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There are 9 ways to get from Philadelphia to University of Pittsburgh by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Philadelphia

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Pittsburgh (PIT)

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Bus via Philadelphia

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh

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Train to Newark, fly

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Newark Liberty International Airport
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Pittsburgh (PIT)

Train to Baltimore, fly

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Pittsburgh (PIT)

Train to Lancaster, fly

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Lancaster
  2. Fly from Lancaster (LNS) to Pittsburgh (PIT)

Train to New York La Guardia, fly

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Pittsburgh (PIT)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Pittsburgh, PA

Train

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to University of Pittsburgh

Philadelphia to University of Pittsburgh by bus and walk

The journey time between Philadelphia and University of Pittsburgh is around 6h 49m and covers a distance of around 345 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5 min. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 49m. Operated by Megabus and Port Authority of Allegheny County, the Philadelphia to University of Pittsburgh service departs from Philadelphia, PA and arrives in University of Pittsburgh. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
6h 44m
Layover time:
5 min
Total time:
6h 49m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
6h 49m
Journey distance:
345 miles
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
$52
Carbon emissions:
68 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:55
Last service departs at:
11:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Philadelphia to University of Pittsburgh bus and walk schedules

Philadelphia → University of Pittsburgh
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in University of Pittsburgh is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in University of Pittsburgh is recommended.

The social distance requirement in University of Pittsburgh is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to University of Pittsburgh is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to University of Pittsburgh is to fly which costs $70 - $280 and takes 3h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to University of Pittsburgh. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA and arriving at Fifth Ave Opp Tennyson Ave via Fifth Ave At Ross St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 59m.

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The distance between Philadelphia and University of Pittsburgh is 256 miles. The road distance is 305.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to University of Pittsburgh without a car is to bus which takes 6h 59m and costs $50 - $75.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from Philadelphia to University of Pittsburgh, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to University of Pittsburgh bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Philadelphia, PA station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to University of Pittsburgh is to fly which takes 3h 51m and costs $70 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 6h 59m, you could also train, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 7h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Pittsburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 13m.

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Philadelphia to University of Pittsburgh bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Pittsburgh, PA station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to University of Pittsburgh.
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  • Distance: 256.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 51m

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Philadelphia to University of Pittsburgh every 4 hours. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Philadelphia, PA to Pittsburgh, PA 4 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 6h 30m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $350
Flights from New York La Guardia to Pittsburgh via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $350
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Newark to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Newark to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from New York La Guardia to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $330
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Lancaster to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Baltimore to Pittsburgh via Altoona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$14 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$27 - $85
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
Train from Philadelphia to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$29 - $90
Business Class Seat
$50 - $130
Train from Philadelphia to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$28 - $90
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Philadelphia to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Philadelphia to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Train from Philadelphia to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$220 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$90 - $130
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$23 - $75
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$40 - $130
Business Seat - Adult
$45 - $150
First Class - Child 2-12
$70 - $130
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$130 - $230
First Class - Adult
$140 - $250
Train from Philadelphia to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$22 - $70
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$35 - $120
Business Seat - Adult
$40 - $140
First Class - Child 2-12
$65 - $120
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$120 - $210
First Class - Adult
$140 - $230
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Pittsburgh, PA
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$45 - $60
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 Philadelphia to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to University of Pittsburgh is 305 miles. It takes approximately 5h 8m to drive from Philadelphia to University of Pittsburgh.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $0 - $7.

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