PyCon Pittsburgh. April 15-23, 2020.

Traveling to Pittsburgh

This page is to help attendees find information regarding the various ways of getting to PyCon US 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

By Air — Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is approximately 19 miles northwest of the David L Lawrence Convention Center and downtown Pittsburgh.
Here you can view the layout of the airport.

You can take the 28X Airport Flyer from the PIT airport to the David L Lawrence Convention Center, all of our hotels, and downtown. The fare between the airport and Downtown is $2.75 each way. (Note: Exact change is required.) Passengers are responsible for handling their bags when getting on and off the vehicle. Tipping the bus driver is not permitted. For more information on transit, see here

Taxi and Ride-sharing is available in Pittsburgh. Follow the airport signs to the pick up area.

Note: International travelers require a valid passport book to travel to the US by air and will need to go through customs and border control on the way to PyCon 2020. See section below on “Visa Requirements & Invitation Letters”.

By Train — Amtrak

Union Station services one Amtrak lines:

For more information on these lines, please visit Amtrak’s info page. To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1(800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent.

By Bus — Greyhound

The Pittsburgh Bus Station is less than one mile from the David L Lawrence Convention Center.

Greyhound is available from all over the USA. Please check the Greyhound website for the possibilities that suit you.

Further info on traveling by bus within the Pittsburgh area can be found on the Port Authority’s website.

Visa Requirements & Invitation Letters

A valid passport is required for all visitors to enter the US. Depending on where you are coming from, you may need additional documents/visas. Please be sure to check the US Customs Website for further details.

Invitation letters: Visitor visa applicants may need letters or other documents indicating the purpose of their visit, evidence of funds to cover accommodation and food, and so on. The PyCon organizers are happy to provide an invitation letter if you need one; we do suggest, however, that you check with your local embassy or consulate, as requirements differ from country to country. Please email to request an invitation letter from the conference.