Transportation from Pittsburgh International Airport
None of the Downtown hotels have private shuttle service to and from the airport. Other transportation options from the airport are as follows:
Taxi and RideShare Service
Average fare from the airport to Downtown is $40+. zTrip (silver taxis) do not surge charge. Uber and Lyft are available as well. Upon arrival at the airport, proceed to the Landside Terminal, lower level, exit through the "commercial" doors, and proceed to the taxi stand area on the curb where cabs will be waiting. It is always recommended that you confirm costs with your driver prior to your trip to avoid any confusion when you arrive at your destination.
Pittsburgh Regional Transit—the 28X Airport Flyer
One-way fare to/from the airport is $2.75; exact change is required and fairs are paid upon boarding. Mobile ticketing options are available.
View tickets and passes available for mobile purchase
Passengers are responsible for handling their bags both on and off the vehicle. Tipping operators is not permitted. Upon arriving at the airport, you can board the 28X at Door 6.
Find the schedule and current cost
Schedules are subject to change, so please check the website right before you depart for Pittsburgh. The ride from the airport to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center takes approximately 35 minutes. The stop for the Westin Convention Center Hotel is Liberty Avenue at Wood Street, and it is a 6-minute walk (.3 miles) from the stop to the convention center. For additional information, please visit the Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) website at www.portauthority.org or call +1-412-442-2000.
Located at the airport
Car rental counters are located on the baggage claim level of the Landside Terminal. Rental car pick-up and return areas are located on the lower-level of the parking garage.
Public Transportation Around Town
Pittsburgh Regional Transit
Pittsburgh Regional Transit has more than 700 buses, 83 light rail vehicles and the Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines to make getting around Pittsburgh quick and easy. Riding PRT will save money on car rentals, parking fees and gas. The light rail system and three dedicated busways will help you to avoid traffic congestion and alleviate the tension associated with driving in an unfamiliar city. PRT also sponsors the ACCESS program, the nation’s largest paratransit program of its kind for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Contact Pittsburgh Regional Transit for schedules and other valuable information on how to connect to life in Pittsburgh. Travel within downtown (the triangle) Pittsburgh is FREE. Pittsburgh Regional Transit Telephone: +1-412-442-2000.
Light Rail—The 'T'
The T is a 26.2-mile light rail system that runs from the North Shore and Downtown Pittsburgh through Pittsburgh's southern neighborhoods and many South Hills suburbs. The 'T' serves downtown Pittsburgh with a four-stop loop including stops at First Avenue Parking Garage, Steel Plaza at Grant Street, Wood Street and Gateway Center. Stops on the North Shore include North Side and Allegheny Station. Travel within downtown (the triangle) and North Shore is FREE 24/7. Pittsburgh Regional Transit Telephone: +1-412-442-2000.
Pittsburgh Regional Transit’s fleet of 700 buses operate 365 days a year, servicing more than 7,000 stops throughout Allegheny County. You can take any public bus for a cash fare or ConnectCard fare of $2.75, or you can purchase a 3-hour or day(s) mobile ticket pass. Stops are located all throughout downtown and near the convention center. Check Pittsburgh Regional Transit for more information. Discount fares are available for individuals with disabilities and children ages 6-11. Seniors 65+ ride free, as do children 5 years of age or younger when accompanied by a paying adult. Police, fire and municipal employees ride for free on all Pittsburgh Regional Transit services while in full uniform. Proof of eligibility is required for all discounted passengers.
Tips for Taking a Cab in Pittsburgh: All major hotels in the Downtown area have taxis waiting outside their front doors. In other areas of the city, look for "taxi stands." You can also call for a taxi by dialing +1-412-777-7777 for zTrip or Black Car Services at +1-412-444-4444x6. Both zTrip and Black Car Services can be requested using the zTrip app on your smart device. Visit www.ztrip.com/pittsburgh to download the app.
VETaxi: +1-412-481-8387 (support a Veteran and order a VETaxi or VETlimo today!)
UBER & LYFT are mobile applications that connects riders to drivers. In a few minutes, a car will be curbside. Your rideshare is just a touch away.
Tips for Parking Downtown
"ParkPGH" is the smart phone app that provides real-time parking availability for garages in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. Download the iPhone app or view the website through your smartphone's browser. Or, text "PARKING" to +1-412-423-8980 or call +1-412-423-8982.
There are over 20,000 parking spaces in Downtown Pittsburgh operated by ALCO Parking and the Pittsburgh Parking Authority. On-street metered parking is also available in downtown Pittsburgh, these are Pay-by-License Plate meters, so look for the nearest kiosk after parking.
Parking is available at downtown garages and surface lots for a fee. Two companies in the area that offer garages and lots are (they can also answer questions regarding oversize vehicle parking):
Pittsburgh Parking Authority
For real-time parking availability in the downtown area, please use the www.parkpgh.org website or download the app!
Check out Visit Pittsburgh for even more on local transportation