There are 2 ways to get from Pittsburgh to Athens by bus or car

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Bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh 1683 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to Athens, OH - Ohio U. 0005 / ...

$29 - $77

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Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Athens 182.7 miles

$17 - $26

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to Athens. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh, Pa and arriving at Athens, OH - Ohio U. via Columbus, OH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Athens is 136 miles. The road distance is 182.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Athens without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Pittsburgh to Athens, including transfers.

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Pittsburgh to Athens bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Pittsburgh, Pa station.

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Pittsburgh to Athens bus services, operated by Lakefront Lines, arrive at Athens, OH - Ohio U. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Athens is 183 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to drive from Pittsburgh to Athens.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 136.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

What companies run services between Pittsburgh, PA, USA and Athens, OH, USA?

You can take a bus from Pittsburgh to Athens via Columbus, Oh and Columbus, OH in around 5 h 29 min.

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.

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 Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Lakefront Lines
Website
webstore.lakefrontlines.com
Bus from Columbus, OH to Athens, OH - Ohio U.
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $20
Schedules at
lakefrontlines.com

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