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Journey Information

There are 14 intercity buses per day from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh usually takes around 8 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance257 mi (414 km)
Shortest duration5h 55m
Cheapest price$13.98
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh

(Based on 22 ratings and reviews)

4.4

4.0

Nicole

November 10, 2023- Visiting friends

Megabus

Pros: - I didn't have to sit next to anyone else. Cons: - Several passengers loudly talked on phone for long periods of time, using profanity. Please have the driver make an announcement discouraging or forbidding talking on phone (especially if not absolutely necessary). Tips: - Expect delays.

5.0

Scot

July 2, 2023- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: Randy, our driver, and travel information was the most pleasant and friendly driver I’ve encountered in my many years of bus travel. He kept us all informed as to the travel situations, the stop accommodations and final destination city ongoings. Seriously, Randy was awesome and provided a smooth travel. Cons: It was a tad cold, but I could have worn a thicker sweatshirt. Tips: Ask for Randy.

5.0

Nsofwa K

March 31, 2023- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: Friendly staff, punctuality, safety, comfort and very clean bus. Cons: Charging ports on all seats.

5.0

Giovanna

March 24, 2023- Visiting family

OurBus

Excellent service

5.0

Matthew

December 24, 2022- Visiting family

OurBus

Good driver, staff. Luggage packed professionally. Good passengers.

How much is a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

Bus tickets for a trip from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh cost $48.94 on average. Tickets cheaper than $48.94 are an excellent bargain. 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

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Bus tickets from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh are expected to cost between $45 and $74 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Pittsburgh within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $48. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $54. However, taking the bus from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $79. 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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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 17 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $42.85 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

There are 3 bus lines from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 7 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US510h 16m$67.51
Greyhound78h 17m$55.43
Megabus18h 15m$28.71
  • 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 5 trips per day from Philadelphia 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 7 bus trips from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 17 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Pittsburgh usually start from $20.

  • Book Megabus from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh from $14. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Pittsburgh. In Philadelphia, Megabus departs to Pittsburgh from NE Corner of Schuylkill Ave & Walnut St . In Pittsburgh, Megabus arrives at 128 10th St .

    An average trip on Megabus from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh takes 8 hours and 15 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Pittsburgh in 5 hours and 55 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Pittsburgh.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 52 minutes to cover the 257 miles from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Pittsburgh. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 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. Head to Reading Terminal Market to fuel up for a night hitting the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line 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: Noble St/Spring Garden 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:

  • Noble St/Spring Garden St.

  • 199 Spg Gdn St

  • NE Corner of Schuylkill Ave & 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

  • 128 10th St

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