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

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Train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Rockville Amtrak Capitol Limited

$56 - $136

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington DC

$34 - $54

6 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Washington, Dc 4440

$42 - $96

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Fairfax 249.2 miles

$24 - $35

Fly Pittsburgh to Reagan Washington, subway  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PIT - DCA
  2. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to VIENNA station

$118 - $350

Fly Pittsburgh to Washington Dulles, subway  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PIT - IAD
  2. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station
  3. Take the subway from EAST FALLS CHURCH station to VIENNA station

$77 - $253

Fly Pittsburgh to Baltimore, train, subway  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Baltimore (BWI) PIT - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
  3. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIENNA station

$60 - $375

Train to Johnstown, fly to Baltimore, subway  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Johnstown Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Johnstown (JST) to Baltimore (BWI) JST - BWI
  3. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIENNA station

$86 - $384

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Fairfax is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Fairfax is to fly and subway which costs $110 - $350 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to Fairfax. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh, PA and arriving at Chain Bridge Rd & University Dr via Massachusetts Ave Ne & Columbus Cir Ne, F St & 11Th St and Pentagon Transit Ctr & Bus Bay L6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Fairfax is 182 miles. The road distance is 249.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Fairfax without a car is to train which takes 8 h 7 min and costs $55 - $140.

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It takes approximately 8 h 7 min to get from Pittsburgh to Fairfax, including transfers.

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Pittsburgh to Fairfax bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Pittsburgh, PA station.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Fairfax is to train which takes 8 h 7 min and costs $55 - $140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $55 and takes 9 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 9 min.

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Pittsburgh to Fairfax bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Washington DC station.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Fairfax.
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  • Distance: 181.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 7 min

What companies run services between Pittsburgh, PA, USA and Fairfax, VA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Pittsburgh to Fairfax once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 6 h 56 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Pittsburgh to Fairfax once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 25 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Baltimore via Morgantown
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Pittsburgh to Baltimore via Lancaster
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Johnstown to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $120
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
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 Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Rockville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Johnstown Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from ROSSLYN station to VIENNA station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from EAST FALLS CHURCH station to VIENNA station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIENNA station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from BWI RAIL STATION MARC sb to NEW CARROLLTON MARC sb
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
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.

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 Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Fairfax is 249 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to drive from Pittsburgh to Fairfax.

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American Airlines offers flights from Pittsburgh Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 602+ hotels available in Fairfax. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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

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