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Journey Information

Philadelphia to Pittsburgh bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$48.00
Shortest Duration5h 30m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $48.74 was the low point for bus fares from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Buses from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $48.74 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 5 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $9.41 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 257 miles (414 kilometers) from Philadelphia, PA to Pittsburgh, PA. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 30 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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 buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh; ticket prices start at $55.00.

What bus companies travel from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh?

There is one bus company that operates from Philadelphia 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.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound36h 19m$51.14

Where does the bus leave from in Philadelphia?

Most buses depart from the main station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

Where does the bus arrive in Pittsburgh?

All buses from Philadelphia arrive at one main station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr

Price trends for buses from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20SepSep

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Philadelphia, PA to Pittsburgh, PA
4.2
Based on 10 ratings and reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.2
Staff
2.8
Value
2.4
Condition
3.0
Miciah
5.0
November 1, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Express, so ideally shorter than other bus options, however we had a delay.
Cons
Buses come on time
Lindsay
1.0
July 6, 2019Vacation
Pros
Nobody sat next to me so I had both seats to myself. This was the only redeeming part of the trip.
Cons
Let's break it down. First, I booked a 6:30pm bus that was supposed to arrive in Pittsburgh at 12:15am. I arrive a half hour early as instructed. About 15 minutes prior to our designated time to leave an employee calls over the loud speaker that the bus will be delayed....More
Tips
Take a Megabus, if possible. Bring snacks and water with you because your bus and therefore rest stop may be delayed two hours and you'll be starving. Bring an extra jacket because the buses are always freezing, and you may just want a makeshift pillow.
Angelia
2.0
June 7, 2019Visiting family
Cons
the bus driver should tell passengers not to put their music out loud for everyone to hear. There was Spanish music played by one on the passengers on a speaker the whole 6 hours of my trip.

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Aditya
5.0
September 13, 2019Business
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.

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