Until now, the only options in Pittsburgh for long-distance ground transportation besides cars have been Greyhound bus, MegaBus, and the sporadic Amtrak train. FlixBus, a bus service originating in Germany, will expand its U.S. service to Pittsburgh starting Thu., Nov. 14.
FlixBus will launch service between Columbus, Ohio, Pittsburgh, and Washington D.C. Unlike other bus services, which usually stop in other areas like State College or Harrisburg, FlixBus is direct. The estimated travel time for a MegaBus trip from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., is around six and a half hours, while the same trip for Greyhound is anywhere between six and eight and a half hours. On FlixBus, the estimated travel time is around four and a half hours.