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Buses from Pittsburgh to Erie

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Pittsburgh - Erie Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Pittsburgh to Erie. Traveling by bus from Pittsburgh to Erie usually takes around 3 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 19 minutes.

Distance117 mi (188 km)
Shortest duration3h 19m
Cheapest price$36.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Pittsburgh to Erie?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Pittsburgh to Erie. Greyhound is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound23h 22m$39.32
  • 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 2 bus trips from Pittsburgh to Erie every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 22 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Erie usually start from $36.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 117 miles from Pittsburgh to Erie. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 19 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Erie at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 Pittsburgh?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Pittsburgh to Erie, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Pittsburgh to Erie. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Pittsburgh to Erie; ticket prices start at $51.00.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr  - PGHIMS-0

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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 Erie?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 208 E Bayfront Pkwy

All buses from Pittsburgh arrive at one main station in Erie.

All bus stations in Erie:

  • Bus Terminal - 208 E Bayfront Pkwy

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