bumpy ride, rail track could be improved.
Tips
Chose Amtrak, will work.

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Capitol Limited report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Richard
4.0
June 8, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Scenery. Lack of traffic. New impressions of heard about areas.
Cons
WiFi on board Accept cash in the cafe car
Kumiko
4.0
November 23, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
Wifi connection
Sharon
5.0
September 29, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Saw a friend in concert- phenomenal performance
Cons
Leaving the station on time
Tips
Dress warm, be considerate of others.

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