There are 8 ways to get from Pittsburgh to Columbus by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Milwaukee, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. PIT - MKE

$170 - $610

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  20 h 34 min

$87 - $189

6 alternative options

Fly to Madison, bus  •  8 h 11 min

  1. PIT - MSN

$170 - $874

Fly to Chicago Midway, train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. PIT - MDW

$180 - $412

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. PIT - ORD

$156 - $488

Train  •  13 h 33 min

  1. Capitol Limited
  2. Empire Builder

$110 - $286

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  17 h 13 min

  1. 210
  2. 105

$91 - $204

Drive  •  10 h 28 min

  1. 629.5 miles

$60 - $90

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

You can take a train from Pittsburgh to Columbus via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 13 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pittsburgh to Columbus via Chicago, Il, Milwaukee, Wi, Fond Du Lac, Wi, and Fond du Lac, WI in around 17 h 13 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $430
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
OneJet
Website
onejet.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Columbus Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Columbus Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Glenview Amtrak to Columbus Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 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
Bus operators
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Columbus, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Fond Du Lac, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Fond du Lac, WI to Columbus, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Milwaukee, Wi to Fond Du Lac, Wi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Akron, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Milwaukee, WI to Fond Du Lac, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Fond du Lac, WI to Columbus, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Pittsburgh and Columbus is 813 km. The road distance is 1007 km.

The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Columbus is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10 h 28 min.

The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Columbus is to fly and train which takes 5 h 51 min and costs $170 - $650.

No, there is no direct train from Pittsburgh to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh Amtrak and arriving at Columbus Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 33 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh, Pa and arriving at Columbus, WI via Chicago, Il, Milwaukee, Wi and Fond du Lac, WI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 13 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to get from Pittsburgh to Columbus, including transfers.