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Journey Information

Pittsburgh to Philadelphia bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$49.00
Shortest Duration6h 35m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $49.00 was the low point for bus fares from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. Buses from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $49.00 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 17 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $14.99 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 257 miles (414 kilometers) from Pittsburgh, PA to Philadelphia, PA. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 35 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Philadelphia. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday 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 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia 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 Pittsburgh to Philadelphia; ticket prices start at $55.00.

What bus companies travel from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia?

There is one bus company that operates from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. 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 54m$52.06

Where does the bus leave from in Pittsburgh?

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

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

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

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

Price trends for buses from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JanJan

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Pittsburgh, PA to Philadelphia, PA
4.4
Based on 7 ratings and reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.4
Staff
4.9
Value
3.7
Condition
4.4
Travis
4.0
December 26, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Only one stop. Only one stop.
Cons
Head rests. Head rests.
Yulonda
4.0
November 7, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I loved my experience with Megabus. The driver was attentive and courteous and the bus was awesome. I especially loved that there were outlets on the bus so that devices could be charged. It was also very nice for the driver to take the luggage out for us to grab.I loved my experience with Megabus. The driver was attentive and courteous and the bus was awesome. I especially loved that there were outlets on the bus so that devices could be charged. It was also very nice for the driver to take the luggage out for us to grab.
Cons
Greyhound could update their buses to include outlets. They could also upgrade their customer service. Greyhound just opens the compartment for the luggage and everyone had to get their own. I literally found my self having to partially crawl inside of the space to grab...Greyhound could update their buses to include outlets. They could also upgrade their customer service. Greyhound just opens the compartment for the luggage and everyone had to get their own. I literally found my self having to partially crawl inside of the space to grab my luggage. This doesn’t make me feel secure as anyone can grab just any luggage.More
Tips
Take Megabus whenever you can help it.Take Megabus whenever you can help it.
Allison
5.0
November 4, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
It was a care-free trip where I could nap, watch TV or read a book without worrying about trafficIt was a care-free trip where I could nap, watch TV or read a book without worrying about traffic
Cons
wifi doesn't always workwifi doesn't always work
Tips
download podcasts/videos before the trip as wifi doesn't always workdownload podcasts/videos before the trip as wifi doesn't always work
Durrant
4.0
November 4, 2019Vacation
Pros
It was on time. The driver was a good oneIt was on time. The driver was a good one
Cons
The space between the seats, a small table in front of each chair and an arm rest on the outside right row. There was one on the left row but not on the right .The space between the seats, a small table in front of each chair and an arm rest on the outside right row. There was one on the left row but not on the right .
Catherine
4.0
October 18, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Very kind driver, bus was on time, and boarding was quick and efficient. Very kind driver, bus was on time, and boarding was quick and efficient.
Cons
Wifi was not working for most of the tripWifi was not working for most of the trip

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