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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati. Traveling by bus from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati usually takes around 6 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance257 mi (414 km)
Shortest duration5h 30m
Cheapest price$30.00
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
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How much is a bus ticket from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati?

$40.57 is the average price of a bus ticket from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati. Any tickets cheaper than $40.57 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

$60$40$20MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati is expected to range from $39 to $51. If you are looking to travel to Cincinnati within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $41. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $39 and can be found on June 1, 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 $37 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati in October, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $67 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 16 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $21.07 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound36h 30m$44.24
  • 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 Cincinnati every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 30 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Cincinnati usually start from $30.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 257 miles from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 30 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?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Pittsburgh?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati; ticket prices start at $126.00.

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.

Cincinnati

A city famous for its idyllic beauty and quaint quarters, Cincinnati is the destination for tourists who wish to stay away from a large crowd. On a bright sunny day in Cincinnati, head over to Eden Park. Encompassing over 183 acres of green space and tree groves, the park lives up to its name, and there are some scenic ponds where you can unwind as well as take a few amazing pictures. Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum might sound like a scary place to visit, but its tranquility and amazing landscape design, which was ahead of its time, will make it worth the while to check it out. For those who still crave some liveliness, watching a game at the Great American Ball Park, home of the oldest professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds, will be an unforgettable experience.

Cincinnati features a very diverse food scene in spite of its German roots. If you are looking to try out some refreshing Mediterranean dishes, head over to Abigail Street, one of the local favorites. For authentic German dishes, the door at Mecklenburg Gardens welcomes you.

There’s not a central bus station in the city, as each of the different bus carriers serving Cincinnati operates out of a different location. The principal Amtrak train station is the Union Terminal on Western Ave. Cincinnati is served by Amtrak’s Cardinal line. The city’s main airport is the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which is located in Hebron, Kentucky.

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 Cincinnati?

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Main arrival station: 1005 Gilbert Ave

The Cincinnati Greyhound Bus Station on Gilbert Ave is the main bus transportation center in Cincinnati. Locals and regional travelers pass through the station with frequent routes to major cities including Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit, Louisville, and Dallas. Greyhound and Barons Bus Lines operate bus service from Cincinnati. The station includes restrooms and an on-site restaurant for grabbing a meal while waiting to board the bus. The Hard Rock Cafe and Hard Rock Casino are right next door to the station, and several parking lots and additional restaurants are available in the nearby Central Business District of Cincinnati.

All bus stations in Cincinnati:

  • 1005 Gilbert Ave

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