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Wilkes-Barre-Pittsburgh Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh. Traveling by train from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh usually takes around 17 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 14 hours and 44 minutes.

Distance222 mi (357 km)
Fastest train14h 44m
Lowest price$102.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh?

In the last month, $111.33 was the average price of a train ticket from Wilkes-Barre, PA to Pittsburgh, PA. 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 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $10.67 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$135$90$45JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh will vary between $110 and $131. Planning a train trip to Pittsburgh within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Wilkes-Barre over the next 7 days is $110. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $110 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $122 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 21 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Pittsburgh from Wilkes-Barre will be about $10.67 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak317h 5m$120.49
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 3 Amtrak trains from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $102.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh?

The distance between Wilkes-Barre and Pittsburgh is approximately 222 miles, or 357 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 17 hours and 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 44 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 Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh 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 Wilkes-Barre at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00am. 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 Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh?

There are 3 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 Pittsburgh to Wilkes-Barre. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Wilkes-Barre to Pittsburgh for $41.00.

City Information

Pittsburgh

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Wilkes-Barre?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Wilkes-Barre.

Where is the train station in Pittsburgh?

Arrival stations

Pittsburgh has one train station.

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