Sleeping in Airports

Pittsburgh Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Pittsburgh Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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PIT Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Pittsburgh Airport.

What to Expect

Pittsburgh Airport (code: PIT) is made up of a single terminal with four concourses, so it’s easy to get around on foot. The airport is open 24 hours, with the main security checkpoint open all night long.

Travellers here appreciate the free WiFi and the outposts of local eateries, breweries, and shops. Overnight snacks and sandwiches are available in the 24 hour shop in the main terminal. Economy class travellers who want to upgrade their layover can pay to enter two airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Pittsburgh Airport

pittsburgh airport guideDon’t expect too many overnight sleepers here. If you’re inside Security, head to Concourse A for some comfortable sleep spots. Pre-Security, a few benches are located near the main security checkpoint. Some travellers have cited noise as an issue, so bring along earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones. Explore our guide to sleeping in Pittsburgh Airport or read some traveller reviews for more tips.  For uninterrupted sleep, an indoor moving walkway connects the main terminal with a hotel. Nearby hotels also offer free airport shuttles. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

Good to Know

No boarding pass airside access for non-passengers is available. See MyPITPass below.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Pittsburgh Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Keep in mind that airline check-in and baggage drop hours vary according to 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

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Pittsburgh airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel connected to the terminal and several nearby hotels that provide free airport shuttles:

Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport – Connected to the airport terminal via moving indoor walkway. Free shuttle service within a 7-mile radius. » Check Rates

Nearby hotels with free airport shuttles:

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Pittsburgh Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • American Airlines Admirals Club – Location: Airside, Mezzanine Level. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of American Airlines ticket • Lounge membership programs.
  • The Club at PIT – Location: Airside, Concourse C, near Bar Symon. The lounge is also accessible from Concourses A, B and D. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Military Lounge

  • USO Lounge – An 1,100 square foot lounge with work stations, couches, easy chairs, books, magazines, TV, light snacks and space to interact with family. The USO offers a lounge that is free of charge to active members of the US military and their families. Location: Airside, past Gate A24. Hours: 8:00AM – 4:00PM (Mon, Fri & Sun) • 7:00AM – 8:00PM (Tues) • 7:00AM – 7:00PM (Wed) • Closed (Thurs & Sat).

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Drinking Water

A reader tells us that fountains to refill water bottles are available on the airside. They can be found most concourses near the restrooms.

Food & Drinks

When you get the midnight munchies, check out the Farmer’s Fridge vending machines.  There are currently no 24-hour food options. Food concessions operate with varying schedules although many open at 4:00 AM and close between 8:00PM – midnight. The Strip Market (Airside, Center Core), which offers grab-and-go meals and snacks, is open 4:00 AM – midnight.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

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Mobile Charging

Charging points are available throughout the terminal. Portable charging rods can also be purchased from the FuelRod kiosk. Location: Airside, Concourse C.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


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WiFi / Internet

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

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts (Smarte Carte) are available on Levels 1 and 3 landside. Rates: unknown.

Family Services

  • 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: Airside, Concourse C, near Gate C52.
  • Children’s Play Area – Kidsport has seven fun and interactive installations that inspire creativity and learning. The play area also has a nursing area, with additional play equipment, changing table and comfortable seating for adults. Location: Airside, Concourse C, near Gate C56.

Information Desk – Locations: Landside, Level 2 • Airside, Center Core. 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.


  • ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Multiple locations both landside and airside.
  • Currency Exchange – CXI Currency Exchange is available. Location: Landside, Floor 2. Hours: 10:00AM – 9:30PM (Sun-Fri) & 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Sat).

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.

Pharmacy – Rite Aid (Center Core, Level 3) and GNC (Concourse A) are available. Note: prescription services are not available; however, over the counter medications are sold here.

Post Office – Location: Airside, Concourse D, opposite Gate D76.

Interfaith Reflection Room – Location: Airside, Mezzanine Level. Hours: Unknown.

Sensory Room – A soundproof space to get away from the overwhelming activity of the terminal. Visitors can adjust the room lighting and participate in calming activities here. Location: Airside, Concourse A, near Gate A9.

Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available at Hudson News in Concourse B, Concourse C and the Center Core. In addition, a wide variety of retail shops are available throughout the airport including multiple locations for last minute snack and drink needs.

SIM Cards – A reader says “SIM cards are not available at Pittsburgh airport. It is suggested to pick up a SIM card from locations like 7-11, Rite Aid, or any locations of the telco providers once outside the airport” (October 2023)

Smoking – Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the airport.

Things to do & see

  • 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 at the Center Core Stage.
  • Piano – Live music is performed here every Thursday 11:00AM – 1:00PM. Location: Landside, Level 3.

Workspace – Jabbrrbox provides a quiet work area equipped with everything you need as a mobile worker. Locations: Airside, Concourse B, near Gate B33 • Airside, Concourse C, near Bar Symon.

Pittsburgh airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Alaska Airlines • Allegiant Airlines • American Airlines • Breeze Airways • British Airways • Delta Air Lines • Frontier Airlines • JetBlue • Southwest Airlines • Southern Airways Express • Spirit • Sun Country • United Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


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 • SIXT.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport shuttle service: Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport   •   DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh 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.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Ride Apps

Both Uber and Lyft operate from Pittsburgh Airport. The pick up point is outside door 4 at Baggage Claim.

Taxis and Shuttles

Taxis and shared-ride shuttles, including SuperShuttle, are available 24-hours a day in the ground transportation area. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.