Downtown Pittsburgh is a compact 50-acre area bordered by Grant Street to the east, Penn Avenue to the north and the Boulevard of the Allies to the south. You're never more than a few blocks to your destination, and downtown is easy to walk. Outside of downtown, public transportation links the outlying city neighborhoods and suburbs.
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 cab by dialing 412-777-7777 for zTrip taxi services.
You can also hail black-and-white taxis, dubbed "Pittsburgh City Cab," for trips to select city neighborhoods. The fair is $4 initially and $1.75 per mile. These short-run cabs will take patrons from Downtown to Mt. Washington, North Side, Oakland, South Side, the Strip District, Uptown and the West End. In addition to hailing the cabs, you may summon one by calling 412-323-2489.
For a full listing of Cab Services, including accessible and regional services, access a full list.
"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 412-423-8980 or call 412-423-8982.
Convenient, hassle-free parking Downtown is just a phone call or click away with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's Reserved Parking Program. The courtesy Reserved Parking Program is available at 10 Downtown parking garages. To reserve, go to downtownpittsburgh.com.
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.
If you are interested in exploring Pittsburgh by bike, Bike Pittsburgh has a variety of resources to make your trek enjoyable and worry-free, including the Bike Commuting 101 Guide. The Port Authority of Pittsburgh encourages riders to combine modes of transportation to reduce dependence on cars, so every bus provides a bike rack.
Need to rent a bike? We've got options! Golden Triangle Bike Rental on First Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. Explore 20+ miles of traffic-free bike path bordering the three rivers with spectacular views of Downtown, South Side and North Side. Or, if you are looking to get from one side of town to the other on a bike register for Healthy Ride, Pittsburgh's bike share program, and rent a bicycle from any of the conveniently located Healthy Ride stations 24/7 for as little as $2 for every half hour.