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Pittsburgh - Paoli Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 3 daily train trips available from Pittsburgh to Paoli. Traveling by train from Pittsburgh to Paoli usually takes 9 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Pennsylvanian train can make the trip in 6 hours and 57 minutes.

Distance239 mi (385 km)
Fastest train6h 57m
Lowest price$58.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Pittsburgh to Paoli

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




March 9, 2024- Visiting family


Pros: It was very good. Cons: Thank you. Tips: It was very good.



November 20, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: Comfortable journey at a bargain price. Nice scenic route along the way. Enjoyed my trip. Will travel again. Tips: Enjoy your travel on this train.

What is the price of a train ticket from Pittsburgh to Paoli?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Pittsburgh to Paoli was $90.67. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 20 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $80.40 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly average prices

Ticket prices for the train from Pittsburgh to Paoli often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in October when the average ticket price is only $72. If you're thinking of traveling from Pittsburgh to Paoli during December, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $94 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in December, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


By booking your train trip from Pittsburgh to Paoli on Wanderu at least 20 days ahead of time, you can save about $80.40 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Pittsburgh to Paoli?

2 train services operate from Pittsburgh to Paoli. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak210h 10m$128.35
Amtrak Pennsylvanian16h 57m$71.23
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Pittsburgh to Paoli every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $77.

  • The Amtrak Pennsylvanian runs daily between New York City and Pittsburgh, passing through cities such as Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The trains feature basic amenities such as a cafe car and free onboard WiFi and offer checked baggage service. A trip from Pittsburgh to Paoli takes about 6 hours and 57 minutes on the Pennsylvanian.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Pittsburgh and Paoli is approximately 239 miles, or 385 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 57 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.

Trains from Pittsburgh to Paoli are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Pittsburgh at 7:00am 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.

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Pittsburgh to Paoli. 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 Paoli to Pittsburgh.

City Information


Once the epitome of American industrial power, Pittsburgh has recently seen new waves of changes that turn it into a vibrant destination for visitors, especially for families. When in Pittsburgh, don’t miss out on the chance to hop on the Duquesne Incline and get to the top of Mount Washington. You will be rewarded with a panoramic view of where the three rivers collide, which offers plenty of excellent photogenic angles. Culturally-inclined travelers will find the Senator John Heinz History Center the perfect place to spend a day in. It does not just offer exhibitions on the city’s history but also on its baseball and football legacies, as well as Heinz products. Whether you are a sports fan or not, it is worthwhile to check out the Heinz Field, which provides a unique waterfront view.

Pittsburgh’s staple is pierogies, and some of the highest-rated eateries that include the dish on their menu are Pierogies Plus and Penn Brewery. These establishments serve other Eastern European dishes for your enjoyment as well. For traditional American eats, Eleven has an excellent selection.

Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, and Fullington Trailways all provide intercity transit service to Pittsburgh, and visitors can catch their buses at the Grant Street Transportation Center. You can also catch Amtrak trains at the nearby Pittsburgh Union Station. The main airport of the city is the Pittsburgh International Airport, which is located 10 miles west of Downtown. Another alternative is the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, 44 miles east of the city.


Paoli is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of around 5,600 people. Paoli is located in Chester County and is one of the recommended places to live in Pennsylvania. There are numerous restaurants, coffee shops, and parks in Paoli.

Wilson Farm Park is the top-rated park in Paoli, PA. The park is a fantastic play area for kids of all ages. Two sets of jungle gyms are located near one other, and two more are spread out across the park. There are also a number of picnic tables and benches available to sit on. In addition, you can find basketball courts as well as numerous soccer and baseball fields in the park.

Paoli has restaurants for everyone. From excellent Italian and Greek (Trattoria San Nicola and The Olive Tree) to mouthwatering steak houses like the Great American Pub.

SEPTA is a regional public transportation organization that serves almost 4 million people in five counties by providing bus, commuter rail, rapid transit, electric trolleybus services, and light rail. Main transport is via services like the Amtrak Keystone Service and Amtrak Pennsylvanian, which come from Exton, Ardmore, and Coatesville to Paoli and continue to cities like Chicago.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

1100 Liberty Ave  - PGHAMT-0

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1100 Liberty Ave  - PGHAMT-1

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1100 Liberty Ave  - PGHAMT-2

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Main departure station: 1100 Liberty Ave

Pittsburgh’s Union Station on Liberty Ave is a historic building that opened in 1903. Enter the station through enormous outdoor arches and pass beneath the spectacular rotunda dome with a central skylight. Once inside, you can catch the Capitol Limited train on its daily service from Chicago to DC or hop aboard the Pennsylvanian as it begins the journey to New York. Located in Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle, the station offers easy access to the nearby bus terminal, parking, restaurants, and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

All train stations in Pittsburgh:

  • 1100 Liberty Ave

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

  • 10251 St Edwards Dr

  • Pacific Central Station

Where is the train station in Paoli?

Main arrival station: 13 Lancaster Ave

Paoli has one train station.

All train stations in Paoli:

  • 13 Lancaster Ave

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