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

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Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh 1683 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, OH to University of Cincinnati, OH Buffalo

$38 - $82

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Drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati 287.4 miles

$28 - $45

Fly Pittsburgh to Covington  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Covington (CVG) PIT - CVG

$145 - $805

Fly Pittsburgh to Dayton, bus  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Dayton (DAY) PIT - DAY
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh

$169 - $759

Train to Cleveland Burke Lakefront Apt, fly to Cincinnati  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
  2. Fly from Cleveland Burke Lakefront Apt (BKL) to Cincinnati (LUK) BKL - LUK

$68 - $317

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh, Pa and arriving at University of Cincinnati, OH via Columbus, OH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati is 258 miles. The road distance is 287.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs $35 - $85. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $140 - $850 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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

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Pittsburgh to Cincinnati bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at University of Cincinnati, OH station.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati.
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  • Distance: 258 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati via Columbus, Oh and Columbus, OH in around 6 h 15 min. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Covington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Covington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Dayton via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Dayton via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Pittsburgh to Dayton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Pittsburgh to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Covington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Pittsburgh to Covington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Pittsburgh to Dayton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Covington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Covington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Pittsburgh to Dayton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Covington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Pittsburgh to Covington via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Regional Sky
Website
regionalsky.com
Flights from Cleveland Burke Lakefront Apt to Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $230
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
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 Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Cincinnati, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Cincinnati is 287 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to drive from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati.

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

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There are 191+ hotels available in Cincinnati. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs $3.

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