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There are 6 ways to get from New Orleans to Pittsburgh by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Pittsburgh (PIT) MSY - PIT

$104 - $450

5 alternative options

Bus  •  27 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Cincinnati, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
  4. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa

$133 - $333

Train via Chicago Union Station  •  29 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Chicago Union Station City Of New Orleans
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Capitol Limited

$200 - $565

Train, bus  •  33 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Washington Union Station Crescent
  2. Take the bus from Washington DC to Pittsburgh, PA

$178 - $475

Train  •  34 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Washington Union Station Crescent
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Capitol Limited

$201 - $575

Drive  •  18 h 4 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Pittsburgh 1095.9 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Pittsburgh is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 18 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Pittsburgh is to fly which costs $100 - $450 and takes 4 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Pittsburgh. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Pittsburgh, Pa via Atlanta, Ga, Cincinnati, Oh and Columbus, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New Orleans to Pittsburgh. However, there are services departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and arriving at Pittsburgh Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 55 min.

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The distance between New Orleans and Pittsburgh is 925 miles. The road distance is 1095.9 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Pittsburgh without a car is to bus which takes 27 h 15 min and costs $130 - $340.

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It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from New Orleans to Pittsburgh, including transfers.

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New Orleans to Pittsburgh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New Orleans, La station.

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New Orleans to Pittsburgh train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal station.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Pittsburgh is to fly which takes 4 h 59 min and costs $100 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $340 and takes 27 h 15 min, you could also train, which costs $200 - $600 and takes 29 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Pittsburgh.
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  • Distance: 925.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and Pittsburgh, PA, USA?

Allegiant Air, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from New Orleans to Pittsburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Pittsburgh via Atlanta, Ga, Cincinnati, Oh, and Columbus, Oh in around 27 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to Pittsburgh via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to Pittsburgh via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to Pittsburgh via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to Pittsburgh via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from New Orleans to Pittsburgh via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Pittsburgh via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Pittsburgh via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from New Orleans to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$490 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
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
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
25 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $440
Room
$550 - $850
Train from Washington Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
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
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 New Orleans, La to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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The quickest flight from New Orleans Airport to Pittsburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 17 min.

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

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Pittsburgh is 1 h ahead of New Orleans. It is currently 1:01 AM in New Orleans and 2:01 AM in Pittsburgh.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Pittsburgh is 1096 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 4 min to drive from New Orleans to Pittsburgh.

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Allegiant Air, United Airlines, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from New Orleans Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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Book your New Orleans to Pittsburgh train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your New Orleans to Pittsburgh bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and two other operators.

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There are 177+ hotels available in Pittsburgh. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to Bus which takes 38 min and costs $1 - $17.

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