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

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Bus via State College  •  11h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to State College, PA
  2. Take the bus from State College, PA to Williamsport
  3. Take the bus from Williamsport to Elmira, NY
  4. Take the bus from Transportation Center to E Seneca St & N Tioga St 30

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Fly to Elmira/Corning, bus  •  9h 8m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Elmira/Corning (ELM) PIT - ELM
  2. Take the bus from Elmira, NY to Ithaca, NY

$50 - $390

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Train, bus  •  11h 50m

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY

$93 - $131

Train, bus via Harrisburg  •  12h 25m

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Harrisburg
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg Transportation Center to Elmira, NY
  3. Take the bus from Transportation Center to E Seneca St & N Tioga St 30

Bus  •  13h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg Transportation Center to Elmira, NY
  3. Take the bus from Elmira, NY to Ithaca, NY

$83 - $180

Drive  •  5h 54m

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Ithaca 316 miles

$30 - $45

Fly to Ithaca  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Ithaca (ITH) PIT - ITH

$66 - $656

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Ithaca is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Ithaca is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to Ithaca. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh, PA and arriving at E Seneca St & N Tioga St via North Atherton Place at Walmart, Pattee Transit Center Eastbound, State College, PA, Williamsport and Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 38m.

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It is 229 miles from Pittsburgh to Ithaca. It is approximately 316 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Ithaca without a car is to bus via State College which takes 11h 38m and costs .

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It takes approximately 11h 38m to get from Pittsburgh to Ithaca, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Ithaca is to bus via State College which takes 11h 38m and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $65 - $700 and takes 7h 48m.

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There is no direct flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Ithaca Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 8m and has one stopover.

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Pittsburgh to Ithaca bus services, operated by CTran, arrive at E Seneca St & N Tioga St station.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Ithaca.
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  • Distance: 229.2 miles
  • Duration: 11h 38m

What companies run services between Pittsburgh, PA, USA and Ithaca, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Pittsburgh to Ithaca via State College, PA, North Atherton Place at Walmart, Pattee Transit Center Eastbound, N Atherton St at Walker Building, State College, PA, Williamsport, and Transportation Center in around 11h 38m. Alternatively, American Airlines and Delta fly from Pittsburgh to Ithaca every 4 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Ithaca via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $650
Flights from Pittsburgh to Elmira/Corning via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $370
Flights from Pittsburgh to Elmira/Corning via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Pittsburgh to Elmira/Corning via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Ithaca via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Ithaca via Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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 Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $130
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$70 - $100
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, PA to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Book at
megabus.com
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from State College, PA to Williamsport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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Bus from Williamsport to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Bus from Harrisburg Transportation Center to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
CTran
Phone
+1 607-734-5212
Website
ridectran.com
Bus from Transportation Center to E Seneca St & N Tioga St
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
ridectran.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Elmira, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Book at
trailwaysny.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.

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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 to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $80

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Ithaca is 316 miles. It takes approximately 5h 54m to drive from Pittsburgh to Ithaca.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Pittsburgh Airport to Ithaca Airport.

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There are 66+ hotels available in Ithaca. 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 39 min and costs $3.

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