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Journey Information

Philadelphia to Pittsburgh bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€40.71
Shortest duration5h 30m
Trips per day6
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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.

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €40.92 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Buses from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €40.92 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 14 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €13.75 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 257 miles (414 kilometers) from Philadelphia, PA to Pittsburgh, PA. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 30 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Pittsburgh. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?

The first bus leaves at 03:00 and the last bus leaves at 19:00. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh; ticket prices start at €45.69.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

There is one bus company that operates from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound67h 30m€42.88

Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 6 bus trips from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 30 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Pittsburgh usually start from €41.

Price trends for buses from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.2

5.0

Miciah

1 November 2019 - Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Express, so ideally shorter than other bus options, however we had a delay. Cons: Buses come on time. Pros: Express, so ideally shorter than other bus options, however we had a delay. Cons: Buses come on time.

5.0

Aditya

13 September 2019 - Business

Megabus

Pros: Driver was friendly and routinely checked to see if all passengers were present before departing from break spots. Cons: Not much. Tips: Pack light, travel during the week theres more space on the bus. Pros: Driver was friendly and routinely checked to see if all passengers were present before departing from break spots. Cons: Not much. Tips: Pack light, travel during the week theres more space on the bus.

1.0

Lindsay

6 July 2019 - Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: Nobody sat next to me so I had both seats to myself. This was the only redeeming part of the trip. Cons: Let's break it down. First, I booked a 6:30pm bus that was supposed to arrive in Pittsburgh at 12:15am. I arrive a half hour early as instructed. About 15 min... Pros: Nobody sat next to me so I had both seats to myself. This was the only redeeming part of the trip. Cons: Let's break it down. First, I booked a 6:30pm bus that was supposed to arrive in Pittsburgh at 12:15am. I arrive a half hour early as instructed. About 15 minutes prior to our designated time to leave an employee calls over the loud speaker that the bus will be delayed. At the beginning of the announcement she says it will be delayed 10-15 minutes, then by the end she says 15-20 minutes. Fine. It was raining hard, and a brief delay is to expected. We board the bus 15 minutes later and then they proceed to LET US SIT THERE FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF WITHOUT MOVING. Let me repeat that: we were sitting on the bus, in the parking garage for an hour and a half. The bus driver wasn't on the bus. We received no updates in this time until a couple people got off the bus and sought out a worker who then told us something along these lines: "I'm so sorry that nobody came to update you. I thought somebody already told you what was going on. There was an altercation with a driver and one of the employees. It was nothing violent. But we have to wait until the paperwork is complete until the bus can leave. Again, I'm very sorry nobody came to update you." She didn't give us an estimated time of how much longer we'd be waiting, until someone asked. Then she said she wasn't sure, but it shouldn't take longer than 20 minutes. About a half hour later the bus driver gets on the bus, says nothing, and just starts driving. I arrived back in Pittsburgh around 2:15am. Listed, I don't expect much from Greyhound. I've been burned multiple times. For the sake of all that is good in this world, treat your travelers like human beings. For starters, we should have had our money at least partially refunded, if not entirely. A two hour delay for "paperwork" is completely unacceptable. After 20 minutes management should have come and taken us off the bus so we could get food and wait in a less cramped space. Do better, Greyhound. Tips: Take a Megabus, if possible. Bring snacks and water with you because your bus and therefore rest stop may be delayed two hours and you'll be starving. Bring an extra jacket because the buses are always freezing, and you may just want a makeshift pillow.More

2.0

Angelia

7 June 2019 - Visiting family

Greyhound

the bus driver should tell passengers not to put their music out loud for everyone to hear. There was Spanish music played by one on the passengers on a speaker the whole 6 hours of my trip.the bus driver should tell passengers not to put their music out loud for everyone to hear. There was Spanish music played by one on the passengers on a speaker the whole 6 hours of my trip.

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