Getting Around Town

Pittsburgh is located within 500 miles of more than half of the U.S. population and is an average 90-minute flight for half of North America.


Pittsburgh National Airport features 178 daily non-stop flights to more than 68 destinations with service from 15 passenger airlines. The airport is located less than 30 minutes from downtown with multiple transportation options including public transportation, SuperShuttle, taxi, Uber and Lyft.

Public Transportation

You can transfer between the 28X (from the Pittsburgh International Airport) and most other Port Authority bus or “T” routes in downtown Pittsburgh. A transfer costs $1 for those with a ConnectCard and is good for three hours in any direction aboard a connecting vehicle. Request a transfer from the operator before paying your fare. Riders paying with cash will pay $2.75. Exact change is required when paying with cash as bus drivers do not carry change.

“T” Light Rail Transit/Subway

Pittsburgh’s light rail system, commonly known as the “T” or trolley – serves Downtown Pittsburgh, the North Shore and destinations in many of the city’s southern neighborhoods and suburbs. Travel within Downtown and the North Shore is free 24/7 on the “T”.

Healthy Ride Bike Share

ConnectCard users also receive unlimited 15-minute free rides using Healthy Ride, a bike share system that allows transit users to shorten the time between their origin or destination and the bus stop.

Learn more about Pittsburgh’s public transportation options.