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Pittsburgh Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Pittsburgh Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

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Airport Overview

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To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Pittsburgh International Airport.

What to Expect

  • The Pittsburgh airport has a single terminal with four concourses.
  • This airport is open 24 hours. However, the alternate security checkpoint on the ticketing level closes at night (the main checkpoint stays open).
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • There are a few different sleeping options at this airport. Try the Southwest area of Concourse A, airside. Landside, reviewers reported a few good benches near the main security checkpoint.
  • Noise can be an issue. Bring ear plugs or noise cancelling headphones.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel connected to the terminal and other nearby hotels that provide free airport shuttles. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers flying on American Airlines can find comfort in the Admirals Club with the purchase of a day pass or membership. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Pittsburgh Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.


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Pittsburgh Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Pittsburgh airport either by purchasing a lounge pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • American Airlines Admirals Club - An 1,100 square foot lounge with work stations, couches, easy chairs, books, magazines, TV, light snacks, space to interact with family, and gift certificates for the Pittsburgh International Airport AIRMALL for active military members. Location: Airside, Mezzanine Level. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 59.00) • Admirals Club Membership.
  • The Club at PIT - Location: Airside, Concourse C, between gates C54 and C56. The lounge is also accessible from Concourses A, B and D. There are only 35 seats until a larger, permanent lounge opens in the Fall 2017. Hours: 4:00AM - 10:00PM (Monday) and 4:00AM - 9:00PM (Tuesday - Sunday). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 40) • Special Promotion: Save $5 when you buy a lounge pass (US$ 35.00 - 24 hour advance purchase is required).

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Military Lounge

Military & Family Courtesy Center - An 1,100 square foot lounge with work stations, couches, easy chairs, books, magazines, TV, light snacks, space to interact with family, and gift certificates for the Pittsburgh International Airport AIRMALL for active military members. Location: Airside, past Gate A4. Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (Daily). Lounge Access: open to members of the military an their families.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Pittsburgh Airport. No passwords or purchases necessary. Just open your browser to be automatically connected to the FlyPittsburgh.com homepage.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Pittsburgh Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Pittsburgh Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • Art in the Airport - Rotating and permanent art exhibitions are on display throughout the airport. Check out the interactive Fraley’s Robot Repair Shop, or learn about the contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen through photographs. In addition, local performers put on live performances in the baggage claim area every Thursday.
  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Landside, there are three ATMs on the transit level near Travelex, and one near the Hertz car rental counter in the Baggage Claim area. Airside, there are two ATMs at the beginning of Concourse D, and two in Concourse A, near the Military and Family Courtesy Center. A Travelex foreign currency ATM is available airside on the airport apron level.
  • Baby Care Facilities - The Mother’s Nursing Lounge is a clean, quiet and carpeted room with comfortable seating and a changing table. A family restroom is adjacent to the lounge. Location: Concourse C, airside, across from Kidsport.
  • Baggage Carts - Smartecarte is located throughout the airport. Rates: unknown
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Chapel - Location: Airside, Mezzanine Level. Hours: 6:00AM - 8:00PM.
  • Children's Play Area - Kidsport has seven fun and interactive installations that inspire creativity and learning. The play area also have a nursing area, with additional play equipment, changing table, and comfortable seating for adults. Location: Concourse C, airside.
  • Currency Exchange - Travelex has two offices (landside and airside). The airside location is open from 1:00AM - 4:00PM.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available in Concourse C. In addition, a wide variety of retail shops are available throughout the airport.
  • Food & Drinks - Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. Grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, snacks, and more are available for purchase 24 hours a day at the Strip Market, located on the 3rd floor in Center Core.
  • Information Desk - Located throughout the airport. Hours: 6:00AM - 9:30PM. You can also use one of the white courtesy phones for assistance or seek the help of an airport ambassador.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - not available
  • Massage - Feel your stress melt away with a quick foot or chair massage at the Massage Bar. Locations: Concourse A, airside.
  • Mobile Charging - Available near the Southwest Airlines gates.
  • Pet Relief Area - One pet relief area is located outside near the landside Baggage Claim area. An indoor pet relief area is available in Concourse D, next to the post office.
  • Post Office - Location: Concourse D, airside, opposite Gate D76.
  • Showers - not available
  • Salon & Spa Services - Manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and more are available at XpresSpa. Location: Concourse B, airside.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according the flight schedule. Check these hours with your airline. If you are in the public area of the terminal (landside) you will not be able to get through to the secure area of the terminal (airside) until the morning. The TSA security screening checkpoint hours vary according to location:

  • Main Checkpoint (Transit Level): open 24 hours
  • Alternate Checkpoint (Ticketing Level): 5:00AM - 6:00PM

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Pittsburgh Airport is served by 28X Airport Flyer (via West Busway), which runs between the airport and several key destinations in and around downtown Pittsburgh. Stops include Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Robinson Town Centre and several transit stations. Buses pick up every 30 minutes at a designated stop outside of Door 6, Baggage Claim. For route map, schedules and fare information, visit the Port Authority of Allegheny County website.

Car Rentals

Car rental service counters are located landside, in the baggage claim area. Onsite car rental agencies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Payless.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Candlewood Suites - Pittsburgh Airport   •   Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport   •   DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh Airport   •   Embassy Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh - International Airport   •  Hampton Inn Pittsburgh-Airport   •  Homewood Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Airport Robinson Mall Area   •   Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport   •   La Quinta Inn Pittsburgh Airport   •   MainStay Suites Pittsburgh Airport   •   Marriott Pittsburgh Airport   •   Residence Inn Pittsburgh Airport Coraopolis   •   Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel   •   Wyndham Garden Pittsburgh Airport

Taxis and Shuttles

Taxis and shared-ride shuttles, including SuperShuttle, are available in the ground transportation area of the airport terminal on a 24-hour basis. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

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Last Updated: 14 Aug 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us.