Getting Around Pittsburgh

Welcome to Pittsburgh! Pittsburgh has something for everyone. Generations of residents have found their way to many of the fun and exciting venues that Pittsburgh has to offer. We polled our current residents and got their recommendations on what to do, where to eat, and cool places to visit. To see what the city has to offer, read our Resident Recommendations (PDF).

Additional helpful information is provided below.

Apartment Hunting

Neighborhoods that former residents recommend include Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Friendship, Point Breeze, Regent Square, Edgewood, Bloomfield,, Lawrenceville, Oakland, The Strip District, and Downtown. These are all in close proximity to the hospital with a 5-10 minute driving commute. Some residents also choose to live in the North Hills or South Hills if you want a larger home or larger yard.


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, 1 one-way fare is $2.75 with cash. For transfers, riders paying cash will pay another full fare.  Operators will not make change so riders should use exact change.
A Connectcard is a smart card that is reusable and can store passes or a cash value. Riders with a ConnectCard pay $2.50 for a one-way trip.

Transfers are $1 with a ConnectCard. ConnectCards can be purchased at Port Authority's Downtown Service Center, most  Giant Eagle locations, and other select retailers.
Children and the disabled pay a reduced fair. 

Current route and schedule information is available at, on the buses, at "T" stations, and at the Port Authority Service Center. 

The Airport

Pittsburgh International Airport is approximately 20-30 minutes by car from Oakland. The extended economy parking is $8/day. The 28X bus will conveniently take you to the airport for $2.50 with a ConnectCard or $2.75 with cash. 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.


zTrip: 412-777-7777

You cannot hail a cab in Pittsburgh. Instead, you can download and use the zTrip app to schedule a ride. 

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.


Where We Live

Where we live in the Pittsburgh area - pie chart.