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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Pittsburgh to Boston?

Lowest Price$84.00
Fastest Train14h 9m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

In the last month, $105.69 was the average price of a train ticket from Pittsburgh, PA to Boston, MA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. 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 $96.41 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Pittsburgh to Boston?

The distance between Pittsburgh and Boston is approximately 482 miles, or 775 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 9 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 Boston 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 7:00am. 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 Boston?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Boston to Pittsburgh. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Pittsburgh to Boston for $49.00.

Which train should you take from Pittsburgh to Boston?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Boston, Massachusetts. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak616h 32m$126.44

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

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

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

Where is the train station in Boston?

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

  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Price trends for trains from Pittsburgh to Boston

Average prices by travel date

$165$110$55OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$200$160$120$80$403020100

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