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Cheap Flights to Pittsburgh

Popular in August High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise
Cheapest in November Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price £650 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from £331 From London to Pittsburgh
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Pittsburgh related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Pittsburgh along with the rest of United States. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Austria, Belgium, China, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days. Starting on May 28, foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Brazil in the last 14 days will also be restricted from entering the United States. US citizens and permanent residents who have passed through or have been in any of the above countries in the past 14 days may still enter the United States, but must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD). Family members of US citizens and permanent residents, and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) may also enter. Travelers who are allowed to enter the United States but have passed through or have been in any of the countries named above must quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.. If you are looking to book a trip to Pittsburgh and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Pittsburgh flights by month

January
£407
February
£274
March
£433
April
£418
May
£416
June
£483
July
£479
August
£643
September
£470
October
£437
November
£393
December
£408
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Pittsburgh is February. The most expensive month for flights is August. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Pittsburgh?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - PIT
Price
£274 - £741
PIT
Temperature
4 - 29 °C
PIT
Rainfall
59 - 105 mm

Peak Season

Pittsburgh’s peak season starts in summer and continues through autumn (late June to November). The city’s buzzing, as people make the most of the lovely weather and spend their time enjoying outdoor activities and park events. Expect attractions to be busy as families are also taking advantage of school holiday periods during this time. Autumn is a beautiful season to see the red and gold foliage across the city. If you’re a sports fan why not catch a Pittsburgh Steelers game while you visit? As this is the peak season, visitors should expect flights to Pittsburgh and accommodation to be more expensive and it is advised to book well in advance.

Off Season

Winter (December through February) makes up the off season in the city and is when travellers can usually benefit from cheap flights to Pittsburgh. Although temperatures are cold, this is the perfect time to book your holiday if you want to avoid the crowds and would prefer to spend your trip indoors. Why not visit one of Pittsburgh’s many museums, such as, The Andy Warhol Museum? Travellers will also be able to get into the holiday spirit during a whole host of activities, for instance, you could welcome the New Year with the Highmark First Night Pittsburgh celebration.

Shoulder Season

Spring (March through June) is mostly cool and sometimes rainy, with the wettest month being June. If you’re happy to dodge the rain then this can be a great time to plan a holiday. Spend your time exploring the city and include a few indoor activities on your to do list for when the heavens open. Airfares and hotel rates may be slightly cheaper than the peak months, so keep an eye out for any deals.

When is the best time to book a flight to Pittsburgh?

The price you pay for your flight to Pittsburgh may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 35 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Pittsburgh?

Wednesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Pittsburgh. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Pittsburgh?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the afternoon when visiting Pittsburgh. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

City overview

Visitors to Pittsburgh will be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t have steel roots. Generations of locals (those born in the city and those who made it their home) powered the steel mills that have given Pittsburgh its nickname of “The Steel City”. Today, most of the steeled-milled skyline has been replaced with contemporary art museums and sculptures, sparkling glass buildings and green spaces.

Due to its location along the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, Pittsburgh is one of the most water-filled cities in America. Outdoors enthusiasts booking a flight to Pittsburgh will enjoy hiking in the Allegheny Mountains, while city-goers will revel in the city’s famed shopping district. If you’re in the mood for a little adrenaline rush, head to Pittsburgh’s amusement park where you’ll find one of the fastest track roller-coasters in the United States.

Movie lovers can take a road trip to Philadelphia, 300 miles (482 km) away and run up the stairs of the Capitol building – just like Sylvester Stallone in Rocky.

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Pittsburgh climate

Winters are not usually extreme, with temperatures staying a few degrees above freezing. In spring things warm up quickly and summers are hot and sunny, with fairly low humidity.

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Getting around Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s hilly and watery layout makes it difficult for first-time visitors to get around. Taxis are probably best until you get your bearings. Public transport consists of buses, light rail and the incline services (Duquesne and Monongahela). The Gateway Clipper and Pittsburgh Cruise Lines operate boat services to Heinz Field and PNC Park. One of the nicest ways to see the city is by bike. There are many biking trails along the rivers.

Getting from the Airport to the City

There are lots of ways to get to the city centre after your flight to Pittsburgh International (PIT). Taxis, shuttles (including hotel courtesy shuttles) and limos are available from the Ground Transportation area (outside baggage claim). The Airport Flyer travels via West Busway every 20 minutes or so.

 

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