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

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Bus  •  6h 50m

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

$16 - $55

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Train  •  7h 29m

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

$45 - $70

Bus, train  •  8h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Harrisburg 710 Pittsburgh
  2. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station Keystone Service / ...

$63 - $136

Drive  •  5h 8m

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia 307.2 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Pittsburgh to Philadelphia  •  4h 19m

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

$110 - $340

Fly Pittsburgh to Baltimore, train  •  4h 53m

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

$111 - $263

Fly Pittsburgh to Lancaster, train  •  5h 16m

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

$123 - $452

Fly Pittsburgh to Newark, train  •  5h 25m

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

$180 - $483

Bus to State College, fly to Philadelphia  •  6h 35m

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

$137 - $656

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia is to bus which costs $16 - $55 and takes 6h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia is to fly which costs $110 - $340 and takes 4h 19m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station station and arriving at 30th Street Train Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 29m.

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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 6h 50m and costs $16 - $55.

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The bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Philadelphia, Pa takes 6h 50m including transfers and departs once daily.

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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 bus which takes 6h 50m and costs $16 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7h 29m, you could also fly, which costs $110 - $340 and takes 4h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 258.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 50m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Philadelphia, Pa once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 6h 50m. Flixbus USA also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 7h 29m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Pittsburgh to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Pittsburgh to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from State College to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Baltimore via Morgantown
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Pittsburgh to Baltimore via Lancaster
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Pittsburgh to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Baltimore via Johnstown
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Newark via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $400
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 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$220 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$90 - $130
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Lancaster Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Train from Newark Liberty International Airport to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $130
Train from Newark Liberty International Airport to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
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 Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $90
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia Market Street
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $100
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, PA to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Book at
megabus.com

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The quickest flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Pittsburgh to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at 30th Street Train Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Philadelphia is 307 miles. It takes approximately 5h 8m to drive from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Pittsburgh Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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Book your Pittsburgh to Philadelphia train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Pittsburgh to Philadelphia bus tickets online with Greyhound and FlixBus.

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There are 765+ hotels available in Philadelphia. 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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