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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia?

Lowest Price$55.00
Fastest Train7h 29m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

In the last month, $77.22 was the average price of a train ticket from Pittsburgh, PA to Philadelphia, PA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $13.76 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia?

The distance between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia is approximately 257 miles, or 414 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 29 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia?

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 Philadelphia. 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 Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia for $49.00.

Which train should you take from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia?

2 train services operate from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 45m$86.18
Amtrak Pennsylvanian17h 29m$58.22

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

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

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

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia has one train station:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Pittsburgh, PA to Philadelphia, PA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




September 14, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Pros: I love traveling on the train - it is quiet - it is comfortable - the scenery is beautiful - it is economical - I wish I could use the train more often. Cons: The trouble with train travel is that it's slow to get where you're going. 7.5 to Philadelphia (from Pit... Pros: I love traveling on the train - it is quiet - it is comfortable - the scenery is beautiful - it is economical - I wish I could use the train more often. Cons: The trouble with train travel is that it's slow to get where you're going. 7.5 to Philadelphia (from Pittsburgh) isn't bad - but 10 hours from Pittsburgh to New York is not worth it especially when it only takes 6 hours to drive. I just wish there was a faster route to get other places from Pittsburgh via train. I would always use it.More

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