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Travel & Transportation

Travelling to Pittsburgh

By Car

Pittsburgh is within drivable distance of many major U.S. cities:

460 miles (740 km)      Chicago, Illinois
449 miles (726 km) Charlotte, North Carolina
370 miles (595 km) New York, New York
324 miles (521 km) Toronto, Canada
285 miles (459 km) Detroit, Michigan
246 miles (396 km) Baltimore, Maryland
220 miles (354 km) Washington, D.C.

By Greyhound Bus

The Greyhound Bus terminal is located across from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, at the intersection of 11th, Liberty, and Grant.

55 11th Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15222
Tel: (412) 392-6526
Customer Service: (412) 392-6504
Greyhound Corporate web site

By Amtrak

Amtrak train service is located in the Union Station Building, directly across Liberty Avenue from the Greyhound Bus terminal at 1100 Liberty Avenue.

1100 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15222
Tel: (800) 872-7245
Amtrak Pittsburgh web site

By Air

Pittsburgh International Airport is 25 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and is serviced by the following airlines:

For detailed information, visit the Pittsburgh International Airport’s “Fly Pittsburgh” website:

Getting Around Town

Airport to Downtown

SuperShuttle: Managed by the Pittsburgh Transportation Group, SuperShuttle service is available from Pittsburgh International Airport to the Omni William Penn, DoubleTree City Center, and Westin hotels in downtown Pittsburgh.

To book a ticket, you may call (800) 258-3826, or book online at:

A one-way fare costs US $19.00; however, attendeees of the SSR Annual Meeting will receive a US $2.00 discount off a round-trip fare (normally US $36.00) by typing the group code PKHKZ in the “Group/Discount code” box when booking online.

The service desk for the shuttle is located near the rental car counters on the lower level baggage claim area, and is identified by a large “SuperShuttle” sign. Hours of operation are from 9:00 am to midnight, 7 days a week, although shuttle service is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you arrive after the desk closes, there is a kiosk available at the counter where you can print boarding passes or make a reservation, if you haven’t already made one.

For more information, please visit the Pittsburgh Transportation Group web site:

Car Rental: Pittsburgh International Airport has a number of car rental agencies with customer service counters on the baggage claim level of the Landside Terminal, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. Please visit the following link for more information:

Public Bus Service: For USD $2.60*, travelers can ride a bus from the airport to downtown Pittsburgh in approximately 40 minutes. Please visit the Port Authority of Allegheny County web site at:

*rate subject to change

Downtown Pittsburgh

Public Bus Service: A “Free Fare Zone” has been established by the Port Authority to promote the use of transit within Downtown Pittsburgh. This zone is defined by the following boundaries:

Fares are free within this zone from the first scheduled city arrival after 4:00 am through the last scheduled city departure time before 7:00 pm, seven days a week. After the 7:00 pm scheduled city departure, riders are required to pay a $1.50 Downtowner Zone fare. Please click on the picture below for a map:

Map of Downtown Pittsburgh

Taxi Service: 

Checker Cab (412) 664-5600
Yellow Cab Co. of Pittsburgh (800) 829-4222 / (412) 321-8100
Eagle Cab (412) 765-1555
People’s Cab (412) 441-3200
Classy Cab (412) 322-5080


Pittsburgh Parking

Garage parking is available at each of SSR’s hotels, and numerous choices for garage and open lot parking are available throughout downtown Pittsburgh. Please click on picture above to view a map and rate chart. For more detailed information, visit the Pittsburgh Parking Authority website: