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

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Fly Pittsburgh to Philadelphia  •  3h 53m

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

$60 - $270

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Bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia "Greyhound"

$35 - $55

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Fly Pittsburgh to Baltimore, train  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Baltimore (BWI) PIT - BWI
  2. Take the train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Philadelphia

$71 - $253

Fly Pittsburgh to Lancaster, train  •  5h 11m

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

$108 - $252

Bus to State College, fly to Philadelphia  •  6h 15m

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

$131 - $345

Fly Pittsburgh to Newark, train  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Newark (EWR) PIT - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia

$74 - $253

Train  •  7h 29m

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

$45 - $70

Drive  •  5h 7m

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia 306.2 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 5h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia is to fly which costs $60 - $270 and takes 3h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pittsburgh and arriving at Philadelphia. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station station and arriving at Philadelphia. 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 306.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia without a car is to bus which takes 6h 35m and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 3h 53m to get from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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Pittsburgh to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Pittsburgh 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 3h 53m and costs $60 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 35m, you could also train, which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 258.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 53m

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

American Airlines flies from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia 3 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 6h 35m.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Baltimore via Lancaster
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Flights from Pittsburgh to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from State College to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $180
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Flights from Pittsburgh to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Baltimore via Altoona
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Train operators
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 Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $130
Train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
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 Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Lancaster to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
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 Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$220 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$90 - $130
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
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 Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $90

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The quickest flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 21m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Philadelphia is 306 miles. It takes approximately 5h 7m to drive from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia.

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American Airlines offers flights from Pittsburgh Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 710+ 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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