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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Pittsburgh to Lancaster?

Lowest Price$47.00
Fastest Train6h 6m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Pittsburgh to Lancaster

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JulJul

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Pittsburgh to Lancaster
5.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Pennsylvanian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Margaret
5.0
October 4, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I am handicapped and everyone went beyond their duties to help me, even occasionally checking on me and advising me of how long to Lancaster.
Cons
Absolutely nothing
Tips
use amtrak!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Pittsburgh to Lancaster 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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 Lancaster?

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

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $47.00 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Pittsburgh to Lancaster. By booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $12.11 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Pittsburgh to Lancaster?

The distance between Pittsburgh and Lancaster is approximately 197 miles, or 316 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 6 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 Lancaster are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Friday 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 4:00am 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.

How many trains per day run from Pittsburgh to Lancaster?

Trains leave the station in Pittsburgh twice a day, so thre are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Lancaster faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Lancaster to Pittsburgh.

What train services are there from Pittsburgh to Lancaster?

2 train services operate from Pittsburgh to Lancaster. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak17h 53m$48.60
Amtrak Pennsylvanian16h 6m$47.97

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

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

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

Where is the train station in Lancaster?

Lancaster has one train station:

  • 53 E Mcgovern Ave

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