Pittsburgh Transportation Options

Public Transportation

Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) is the public transit agency for the greater Pittsburgh area, providing bus, light rail, incline and paratransit service. For bus service and the "T" - Pittsburgh's light rail system - pay as you enter at the front door.

You can transfer between the 28X (from the Pittsburgh International Airport) and most other PRT bus or "T" routes in downtown Pittsburgh. PRT fare is $2.75 for unlimited rides within a three hour period. Riders can purchase fares at the ticket vending machine near Door #6 next to baggage claim. Exact change is required when paying with cash as bus drivers do not carry change. How to ride the bus

Travel between the Downtown and North Shore is free on the light rail system. How to ride the light rail system

Few cities in America feature inclines, and none are as historic as the Monongahela or Duquesne Incline, both of which overlook one of the world's great cityscapes. Often called the Mon Incline for short, the Monongahela Incline is the oldest continuously operating funicular railway in the U.S.  The Duquesne Incline is owned by us and operated by the nonprofit Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline. How to ride the inclines

Accessible Services and Features on Pittsburgh Regional Transportation

ACCESS Paratransit

ACCESS ADA Paratransit Service is a shared-ride, advance-reservation paratransit service that operates throughout Pittsburgh and surrounding Allegheny County from 6:00 a.m. to midnight, every day of the year. Eight companies provide service for ACCESS. Riders must use tickets to pay for their transportation. The number of tickets charged for a trip depends on the length of the trip. The minimum one-way fare is 4 tickets ($2.25) and the maximum is 8 tickets ($4.50).

An eligible person with a disability visiting the Pittsburgh area is eligible for 21 days of travel on ACCESS in any single year. Contact the ACCESS office at least two weeks in advance of visiting Pittsburgh to register for traveling. You will be sent a simple application to complete, which you can request by calling Anna Captain at (412) 562-5353 or by e-mail (acaptain@accesstransys.com).

Bicycle Maps & Where to Ride

Find your way around with these resources and recommended bike routes.

Long Distance Bus Service

Jefferson LinesGreyhound, and Fullington Trailways all provide intercity transit service to Pittsburgh, and visitors can catch their buses at the Grant Street Transportation Center.

Amtrak Routes

Pittsburgh Union Station (PGH) is located at 1100 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Capitol Limited
Washington - Pittsburgh - Cleveland - Toledo - South Bend - Chicago
The Capitol Limited train runs between Washington, DC and Chicago. You'll follow the historic B&O line on your journey through the Potomac Valley, past historic Harpers Ferry and the Allegheny Mountains into Pittsburgh. Cross into Ohio heading north to Cleveland, and then across Ohio and Indiana into the center of Chicago.

New York - Philadelphia - Harrisburg - Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvanian Travels daily between New York City and Pittsburgh and connects in Pittsburgh with Capitol Limited trains 29 and 30, to and from Cleveland, Toledo, Chicago and intermediate points. Scenic highlights include: Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle, the place where the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers converge; the Allegheny Mountains, the famous Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, PA; and Pennsylvania Dutch Country.