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There are 5 ways to get from Pittsburgh to Durham by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly, line 700 bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) PIT - RDU
  2. Take the line 700 bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station

$127 - $289

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Bus Megabus  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington DC
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Durham, NC

$53 - $79

3 alternative options

Train  •  15h 27m

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Durham Amtrak Station Carolinian

$107 - $282

Bus Greyhound USA  •  16h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Washington, Dc 4440
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Durham, Nc 1051

$66 - $165

Drive  •  8h 14m

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Durham 482.9 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Durham is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Durham is to fly and line 700 bus which costs $120 - $290 and takes 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to Durham. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh, PA and arriving at Durham, NC via Washington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h.

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No, there is no direct train from Pittsburgh station to Durham station. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station and arriving at Durham Amtrak Station via Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 27m.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Durham is 315 miles. The road distance is 482.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Durham without a car is to bus which takes 13h and costs $50 - $80.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from Pittsburgh to Durham, including transfers.

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Pittsburgh to Durham bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Pittsburgh, Pa station.

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Pittsburgh to Durham train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Pittsburgh Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Durham is to bus which takes 13h and costs $50 - $80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $290 and takes 15h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Durham.
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  • Distance: 314.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 40m

What companies run services between Pittsburgh, PA, USA and Durham, NC, USA?

You can take a bus from Pittsburgh to Durham via Washington DC and Washington in around 13h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pittsburgh to Durham via Washington Union Station in around 15h 27m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Pittsburgh to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Pittsburgh to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$230 - $330
Train from Washington Union Station to Durham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Bus operators
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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Bus from Washington to Durham, NC
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from Washington, Dc to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $80

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The quickest flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 23m.

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Pittsburgh to Durham bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Durham, Nc station.

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Pittsburgh to Durham train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Durham Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Durham is 483 miles. It takes approximately 8h 14m to drive from Pittsburgh to Durham.

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United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Pittsburgh Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 112+ hotels available in Durham. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh Airport is to bus which takes 39m and costs $3.

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