There are 7 ways to get from Harrisburg to Erie by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Rs Sideling Hill, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Rs Sideling Hill, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
  3. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Erie, Pa

$55 - $131

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Train, bus  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak Pennsylvanian
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Erie, Pa 4646 / ...

$67 - $173

Train  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Erie Amtrak

$111 - $265

Drive  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Harrisburg to Erie 301.6 miles

$29 - $45

Fly Harrisburg to Erie  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Harrisburg (MDT) to Erie (ERI) MDT - ERI

$240 - $1,138

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Erie  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Erie (ERI) PHL - ERI

$215 - $537

Fly Harrisburg to Pittsburgh, bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Harrisburg (MDT) to Pittsburgh (PIT) MDT - PIT
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Erie, Pa

$155 - $326

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The cheapest way to get from Harrisburg to Erie is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Harrisburg to Erie is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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The distance between Harrisburg and Erie is 211 miles. The road distance is 301.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 8 h 1 min to get from Harrisburg to Erie, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Harrisburg to Erie. However, there are services departing from Harrisburg, Pa and arriving at Erie, Pa via Rs Sideling Hill, Pa and Pittsburgh, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Harrisburg to Erie. However, there are services departing from Harrisburg Amtrak and arriving at Erie Amtrak via Pittsburgh Amtrak and Cleveland Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 42 min.

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Harrisburg to Erie bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York station.

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Map of how to get from Harrisburg to Erie.
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  • Distance: 211.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 1 min

What companies run services between Harrisburg, PA, USA and Erie, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Harrisburg to Erie via Rs Sideling Hill, Pa and Pittsburgh, Pa in around 8 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Harrisburg to Erie via Pittsburgh Amtrak and Cleveland Amtrak in around 11 h 42 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Harrisburg to Erie via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Erie
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Harrisburg to Erie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Erie via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Harrisburg to Erie via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$220 - $300
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Erie Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Rs Sideling Hill, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Rs Sideling Hill, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Erie, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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