Pittsburgh - Getting Around -

Pittsburgh is difficult for strangers to get around in because the roads go every which way, constrained by the rivers and hills. Many are one-way and nearly all are narrow, as they were laid out in the days of horse-and-buggy transportation. If you can afford it, take a taxi until you get used to it. If not, find where you want to go on the internet, call them, and get detailed directions. Failing that, use MapQuest or another of the online mapping services.

PAT Transit

The Port Authority of Allegheny County runs an extensive bus service and you can use their link here, or call them at: 412-442-2000


Taxi is a very good (if expensive) way of dealing with Pittsburgh's spaghetti roads until you get used to them (in about ten years). In the downtown and inner areas of the city itself (as opposed to the suburbs) the most commonly used taxicab is Yellow Cab . Phone 412-321-8100.

By car Major highways include the Parkways East, North, and West Mon-Fayette Expressway and PA Turnpike (toll road).


The Gateway Clipper fleet of riverboats offers shuttle services from Station Square to the North Side near the stadiums. Particularly useful when attending a game at Heinz Field or PNC Park.

Adapted from WikiTravel under the Wiki License

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