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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from New York to Pittsburgh. Traveling by bus from New York to Pittsburgh usually takes around 8 hours and 56 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 44 minutes.

Distance315 mi (507 km)
Shortest duration7h 44m
Cheapest price$39.00
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Pittsburgh

(Based on 13 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Jahki

January 11, 2022- Business

Greyhound

Pros: I was able to be comfortable and there was not a lot of people. Cons: The amount of stood that are made could be improved. There was just too many stops to Pittsburgh. We stopped in jersey, philly, kings of purisa and Harrisburg and I just felt as that was enough...

Pros: I was able to be comfortable and there was not a lot of people. Cons: The amount of stood that are made could be improved. There was just too many stops to Pittsburgh. We stopped in jersey, philly, kings of purisa and Harrisburg and I just felt as that was enough honestly. There was no reason. The bus should of made one pit stop and then straight out. Tips: Just bring food and snacks for yourself and get there early to get food spot.

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5.0

Rita

November 24, 2021- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: It was smooth and trouble-free. I felt safe, and I enjoyed seeing the scenery from the window on my trip from NYC to Pittsburgh. Cons: More precise arrival time, although needed rest stops and traffic conditions are difficult to predict. Tips: Come prepared with ...

Pros: It was smooth and trouble-free. I felt safe, and I enjoyed seeing the scenery from the window on my trip from NYC to Pittsburgh. Cons: More precise arrival time, although needed rest stops and traffic conditions are difficult to predict. Tips: Come prepared with something to do while on the bus trip, depending on the length of your trip.

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5.0

Natalia

November 11, 2021- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: The comfort of the chair, it was quite spacious. Cons: Stable wifi and the ability to dim the overhead light as not to disturb others when turning it on or only having a specific amount of brightness. The door for the bathroom on my specific bus seemed to have go...

Pros: The comfort of the chair, it was quite spacious. Cons: Stable wifi and the ability to dim the overhead light as not to disturb others when turning it on or only having a specific amount of brightness. The door for the bathroom on my specific bus seemed to have gotten jammed half way.

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5.0

Dario

December 1, 2019- Solo travel

OurBus

Pros: quicker then megabus, I had food trays. Cons: Usb ports are too high up, I didnt know their would be no break so i didnt bring any snacks for the ride. Tips: Bring food with you.

Pros: quicker then megabus, I had food trays. Cons: Usb ports are too high up, I didnt know their would be no break so i didnt bring any snacks for the ride. Tips: Bring food with you.

5.0

Nativa

October 18, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: The driver was so upbeat and happy. It made me feel comfortable enough to fall asleep since from NYC to Pittsburgh is 8 hours minimum if there's no layovers or extra stops. As an aware passenger, it's difficult to sleep because the driver is driving for a substan...

Pros: The driver was so upbeat and happy. It made me feel comfortable enough to fall asleep since from NYC to Pittsburgh is 8 hours minimum if there's no layovers or extra stops. As an aware passenger, it's difficult to sleep because the driver is driving for a substantial amount of hours and you hear about people dying in bus accidents when the drivers fall asleep. It was very comforting that he was so upbeat and excited to drive. Thank you. Cons: The seats need more leg room. I know its a bus but maybe try doing what NYC has done with the extra long buses.

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New York to Pittsburgh Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from New York to Pittsburgh?

$55.00 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Pittsburgh. Any tickets cheaper than $55.00 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Pittsburgh is expected to range from $58 to $71. If you are looking to travel to Pittsburgh within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $59. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $58 and can be found on February 17, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $55 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Pittsburgh in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $74 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $34.49 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Pittsburgh?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from New York to Pittsburgh that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 8 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound88h 57m$69.89
OurBus19h 0m$59.00
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 8 bus trips from New York to Pittsburgh every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 57 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Pittsburgh usually start from $39.

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  • OurBus

    OurBus

    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 starting from $59, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from New York to Pittsburgh if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest bus from New York City to Pittsburgh?

The cheapest bus tickets from NYC to Pittsburgh are typically through OurBus. On average, tickets with this bus company average around $38 each. That said, only one OurBus covers this route per day, which means you may have limited options in terms of scheduling. Greyhound offers the second cheapest ticket for this route, averaging about $44 per ticket, and has far more options with 19 daily trips.

Is there an overnight bus from New York to Pittsburgh?

Many buses depart New York City around 11:00 p.m., getting into Pittsburgh between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. the next morning. If you’re a real night owl, some buses depart as early as between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m., meaning you’ll get into Pittsburgh around noon.

Is there a train from New York City to Pittsburgh?

The Amtrak Pennsylvanian offers 1 daily route from New York City to Pittsburgh. On average, tickets cost about $82, and the trip takes a little more than 9 hours. The train departs from New York’s Penn Station and arrives into Pittsburgh at 1100 Liberty Ave. Overall, a bus may be a better bet. Bus tickets average around $33, and you can get to Pittsburgh in as fast as 6 hours and 40 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York 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 long is the bus ride from New York to Pittsburgh?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 56 minutes to cover the 315 miles from New York to Pittsburgh. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 44 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.

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

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by buses from New York to Pittsburgh on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passangers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Pittsburgh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Pittsburgh every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 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 New York to Pittsburgh; ticket prices start at $65.00.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

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 New York?

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Main departure station: Port Authority Bus Station

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

Where does the bus arrive in Pittsburgh?

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Main arrival station: Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation 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 Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr

  • 128 10th St under convention Center

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