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Pittsburgh Helpful Information

Pittsburgh skyline

Courtesy of VisitPittsburgh

The beautiful Pittsburgh skyline.

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is located approximately 16 miles west of downtown Pittsburgh in Coraopolis, Penn. The airport consists of 50 gates and makes 155 flights each day to 37 non-stop destinations. Nine rental car agencies are available on-site, and a taxi ride to downtown Pittsburgh typically runs around $30. For only $2.60, you can take the Port Authority 28X Airport Flyer route to the center of the city, which come once every twenty minutes (and 30 min ride).

Getting Around Pittsburgh:
The downtown Pittsburgh area boasts more than 20,000 parking spaces and is very pedestrian friendly, so parking and walking around is feasible. Pittsburgh’s public transportation, Port Authority, is another option, offering lines within the city limits and express routes to suburbs. Port Authority also offers a light rail system branching from downtown to the southern suburbs. All public transportation options are free in the downtown zone from 4 a.m.-7 p.m. For those renting a car to further explore the city and suburbs, be prepared for tolls on major roadways.

Visiting Pittsburgh:
VisitPittsburgh Tourism Office:
120 Fifth Ave. Fifth Avenue Place, Suite 2800
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Geography and Climate:
Temperatures typically range from the 30s in the cold winter months to the 80s during the hot summer months.

Pittsburgh falls under the Eastern Standard Time Zone.

In Case of Emergency:
Should an emergency occur, call local police at 911. The main city hospital is:
UPMC Mercy
1400 Locust St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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