I'm searching for a train from NY Penn station to Pittsburgh, on Saturday the 23rd of March. This one looks good, but it seems to say that the journey will last 12 hours, contradicting the times given more prominently. What's going on? This is clipped from Amtrak's website. enter image description here


I just looked this up. The trip you have selected is a two part trip with a change of trains in Washington DC.

The first part is the 195 Northeast Regional from Penn Station to Washington, Union Station. This is followed by taking the 29 Capital Limited from Union Station to Pittsburgh Union station.

The 3:23 is just the NYC/DC leg trip time. Scroll down a bit to see the 7:43 duration from DC to the 'burgh.

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  • Ah, ok. I get it now. They could have made it clearer tho! – Ne Mo Feb 17 '19 at 19:52
  • @NeMo You can look at the boxes that include the green "add to cart" button. Each of these boxes represent a complete journey. – helm Feb 17 '19 at 19:54
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    @NeMo Yeah .. I had to look at it in detail before I realized what was going on. BTW the MegaBus goes direct NYC to Pitt in less time (3 1/2 hours less). – Peter M Feb 17 '19 at 19:54
  • or much better, just fly on the cheapest flight... – xuq01 Feb 17 '19 at 20:06
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    @Harper I found the more direct route by sorting on trip length. – Peter M Feb 18 '19 at 2:39

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