There are 7 ways to get from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa 1684

$25 - $60

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Train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Harrisburg Amtrak Pennsylvanian

$45 - $120

Bus Fullington Trailways  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Monroeville, PA to Harrisburg 710 Pittsburgh

$34 - $101

Drive  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg 206.4 miles

$20 - $30

Fly to Harrisburg  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Harrisburg (MDT) PIT - MDT

$134 - $276

Fly to Lancaster, train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Lancaster (LNS) PIT - LNS
  2. Take the train from Lancaster Amtrak to Harrisburg Amtrak

$65 - $162

Fly to Altoona, bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Altoona (AOO) PIT - AOO
  2. Take the bus from Rs Sideling Hill, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa

$156 - $293

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pittsburgh, Pa and arriving at Harrisburg, Pa. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Pittsburgh Amtrak and arriving at Harrisburg Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 23 min.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg is 165 miles. The road distance is 206.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 5 min and costs $25 - $60.

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The bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa takes 4 h 5 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg is to bus which takes 4 h 5 min and costs $25 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 5 h 23 min, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $280 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg.
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  • Distance: 165.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $60 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 23 min.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Pittsburgh to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Flights from Pittsburgh to Altoona
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
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 Harrisburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$220 - $300
Train from Lancaster Amtrak to Harrisburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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 Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Rs Sideling Hill, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Monroeville, PA to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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The quickest flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Harrisburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Harrisburg is 206 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to drive from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg.

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Air Canada, Southern Airways Express and United Airlines offer flights from Pittsburgh Airport to Harrisburg Airport.

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There are 118+ hotels available in Harrisburg. Prices start at $64 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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