Getting to Pittsburgh is easy, convenient and totally worth the trip!
Pittsburgh International Airport supports more than 171 flights per day to over 50 nonstop destinations in the United States and beyond. The world-class facility has been ranked number one by Condé Nast Traveler and was named Air Transport World Magazine’s Airport of the Year in 2017.
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.
Quick and easy rides with Uber, Lyft and zTrip can be hailed outside Baggage Claim Door #4. Only 25 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh, the cheapest and most efficient airport transportation is the Pittsburgh Post Authority's 28X Airport Flyer.
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. 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|
With so much to offer, it may be surprising to find that Pittsburgh is quite compact, walkable and easily navigable. 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. Other options include:
And, Pittsburgh’s friendly residents are happy to give visitors directions. More tips on getting around Pittsburgh can be found here.