Commuting in Pittsburgh, PA

Your Guide to Commuting in Pittsburgh

Many buyers make a move to an area based on its proximity to their job. If your commute is a major factor in your home search, you might want to consider one of Pittsburgh's amazing communities. Our area has some of the best public transportation in the country, so it's always easy to get wherever you need to go. 

Feel free to browse our transportation guides by area, or let us know if you'd like more information!

Transportation in South Hills

Includes Bethel Park, Canonsburg, Castle Shannon, Pittsburgh, and other communities

Bus

The Port Authority of Allegheny County operates a fleet of 700 buses with more than 7,000 stops. The ConnectCard gives frequent riders an easier way to pay, as well as a discounted per-ride rate.

Car

Thanks to its ideal location south of Pittsburgh, South Hills offers multiple ways to get in and out of the city. US-19 and I-79 provide direct routes into Downtown Pittsburgh, while residents near Green Tree and Carnegie can use I-376 for an even quicker trip.

Train

South Hills is primarily served by Pittsburgh's Light Rail, known to locals as The T. In total, the Light Rail offers three main lines: Blue, Red, and Silver. Major stations are operated throughout Pittsburgh, as well as in Castle Shannon and Mt. Lebanon.

Transportation in Mon Valley

Includes Finleyville, Jefferson Hills, and Pittsburgh

Bus

The Port Authority of Allegheny County operates a fleet of 700 buses with more than 7,000 stops. The ConnectCard gives frequent riders an easier way to pay, as well as a discounted per-ride rate.

Car

Mon Valley spans from Elizabeth to Brownsville (North/South) and Smithton to Bentleyville (East/West). This means that most residents travel to Pittsburgh via Route 51, I-70, I-76, and US-30.

Train

Mon Valley enjoys easy access to Pittsburgh's Light Rail, known to locals as The T. In total, the Light Rail offers three main lines: Blue, Red, and Silver. Though Mon Valley has no major stations of its own, it's still close to Library Station in South Park Township.

Transportation in North Hills

Includes Pittsburgh, Franklin Park, and Wexford

Bus

The Port Authority of Allegheny County operates a fleet of 700 buses with more than 7,000 stops. The ConnectCard gives frequent riders an easier way to pay, as well as a discounted per-ride rate.

Car

As its name suggests, the North Hills encompasses Pittsburgh's northernmost suburbs. That means residents primarily travel south on US-19, I-79, and I-279 to access Pittsburgh. I-279 also has HOV lanes to further streamline your daily commute.

Train

North Hills residents can easily access Pittsburgh's Light Rail, known to locals as The T. In total, the Light Rail offers three main lines: Blue, Red, and Silver. Though North Hills has no major stations of its own, many commuters choose to use the Allegheny and North Side high-platform stops.

Transportation in Washington-Greene

Includes Canton, Hickory, North Strabane, Scenery Hill, and Pittsburgh

Bus

The Port Authority of Allegheny County operates a fleet of 700 buses with more than 7,000 stops. The ConnectCard gives frequent riders an easier way to pay, as well as a discounted per-ride rate.

Car

Washington-Greene lies just southeast of Pittsburgh. Its residents primarily use I-79 and I-376 to get into Downtown Pittsburgh, though US-19 also offers a direct route. 

Train

Pittsburgh's Light Rail—also called The T—offers three main lines: Blue, Red, and Silver. Though Washington-Greene has no major stations of its own, many commuters can shorten their daily rides by using the South Hills Village stop.

Transportation in Central Westmoreland

Includes Pittsburgh, Jeannette, Greensburg, and Mt. Pleasant

Bus

The Port Authority of Allegheny County operates a fleet of 700 buses with more than 7,000 stops. The ConnectCard gives frequent riders an easier way to pay, as well as a discounted per-ride rate.

Car

Located in Westmoreland County just southeast of Pittsburgh, Central Westmoreland offers a few direct routes into the city. Most residents take US-30 and I-376, which lead directly into Uptown Pittsburgh and the Strip District.

Train

Pittsburgh operates a Light Rail—also known as The T—throughout the city and its suburbs. The Light Rail has three main lines: Blue, Red, and Silver. Though Central Westmoreland doesn't have any stations, many residents drive to stops on the Blue and Silver lines to shorten their commutes.

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