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There are 6 ways to get from Pittsburgh to Reading by plane, bus, train, taxi or car

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Fly to Lancaster  •  3h 33m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Lancaster (LNS) PIT - LNS

$98 - $183

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Bus  •  11h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Philadelphia, PA
  2. Take the bus from 30th St. Station to Reading, PA Philadelphia

$50 - $78

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Fly to Philadelphia, bus  •  7h 59m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Philadelphia (PHL) PIT - PHL
  2. Take the bus from 30th St. Station to Reading, PA

$155 - $475

Train, taxi  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Downingtown Amtrak
  3. Take a taxi from Downingtown Amtrak to Reading

$193 - $320

Train, bus  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Allentown, Pa
  3. Take the bus from Allentown to Reading, PA

$73 - $166

Drive  •  4h 20m

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Reading 261.9 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Reading is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Reading is to fly which costs $95 - $190 and takes 3h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to Reading. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh, PA and arriving at Reading, PA via 30th St. Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 40m.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Reading is 215 miles. The road distance is 261.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Reading without a car is to train and taxi which takes 8h 7m and costs $190 - $320.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Pittsburgh to Reading, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Reading is to fly which takes 3h 33m and costs $95 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $80 and takes 11h 40m.

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The quickest flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Lancaster Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Pittsburgh to Reading bus services, operated by Bieber Transportation Group, arrive at Reading, PA station.

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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Reading.
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  • Distance: 215.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 33m

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

Southern Airways Express flies from Pittsburgh to Reading twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pittsburgh to Reading via Philadelphia, PA and 30th St. Station in around 11h 40m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $150
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 Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
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 Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Downingtown Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Bus operators
Bieber Transportation Group
Phone
+1 610-683-7333
Email
tourways@biebergroup.com
Website
biebergroup.com
Bus from 30th St. Station to Reading, PA
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Bieber Transportation Group
Bus from Allentown to Reading, PA
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
Bieber Transportation Group
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 Harrisburg, Pa to Allentown, Pa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Other operators
Taxi from Downingtown Amtrak to Reading
Ave. Duration
39m
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Reading is 262 miles. It takes approximately 4h 20m to drive from Pittsburgh to Reading.

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Southern Airways Express offers flights from Pittsburgh Airport to Lancaster Airport.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Reading. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh Airport is to bus which takes 39m and costs $3.

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