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Johnstown - Pittsburgh Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Johnstown to Pittsburgh. Traveling by bus from Johnstown to Pittsburgh usually takes around 2 hours and 25 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance57 mi (92 km)
Shortest duration2h 25m
Cheapest price$20.99
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Johnstown to Pittsburgh?

Bus tickets for a trip from Johnstown to Pittsburgh cost $21.79 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


If you're planning to travel by bus from Johnstown to Pittsburgh in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $21 to $26. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on May 30, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Pittsburgh this week, bus tickets are available starting at $21.

Monthly avg. prices

If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Johnstown to Pittsburgh, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $21. However, taking the bus from Johnstown to Pittsburgh during September is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $29. The best way to find deals on a trip in September is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 12 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $1.24 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Johnstown to Pittsburgh?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Johnstown to Pittsburgh that you can compare and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway12h 25m$32.44
Greyhound12h 25m$21.98
  • 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. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Johnstown to Pittsburgh start at $32. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • 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 1 bus trips from Johnstown to Pittsburgh every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 25 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Pittsburgh usually start from $21.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 25 minutes to cover the 57 miles from Johnstown to Pittsburgh. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Pittsburgh, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 3:00pm and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Johnstown to Pittsburgh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Johnstown to Pittsburgh. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Johnstown to Pittsburgh; ticket prices start at $17.00.

City Information


Johnstown, PA, US - JST-0

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Located in the Alleghenies, Johnstown boasts a long and rich history, which is why the city is well-known for its museums and sites. One of the popular historical attractions in the town is the Johnstown Flood Museum, which remembers and covers the flood of 1889. But not all of its history is grim, as Johnstown is known for the Johnstown Arena Heritage Association displays changing art exhibits and the Greenhouse Park for enjoying sports and outdoor activities. Go for a stroll in Stackhouse Park, go river tubing at Coal Tubin', and view beautiful architectural sites and art galleries across town.

One of Johnstown's mainstays is the local music festivals, which you can enjoy at the People's Natural Gas Park. The tourist location is excellent to explore with friends, whether you're at the Escape Rooms or having wine at their local wineries and cellars. The 814 Lanes & Games is a popular choice for family-friendly entertainment, while Downtown Johnstown is better for shopping, clubbing, and adult entertainment.

Johnstown is easily accessible from tens of other cities, whether you're traveling by train or bus. Most trains are provided by Amtrak, while Amtrak Thruway offers buses. If you're driving, Route 219 connects Johnstown to the major interstates in the US.


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 Johnstown?

Main departure station: 47 Walnut St

Most buses depart from the main station in Johnstown.

All bus stations in Johnstown:

  • 47 Walnut St

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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