Pittsburgh travel guide

Pittsburgh Tourism | Pittsburgh Guide

You're Going to Love Pittsburgh

With a population of 305.704, Pittsburgh is a must-see destination in Pennsylvania, United States. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Pittsburgh has to offer.

Where to Eat in Pittsburgh

Downtown is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Pittsburgh. These include popular favourites such as Eddie V's - Pittsburgh (501 Grant St), The Capital Grille - Pittsburgh (301 5th Ave) and Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pittsburgh (6 Ppg Place). If you’re looking for affordable options, Lidia's Pittsburgh (1400 Smallman Street) and Ditka's Pittsburgh (1 Robinson Plaza) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Gi-Jin (208 6th St) and Alchemy Bar + Kitchen (5 Market Square) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Pittsburgh.

When to visit Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh in January
Estimated hotel price
₹ 10268
1 night at 3-star hotel
Pittsburgh in January
Estimated hotel price
₹ 10268
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Pittsburgh in July, when the average temperature is 23 °C, and the highest can go up to 28 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -5 °C, with an average temperature of -2 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 109 mm. In contrast, October is usually the driest month of the year in Pittsburgh, with an average rainfall of 58 mm.

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How to Get to Pittsburgh

Plane

When flying to Pittsburgh, you’ll arrive at Pittsburgh Airport (PIT), which is located 22 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Pittsburgh from India departs from New Delhi and takes around 19h 35m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Pittsburgh. The train journey from Pittsburgh to Cleveland takes 3h 11m and costs around ₹ 3,921 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Harrisburg, expect to pay about ₹ 3,921 for a 5h 29m trip. The train station in Pittsburgh is called Pittsburgh, and is located 0.5 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Pittsburgh is to pick up a car hire from Washington, D.C., which is about 305 km from Pittsburgh. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Budget, among others, in Washington, D.C..

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Pittsburgh, including Greyhound, Megabus and FlixBus. From New York, the bus ride to Pittsburgh takes 748 km and will cost you around ₹ 3,670. From Philadelphia, the ticket costs about ₹ 2,419 for a journey of 797 km. The most popular bus station is Pittsburgh Forbes Rd, located 5 km from the city centre of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh S Bouquet St is also a commonly used station, and is 3 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Pittsburgh, you’ll arrive at Pittsburgh Airport (PIT), which is located 22 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Pittsburgh from India departs from New Delhi and takes around 19h 35m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Pittsburgh. The train journey from Pittsburgh to Cleveland takes 3h 11m and costs around ₹ 3,921 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Harrisburg, expect to pay about ₹ 3,921 for a 5h 29m trip. The train station in Pittsburgh is called Pittsburgh, and is located 0.5 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Pittsburgh is to pick up a car hire from Washington, D.C., which is about 305 km from Pittsburgh. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Budget, among others, in Washington, D.C..

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Pittsburgh, including Greyhound, Megabus and FlixBus. From New York, the bus ride to Pittsburgh takes 748 km and will cost you around ₹ 3,670. From Philadelphia, the ticket costs about ₹ 2,419 for a journey of 797 km. The most popular bus station is Pittsburgh Forbes Rd, located 5 km from the city centre of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh S Bouquet St is also a commonly used station, and is 3 km from the city centre.

Airports near Pittsburgh

Airlines serving Pittsburgh

Lufthansa
Good (4,686 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (962 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,673 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,557 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,236 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (481 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,603 reviews)
Air France
Good (982 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,114 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,989 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,405 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,064 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (840 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,175 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,805 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (413 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (536 reviews)
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Where to stay in Pittsburgh

Average rates range from around ₹ 15,875 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to ₹ 9,991 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh North/McCandless Crossing and Red Roof Inn Pittsburgh - Mcknight Rd. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Pittsburgh, with prices from ₹ 3,503 to ₹ 39,372 per night. Downtown is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Pittsburgh are about 22% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

North Shore - In Pittsburgh’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Hyatt Place Pittsburgh North Shore, Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh North Shore and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pittsburgh North Shore.

South Side Flats - Hyatt House Pittsburgh South Side, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh Southside Works and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh-South Side, An IHG Hotel have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in South Side Flats will cost you about ₹ 7,795 per night.

North Shore - In Pittsburgh’s most popular neighbourhood to stay, recommended hotels include Hyatt Place Pittsburgh North Shore, Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh North Shore and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pittsburgh North Shore.
South Side Flats - Hyatt House Pittsburgh South Side, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh Southside Works and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh-South Side, An IHG Hotel have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in South Side Flats will cost you about ₹ 7,795 per night.
Most popular hotel in Pittsburgh by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Pittsburgh

Most booked hotels in Pittsburgh

Drury Plaza Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown
3 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
₹ 13,491+
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pittsburgh - Monroeville
2 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
₹ 13,255+
Hyatt Place Pittsburgh North Shore
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
₹ 16,099+
Hampton Inn Pittsburgh-Monroeville
3 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
₹ 10,454+
Joinery Hotel Pittsburgh, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
₹ 12,804+
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
3 stars
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
₹ 11,562+

Hiring a car in Pittsburgh

Hiring a car in Pittsburgh costs ₹ 7,551 per day, on average, or ₹ 30,206 if you want to hire it for 4 days. Sixt, Alamo and Payless are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Pittsburgh is the Dollar branch at 1000 Airport Blvd, which is 23 km from the city centre.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 43% cheaper than airport locations in Pittsburgh.

Expect to pay ₹ 83 per litre in Pittsburgh (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between ₹ 991 and ₹ 1,321. The most frequently booked car type in Pittsburgh is Intermediate (Jeep Cherokee or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice car hire (Class Special Car or similar) is, on average, 56% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Pittsburgh costs ₹ 7,551 per day, on average, or ₹ 30,206 if you want to hire it for 4 days. Sixt, Alamo and Payless are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Pittsburgh is the Dollar branch at 1000 Airport Blvd, which is 23 km from the city centre.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 43% cheaper than airport locations in Pittsburgh.

Expect to pay ₹ 83 per litre in Pittsburgh (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between ₹ 991 and ₹ 1,321. The most frequently booked car type in Pittsburgh is Intermediate (Jeep Cherokee or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice car hire (Class Special Car or similar) is, on average, 56% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.