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Bus Trip Information: Pittsburgh to Washington DC

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Pittsburgh to Washington DC. Traveling by bus from Pittsburgh to Washington DC usually takes around 8 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance190 mi (305 km)
Shortest duration6h 5m
Cheapest price$47.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Pittsburgh to Washington

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Stacia

February 13, 2020- Visiting family

Megabus

Pros: Very few stops. Cons: Pick-up change notification earlier. Tips: Bring water and snacks.

Pros: Very few stops. Cons: Pick-up change notification earlier. Tips: Bring water and snacks.

4.0

Elzbieta

January 26, 2020- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Being on time. Cons: Wi fi.

Pros: Being on time. Cons: Wi fi.

5.0

Marqia

November 27, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: I was able to arrive home on time! Cons: The seats were a bit stiff and there was not a sufficient amount of room for leg space. Tips: Try to arrive at a decent time before boarding to avoid standing in a long line!

Pros: I was able to arrive home on time! Cons: The seats were a bit stiff and there was not a sufficient amount of room for leg space. Tips: Try to arrive at a decent time before boarding to avoid standing in a long line!

4.0

Linda

September 29, 2019- Vacation

Megabus

Pros: The bus from DC to Pittsburgh had 2+ hour delay in route because of a horrendous accident. I was feeling rather disgruntled by the delay until we passed the scene of the accident and the condition of the vehicles. Horrible and sad. So then I thought what’s a del...

Pros: The bus from DC to Pittsburgh had 2+ hour delay in route because of a horrendous accident. I was feeling rather disgruntled by the delay until we passed the scene of the accident and the condition of the vehicles. Horrible and sad. So then I thought what’s a delay compared to that devastation. Our female bus driver was pleasant and helpful. Return trip went on schedule and was more crowded. The half hour lunch stop was sufficient. We arrived in D.C. a few minutes early. It was nice to have help with luggage on and off the bus. Cons: I was pleased. So much also depends on the other passengers. If they are loud or rowdy or disrespectful then it is unpleasant for all. This thankful wasn’t the case with either trip. Tips: Be on time. There is overheard storage room.

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3.0

Erin

May 18, 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: I like that we left on time. Cons: The cleanliness of the bus could definitely improve. There was a blanket sticking out from the seat in front of me that was clearly left behind and very dirty. I also didn't like that the power outlets on the bus were not workin...

Pros: I like that we left on time. Cons: The cleanliness of the bus could definitely improve. There was a blanket sticking out from the seat in front of me that was clearly left behind and very dirty. I also didn't like that the power outlets on the bus were not working at all. I tried a bunch of them. That was a bummer. The WiFi could also improve. It kept kicking in and out. Tips: Charge your devices thoroughly before you get on the bus. Banking that the outlets would work was clearly a mistake on my part.

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How much is a bus ticket from Pittsburgh to Washington DC?

$54.83 is the average price of a bus ticket from Pittsburgh to Washington DC. Any tickets cheaper than $54.83 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Pittsburgh to Washington DC is expected to range from $53 to $68. If you are looking to travel to Washington DC within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $59. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $53 and can be found on June 9, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $52 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Pittsburgh to Washington DC in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $57 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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $34.37 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Pittsburgh to Washington DC?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Pittsburgh to Washington DC. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound38h 14m$61.59
  • 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 3 bus trips from Pittsburgh to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 14 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from $47.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Pittsburgh to Washington 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 Pittsburgh to Washington?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 13 minutes to cover the 190 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 5 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?

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking buses from Pittsburgh to Washington DC. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the bus and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Pittsburgh?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Pittsburgh to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Pittsburgh to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Pittsburgh to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $43.00.

City Information

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.

Washington DC

Washington, DC is the capital of the United States, and as such, it offers many points of interest of governmental and historical value. DC is home to several iconic landmarks, including the White House where the U.S. president resides, the Capitol building that houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the National Mall, where you can stop by the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the World War II Memorial. One of the reasons Washington, DC is among the best destinations to visit with your family is because it is home to so many world-famous museums, including the Smithsonians – 16 museums scattered across the District, most of which are open every day of the week, and even better, every single one is free.

D.C. is not just about politics and museums, though. The city’s active nightlife fittingly ranks it among the biggest party hubs in the country. Head to the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood to check out some of the finest restaurants that the nation’s capital has to offer, and follow that up with a drink (or two) at one of the many bars in the area.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Pittsburgh?

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Main departure 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

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

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Main arrival station: Union Station

Opened more than 100 years ago in 1907, Union Station is the largest transportation hub in Washington, D.C. with almost 5 million travelers passing through it every year. As the official headquarters of Amtrak, Union Station is the main train station in the U.S. capital. It is also a major hub for intercity bus travel, serving as the main bus station in D.C. for a number of carriers, including Greyhound, BoltBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus. Union Station offers easy transit connections to places all over D.C. with dedicated stops for the city’s metro, bus and streetcar services, as well as commuter rail for travelers to and from the surrounding areas. Additionally, with a full blown shopping mall on the premises, Union Station is also among the most popular shopping destinations in the nation's capital.

All bus stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

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