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Journey Information

There are 10 intercity buses per day from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg. Traveling by bus from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg usually takes around 5 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 34 minutes.

Distance164 mi (264 km)
Shortest duration3h 34m
Cheapest price$25.00
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Abbigail

January 2, 2022- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: It was quiet and speedy. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Nope just remember to bring some food if you need some food cuz sometimes there's no rest stops on the trips.

Pros: It was quiet and speedy. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Nope just remember to bring some food if you need some food cuz sometimes there's no rest stops on the trips.

5.0

Ratna

December 2, 2019- Solo travel

Greyhound

Great customer service

Great customer service

How much is a bus ticket from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg?

The average price for a bus ticket to Harrisburg is $58.18, If your search turns up options priced lower than $58.18 then you've uncoverred an exceptional deal, don't let it get away. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg is expected to range from $57 to $78. If you are looking to travel to Harrisburg within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $63. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $57 and can be found on June 9, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15JJASONDJFMAM

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 $56 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $69 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

$100$80$60$40$203020100

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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $13.61 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg?

There are 4 bus lines from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 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
Amtrak Thruway210h 54m$77.30
Fullington Trailways15h 36m$56.01
Greyhound64h 19m$76.06
OurBus14h 3m$25.00
  • Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg start at $53. On average, there are 2 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Fullington Trailways

    Fullington Trailways

    Book Fullington Trailways from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg from $41. Typically there is one Fullington Trailways schedule per day from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg and you can expect on average to pay for a Fullington Trailways ticket to Harrisburg. In Pittsburgh, Fullington Trailways departs to Harrisburg from Pittsburgh International Airport and one other station. In Harrisburg, Fullington Trailways arrives at Harrisburg Transportation Center .

    An average trip on Fullington Trailways from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg takes 5 hours and 36 minutes , while the fastest available Fullington Trailways trip will get you to Harrisburg in 3 hours and 34 minutes .

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

  • 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 6 bus trips from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg every day, with the average journey taking around 4 hours and 19 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Harrisburg usually start from $56.

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  • OurBus

    OurBus

    OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $25, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 164 miles from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 34 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Pittsburgh?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 10 scheduled buses that travel from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 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 Harrisburg; ticket prices start at $42.00.

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.

Harrisburg

As the capital city of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg offers numerous historic buildings with impressive architecture that will leave you in awe. Among the most impressive ones is the state’s Capitol Complex itself. With a dome that reminisces St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the building features as many as 475 rooms filled with exquisite artworks and statues. History fans should also consider visiting the State Museum of Pennsylvania, which follows the history of the state from the beginning of time to this day. Another must-see destination is the National Civil War Museum, which is one of the largest museums dedicated to the Civil War. If too many history lessons stress you out, a cruise along the Susquehanna River on the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat will definitely help you unwind.

Harrisburg’s grilled dishes are some of the most famous staples in the city, and among the best establishments is Progress Grill, which has been serving customers since the late 1940s. For some really creative pizzas, The Pizza Grille will be a good choice.

The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the central hub for intercity travel. At the lower level, you can catch a bus by Greyhound, Jefferson Lines or Fullington Trailways to other Pennsylvanian cities such as Allentown and Philadelphia. Travelers can also take Amtrak trains to popular destinations like New York and Philadelphia on a daily basis. The city’s principal airport is Harrisburg International Airport, which is located in Middletown, southeast 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

  • Pittsburgh International Airport

  • 350 S Illinois St

  • Columbus, Ohio

  • 128 10th St under convention Center

  • Bus Station - 5136 Salem Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Harrisburg?

Harrisburg Transportation Center  - HARHTC-0

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Harrisburg Transportation Center  - HARHTC-1

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Main arrival station: Harrisburg Transportation Center

The Harrisburg Transportation Center (HTC) is a national historical landmark, with a portion of the station dating back to 1887. The station still serves as the city’s primary transportation hub and welcomes over half a million passengers annually. The Harrisburg Transportation Center is the departure point for Amtrak’s Keystone Service to New York City and a stop on the Pennsylvanian route from New York City to Pittsburgh. Besides train service, bus service on Jefferson Lines, Fullington Trailways, and Greyhound operates through this station. Located in downtown Harrisburg, the station is a quick walk from Capitol Park and some of the city’s top restaurants and shopping.

All bus stations in Harrisburg:

  • Harrisburg Transportation Center

  • Chestnut St btwn S 4th & Dewberry

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