Facts and usage statistics about public transit in Pittsburgh, US

Commute patterns by Subway, Bus & Funicular in Pittsburgh - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in Pittsburgh get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in Pittsburgh walk each day. See which Subway, Bus & Funicular and stations are most popular in Pittsburgh, and more!
Pittsburgh has 3 transit type(s), including: Subway, Bus & Funicular, operated by several transit agencies, including Port Authority
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In Pittsburgh, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 73 min. Over 74% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Pittsburgh each day? Commuters wait on average 17 min, but over 49% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Pittsburgh is 3.91 mi. Yet 42% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in Pittsburgh is 41%. On average, 14% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Pittsburgh, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.50 mi? Approximately, 26% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time

How long do people usually commute in Pittsburgh by public transit everyday?
The average amount of time people spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday.
73 min
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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in Pittsburgh, US?
The percentage of transit riders who ride public transit for more than 2 hours every day. This includes travel by Subway, Bus & Funicular.
23%
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Waiting Time

How long do people usually wait at a station in Pittsburgh every day?
The average amount of time people wait at a stop or station for their Subway, Bus & Funicular line on a weekday.
17 min
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How many people in Pittsburgh usually wait a long time at a transit station?
The percentage of people who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work.
33%
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Trip Distance

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in Pittsburgh?
The average distance people usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Subway, Bus & Funicular.
3.91 mi
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How many people have a long commute every day in Pittsburgh?
The percentage of people that usually travel for over 7.46 mi in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit.
11%
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Number of Transfers

How many people transfer lines at least once in Pittsburgh?
The percentage of people who transfer at least one time during a single trip.
41%
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How many people transfer transit lines more than once during a single trip in Pittsburgh?
The percentage of people who transfer at least twice when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip.
14%
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Walking Distance

How far do people usually walk per trip in Pittsburgh?
The average distance people walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work.
0.50 mi
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How many people walk for more than 0.62 mi in Pittsburgh?
The percentage of people who walk for over 0.62 mi each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work.
26%
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Most popular Bus lines
  • 54 - North Side-Oakland-South Side
  • 51 - Carrick
  • 82 - Lincoln
Most popular Bus stations
  • Fifth Ave At Wood St
  • Sixth Ave At Smithfield St
  • Liberty Ave At Market St
Most popular Subway lines
  • RED - Castle Shannon via Beechview
  • BLSV - South Hills Village via Overbrook
  • BLLB - Library via Overbrook
Most popular Bus lines
  • 54 - North Side-Oakland-South Side
  • 51 - Carrick
  • 82 - Lincoln
Most popular Bus stations
  • Fifth Ave At Wood St
  • Sixth Ave At Smithfield St
  • Liberty Ave At Market St
Most popular Subway lines
  • RED - Castle Shannon via Beechview
  • BLSV - South Hills Village via Overbrook
  • BLLB - Library via Overbrook
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