Welcome to Pittsburgh! What do you want to do first? Not sure yet? Well what about plans for tomorrow? …Well you still have time to decide… Where are you staying? You haven't booked a hotel yet?!?!
Getting to Pittsburgh is easy, convenient and totally worth the trip!
Historically, Pittsburgh was known as the “Gateway to the West”. The convergence of the three rivers could take travelers the entire way to the Gulf of Mexico and was located on the tip of the frontier.
Today, we’re still a traveler’s city. Conveniently located within 500 miles of nearly half the U.S. population and less than a 90-minute flight from nearly half of North America's population, planning a trip to Pittsburgh is easier than you may think.
Pittsburgh International Airport is a world-class facility that was ranked number one by Condé Nast Traveler and was named Air Transport World Magazine’s Airport of the Year in 2017. With its continued updates and innovative services such as a therapy pet program, PITT PAWS, for nervous flyers while they wait for their flight, or the USO Pittsburgh Airport Center Volunteer Program for travel weary veterans, the Pittsburgh International Airport is ever-evolving to better serve all travelers.
Plans to transform the world-class facility are in the works. In 2023, the new Pittsburgh International Airport will be operational, featuring a more efficient, improved passenger experience, facilities designed for the future and a atmosphere that is distinctly Pittsburgh.
A new, 635,000 square-foot-terminal facility will include airport operations, consolidated airline operations, as well as all passenger and public spaces. New parking and transportation infrastructure will include a new roadway system that will support the new terminal building, as well as a multi-level parking garage and a dedicated ground transportation center.
Only 25 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh, there are several transportation options to get into the city from the airport. Quick and easy rides with Uber, Lyft and zTrip can be hailed outside Baggage Claim Door #4.
The cheapest and most efficient airport transportation is the Pittsburgh Port Authority's 28X Airport Flyer. A port authority bus runs pickups from the airport to the city twice an hour, and only costs $2.75. A ticket vending machine for tickets is available at Lower-Level Baggage Claim, near Door #2.
Flying isn't the only way to get to Pittsburgh. Driving is a convenient option for many. Attendees from 10 states, Washington, D.C., and parts of Canada can drive to Pittsburgh in fewer than six hours. If driving through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, you will experience why Pittsburgh is said to be the only “city with an entrance,” as the stunning skyline appears into view.
Once here, apps like ParkPGH and Go Mobile PGH make it easier to get real-time parking availability and rates and allow you to fill the meter without ever having to leave. Download one of these apps to find up-to-the-minute real-time availability on parking in town.
|City||Distance||Flight Time||Drive Time|
|Erie||126 miles||40 minutes||2.5 hours|
|Cleveland||129 miles||40 minutes||2.5 hours|
|Baltimore||218 miles||1 hour||4.5 hours|
|Washington, DC||221 miles||1 hour||5 hours|
|Cincinnati||295 miles||1 hour||6 hours|
|Philadelphia||295 miles||1 hour||6 hours|
|Toronto||324 miles||1.25 hours||6 hours|
|New York||368 miles||1.25 hours||7 hours|
|Chicago||452 miles||80 minutes||8 hours|
|Boston||593 miles||1.5 hours||10 hours|
|St. Paul||849 miles||2.25 hours||15 hours|
|Omaha||891 miles||2.5 hours||16 hours|
|Miami||1168 miles||3 hours||21 hours|
|Dallas||1228 miles||3 hours||23 hours|
|Seattle||2006 miles||5 hours||44 hours|
|Phoenix||2118 miles||4.5 hours||40 hours|
|Los Angeles||2445 miles||5 hours||48 hours|
|San Francisco||2587 miles||5.5 hours||50 hours|