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Traveling to Pittsburgh for Medical Care at UPMC

How to Get to Pittsburgh, Pa.

We understand that traveling for medical care might be stressful. Let us help you plan your trip.

Pittsburgh is very accessible by plane, train, bus, or car.

No matter how you get here, you can find accommodations across the city.

Air travel to Pittsburgh, Pa.

Train travel to Pittsburgh, Pa.

You can arrive or depart via Amtrak at Pittsburgh Union Station in downtown Pittsburgh.

Bus travel to Pittsburgh, Pa.

There's a Greyhound bus stop in downtown Pittsburgh, as well as multiple Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus lines for those traveling within Allegheny County. There are also bus lines for those traveling from Butler and Westmoreland counties.

Where to Stay in the Pittsburgh Area

Family House

Family House offers affordable housing for those who come to UPMC for treatment for a serious illness. A licensed nonprofit, Family House strives to provide a friendly "home away from home" for visiting families.

Family House is right across the street from UPMC Shadyside at:

5308 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15224

Ronald McDonald House Pittsburgh

Ronald McDonald House Pittsburgh (RMHC) is connected to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh by an enclosed pedestrian bridge. It has 74 private apartments with comforts of home like equipped kitchens, TVs, and internet access, for up to 4 people.

If your child is getting care at UPMC Children's for an extended length of time, you're eligible to stay at RMHC if:

  • You live more than 40 miles from UPMC Children's.
  • The child getting care is under age 21.

Hotels in Pittsburgh

You can find a hotel for your stay at Visit Pittsburgh. Or, you can browse the options closest to the UPMC location where you or your loved will have care below.

When you make a reservation, be sure to ask if the hotel:

  • Offers a discount to people getting care at UPMC and their families.
  • Provides shuttle service to a UPMC facility.

Surrounding areas

Auto Rentals in Pittsburgh

There are multiple car rental agencies in Pittsburgh, including at the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).

Budget Car Rental, Enterprise, and Hertz all offer pick-up and drop-off locations throughout the city.

Traveling Around Pittsburgh

When you've arrived in the city, find out how to get to your UPMC appointment.

Find more resources if you're traveling to UPMC for care.