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There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to University of Pittsburgh by plane, train, night bus, bus or car

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Fly from San Diego

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Pittsburgh (PIT)

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Train to Los Angeles, fly

  1. Take the train from San Diego to Los Angeles
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Pittsburgh (PIT)

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Train

  1. Take the train from San Diego to Fullerton Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station

Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from San Diego to Los Angeles Downtown
  2. Take the bus from El Monte to Pittsburgh

Drive

  1. Drive from San Diego to University of Pittsburgh

San Diego to University of Pittsburgh by train, bus and walk

The journey time between San Diego and University of Pittsburgh is around 2 days 10h and covers a distance of around 2801 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 22m. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 10h. Services are operated by Amtrak and Port Authority of Allegheny County. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2 days 6h
Layover time:
4h 22m
Total time:
2 days 10h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2 days 10h
Journey distance:
2801 miles
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
$277
Carbon emissions:
236 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
15:58
Last service departs at:
16:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

San Diego to University of Pittsburgh train, bus and walk schedules

San Diego → University of Pittsburgh
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Rules to follow in United States

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Travel within United States

Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in United States

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800-232-4636

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in University of Pittsburgh is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in University of Pittsburgh is recommended.

The social distance requirement in University of Pittsburgh is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to University of Pittsburgh is to train and fly which costs $100 - $340 and takes 10h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to University of Pittsburgh is to fly which costs $160 - $650 and takes 8h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to University of Pittsburgh. However, there are services departing from San Diego and arriving at Fifth Ave Opp Tennyson Ave via Cesar E Chavez / Vignes, El Monte and Fifth Ave At Ross St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11h.

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The distance between San Diego and University of Pittsburgh is 2128 miles. The road distance is 2461.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to University of Pittsburgh without a car is to train which takes 2 days 8h and costs $270 - $410.

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It takes approximately 8h 18m to get from San Diego to University of Pittsburgh, including transfers.

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San Diego to University of Pittsburgh bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from San Diego station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to University of Pittsburgh is to fly which takes 8h 18m and costs $160 - $650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $270 - $410 and takes 2 days 8h.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Pittsburgh Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 55m and has one stopover.

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San Diego to University of Pittsburgh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Pittsburgh station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to University of Pittsburgh.
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  • Distance: 2128 miles
  • Duration: 8h 18m

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Diego to University of Pittsburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to University of Pittsburgh via Fullerton Amtrak Station, Chicago Union Station, Pittsburgh Amtrak Station, Bedford Ave At Logan St, and Centre Ave Opp Bryn Mawr Rd in around 2 days 8h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Pittsburgh via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Pittsburgh via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Pittsburgh via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Pittsburgh via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Pittsburgh via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Pittsburgh via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Pittsburgh via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Pittsburgh via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Pittsburgh via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from San Diego to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Pittsburgh via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from San Diego to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Pittsburgh via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $450
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
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 San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from San Diego to Fullerton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Fullerton Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$450 - $650
Train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$110 - $170
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from San Diego to Los Angeles Downtown
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.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 El Monte to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
2 days 6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$230 - $330
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$230 - $330
Flexible
$330 - $470

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to University of Pittsburgh is 2461 miles. It takes approximately 38h 53m to drive from San Diego to University of Pittsburgh.

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

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There are 141+ hotels available in University of Pittsburgh. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 15 min and costs $1 - $5.

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