The average price of a 7-day trip to Downtown Pittsburgh is $1,703 for a solo traveler, $3,059 for a couple, and $5,734 for a family of 4. Downtown Pittsburgh hotels range from $69 to $315 per night with an average of $131, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) are between $620 and $987 per person for economy flights and $1,946 to $3,097 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $42 to $117 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Downtown Pittsburgh, PA, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to PIT and stay in a Downtown Pittsburgh hotel:

  • January 15th to March 25th (except the week of March 12th)
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 13th to November 25th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Downtown Pittsburgh is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Downtown Pittsburgh Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Downtown Pittsburgh for a week is $1,079-$2,516($154-$359 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $117 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $341 to $869 for economy

Lodging: $104 to $138 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $74 to $90 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Downtown Pittsburgh for a week is $2,272-$4,440($325-$634 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $234 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $682 to $1,738 for economy

Lodging: $104 to $138 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $74 to $90 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Downtown Pittsburgh for a week is $3,248-$8,408($464-$1,201 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $168 to $468 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,364 to $3,476 for economy

Lodging: $208 to $276 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $118 to $126 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Downtown Pittsburgh

How cheap can you make a vacation to Downtown Pittsburgh? The cheapest trip to Downtown Pittsburgh is about $127 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $80 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $61.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Downtown Pittsburgh for a week is $889-$1,953($127-$279 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $52 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $341 to $869 for economy

Lodging: $61 to $69 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $120 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Downtown Pittsburgh for a week is $1,412-$3,186($202-$455 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $104 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $682 to $1,738 for economy

Lodging: $61 to $69 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $80 to $120 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Downtown Pittsburgh for a week is $2,812-$6,084($402-$869 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $208 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,364 to $3,476 for economy

Lodging: $122 to $138 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $120 to $192 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Downtown Pittsburgh cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Downtown Pittsburgh Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Downtown Pittsburgh for a week is $2,236-$8,498($319-$1,214 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $257 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $764 to $1,947 for first class

Lodging: $152 to $315 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $792 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Downtown Pittsburgh for a week is $3,560-$12,244($509-$1,749 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $160 to $514 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,528 to $3,894 for first class

Lodging: $152 to $315 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $792 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Downtown Pittsburgh for a week is $7,120-$21,638($1,017-$3,091 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $320 to $1,028 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,056 to $7,788 for first class

Lodging: $304 to $630 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $660 to $1,109 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Downtown Pittsburgh Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Downtown Pittsburgh is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Downtown Pittsburgh due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Downtown Pittsburgh Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Downtown Pittsburgh hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Downtown Pittsburgh.

 

Flight Costs to Downtown Pittsburgh

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $987 average in early January to a low of $620 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $616. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Downtown Pittsburgh our data includes 742 originating airports, and 144 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Downtown Pittsburgh from an airport like Liuzhou Bailian (LZH) in Liuzhou (China) for an average $6,560 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County (JST) in Johnstown, PA (the United States) at an average of just $61.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Downtown Pittsburgh, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $367, so you can easily save about 59% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Downtown Pittsburgh can easily cost $390 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $26 per person. Private tours can cost $784 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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