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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. Traveling by bus from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia usually takes around 6 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance257 mi (414 km)
Shortest duration5h 50m
Cheapest price$37.00
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia

(Based on 13 ratings and reviews)

4.4

5.0

Raegan

June 25, 2022- Visiting family

OurBus

The driver was very attentive to the needs of the passengers.

The driver was very attentive to the needs of the passengers.

4.0

Heidi

May 30, 2022- Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: Very comfortable and new inside the bus! Cons: The bathroom door was broken so it couldn't lock, and there was no hand sanitizer.

Pros: Very comfortable and new inside the bus! Cons: The bathroom door was broken so it couldn't lock, and there was no hand sanitizer.

5.0

Annette

May 13, 2022- Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: Bus was comfy. Driver was friendly and kept us posted. Cons: Actually, make a sign at the Pittsburgh bus stop, so that there’s no question where the bus picks up. The directions on the site were too vague. All of the passengers that were waiting, felt the same. E...

Pros: Bus was comfy. Driver was friendly and kept us posted. Cons: Actually, make a sign at the Pittsburgh bus stop, so that there’s no question where the bus picks up. The directions on the site were too vague. All of the passengers that were waiting, felt the same. Each one of us asked if the bus was the one that we were waiting for.

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4.0

Travis

December 26, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Only one stop. Cons: Head rests.

Pros: Only one stop. Cons: Head rests.

4.0

Yulonda

November 7, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

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...

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. 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 my luggage. This doesn’t make me feel secure as anyone can grab just any luggage. Tips: Take Megabus whenever you can help it.

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How much is a bus ticket from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia?

The average price for a bus ticket to Philadelphia is $52.16, If your search turns up options priced lower than $52.16 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

$75$50$25JunJul

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia is expected to range from $50 to $65. If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $55. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $50 and can be found on July 20, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15ASONDJFMAMJJ

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 $50 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $55 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 26 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $9.16 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia?

There are 3 bus lines from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 4 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
Fullington Trailways18h 36m$64.64
Greyhound46h 47m$57.88
OurBus16h 18m$43.79
  • Fullington Trailways

    Fullington Trailways

    Originally founded in 1908, Fullington Trailways is one of the oldest transportation companies in the United States. Today, it's one of the leading intercity bus carriers within the Trailways network and provides cheap, reliable bus service to several metropolitan destinations, including New York City and Philadelphia. All coaches are equipped with clean restrooms, and Fullington Trailways earned a 2022 Wanderu Passengers' Choice Award for their helpful crew.

  • 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 4 bus trips from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 47 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Philadelphia usually start from $39.

  • 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 $37, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 257 miles from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 50 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Philadelphia 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

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 Philadelphia, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Philadelphia are there per day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 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 Philadelphia; ticket prices start at $55.00.

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.

Philadelphia

We may feel a little bit more than just brotherly love for Philadelphia, a city steeped in history and culture. Where else can you channel your inner Rocky Balboa on his epic run, and later enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak as a reward?

Philadelphia’s affordability (especially compared to other East Coast cities) is just one of many reasons it is among Wanderu’s best destinations for college students. Another reason is how much there is to do! Early American history takes precedence at Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, while museums abound on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sometimes called the most artistic mile in the city. Fuel up at the Reading Terminal Market or Italian Market, both offering fresh food from local vendors, to prepare for a night hitting up the bars, clubs, and live music joints that line up South Street.

Philadelphia is a major hub for both Greyhound and Amtrak, and its 30th Street Station is one of the busiest stations in the country. The plentitude of ground travel and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport make this exciting city very easily accessible, even on a budget.

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

  • 128 10th St under convention Center

Where does the bus arrive in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Bus Terminal (1001 Filbert St) - PHLGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

Philadelphia's Greyhound Bus Terminal is a popular bus station served by several intercity bus companies, including Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Peter Pan Bus Lines. Conveniently located in downtown Philly, you can walk from the bus station to the nearby Pennsylvania Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market, and even Independence Hall (home of the Liberty Bell). The station is a comfortable place to begin your bus journey, with a snack bar, restrooms, and vending machines, as well as several nearby parking garages and quick bites. And if your destination is Philadelphia, the Greyhound Bus Terminal makes it easy to start your sightseeing or head to your hotel, thanks to the SEPTA subway stop half a block away.

All bus stations in Philadelphia:

  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St

  • 3050 JFK Boulevard (NW Corner)

  • Filbert St Tour Bus Loading Zone

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