Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT)

Pittsburgh Port Authority

You can also try Google Maps. Click “Get Directions,” enter your start and finish locations and then click the Bus icon to change from driving directions to public transit directions. Very handy!

The standard Zone 1 one-way fare is $2.50. Children and the disabled pay a reduced fare. A transfer in any direction costs $1.00 and is valid for three hours. Lawrenceville, Oakland, Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, Bloomfield, Regent Square are all within Zone 1.

Pay your fare as you enter if the bus is heading toward downtown (inbound); pay as you exit if it is heading away from downtown (outbound). After 7 p.m., the fare is always collected as you enter the bus. Current route and schedule information is available at, on the buses, in the “T” stations, and at the Port Authority Service Center. Monthly passes can be purchased at Children’s Hospital. Check with Human Resources. Many Giant Eagle supermarkets also sell passes.

The Airport

Pittsburgh International Airport is approximately 20-30 minutes by car from Oakland. The extended long-term parking is $8/day. The 28X bus will conveniently take you to the airport for $2.60. This route has a stop right in front of Carnegie Mellon, the old Children’s Hospital, and the Primary Care Center. Check out for schedules.


Checker Cab: 412-664-5600
Yellow Cab: 412-321-8100

You cannot hail a cab in Pittsburgh. Instead, you must call the cab company and the cab will come pick you up. A typical fare from Oakland to Downtown is about $10, and the fare from Oakland to the airport is about $35.

Uber and Lyft

Must download the apps to use. Input credit card information to the app, and your card will be charged upon completion of the ride. There is no need to carry cash or a card with this method of transportation.