Transfers to and from Pittsburgh International Airport

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Pittsburgh International Airport Transfers

The airport provides effective, safe, and efficient transportation for its customers. Transportation services to and from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) include rental cars, taxis, rideshares, shuttles, and public buses.

The train station is located near downtown Pittsburgh.

Before leaving your home, know what items are allowed in your carry-on bag, what you can pack in your checked baggage, and what items are prohibited.

Planning transfer options before hitting the road will give you peace of mind. Finally, travelers should only transact at the airport counters and other legitimate establishments for their safety.

Rental Car Services at Pittsburgh International Airport

Several car rental companies provide transportation services at Pittsburgh International Airport.

When you arrive, claim your luggage. Proceed to the car rental counters located next to the Baggage Claim area. See and compare all car rental companies at Pittsburgh Airport.

When ready to return your vehicle to the car rental center, drive back to the airport and follow the Rental Car Return signs as you near the terminal. Remove all personal items before turning over the rented vehicle.

Considering you still need to catch a flight, allow plenty of time for your drive to the airport. If you’re not sure where to go, give the rental company a call.

Ride Shares at Pittsburgh International Airport

Drivers pick up and drop off passengers at the Ground Transportation Center of the airport.

Passengers can reserve rideshare by downloading the company’s app on their smartphone and coordinating directly with their driver. They can also request a ride a few days before their flight to avoid the inconvenience.

Ridesharing apps should let users verify the identity of drivers by checking out their faces, license plates, and colors.

It might help if you could ask the driver to identify himself and the name of the passenger he’s picking up. It could prevent people from impersonating drivers.

Finally, if you ever feel uncomfortable, you are not under any obligation to climb into someone’s vehicle.

Taxis at Pittsburgh International Airport

Upon arrival at the airport, proceed to the landside terminal, lower level, exit through the "commercial" doors and head toward the taxi stand area on the curb where cabs are waiting.

One-way fare between the airport and Downtown is about $40. If you need to travel outside the city area, please consult your driver for rates.

Most taxis will accept either cash payment or a major credit card, but it is helpful to ask in advance. It is customary to give the driver a tip (15-20% of the fare) for good service. More about taxis at Pittsburgh Airport.

Trains at Pittsburgh International Airport

The Pittsburgh Light Rail currently does not stop at the airport. It is located approximately 28 kilometers from the facility and takes around 30 minutes by bus.

Buses at Pittsburgh International Airport

28X Airport Flyer Bus runs every 30 minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport to Robinson Town Centre, Bell Station - Carnegie, Downtown Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Oakland, and Carnegie Mellon University (and vice versa).

The fare between the airport and Downtown is $2.75 each way. More about buses at Pittsburgh Airport.

Hotel Shuttle Services at Pittsburgh International Airport

Many hotels in Pittsburgh provide shuttle services. Passengers may confirm with their local hotel if this is available at their accommodation. Shuttles pick up and drop off passengers at the Ground Transportation Center.

Parking at Pittsburgh International Airport

The airport provides comfortable parking spaces 24/7. Shuttles are available to transport customers to/from selected locations. More about short and long term parking at Pittsburgh Airport.