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Albany - Pittsburgh Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity buses per day from Albany to Pittsburgh. Traveling by bus from Albany to Pittsburgh usually takes around 13 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 11 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance357 mi (574 km)
Shortest duration11h 55m
Cheapest price$44.48
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Albany to Pittsburgh?

Bus tickets for a trip from Albany to Pittsburgh cost $65.42 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. 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

$105$70$35MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Albany to Pittsburgh is expected to be between $53 and $94. 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 $54.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Albany to Pittsburgh, mark your calendar for September. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $59. However, taking the bus from Albany to Pittsburgh during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $130. 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 15 days in advance to save $70.89 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Albany to Pittsburgh?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Albany to Pittsburgh that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 6 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US116h 32m$125.58
Greyhound613h 57m$74.51
  • 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. On average, FlixBus US operates 1 trips per day from Albany to Pittsburgh, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 Albany to Pittsburgh every day, with the average journey taking around 13 hours and 57 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Pittsburgh usually start from $44.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 13 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 357 miles from Albany to Pittsburgh. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours and 55 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.

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

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

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Albany to Pittsburgh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Albany to Pittsburgh every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

Albany

As the capital city of New York state, Albany is blessed with many historic buildings and quaint quarters, making it the perfect city to take a stroll around. One of the city’s top attractions is the famous New York State Capitol Building, a stately structure that has been around since as far as the 19th century. If you wish to learn more about the city’s rich history, head over to Bidwell House museum, which is actually a restored home filled with impressive artifacts. While staying in Albany, do take the time to visit The Egg, a unique-looking building that will certainly satisfy your architectural curiosity.

For a great dinner with a quirky twist, head over to Canvas, Corks and Forks - Schenectady. For some of the best BBQ dishes in town, don’t hesitate to give Warehouse Grill & BBQ a shot.

The busiest bus station in the area is the Albany Bus Terminal. The bus station welcomes buses from New York, Boston, Baltimore, and many other places. The nearest Amtrak train station is located in the neighboring town of Rensselaer, NY. The city’s principal airport is the Albany International Airport, located six miles northwest of Albany.

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 Albany?

Albany Bus Term - 34 Hamilton St  - ALBPPA-0

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Main departure station: Albany Bus Terminal

The Albany Bus Terminal is a busy hub of intercity bus travel in downtown Albany. Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, Adirondack Trailways, and Peter Pan operate bus trips that stop at this station. The terminal has customer service staff on-site, as well as restrooms and a small cafe. Several parking lots are available around the station, and a hotel is available just down the street. It is only a few blocks to downtown Albany and the New York State Capitol complex from the station.

All bus stations in Albany:

  • Albany Bus Terminal

  • Albany SUNY Bus Stop (Collins Circle)

Where does the bus arrive in Pittsburgh?

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

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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

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