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There are 4 ways to get from Lancaster to Pittsburgh by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Lancaster (LNS) to Pittsburgh (PIT) LNS - PIT

$46 - $120

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Lancaster Amtrak to Harrisburg Amtrak Keystone Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa 1683 / ...

$50 - $131

Train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Lancaster Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak Pennsylvanian

$50 - $130

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Lancaster to Pittsburgh 240.8 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Lancaster to Pittsburgh is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lancaster to Pittsburgh is to fly which costs $45 - $120 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lancaster Amtrak and arriving at Pittsburgh Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 7 min.

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The distance between Lancaster and Pittsburgh is 198 miles. The road distance is 240.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Lancaster to Pittsburgh without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 55 min and costs $45 - $140.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Lancaster to Pittsburgh, including transfers.

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Lancaster to Pittsburgh train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Lancaster Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Lancaster to Pittsburgh is to fly which takes 2 h 40 min and costs $45 - $120. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $130 and takes 6 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Lancaster Airport to Pittsburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Lancaster to Pittsburgh train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Pittsburgh Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from Lancaster to Pittsburgh.
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  • Distance: 197.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

What companies run services between Lancaster, PA, USA and Pittsburgh, PA, USA?

Southern Airways Express flies from Lancaster to Pittsburgh twice daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Lancaster to Pittsburgh once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 6 h 7 min.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Lancaster to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $150
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lancaster Amtrak to Harrisburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Lancaster Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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.

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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 Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh, PA
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Lancaster to Pittsburgh is 241 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to drive from Lancaster to Pittsburgh.

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Southern Airways Express offers flights from Lancaster Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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There are 177+ hotels available in Pittsburgh. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lancaster to Lancaster Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $18 - $22.

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