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There are 5 ways to get from Pittsburgh to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Albany (ALB) PIT - ALB

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Bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh to New York "Greyhound" / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 288 / ...

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Bus via New York  •  13h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to New York 7th Ave and 27th St Pittsburgh - New York
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer NYC - Albany

Train  •  13h 50m

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station Pennsylvanian
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

Drive  •  8h 17m

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 469.2 miles
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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to bus via New York which costs $75 - $110 and takes 13h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to fly which costs $170 - $320 and takes 5h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via New York, Ny and S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 30m.

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It is 365 miles from Pittsburgh to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. It is approximately 469.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to bus which takes 11h 30m and costs $65 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Pittsburgh to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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Pittsburgh to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Pittsburgh station.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to fly which takes 5h 11m and costs $170 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $120 and takes 11h 30m, you could also train, which costs $100 - $180 and takes 13h 50m.

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There is no direct flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Albany Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Pittsburgh to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Trailways, arrive at Albany, Ny station.

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  • Distance: 364.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 11m

What companies run services between Pittsburgh, PA, USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Pittsburgh to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pittsburgh to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via New York, Ny, Albany, Ny, S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St, and Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St in around 11h 30m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Albany via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Pittsburgh to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Pittsburgh to Albany via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Pittsburgh to Albany via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Albany via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Pittsburgh to Albany via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Albany via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Pittsburgh to Albany via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$100 - $160
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$50 - $70
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York Penn Station to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$27 - $40
Business
$70 - $85
Economy
$49 - $52
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
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.

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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 New York
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $100
Bus from New York to Albany Bus Terminal, NY
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $60
Trailways
Phone
+1 800-858-8555
Website
trailways.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
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Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Pittsburgh, PA to New York 7th Ave and 27th St
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
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Bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 469 miles. It takes approximately 8h 17m to drive from Pittsburgh to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Southwest Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Pittsburgh Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 89+ hotels available in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 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 37 min and costs $3.

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