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There are 4 ways to get from Santa Monica Pier to University of Pittsburgh by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  7h 50m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Pittsburgh (PIT) LAX - PIT

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Train  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station Capitol Limited

Bus  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the bus from El Monte to Pittsburgh "Greyhound"

Drive  •  38h 40m

  1. Drive from Santa Monica Pier to University of Pittsburgh 2455.3 miles

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The cost-effective way to get from Santa Monica Pier to University of Pittsburgh is to fly, which costs $75 - $300 and takes 7h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Monica Pier to University of Pittsburgh is to fly which costs $75 - $300 and takes 7h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Monica Pier to University of Pittsburgh. However, there are services departing from 2nd / Broadway and arriving at Centre Ave At Allequippa St via Union Station Patsaouras Bus Plaza, El Monte and Bedford Ave At Logan St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10h.

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The distance between Santa Monica Pier and University of Pittsburgh is 2162 miles. The road distance is 2455.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica Pier to University of Pittsburgh without a car is to train which takes 2 days 8h and costs $250 - $370.

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It takes approximately 7h 50m to get from Santa Monica Pier to University of Pittsburgh, including transfers.

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Santa Monica Pier to University of Pittsburgh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from El Monte station.

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The best way to get from Santa Monica Pier to University of Pittsburgh is to fly which takes 7h 50m and costs $75 - $300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $250 - $370 and takes 2 days 8h, you could also bus, which costs $230 - $340 and takes 2 days 10h.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Pittsburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 30m.

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Santa Monica Pier to University of Pittsburgh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Pittsburgh station.

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Map of how to get from Santa Monica Pier to University of Pittsburgh.
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  • Distance: 2161.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 50m

What companies run services between Santa Monica Pier, CA, USA and University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA?

Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines and four other airlines fly from Santa Monica Pier to University of Pittsburgh hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santa Monica Pier to University of Pittsburgh via 2nd / Broadway, Cesar E Chavez / Alameda, Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles to Pittsburgh via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
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 Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $280
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $280
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$420 - $650
Business Seat
$460 - $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
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$110 - $170
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 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 Santa Monica Pier to University of Pittsburgh is 2455 miles. It takes approximately 38h 40m to drive from Santa Monica Pier to University of Pittsburgh.

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Spirit Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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