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

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  3h 12m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Pittsburgh (PIT) DCA - PIT

$91 - $166

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Bus  •  6h 35m

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

$30 - $50

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Fly from Washington Dulles  •  3h 33m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Pittsburgh (PIT) IAD - PIT

$90 - $240

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  3h 30m

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

$66 - $149

Train  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station Capitol Limited

$40 - $65

Drive  •  4h 15m

  1. Drive from Washington to Pittsburgh 243.1 miles

$23 - $35

Washington to Pittsburgh by bus

The bus journey time between Washington and Pittsburgh is around 6h 35m and covers a distance of around 288 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 6h 35m. Services are operated by Greyhound USA. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
6h 35m
Fastest bus time:
6h 35m
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$30
Carbon emissions:
57 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
16:50
Last bus departs at:
16:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Washington to Pittsburgh bus schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Washington to Pittsburgh is to drive, which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Pittsburgh is to fly which costs $90 - $170 and takes 3h 12m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Pittsburgh Amtrak Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 43m.

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The distance between Washington and Pittsburgh is 191 miles. The road distance is 243.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Pittsburgh without a car is to bus which takes 6h 35m and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 3h 12m to get from Washington to Pittsburgh, including transfers.

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Washington to Pittsburgh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington station.

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Washington to Pittsburgh train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Pittsburgh is to fly which takes 3h 12m and costs $90 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6h 35m, you could also train, which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Pittsburgh.
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  • Distance: 191.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 12m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Pittsburgh, PA, USA?

American Airlines flies from Washington to Pittsburgh 4 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Washington to Pittsburgh once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 6h 35m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $310
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 Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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 Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Washington Union Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Premium
$220 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$80 - $120
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 Washington to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $85

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Pittsburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 2m.

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

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Washington to Pittsburgh train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Pittsburgh Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Pittsburgh is 243 miles. It takes approximately 4h 15m to drive from Washington to Pittsburgh.

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American Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $3.

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