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

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Bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa

$52 - $108

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Bus via University of Cincinnati, OH  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to University of Cincinnati
  2. Take the bus from University of Cincinnati, OH to Columbus, OH
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa

$51 - $105

3 alternative options

Train  •  15h 25m

  1. Take the train from Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Hoosier State / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station Capitol Limited

$116 - $308

Drive  •  6h 3m

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh 359.4 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  5h 52m

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Pittsburgh (PIT) IND - PIT

$155 - $305

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh is to fly which costs $150 - $310 and takes 5h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis, IN and arriving at Pittsburgh, Pa via Richmond, IN and Columbus, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Indianapolis station to Pittsburgh station. However, there are services departing from Indianapolis Amtrak Station and arriving at Pittsburgh Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 25m.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh is 331 miles. The road distance is 359.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh without a car is to bus which takes 9h 15m and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 9h 15m to get from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh, including transfers.

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Indianapolis to Pittsburgh bus services, operated by Barons Bus, depart from Indianapolis, IN station.

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

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh is to bus which takes 9h 15m and costs $50 - $110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $310 and takes 15h 25m, you could also fly, which costs $150 - $310 and takes 5h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh.
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  • Distance: 330.8 miles
  • Duration: 9h 15m

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Pittsburgh, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh via Richmond, IN, Columbus, OH, and Columbus, Oh in around 9h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh via Chicago Union Station in around 15h 25m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $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 Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
Bus operators
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
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baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
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baronsbus.com
Bus from University of Cincinnati, OH to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Book at
baronsbus.com
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 Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Megabus

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Pittsburgh Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Pittsburgh is 359 miles. It takes approximately 6h 3m to drive from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh.

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Southwest Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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There are 179+ hotels available in Pittsburgh. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Indianapolis Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 39m and costs $2.

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