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About Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, which is a city in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States of America, is the second largest city after Philadelphia. Pittsburgh is also the administrative city of the Allegheny County. When we talk about the population of Pittsburgh, we can give three different numbers. First of all, the number of people living in the city center is about 350 thousand; the population amounts to 1 million 750 thousand people if we add the people living in the ghetto and neighborhoods. The area called the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area, whose boundaries reach Ohio and West Virginia, has a population of about 2.5 million people.

In Pittsburgh, where humid continental climate is seen, it is also possible to see that the climate shifts to humid subtropical climate. The winters are cold, cloudy and occasionally snowy; the weather is rainy in spring and autumn seasons, while it is warmer in summer compared to other seasons. July is the most ideal month to visit the city because the average temperature is 23 degrees. Pittsburgh is also called the Steel City and the City of Bridges since the steel industry is developed and there are a large number of bridges in the city. You can participate in cultural activities in many places such as the Benedum Center and the Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts. Baseball is the most popular sport in Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins are the most important representatives of the city in Baseball, American Football and the NHL Hockey League.

Transportation to Pittsburgh City Center from Airport

Pittsburgh International Airport

Pittsburgh Airport offers different alternatives to its passengers to get to the city center. Shuttle services, car and luxury limousine rental services are also available. The passengers mostly prefer bus and taxi because they offer low cost travel. Considering that Pittsburgh is a big city and the public transport vehicles go in different directions, you can prefer to take a taxi in order not to get lost. The three different companies named as Checker, Cranberry and Yellow provide taxi service at the airport and you can take the advantage of a comfortable and fast travel for 24 hours.


The buses pick up passengers at the stops located in front of the sixth entrance gate of the terminal building at Pittsburgh Airport. The West Busway company starts its service at 5:30 o’clock in the morning and its buses departs every 30 minutes until 12 o’clock in the night. You can pay for wheelchair-friendly vehicles for the disabled individuals with cash, credit card or pre-paid tickets.

Shuttle Services

For groups and family travels, the best alternative is the shuttle service. If you want to plan an economical and comfortable journey, you can rent a transfer vehicle with a driver from the SuperShuttle Pittsburgh Company at the airport.

Rent a car

If you want to rent a car, you may prefer one of the 8 different car rental companies (Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless) that are located on the lower floor of the parking garage at the airport. We recommend you to walk around a few companies and get information to find out different alternatives and price options.

Limo Rental

Limousine rental companies promise exclusive luxury and comfort for their customers. If you prefer this option, which is more expensive but flashy than other alternatives to reach the city center, you can contact Limousine, Tortoice or All Star, the three companies at the airport.


Last Updated: November 23, 2016