There are 4 ways to get from Pittsburgh to Erie by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Erie, Pa 4646 / ...

$20 - $50

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Train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Erie Amtrak Lake Shore Limited

$65 - $146

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Erie 128.4 miles

$12 - $19

Fly, drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Franklin/Oil City (FKL) PIT - FKL
  2. Drive from Franklin/Oil City to Erie

$45 - $109

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Erie is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Erie is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pittsburgh, Pa and arriving at Erie, Pa. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Pittsburgh to Erie. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh Amtrak and arriving at Erie Amtrak via Cleveland Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 19 min.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Erie is 117 miles. The road distance is 128.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Erie without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 19 min and costs $20 - $50.

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The bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Erie, Pa takes 3 h 19 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Pittsburgh to Erie train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Pittsburgh Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Erie is to bus which takes 3 h 19 min and costs $20 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $60 - $150 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Erie.
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  • Distance: 117.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

What companies run services between Pittsburgh, PA, USA and Erie, PA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Pittsburgh to Erie hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pittsburgh to Erie via Cleveland Amtrak in around 5 h 19 min.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Franklin/Oil City
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
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
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Erie Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
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 Erie, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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The quickest flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Franklin/Oil City Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Pittsburgh to Erie bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Erie, Pa station.

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Pittsburgh to Erie train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Erie Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Erie is 128 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to drive from Pittsburgh to Erie.

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Southern Airways Express offers flights from Pittsburgh Airport to Franklin/Oil City Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Erie. 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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