There are 9 ways to get from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Pittsburgh to Philadelphia  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Philadelphia (PHL) PIT - PHL

$130 - $440

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Bus  •  6 h 50 min

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

$25 - $85

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Fly Pittsburgh to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Baltimore (BWI) PIT - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$133 - $408

Bus to State College, fly to Philadelphia  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to State College, PA
  2. Fly from State College (SCE) to Philadelphia (PHL) SCE - PHL

$184 - $897

Fly Pittsburgh to Lancaster, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Lancaster (LNS) PIT - LNS
  2. Take the train from Lancaster Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$69 - $172

Fly Pittsburgh to Newark, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Newark (EWR) PIT - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$149 - $478

Train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Pennsylvanian

$55 - $160

Bus Fullington Trailways  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Monroeville, PA to Harrisburg 710 Pittsburgh
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Philadelphia, Pa 1612 / ...

$49 - $138

Drive  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia 307.2 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia is to fly which costs $130 - $440 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pittsburgh, Pa and arriving at Philadelphia, Pa. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Pittsburgh Amtrak and arriving at Philadelphia 30th Street Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia is 259 miles. The road distance is 307.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 50 min and costs $25 - $85.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia is to fly which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $130 - $440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $25 - $85 and takes 6 h 50 min, you could also train, which costs $55 - $160 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 12 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 258.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $85 and the journey takes 6 h 50 min. Megabus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Pittsburgh to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Pittsburgh to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from State College to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
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 Pittsburgh to Baltimore via Altoona
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Pittsburgh to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lancaster Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, PA to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Book at
megabus.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 Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
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
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com

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