There are 3 ways to get from Pittsburgh to Columbus by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh 1683 / ...

$23 - $55

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Columbus 184.5 miles

$18 - $27

Fly  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Columbus (CMH) PIT - CMH

$145 - $758

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Columbus is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Columbus is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pittsburgh, Pa and arriving at Columbus, Oh. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Columbus is 163 miles. The road distance is 184.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Columbus without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $23 - $55.

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The bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Columbus, Oh takes 3 h 20 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Columbus is to bus which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $23 - $55. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $140 - $800 and takes 5 h 6 min.

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There is no direct flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Columbus Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 4 min and has one stopover.

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Pittsburgh to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Columbus, Oh station.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 162.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Pittsburgh to Columbus hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Alternatively, Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Pittsburgh to Columbus hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Columbus via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Pittsburgh to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Columbus via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Columbus via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Pittsburgh to Columbus via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Pittsburgh to Columbus via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $55

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Columbus is 184 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to drive from Pittsburgh to Columbus.

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Air Canada, United Airlines, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Pittsburgh Airport to Columbus Airport.

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Book your Pittsburgh to Columbus bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 243+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $71 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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