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Travel time from Cleveland to Pittsburgh


Cleveland to Pittsburgh airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Cleveland to Pittsburgh? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Pittsburgh, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.


Thursday, 10:04 am:  start in Cleveland
drive for about 31 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 11:30 am at the latest

10:35 am:  Cleveland-Hopkins International (CLE)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 12:00 pm

11:05 am:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

12:05 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

12:35 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

12:50 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:00 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 5 minutes

1:05 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 12 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:17 pm:  wheels up! take-off from CLE
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

2:43 pm:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is the same time as Cleveland, OH
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 6 minutes to the gate

2:49 pm:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

3:31 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 42 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

3:46 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:56 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 26 minutes

4:22 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 18 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:40 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from DTW
fly for about 1 hour in the air

5:52 pm (local time):  Pittsburgh International (PIT)
Pittsburgh is the same time as Cleveland
taxi on the runway for an average of 5 minutes to the gate

5:57 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at PIT
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 39 minutes to your destination

6:36 pm (local time):  arrive in Pittsburgh

Total travel time: 9 hours

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Flying non-stop from Cleveland to Pittsburgh

How far is Pittsburgh from Cleveland? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 115 miles or 185 km

Flight time: 26 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 8 hours, 32 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 11.7x faster, and saves you about 8 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.


Pittsburgh Airports
  1. Pittsburgh International Airport
  2. Arnold Palmer Regional Airport


Best day of the week to fly to Pittsburgh

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from CLE to ATL, and connecting flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from ATL to PIT, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.



Alternate flights from Cleveland to Pittsburgh

The most common route is CLE to ATL, then connecting to PIT, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. CLE to ATL to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Pittsburgh International
  2. CLE to ORD to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Chicago O'Hare International to Pittsburgh International
  3. CLE to CLT to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Charlotte Douglas International to Pittsburgh International
  4. CLE to MDW to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Chicago Midway International to Pittsburgh International
  5. CLE to MCO to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Orlando International to Pittsburgh International
  6. CLE to LGA to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to LaGuardia to Pittsburgh International
  7. CLE to BOS to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Logan International to Pittsburgh International
  8. CLE to DFW to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Pittsburgh International
  9. CLE to DEN to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Denver International to Pittsburgh International
  10. CLE to BWI to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall to Pittsburgh International
  11. CLE to LAS to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to McCarran International to Pittsburgh International
  12. CLE to FLL to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International to Pittsburgh International
  13. CLE to DTW to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Detroit Metro Wayne County to Pittsburgh International
  14. CLE to PHX to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Phoenix Sky Harbor International to Pittsburgh International
  15. CLE to RSW to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Southwest Florida International to Pittsburgh International
  16. CLE to TPA to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Tampa International to Pittsburgh International
  17. CLE to EWR to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Newark Liberty International to Pittsburgh International
  18. CLE to IAH to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to Pittsburgh International
  19. CLE to DCA to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Ronald Reagan Washington National to Pittsburgh International
  20. CLE to MSP to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Minneapolis-St Paul International to Pittsburgh International
  21. CLE to LAX to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Los Angeles International to Pittsburgh International
  22. CLE to PHL to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Philadelphia International to Pittsburgh International
  23. CLE to BNA to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Nashville International to Pittsburgh International
  24. CLE to STL to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to Lambert-St. Louis International to Pittsburgh International
  25. CLE to SFO to PIT
    Cleveland-Hopkins International to San Francisco International to Pittsburgh International
  26. BKL to YYZ to PIT
    Burke Lakefront to Lester B. Pearson International to Pittsburgh International
  27. BKL to YOW to PIT
    Burke Lakefront to Ottawa Macdonald Cartier International to Pittsburgh International


Airlines that fly to Pittsburgh

We picked Delta Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and Delta Air Lines Inc. for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. Spirit Air Lines (NK)
  3. Frontier Airlines Inc. (F9)
  4. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  5. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)


Plan a trip to Pittsburgh

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Pittsburgh. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel. A great place to eat might be Primanti Brothers. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Pittsburgh like Andy Warhol Museum. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Pittsburgh like First timer to Pittsburgh, what should I explore? . Click the button below to explore Pittsburgh in detail.





What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Pittsburgh to Cleveland, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Cleveland to Pittsburgh road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Cleveland to Pittsburgh?

If you happen to know Cleveland, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Cleveland!






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 115 miles
flight time of 26 minutes
69 Cleveland travel answers
50 Pittsburgh travel answers










   
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