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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Pittsburgh. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Pittsburgh usually takes around 7 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance190 mi (305 km)
Shortest duration6h 5m
Cheapest price$14.99
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Washington to Pittsburgh

(Based on 15 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Salman

November 27, 2022- Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: The driver was friendly. Cons: No water as mentioned. Also the time was so early. No internet connection.

5.0

Paul

November 23, 2022- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: The bus departed on time and was clean. We got to Pittsburgh faster than I expected. Cons: More legroom would be nice if possible.

4.0

lisa

October 16, 2022- Regular commuter

Greyhound

Pros: I got to my destination safely. Cons: The driver wasn't so pleasant.

5.0

Andree

November 28, 2021- Solo travel

OurBus

The driver was very good and did his job well.

4.0

Nicole

February 1, 2020- Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: Comfortable, glad we stopped at a rest stop. Cons: Bus arrived late, unreliable wifi.

How much is a bus ticket from Washington DC to Pittsburgh?

Bus tickets for a trip from Washington DC to Pittsburgh cost $36.73 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Washington DC to Pittsburgh is expected to be between $37 and $66. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is June 11, 2024, when tickets are available for June 11, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $38.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Washington DC to Pittsburgh, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $46. However, taking the bus from Washington DC to Pittsburgh during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $66. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 26 days in advance to save $66.08 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Pittsburgh?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Washington DC to Pittsburgh that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 7 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound77h 16m$54.97
Megabus111h 21m$39.49
  • 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 7 bus trips from Washington to Pittsburgh every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 16 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Pittsburgh usually start from $15.

  • Book Megabus from Washington to Pittsburgh from $20. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Washington DC to Pittsburgh and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Pittsburgh. In Washington, Megabus departs to Pittsburgh from Union Station . In Pittsburgh, Megabus arrives at 128 10th St .

    An average trip on Megabus from Washington to Pittsburgh takes 11 hours and 21 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Pittsburgh in 6 hours and 5 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Pittsburgh.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 190 miles from Washington DC to Pittsburgh. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 5 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Pittsburgh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC 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 Washington DC to Pittsburgh, PA; ticket prices start at $53.00.

City Information

Washington DC

Washington, DC is the capital of the United States, and as such, it offers many points of interest of governmental and historical value. DC is home to several iconic landmarks, including the White House where the U.S. president resides, the Capitol building that houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the National Mall, where you can stop by the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the World War II Memorial. One of the reasons Washington, DC is among the best destinations to visit with your family is because it is home to so many world-famous museums, including the Smithsonians – 16 museums scattered across the District, most of which are open every day of the week, and even better, every single one is free.

D.C. is not just about politics and museums, though. The city’s active nightlife fittingly ranks it among the biggest party hubs in the country. Head to the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood to check out some of the finest restaurants that the nation’s capital has to offer, or join a food tour of Georgetown to get a taste of the area’s culture along with its cuisine.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

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Main departure station: Union Station

Opened more than 100 years ago in 1907, Union Station is the largest transportation hub in Washington, D.C. with almost 5 million travelers passing through it every year. As the official headquarters of Amtrak, Union Station is the main train station in the U.S. capital. It is also a major hub for intercity bus travel, serving as the main bus station in D.C. for a number of carriers, including Greyhound, BoltBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus. Union Station offers easy transit connections to places all over D.C. with dedicated stops for the city’s metro, bus and streetcar services, as well as commuter rail for travelers to and from the surrounding areas. Additionally, with a full blown shopping mall on the premises, Union Station is also among the most popular shopping destinations in the nation's capital.

All bus stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

  • Union Station

Where does the bus arrive in Pittsburgh?

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Main arrival station: Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

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.

All bus stations in Pittsburgh:

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

  • 128 10th St

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