2018 Convention Transportation

Ground Transportation in Pittsburgh

Taxicab fare from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to the convention center and downtown hotel district will cost roughly $40.

While you’re downtown, support Pittsburgh’s unionized transportation workers and hail a taxi or car service on the go using the zTrip app. Go to www.ztrip.com for details and download the free app to your phone. Get a one-time $10 ride credit by entering code PITZTRIP.

SuperShuttle is offering a $4 round-trip discount on shared-van service to and from PIT. The discount is available for reservations made online in advance of arrival using code QGQNA. Go to http://go.aft.org/conv18shuttle or use the SuperShuttle app to book your seat.

The AFT has partnered with Avis and Budget to offer you a discount on car rentals in and around Pittsburgh for up to seven days before and after the 2018 convention. Go to http://go.aft.org/conv18avis or http://go.aft.org/conv18budget to book your car. The AFT’s discount code is automatically inserted on these sites to get you the best rates.

Hotel Shuttle Bus Service

There are two daily shuttle bus routes between the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC) and the AFT convention hotels. Each bus will be marked with a route number as indicated below.

Shuttle information signs will be posted in the lobby of each hotel. Please check the sign in your hotel lobby for additional information and changes.



Boarding Location


Omni William Penn

Front entrance

Embassy Suites Downtown

 At Omni William Penn Hotel

Doubletree Pittsburgh Downtown

 Front entrance


Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

 Curbside on Fort Duquesne Blvd.

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh

 Curbside on Liberty Ave.

Important Note: No shuttles will be provided from the Westin; the hotel is less than one block from the DLCC and connected by a skywalk.

Hotel Shuttle Bus Hours and Frequency

If you have questions about the shuttle, or if you need to make an advance reservation for a wheelchair-accessible shuttle, please see the shuttle supervisor curbside at the DLCC or call 310-562-0606.




Thursday, July 12

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Every 15-20 minutes

1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Every 10-15 minutes

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.*

Every 15-20 minutes

Friday, July 13

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Every 10-15 minutes

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Every 15-20 minutes

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.*

Every 10-15 minutes

Saturday, July 14

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Every 10-15 minutes

10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Every 15-20 minutes

3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.*

Every 10-15 minutes

Sunday, July 15

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Every 10-15 minutes

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Every 15-20 minutes

4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Every 10-15 minutes

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.*

Every 15-20 minutes

Monday, July 16

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Every 10-15 minutes

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.*

Every 15-20 minutes

*Indicates time last shuttle departs DLCC returning to hotels.
Last inbound shuttle departs hotels heading to the DLCC approximately 30 minutes prior to this time.

Note: The Heinz History Center is two blocks from the DLCC. Shuttle service will not be provided to or from the reception. Service will continue from the DLCC to hotels throughout the reception until 9 p.m. (The last bus will depart DLCC at 8:45 p.m.) To make transportation arrangements to/from the reception due to mobility limitations, please call 310-562-0606.

Getting to Pittsburgh

The AFT is pleased to offer discounts from American Airlines and Delta Air Lines for the 2018 AFT convention in Pittsburgh.

American Airlines will provide an 8 percent discount on applicable coach fares for flights to and from Pittsburgh (PIT only). These discounts are valid for travel from July 9-20, 2018. To purchase tickets online, go to www.aa.com and enter your origin and destination cities and travel dates. At checkout, enter promotion code 4878DW. To purchase tickets by phone, call American Airlines Meeting Services at 800-433-1790 and provide authorization number 4878DW. A $25 service fee applies when booking by phone. There is no fee for online booking.

Delta Air Lines will provide a 2 to 5 percent discount on applicable coach fares for flights to and from Pittsburgh (PIT only). These discounts are valid for travel from July 10-19, 2018. To purchase tickets online, visit www.delta.com/booking, enter meeting event code NMR9E and continue with the booking process. To purchase tickets by phone, call Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Central time), Monday through Friday, and refer to meeting code NMR9E. There is no fee for online or phone booking.

Other airlines serving the Pittsburgh area include:

Alaska Airlines800-426-0333 www.alaskaair.com
JetBlue Airways800-538-2583 www.jetblue.com
Southwest Airlines800-435-9792 www.southwest.com
United Airlines800-241-6522 www.united.com