There are plenty of reasons to book flights to Pittsburgh. Read on to discover some of the best...
There are many places to visit for those interested in art, culture and history, including the Andy Warhol Museum, home to many masterpieces of Pop Art. For other important cultural and scientific exhibits you can visit the Carnegie Museum of Art and History, the Children's Museum, the Senator John Heinz History Center and the Carnegie Science Center. You’ll find a wide range of activities on offer and educational experiences that are also loads of fun.
You can experience a great day out at the award-winning Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium or visit the National Aviary, home to more than 200 species of birds and offering a wide variety of special and interactive events for both adults and kids. A trip to the Kennywood Amusement Park to ride the exhilarating roller coasters and a visit to Mount Washington are other great options for anyone visiting Pittsburgh.
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Unlike many other US cities, Pittsburgh has no non-stop flights from the UK...
Instead you should opt for connecting flights via a US gateway as the best option to reach the city. Flying time is upwards of around 11 hours and the fastest connections are with Air Canada via Toronto from Heathrow, Manchester and Glasgow.
Other alternatives are with British Airways and American via New York, United via Chicago or Delta, also via New York. Each of these has departures from London, as well as from Manchester and Glasgow or Edinburgh.
It’s easy to get to and from the airport once you’ve arrived on your flight to Pittsburgh...
Flights to the city arrive at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Travel from the airport couldn't be easier with the new direct West Busway, which connects the airport with a variety of destinations downtown. It costs $3.75 (less than £2.50) per person to use this bus service, which departs every 30 minutes from outside door 6 of the baggage claim area.
You could also choose a cab or a car service to get you to your hotel. The airport is a 40-minute drive from downtown Pittsburgh and a fare should set you back around $40 (roughly £23). Shuttle services are also available and are likely to cost less per person than a shared taxi.
You can also hire a car that can easily be organised at the airport or be booked in advance along with your Pittsburgh flights. There’s plenty to see near Pittsburgh and having your own wheels offers the freedom of the open road.
Discover this welcoming city during your break. There are many hotels in and around Pittsburgh that offer an enjoyable stay...
It's well worth taking some time to explore the city. Areas such as the Golden Triangle and the downtown historic district are perfect places to wander around. They are accessible on foot or by public transport.
The Golden Triangle is also known as downtown, or the Central Business District. Literally triangular in shape, this piece of land is where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers merge to become the Ohio River. It’s a business hub but also home to many excellent tourist attractions and plenty of great hotels. Luxury offerings here come from the likes of Wyndham, Fairmont and Westin.
Crossing the rivers are dozens of bridges, so you don’t have to stay in this central spot to enjoy great access to the downtown area. In fact, you’ll get incredible views of the waterside city centre from hotels on the opposite banks.
If you’re looking for budget hotels in Pittsburgh, road-side motels on the main highways in and out of the city are cheap and comfortable.
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