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Travel Made Easy

Getting to Pittsburgh is simple! Pittsburgh is located within 500 miles of more than half the US population, less than a 90-minute flight of nearly half of North America's population and six hours by car or train from nine states, Washington, D.C. and Canada. 

By Plane

Fly to Pittsburgh

You're going to love Pittsburgh International Airport. PIT, in airport parlance, is a growing world-class facility that serves more than 8 million passengers annually and offers flights to more than 50 nonstop destinations on multiple carriers. 

Features:

  • More than 170 daily departures with over 50 nonstop destinations
  • 15 commercial airlines to include, but not limited to, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Southwest and United
  • Located 19 miles from downtown Pittsburgh
  • Free WiFi throughout the airport
  • Easily-accessible locations throughout the airport to charge devices

When you Land...

Navigating your way to and from Pittsburgh International Airport has never been easier. Navigate our parking lot options, rent a vehicle, easily access ride sharing and more. PIT will provide the resources to get you to your final destination. Once at the airport, getting to your destination downtown in New Orleans' Central Business District (CBD) is easy with a variety options.

SuperShuttle Service is available with a special ASTRA discount of 10% of all services (use code 2HAW3) .  Book online or call 1-800- BLUE VAN (258-3826) $3  booking fee will apply to phone reservations.

UberLyft and zTrip offer pick-up and drop-off service from the airport. The pickup location for these services is located outside Baggage Claim Door #4.

Taxis are another option from the Pittsburgh International airport. Taxi rides average $40+ from the airport to Downtown. All major credit cards are accepted.

Rent a Car from one of eight rental companies at the Pittsburgh International Airport including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Payless. For contact information, click here.

Port Authority of Allegheny County is pleased to offer bus service to and from Pittsburgh International Airport (28X Airport Flyer). The route runs every 30 minutes outside of Door 6.  Customers paying cash will be charged $2.75 at the farebox.  ConnectCards can be purchased in Baggage Claim, next to Door 6, where the 28X bus picks up passengers to Downtown Pittsburgh. For more information, click here.

By Car

Drive and Park 

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


General Driving Directions:

From the Airport
Take I-376 E (towards Pittsburgh) through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and across the Fort Pitt Bridge. Take Ft. Duquesne Boulevard Exit 6C. Follow signs to Convention Center/Strip District on 10th Street Bypass. The Convention Center will be located on the right.

From the East | PA Turnpike
I-76 W (PA Turnpike) to Exit 57 Pittsburgh. Take I-376 W to Exit 72B Boulevard of the Allies. Take I-579 N to Seventh Avenue/Convention Center Exit. Take Seventh Avenue. Turn right onto William Penn Way. William Penn Way becomes 10th Street. The Convention Center will be straight ahead.

From the West | PA Turnpike
I-76 E (PA Turnpike) to Exit 28 Cranberry. Follow signs to I-79 S to I-279 S across Ft. Duquesne Bridge to 10th Street Bypass. The Convention Center will be located on the right.

From the North
I-79 S to I-279 S across Ft. Duquesne Bridge to 10th Street Bypass. The Convention Center will be located on the right.

From the South
I-79 N to Exit 59A Pittsburgh to I-279 N through Ft. Pitt Tunnel and across the Ft. Pitt Bridge. Take Ft. Duquesne Blvd Exit 6C. Follow sign to Convention Center/Strip District on 10th Street Bypass. The Convention Center will be located on the right.


Parking:

A 700-car parking garage with an 8' clearance is available at the Convention Center. The entrance is located on 10th Street. For more information, please visit: Alco Parking Corporation.  You may also visit ParkPGH.org for real time parking availability in the downtown area.  Visit Alco Parking or Pittsburgh Parking Authority for the closest lots and garages and the current rate schedules for your visit.

Parking is also available at all ASTRA contracted hotels. Contact your ASTRA hotel for rates and details.

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