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New York - Philadelphia - Harrisburg - Pittsburg

The Pennsylvanian service by Amtrak offers a scenic journey between New York City and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Experience the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, charming small towns, and vibrant cities

9 hrs 20 mins

Trip Time

444 mi (715 km)

Trip Length



Route Highlights

New York City, New York: The journey begins in the magnetic city of New York, filled with iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Times Square. The skyline, dotted with skyscrapers, and the cultural treasures in museums and theaters offer endless exploration opportunities. From fine dining to street vendors, the culinary scene reflects the city's diversity.

Newark, New Jersey: As the train pulls into Newark, passengers may notice the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the contemporary New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Newark's vibrant arts scene and revitalized downtown add to the urban appeal of the state's largest city.

Trenton, New Jersey: The capital of New Jersey, Trenton, is known for its significant role during the Revolutionary War. The New Jersey State House and Trenton Battle Monument are significant historic sites. Along the Delaware River, passengers can appreciate views of the famous Lower Trenton Bridge, bearing the sign "Trenton Makes, The World Takes."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: In Philadelphia, the city's rich history is on full display with Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, with its famous "Rocky" steps, offers world-class art collections. From historic Old City to the eclectic Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia enchants with its blend of tradition and innovation.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Lancaster is a gateway to Pennsylvania Dutch Country, known for its Amish communities and farmlands. The Central Market, the country's oldest continuously operating farmers' market, showcases local produce and goods. The surrounding rural landscape offers serene views of farms, covered bridges, and rolling hills.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Harrisburg, the state capital, sits along the picturesque Susquehanna River. The magnificent Pennsylvania State Capitol building, designed in the Beaux-Arts style, is a must-see landmark. Riverfront Park provides leisurely paths and scenic vistas of the river and city skyline.

Lewistown to Altoona: This segment of the journey takes passengers through the heart of Pennsylvania's scenic mountain ranges and valleys. The Juniata River follows the train, offering reflections of dense forests and towering ridges. The famous Horseshoe Curve near Altoona is a marvel of railway engineering, providing breathtaking panoramic views.

Johnstown, Pennsylvania: Johnstown is known for the tragic flood of 1889 and the resilience of its community. The Johnstown Flood National Memorial commemorates this historic event. The city's industrial heritage and the stunning landscapes of the Conemaugh River Valley add to its distinctive character.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The final destination is Pittsburgh, the Steel City, located at the confluence of three rivers. The city's industrial history is evident in sites like the Carrie Blast Furnaces, while the thriving cultural district and Andy Warhol Museum reflect its artistic legacy. Views of the city's bridges and skyline from the Duquesne Incline are a must-see highlight.


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