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About 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.

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Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr  - PGHIMS-0

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The Grant Street Transportation Center on 11th St is the primary transportation hub of the city. It sits right across the street from the Amtrak Station, and its downtown location makes it convenient to access all of Pittsburgh. The station offers intercity bus services from popular lines such as Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Jefferson Lines, with destinations including New York, Philadelphia, and Washington. Ample parking is available at the station, and surrounding amenities include multiple hotels and takeout venues.

Popular bus stations in Pittsburgh:

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

  • 128 10th St

  • 55 11th Street

What bus companies travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania?

Located in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh is accessible by bus from 55 other cities. You can choose from 253 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Pittsburgh on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Pittsburgh are also available.

Bus companies serving Pittsburgh

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US29813h 53m$96.00
Greyhound12610h 42m$70.05
OurBus333h 31m$49.06
Fullington Trailways307h 6m$67.05
Amtrak Thruway84h 35m$63.63
Megabus67h 17m$48.85
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • 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 buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Originally founded in 1908, Fullington Trailways is one of the oldest transportation companies in the United States. Today, it's one of the leading intercity bus carriers within the Trailways network and provides cheap, reliable bus service to several metropolitan destinations, including New York City and Philadelphia. All coaches are equipped with clean restrooms, and Fullington Trailways earned a 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for their helpful crew.

  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Pittsburgh?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Pittsburgh by bus with Amtrak Thruway giving them a 4.8 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Thruway had the most comfortable bus service to Pittsburgh taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Thruway offers. They rate Amtrak Thruway a 4.5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Pittsburgh punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Thruway has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Pittsburgh, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$4.99 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Pittsburgh, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Pittsburgh. In the last month, buses from Greensburg to Pittsburgh had the lowest average price at $11.49.

The busiest bus station in Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Pittsburgh are:

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr
  • 128 10th St
  • 55 11th Street
Pittsburgh ranks number 4 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 106 in United States. Pittsburgh has the second most number of destinations in Pennsylvania that are connected to Pittsburgh by bus service. Each day 99 direct bus schedules arrive in the Pittsburgh.
The population of Pittsburgh is 304391. Pittsburgh ranks number 3 in terms of population in Pennsylvania and number 105 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Pittsburgh range from $11 for a short trip to Pittsburgh, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Pittsburgh starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Pittsburgh can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $15.
People who take the bus to Pittsburgh are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Pittsburgh easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest bus station to the city center of Pittsburgh is 55 11th Street, located just 0.3 miles away. Select 55 11th Street as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Pittsburgh. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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