Getting To The Strip District
Getting to the Strip District by car, bus, bike, or on foot is easy. The Strip District is just east of Downtown Pittsburgh along a flat piece of land that runs between the south bank of the Allegheny River to the north, the steep hillsides of the Hill District and Polish Hill to the south and between 11th Street and 33rd Streets. When looking at a map the Strip sits between the river and the hills and between the two train trestles that cross the river at 11th and 33rd.
Adjacent to the Strip District is the Greyhound Bus terminal and Penn Station, Pittsburgh’s Amtrak passenger train station and is one block away from the MegaBus stop at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Most hotels in the Greater Pittsburgh Area offer shuttle service and their drivers will know how to get you to the Strip and can pick you up when you’re ready to head back. Even if they don’t offer a shuttle they probably carry our map and business directory.
If you’re local or have access to a car getting to the Strip is easy. If you have a GPS you can use the coordinates: 40.4516987,-79.9831997 which will put you on 21st and Penn Ave. There is ample parking near here and it’s a great place to start to explore the Strip District.
If you’re visiting the Strip by car be sure to check out our parking map to plan out where you want to park. You’re almost certainly going to be making a few trips between all of our wonderful shops and your car so planning accordingly is a great idea. We recommend using Google Maps for driving directions to the Strip District. You may use the map below which is already set with the Strip District as the destination. All you need to do is hit directions and enter where you’re starting from.
Strip District Bus Routes & Public Transit Options
Port Authority of Allegheny County’s Trip Planner
Port Authority of Allegheny County manages several bus routes that come through the Strip District. You can use the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s Trip Planner to find the best way to get the Strip District.
The 54, 86, 87, 88, and 91 travel through the Strip with stops on Liberty and/or Penn Ave (above 26th Street).
Other Public Transportation Options
Pittsburgh Transportation Group and several others offer taxi service to the Strip District.
Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft offer service within and to the Strip District from all around the greater Pittsburgh area.
ZipCar has several cars located in the Strip itself. Additionally all of the ZipCars in Pittsburgh are large enough to fit a bicycle so riding to the Strip on your bike and getting your groceries or other packages home via ZipCar is a great way to visit the Strip District.
Pittsburgh Tour Company
The Pittsburgh Tour Company offers affordable double decker bus rides around the city from the Southside to and through the Strip and is a great way to see and experience not only the Strip District but much of the city of Pittsburgh.
On Foot Or By Bike
A great way to visit the Strip District is on foot or by bike. Visitors from Downtown and the Northside to our north and west or the Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, or Polish Hill Neighborhoods to our east have long visited the Strip on foot or by bike and with the addition of walking trails and bike lanes these are a great means of getting to the Strip District. Check out Bike Pittsburgh for bike maps, guides to getting around the city, information on how to safely and smartly cycle around Pittsburgh, how to prevent bike theft, and much more.