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There are 9 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.

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Fly Pittsburgh to Milwaukee, train  •  8h 4m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Milwaukee (MKE) PIT - MKE
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Columbus Amtrak Station

$170 - $624

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  17h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Fond Du Lac, Wi
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Fond du Lac, WI to Columbus, WI 105

$84 - $191

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Fly Pittsburgh to Madison, bus  •  8h 24m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Madison (MSN) PIT - MSN
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Columbus, WI - Amtrak

$170 - $874

Fly Pittsburgh to Chicago O'Hare, train  •  7h 46m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) PIT - ORD
  2. Take the train from Glenview Amtrak Station to Columbus Amtrak Station

$157 - $488

Fly Pittsburgh to Chicago Midway, train  •  7h 44m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Chicago Midway (MDW) PIT - MDW
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Columbus Amtrak Station

$180 - $412

Train to Cleveland, fly to Milwaukee, train  •  9h 3m

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Milwaukee (MKE) CLE - MKE
  3. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Columbus Amtrak Station

$196 - $905

Train  •  13h 33m

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Columbus Amtrak Station Empire Builder

$110 - $286

Bus, train  •  18h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Akron, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Akron, OH to Chicago, IL
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Columbus Amtrak Station

$87 - $188

Drive  •  10h 28m

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Columbus 629.5 miles

$60 - $90

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

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Columbus is to fly and train which costs $180 - $420 and takes 7h 44m.

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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 and Fond du Lac, WI. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 50m.

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

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Columbus is 508 miles. The road distance is 629.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Columbus without a car is to train which takes 13h 33m and costs $110 - $290.

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It takes approximately 8h 4m to get from Pittsburgh to Columbus, including transfers.

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

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Pittsburgh to Columbus train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Pittsburgh Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Columbus is to train which takes 13h 33m and costs $110 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus and Amtrak Thruway, which costs $80 - $200 and takes 17h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 507.9 miles
  • Duration: 8h 4m

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 in around 13h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pittsburgh to Columbus via Chicago, Il and Fond du Lac, WI in around 17h 50m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $430
Flights from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $430
Flights from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $430
Flights from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $430
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Cleveland to Milwaukee via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via Newark
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago O'Hare via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Pittsburgh to Madison via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Cleveland to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Columbus Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
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 Glenview Amtrak Station to Columbus Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
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 Chicago Union Station to Columbus Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
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 Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
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
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
9h 46m
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
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Fond du Lac, WI to Columbus, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
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 Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Chicago, Il to Fond Du Lac, Wi
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Akron, Oh
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Fond du Lac, WI to Columbus, WI
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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There is no direct flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Milwaukee Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 39m and has one stopover.

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Pittsburgh to Columbus bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Columbus, WI station.

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Columbus is 1h behind Pittsburgh. It is currently 9:47 PM in Pittsburgh and 8:47 PM in Columbus.

Pittsburgh to Columbus train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Columbus Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Columbus is 630 miles. It takes approximately 10h 28m to drive from Pittsburgh to Columbus.

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

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There are nine+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh Airport is to bus which takes 39m and costs $3.

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