Getting Around

Downtown Pittsburgh is compact and designed to benefit pedestrians, with parks and plazas spaced out between the office towers and shopping streets. If visitors need to travel further, they descend to the subway known locally as the 'T'. It's a small, clean, and reliable light rail system.

The city has an extensive bus network with multiple routes connecting downtown to the attractions on the north side, as well as Oakland and surrounding neighbourhoods. The Central Business District is a Free Fare Zone and buses are free from 4am to 7pm daily, while the 'T' is free 24 hours a day.

Pittsburgh's taxi cabs usually need to be called by telephone or hired at a taxi rank, rather than hailed on the street. Cars rental companies offer services in the city. Uber, Lyft, and other similar ride-hailing apps and taxi services are also available.


Pittsburgh International Airport

The airport is located about 18 miles (29km) west of central Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)


The airport is located about 18 miles (29km) west of central Pittsburgh.

Getting to the city

Several taxi, shuttle bus and limousine companies service the airport, providing transport to the city and nearby centres. Uber and other similar mobile app based taxi services are also available. Public transportation is limited to the Port Authority Transit 28X Airport Flyer, which departs roughly every 30 minutes, connecting to downtown Pittsburgh.


GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car hire companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, Dollar, National and Payless.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are readily available at the airport.

Transfer between terminals

The Landside and Airside terminals are linked by a moving walkway.


There are a wide variety of shops, restaurants and bars in the two terminals. ATMs, currency exchange services, lounges and an information desk are also available. Disabled facilities are good.


Short-term parking is available just outside the terminal. It costs $2 for the first hour, and $4 per hour thereafter, up to $26 per day. Long-term parking at Pittsburgh International Airport costs $16 per day, and the extended-stay lots are just $8 per day.