Public Transportation

Students conversing on Pittsburgh Port Authority bus.

Pittsburgh Regional Transit

Avoid the aggravation and expense of commuting by car. Ride Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) fare-free with your Panther Card (Pitt ID). PRT provides transportation around Oakland and Pittsburgh 7 days a week, including limited service on holidays.

All University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, and staff may ride all PRT buses, light rails, and inclines within Allegheny County free of charge. Simply tap your valid and current Panther Card to the smart card target located on the PRT vehicle to ride fare-free. Family members and guests must pay the full fare. If you are a current University of Pittsburgh student, faculty, or staff and your Panther Card does not work on PRT, you will be required to pay for that ride. Contact Panther Central with the 4-digit bus number and route number to complete a PRT Refund Request form. Panther Central will review the claim, and, if warranted, refunds will be given in the form of Panther Funds. Refunds may take 5-7 business days. No cash refunds will be issued.

Interactive bus schedules are available online.

Pittsburgh Regional Transit features Room2Ride which helps you estimate how full your bus usually is at scheduled bus stop time points. Room2Ride reflects the average number of riders on each bus route. Room2Ride uses historical data and a color-coded system to show users the likelihood of seat availability. Please note that this is not real-time data. Please visit the TrueTime site for arrival and vehicle capacity information.

Regional Transportation Organizations



Pittsburgh Regional Transit has a fleet of more than 700 buses that operate 365 days a year, servicing more than 7,000 stops throughout Allegheny county. All bus routes and rides are free to all University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, and employees.

Light Rail

Pittsburgh Regional Transit light rail cars, otherwise known as trolleys, service 27 stations, utilizing 26.2 miles of track from the South Hills to the North Side. Many light rail stops are within walking distance from a PRT bus stop. All light rail routes and rides are free to University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, and employees.


The Monongahela and Duquense Inclines not only offer breathtaking views of the city, but are a quick and convenient way to access Mt. Washington. All incline rides are free to University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, and employees.


Locate routes and schedules for all of Pittsburgh Regional Transit's options.

Transit App

Access Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus times with the Transit mobile app.