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There are 8 ways to get from Columbia to Pittsburgh by bus, train, car, plane or subway

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Bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Pittsburgh, Pa 4407 / ...

$33 - $55

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Bus via Washington  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the bus from LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD nb to 19TH ST & K ST NW fs sb 305 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington DC to Pittsburgh, PA

$30 - $46

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Train  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station Capitol Limited

$135 - $395

Drive  •  4h 4m

  1. Drive from Columbia to Pittsburgh 236.1 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Baltimore to Pittsburgh  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Pittsburgh (PIT) BWI - PIT

$55 - $185

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly to Pittsburgh  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the bus from LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD nb to 19TH ST & K ST NW fs sb
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Pittsburgh (PIT) DCA - PIT

$117 - $352

Bus, subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Pittsburgh  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the bus from LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD nb to 19TH ST & K ST NW fs sb
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Pittsburgh (PIT) IAD - PIT

$78 - $259

Fly Baltimore to Johnstown, train  •  6h 9m

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Johnstown (JST) BWI - JST
  2. Take the train from Johnstown Amtrak Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station

$119 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Columbia to Pittsburgh is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Columbia to Pittsburgh is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Columbia to Pittsburgh. However, there are services departing from LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD nb and arriving at Pittsburgh, Pa via GREENE ST & PRATT ST sb and Baltimore Downtown, Md. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 25m.

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The distance between Columbia and Pittsburgh is 188 miles. The road distance is 236.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbia to Pittsburgh without a car is to bus which takes 8h 25m and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 8h 25m to get from Columbia to Pittsburgh, including transfers.

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Columbia to Pittsburgh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Baltimore Downtown, Md station.

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The best way to get from Columbia to Pittsburgh is to bus which takes 8h 25m and costs $30 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $400 and takes 9h 38m, you could also fly, which costs $55 - $190 and takes 4h 13m.

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Pittsburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Columbia to Pittsburgh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Pittsburgh, Pa station.

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Map of how to get from Columbia to Pittsburgh.
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  • Distance: 187.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 25m

What companies run services between Columbia, MD, USA and Pittsburgh, PA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Columbia to Pittsburgh every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 6h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Columbia to Pittsburgh via BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station and Washington Union Station in around 9h 38m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Baltimore to Pittsburgh via Johnstown
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $190
Flights from Baltimore to Johnstown
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Baltimore to Pittsburgh via Morgantown
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
Train from Washington Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
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
$240 - $330
Train from Johnstown Amtrak Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$55 - $85
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD nb to 19TH ST & K ST NW fs sb
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Columbia to Pittsburgh is 236 miles. It takes approximately 4h 4m to drive from Columbia to Pittsburgh.

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Southern Airways Express, Boutique Air and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Baltimore Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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There are 188+ hotels available in Pittsburgh. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Columbia to Baltimore Airport is to line 501 bus which takes 1h 4m and costs $2.

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