Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Pittsburgh (PIT)

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Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.

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Baggage included in every fare

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Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and use Qantas Points in Australia and around the world, and earn Status Credits on eligible flights.

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Visiting from Sydney to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh travel information

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is situated between the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers and the upland ridge of Mt Washington, this city has a distinctive geography and is defined by its mountains and rivers. It is a city of stone and steel, with old public libraries and brick row houses beside wide bridges and towering skyscrapers. Be sure to visit in October for the pumpkin picking festival. For outdoor activities, bike, walk or rollerblade along the riverfront trails or head to the Pittsburgh Zoo or catch a game of football at Heinze Field. Foodies will love the many restaurants and bars that line Pittsburgh’s neighbourhood streets. There is plenty for visitors to experience in Pittsburgh.

When to visit

Best time to visit Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is exciting in every season, no matter the weather. As a city with all four seasons, the 'Burgh has something special in store for those visiting in winter, spring, summer or fall. If you like to ski and ice skate, a great time to visit is during January and February, with temperatures dropping to -14°C.  To enjoy the outdoors, flowers and walks along the river, spring is the best time to visit from March to May. Love water sports and outdoor attractions? Then visit in the summer (June to August) with temperatures around 30°C. Festivals, crisp air and football run during the fall and the holiday season in Pittsburgh is in full swing.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Pittsburgh International Airport.Opens external site in a new window (PIT). Pittsburgh is located in Southwestern Pennsylvania, where the Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela Rivers meet. Pittsburgh Airport is located 30 km west of downtown Pittsburgh, in the suburbs of Findlay Township and Moon Township, in Pennsylvania, U.S. 

Arriving in Pittsburgh

The helpful staff at Pittsburgh Airport will greet you when you land and assist you with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Pittsburgh from Pittsburgh International Airport

Getting to Pittsburgh from Pittsburgh International Airport is simple with various transport options available. Car rentals are available with rental counters on the Baggage Claim level of the Landside Terminal, it is just a short walk to the garage to pick up your vehicle. Ride share options include Uber and Lyft. Hail a ride with your smartphone app and meet your driver outside Baggage Claim Door #4 at the Commercial Arrivals Curb. Public transport options include West Busway (28X Airport Flyer). The route runs to and from PIT, Downtown Pittsburgh, Robinson Towne Centre, and Oakland on a regular schedule. The airport has list of approved limousine, taxi, shuttle and charter bus services to help deliver you to your destination. The journey to downtown takes approximately 45 minutes.

Getting around Pittsburgh

Getting around downtown Pittsburgh is easy to walk. Uber and Lyft are popular options for an affordable ride in minutes. Both rideshares are available throughout the city. You can also hail black-and-white taxis, dubbed "Pittsburgh City Cab," for trips to select city neighbourhoods. If you have a car, there is plenty of parking throughout the City of Pittsburgh. If you are interested in exploring Pittsburgh by bike, Bike Pittsburgh has a variety of resources to make your trek enjoyable to take in the spectacular views along the three rivers.

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Departure information

Fly from Sydney

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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The benefits of flying Qantas

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Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.

Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important Information

^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

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