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Columbus-Pittsburgh Bus Schedule
Columbus to Pittsburgh bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||3h 15m|
|Trips per day||4|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Columbus to Pittsburgh right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
How much is a bus ticket from Columbus to Pittsburgh?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $51.00 was the low point for bus fares from Columbus to Pittsburgh. Buses from Pittsburgh to Columbus are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $51.00 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 $19.78 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 162 miles (261 kilometers) from Columbus, OH to Pittsburgh, PA. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 15 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Pittsburgh at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Columbus?
The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Columbus to Pittsburgh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Columbus to Pittsburgh every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 Columbus to Pittsburgh; ticket prices start at $81.00.
What bus companies travel from Columbus to Pittsburgh?
There is one bus company that operates from Columbus 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.
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Where does the bus leave from in Columbus?
Most buses depart from the main station in Columbus, Ohio:
- Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St
Where does the bus arrive in Pittsburgh?
These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
- Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr
- Pittsburgh International Airport
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