Pittsburgh PIT Airport Overview
Pittsburgh International Airport PIT has a great reputation and has been ranked among the top airports in the U.S. and the world by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, J.D. Power and Associates and OAG (Official Airline Guide) in recent years. This can be credited in part to the airport’s easy-to-navigate hub-and-spoke gate system and the hundreds of shops and restaurants which are mandated not to overcharge its customers. Business Travelers have ranked Pittsburgh International as Number 7 among US Airports.
The Airport is located in the Pittsburgh suburb of Findlay Township, approximately 20 miles west of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Airport can be reached from downtown Pittsburgh through the Fort Pitt tunnels to I-376 West to Airport Exit 53. On I-79 South take exit 59B to I-376 West and take Airport Exit 53. On I-79 North take Exit 59B to I-376 west and exit 53. From I-80 east take PA Tpk I-76 East to Exti 1A/11 (New Castle), follow signs for toll I-376 East/60 South to Airport exit 53.; On I-376 west to Fort Pitt Bridge & Tunnel, follow signs for Airport lane, drive through the tunnel to I-376 West & take Airport exit 53.
With four runways and 8.0 million passengers in 2012, Pittsburgh International Airport is served by major airlines and several regional jet services offering countless nonstop and connecting flights to all parts of the world.
Delta offers seasonal Saturday flights to Orlando, and 5 daily flights a week to Paris;
Southwest offers seasonal daily flights to West Palm Beach, and daily service to Houston.
NOTICES: (a) Early-flight passengers: Ticket counters open at 4m; departing flights start at 5:30am; shops at the Airmall (most of them in the Airside Terminal, post-security) open at 5am (shops at the Airmall will ship your purchase to your destination).
(b) Arrive 90 minutes to 2 hours prior to scheduled flight. The main checkpont is on the transit level of the landside terminal, open 24/7; an alternate checkpoint is outside of the Ticketing Level of the Landside Terminal - open 5am-6pm. The Express Lane, to the right of the Main Security Checkpoint and open from 5am, is to expedite check-in for passengers with only one carry-on item (either a purse, brief case, or computer case).
(b) Passengers without check-in luggage & only 1 carry-on item: Use the new Express Security Lane to the right of the main security checkpoint on the Transit Level. Carry-on item should not exceed 22x14x9 inches.
(c) Passengers arriving via parking shuttles, taxi cabs or hotel shuttles, are being dropped off at the ticketing level of the landside terminal. Those with a boarding pass printout and no checked luggage can proceed straight to the alternate security area.
(d) Passenger Pickup: The Extended Parking Lot now offers the first hour of parking free!
The on-Airport Hyatt Regency Hotel is attached to the enclosed moving walkway of the Landside Terminal.
The passenger terminal complex at Pittsburgh Airport has two separate terminals - a Landside Terminal & an Airside Terminal. Both are connected by an underground people mover. (For more information, please refer to "Terminal Map' page.)
Parking options at Pittsburgh Airport include short-term garage, long-term garage and extended (economy) parking lot, as well as Valet parking (For more information, please refer to "Airport Parking' page.)
Rental car counters for major rental car agencies are on the baggage claim level of the Landside Terminal, with a short walk to pick up a rental car at the lower level of the parking garage (both pickup and return areas are on this level).
To get from Pittsburgh Airport to your destination you have the option of renting a car, taking a taxi (Checker Cab (412-664-5600 or Yellow Cab (412-321-8100); or opt for a shared ride from SuperShuttle Pittsburgh (800) 258-3826.
1. Scheduled shuttles are available through Airport Orbit (724-794-3951), Mountain Line Transit (304-296-3680) or Three Rivers Limousines (412-221-2006).
2. PIT Public Bus service (412-442-2000) from the Airport is available about every 20 minutes to all points of Pittsburgh by Route 28X Airport Flyer via West Busway (visit portauthority.org/PAAC). All 28X vehicles are wheelchair accessible. 28X stops at Robinson Town Center, Bell Station- Carnegie; Idlewood, Crafton, Ingram, Sheraden stations; Duquesne incline, downtown Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Oakland, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University.
For transportation inquiries call 412-472-5538
Pittsburgh PIT Services
Terminal Maps and Services
- PIT Baggage Carts / Skycap
- PIT Baggage Claim
- PIT Banking / ATM Services
- PIT Business Services
- PIT Currency Exchange
- PIT Emergency / Medical Services
- PIT Guest Services
- PIT Internet Access
Flying and Airport Help
Airport, Airline & Flying Topics
- Aircraft types: Airbus
- Aircraft types: Boeing
- Aircraft types: McDonnell Douglas
- Airline Hub and Spoke
- Airline Lounge Access
- Airline Seating Insights
- Airport & Flying Terms
- Airport Identification Requirements
- Baggage Check-in Times
- Carry-on Regulations
- Check-in Curbside
- Check-in Kiosks
- Check-in Online
- Check-in Options
- Check-in Times
- Checked Baggage Rules
- Children Flying Alone
- Currency Converter
- Europe Travel Rules
- FAQs | Frequently Asked Questions
- First-time Flyer Tips
- Frequent Flyer Overview
- Frequent Flyer Programs
- Getting a US Passport
- Getting Bumped
- Infant Flying Rules & Tips
- Inside the cockpit
- International Travel Help
- International Travel Safety
- Jet Lag Prevention
- Lost and Found
- Lost Luggage
- Luggage Tips
- Missed Flight Connection
- On-line Booking Basics
- Overweight Passenger Policy
- Packing Tips
- Pre-flight Checklist
- Prohibited & Allowed Items
- Security Screening
- Study Abroad Preparation
- Terms Defined: "Non-Stop" vs "Direct"
- Ticket Cancellation Fees
- Ticket Change Fees
- Tips to land the Best Deals On-Line
- Travel Insurance
- Traveling with Kids
- Traveling with Pets
- TSA Guidelines
- Visa & Immunization Issues
- Who owns/operates the airports?
First Time Flyer Help
- Preparing for your Trip
- What to Pack
- Pros/Cons of Checking your Bag
- What can I Check-in or Carry-On?
- Documents to take
- Confirming your flight
- When to Arrive at the Airport
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Pittsburgh PIT Airport Update History
- Updated PIT Airlines Served page - May 14, 2013
- Updated PIT Official Website Links page - May 14, 2013
- Updated PIT Airports page - May 14, 2013
- Updated PIT Food & Stores page - May 3, 2013
- Updated PIT Terminal Map page - Mar 14, 2013
- Updated PIT Direct Flights page - Mar 13, 2013
- Updated PIT Main Terminals page - Mar 13, 2013
- Updated PIT Airport Intro page - Mar 13, 2013
- Updated PIT Banking ATM page - Nov 25, 2012
- Updated PIT Parking On site page - Nov 25, 2012