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Bus Route Overview: Philadelphia to Pittsburgh

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh usually takes around 7 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance257 mi (414 km)
Shortest duration5h 50m
Cheapest price$37.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.2

5.0

Avery

March 17, 2022- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: I love The scenery before reaching my destination. Cons: More space for legs. Tips: Prepare to stretch a lot. Very tight if bus full capacity.

Pros: I love The scenery before reaching my destination. Cons: More space for legs. Tips: Prepare to stretch a lot. Very tight if bus full capacity.

4.0

Harlie

December 20, 2021- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: speed. Cons: more respect for other passengers.

Pros: speed. Cons: more respect for other passengers.

4.0

Dana

November 28, 2021- Solo travel

OurBus

Pros: We arrived safely and the staff was helpful. Cons: No wifi and we arrived about an hour late.

Pros: We arrived safely and the staff was helpful. Cons: No wifi and we arrived about an hour late.

5.0

Miciah

November 1, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Express, so ideally shorter than other bus options, however we had a delay. Cons: Buses come on time.

Pros: Express, so ideally shorter than other bus options, however we had a delay. Cons: Buses come on time.

5.0

Aditya

September 13, 2019- Business

Megabus

Pros: Driver was friendly and routinely checked to see if all passengers were present before departing from break spots. Cons: Not much. Tips: Pack light, travel during the week theres more space on the bus.

Pros: Driver was friendly and routinely checked to see if all passengers were present before departing from break spots. Cons: Not much. Tips: Pack light, travel during the week theres more space on the bus.

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

The average price for a bus ticket to Pittsburgh is $39.12, Traveling by bus on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Philadelphia. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh is expected to range from $42 to $54. If you are looking to travel to Pittsburgh within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $44. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $42 and can be found on June 4, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $50 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $56 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $22.62 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 5 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound57h 20m$50.03
OurBus16h 9m$38.86
  • 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 5 bus trips from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 20 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Pittsburgh usually start from $37.

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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 $37, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 13 minutes to cover the 257 miles from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 50 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?

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, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Philadelphia?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Pittsburgh; ticket prices start at $55.00.

City Information

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Fuel up at the Reading Terminal Market or Italian Market, both offering fresh food from local vendors, to prepare for a night hitting up the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line up South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

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 Philadelphia?

Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Bus Terminal (1001 Filbert St) - PHLGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

Philadelphia's Greyhound Bus Terminal is a popular bus station served by several intercity bus companies, including Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Peter Pan Bus Lines. Conveniently located in downtown Philly, you can walk from the bus station to the nearby Pennsylvania Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market, and even Independence Hall (home of the Liberty Bell). The station is a comfortable place to begin your bus journey, with a snack bar, restrooms, and vending machines, as well as several nearby parking garages and quick bites. And if your destination is Philadelphia, the Greyhound Bus Terminal makes it easy to start your sightseeing or head to your hotel, thanks to the SEPTA subway stop half a block away.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

  • Filbert St Tour Bus Loading Zone

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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