Amtrak Pennsylvanian Schedule
Amtrak Pennsylvanian title card

The Amtrak Pennsylvanian: A new passenger’s guide

Learn about the Amtrak Pennsylvanian, a daily regional train that travels once in each direction between Pittsburgh, PA, and New York, NY, with stops in Philadelphia,  Harrisburg, and other intermediate stops.

A quick look at the Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Horseshoe Cure from Amtrak
A view from Amtrak’s Pennsylvanian as it travels through the famous “Horseshoe Curve.”
  • Accommodations on the Pennsylvanian
  • Foodservice
    • Cafe car for snacks, meals, and beverages.
    • You can also bring food and beverages with you.
    • While you can bring alcohol on board, you drink from your stash.
  • You can add pets and bikes to your reservations.
  • Smoking and vaping are not permitted on Amtrak trains.

You will find more essential information for an Amtrak adventure aboard the Pennsylvanian. A second round trip is being considered for this route in the next few years.

The Pennsylvanian is the only Amtrak train that travels through the historic Horseshoe Curve.

Amtrak Pennsylvanian seating accommodations

This train offers two seating options.

Amfleet 1
The inside of an Amtrak Amfleet 1 Coach Car found on many regional trains

Coach seating

The Pennsylvanian offers coach class seating with:

  • Comfortable seats
  • A fold-down tray
  • Individual reading lights
  • 120v grounded (three-prong) electric outlets underneath the windows.
  • You can place your luggage on the above seat shelf or the rack at the end of the car.
Layout of an Amtrak regional train coach car
Regional Coach Car Layout

Business class

The Pennsylvanian business class is in a separate car on this train and includes extra legroom, a comfortable seat, and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages.

Additionally, Business Class customers receive a 25% bonus on Amtrak Guest Rewards points.

Passenger comfort aboard the Amtrak Pennsylvanian

You will find other amenities on this train.

Amtrak Wi-Fi

There is free Wi-Fi available.

However, the Wi-Fi and your cell phone could have dead spots along the way.

Food on the Amtrak Pennsylvanian

Food from an Amtrak Cafe Car
Amtrak cafe attendants use cardboard trays to make transporting your food more accessible.

When you are on the train, why not do one of my favorite things- visit the cafe car?

The train has an Amtrak Cafe car that offers:

  • A variety of hot and cold meals
  • Snacks
  • Hot and cold beverages
    • Adult beverages are available.

You may bring food and drink aboard the train, but there are a few rules. Due to FDA regulations, you cannot consume your food in the car, and Amtrak cannot heat or store it.

Refrain from consuming any alcohol you brought on board the train, or you could be asked to leave the train without any further accommodations or refunds.

Add on for this train.

There are a few things you can add to your reservation.

Bring your bike

Amtrak allows you to bring a standard bicycle with a Maximum tire width of 2″. Check the link for details; bike service may not be available at all stations. For more information, check out Amtrak’s bike policy.

Bring your pet!

You can bring your cat or dog, provided they and their carrier are under 20 pounds. Paperwork is needed, and there are some limitations, so make sure you read and understand Amtrak’s pet policy and print out the paperwork before booking, which is in that link.

Different rules apply if you have a service or comfort animal; not all animals qualify. Ensure you read and follow Amtrak’s service animal policy.


This train offers a checked bag service, two pieces under 50 pounds, and an option for two additional bags for a fee.

Each passenger may carry on:

  • One personal item, 25 lbs. (12 kg) and 14 x 11 x 7 inches, and 
  • Two carry-on pieces of luggage, 50 lbs. (23 kg) and 28 x 22 x 14 inches each
  • If you transfer to the Pacific Surfliner at some point along your journey, the baggage size for that train is up to 28 x 22 x 11 inches each. 

Charges apply for additional and oversized luggage; check out Amtrak’s carry-on bag policy for more information.

Amtrak Pennsylvanian Schedule

Use this schedule as a guide; check with Amtrak or your eticket for exact times. If there are two times, the first is the arrival, the second is the departure, and if there is only one, it is a quick stop.

Click on the stations to see the services offered at that stop.

Communities Served42
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10:52aNew York, NY
Moynihan Train Hall (NYP)
11:09aNewark, NJ
Penn Station (NWK)
11:44aTrenton, NJ (TRE)3:56p58
12:15p | 12:42pPhiladelphia, PA
William H Gray III 30th St. Sta. (PHL)
2:59p | 3:2591
1:12pPaoli, PA (PAO)2:29p110
Exton, PA (EXT)2:12p118
1:52pLancaster, PA (LNC)1:45p159
2:06pElizabethtown, PA (ELT)1:18p177
2:26p | 2:36pHarrisburg, PA (HAR)12:50p | 1:00p195
3:47pLewistown, PA
Amtrak Station (LEW)
4:24pHuntingdon, PA (HGD)10:48a293
4:51pTyrone, PA (TYR)10:21a313
5:16pAltoona, PA (ALT)10:03a327
6:14pJohnstown, PA (JST)9:05a366
6:56pLatrobe, PA
Amtrak Station (LAB)
7:08pGreensburg, PA
Amtrak Station (GNB)
8:05pPittsburgh, PA
Union Station (PGH)
Last StopStationRead UpMiles

Printable Amtrak Pennsylvanian Schedule

Feel free to print out or download this page from Amtrak or print out schedules directly from Amtrak. Learn how to print Amtrak schedules, including route and costume ones!

Ways To Connect With The Amtrak Pennsylvanian Schedule

The Capitol Limited connects with the Pennsylvanian, which is an option to go from Chicago to New York, or you could take the Cardinal and Lake Shore Limited to New York.

My goal is to keep these as updated as possible.

Safe Travels,


Kevin Monteith

Kev Monteith has been traveling on Amtrak since 2012. With over a decade of experience, he has been on over 800 trains, covering over 200k miles of rail. Kev enjoys helping others achieve their travel dreams by providing support and information. Outside of travel, Kev enjoys making music as an organist and outings with family.

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