Popular Destinations

Downtown Pittsburgh skyline

A Panther Card (Pitt ID) has its perks. Pitt's fare-free agreement with Pittsburgh Regional Transit enables you to travel off campus and out of Oakland via PRT buses, trolleys, and inclines within Allegheny County fare-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Things To Do 

Want to get out of Oakland? Here are some popular off-campus destinations.

The Waterfront

  • This mecca of shopping, movies, food, and nightlife is an easy ride away on the PRT's 61C bus.


  • Enjoy Kennywood's coasters, games, and thrill rides. It's a 20-minute ride away on the PRT's 61C bus.

Strip District

  • Take the PRT's 54C from Oakland to the Strip District for nightlife, shopping, outdoor markets, and warehouse values on many varieties of foods and products.

South Side

  • Lots of unique retail shops, galleries, and restaurants. A prime nightlife center with great live music, a thriving arts community, and a small-scale theater. The PRT's 54C bus provides transportation 24 hours a day.

North Shore

  • Watch a Pirates, Steelers, or Panther football game, visit the Veterans Memorial or shop. Travel to Pittsburgh's North Shore with the PRT's 54C and the 500.

Squirrel Hill

  • The Squirrel Hill area has lots of bookstores, eateries, and clothiers. Hop on PRT's 61A61B, and 61C buses.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

  • Spend a day at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Get there via the PRT's 500 bus.

Other Attractions

  • Visit Pittsburgh Regional Transit for schedules and routes to other area attractions including Station Square, the inclines, Mount Washington, Point State Park, and the suburban areas.