Fly into Pittsburgh International, our award-winning airport. A flight to Pittsburgh takes 90 minutes or less for 70 percent of North America's population. Getting from the airport to Downtown Pittsburgh is a cinch, with convenient shuttle service as well as affordable, regular bus service. Whether you travel Downtown by shuttle or bus, be prepared to see why Pittsburgh has been called the only city with an entrance: Emerge from the Fort Pitt Tunnel to find a dazzling view suddenly before you.
Flying isn't the only way to get to Pittsburgh. Driving is a convenient option for many. Attendees from nine states, Washington, D.C., and parts of Canada can drive to Pittsburgh in fewer than six hours. Find more details in our Distance and Travel Time Chart. Once here, visitors find plenty of parking at the hotels and Convention Center.
Easy and economical, Downtown Pittsburgh is easy to navigate. In fact, with many hotels just blocks from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and other meeting venues, many visitors are able to walk everywhere they need to go. When needed, we can help you arrange ground transportation.
We know meeting attendees don't have a lot of time to get the lay of the land, but they won't have any trouble getting up to speed in Pittsburgh. We'll supply our Visitors Guide, maps and other helpful materials. Hotel concierges and experienced registrars also can point the way. And Pittsburgh's friendly residents are happy to give visitors directions.
Meeting and convention attendees who are looking for a lift can take advantage of free underground Port Authority "T" service in the Golden Triangle. In addition, Port Authority bus service is free within Downtown. For a few dollars, attendees can ride the bus to one of Pittsburgh's two operating inclines, which also charge a modest fee. A trip to Mt. Washington via the historic Duquesne Incline or Monongahela Incline provides an old-fashioned thrill that culminates in magnificent views of the city and three rivers.
Pittsburgh also offers "green" transportation options, including ever-increasing numbers of alternative-fuel taxis and limousines-and even bike-powered Pedicabs.