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Fare Zones Overview

Port Authority operates a zone-based fare structure. The amount of fare is based on trip length originating from Downtown Pittsburgh. Higher fares are paid for trips crossing more than one zone.
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Port Authority's system consists of:

  • Free Fare Zone which includes Downtown Pittsburgh on the bus and Downtown/North Shore on the T light rail system
  • Two primary fare zones outside Downtown – Zone 1 and Zone 2 – and a small overlap zone, Zone 1A, in limited areas

Trips that begin and end within the same zone are charged a one-zone fare, with the exception of trips taken entirely within the Free Fare Zone.

Free Fare Zone

The Free Fare Zone was established to promote the use of transit within Downtown Pittsburgh, encourage intermodal transfer and reduce boarding delays. 

T Free Fare Zone

Rides within the T's Free Fare Zone are free at all times. The zone includes the following stations:

  • Downtown Pittsburgh: First Avenue Station, Steel Plaza, Wood Street Station and Gateway
  • North Shore: North Side Station and Allegheny Station

Free rides to North Shore stations are provided thanks to sponsorship agreements with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Rivers Casino, ALCO Parking and the Stadium Authority of the City of Pittsburgh.

Bus Free Fare Zone

For the bus, the Free Fare Zone is defined by the following boundaries:

  • The Allegheny River
  • The Monongahela River
  • Ross Street, Penn Station and Liberty Avenue at the railroad overpass and 11th Street

For bus riders, fares are free within this zone from start of service until 7:00 p.m., seven days a week. 

Zone 1

Zone 1 is the closest fare zone to Downtown Pittsburgh. Riders traveling within Zone 1 or between Zone 1 and Downtown Pittsburgh/Zone 1A pay a one-zone fare, $2.50 for adult full fare. Riders traveling from between Zone 1 and Zone 2 pay a two-fare fare, $3.75 for adult full fare.

Zone 1A

Zone 1A is an overlap zone between Zones 1 and 2, and is limited to certain areas.

Riders traveling between Zone 1A and any other zone pay a one-zone fare, $2.50 for adult full fare. 

Zone 2

Zone 2 encompasses the remainder of the service area. Riders traveling between Zone 2 and Zone 1/Downtown Pittsburgh pay a two-zone fare, $3.75 for adult full fare. Riders traveling within Zone 2 or between Zone 2 and Zone 1A pay a one-zone fare, $2.50 for adult full fare.

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Zone Boundaries by Route

Select a group of routes to find zone boundaries listed by route.

1 Freeport to 8 Perrysville
51 Carrick to 59 Mon Valley G routes using the West Busway
11 Fineview to 19L Emsworth Limited 60 Walnut-Crawford Village to 69 Trafford
O routes using the I-279 North HOV Lane
20 Kennedy to 29 Robinson  71 Edgewood Town Center to 79 East Hills P routes using the East Busway
31 Bridgeville to 39 Brookline
81 Oak Hill to 89 Garfield Commons  Y routes using the South Busway
40 Mt. Washington to 48 Arlington 91 Butler Street to 93 Lawrenceville-Hazelwood
Light rail/T routes

1 Freeport

Zone 1-1A Boundary: Freeport Road at Delafield Avenue
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Freeport Road at Old Freeport Road

2 Mt. Royal
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Mt. Royal Boulevard at Genessee Street
Note: The rest of the 2 Mt. Royal route – from the zone boundary at Genessee Street to the route's end at North Hills Villlage shopping center – is considered Zone 2.

4 Troy Hill
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

6 Spring Hill
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

7 Spring Garden
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

8 Perrysville
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

11 Fineview
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

12 McKnight
Zone 1-2 Boundary: McKnight Road at Siebert Road

13 Bellevue
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

14 Ohio Valley
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Ohio River Boulevard at Hazelwood Avenue (Emsworth)

15 Charles
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

16 Brighton
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

17 Shadeland
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

18 Manchester
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

19L Emsworth Limited
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

20 Kennedy
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

21 Coraopolis
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Neville Road at Grand Avenue (first intersection)

22 McCoy
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

24 West Park
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Clever Road at I-79

26 Chartiers
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

27 Fairywood
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

28X Airport Flyer
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Parkway West at I-79

29 Robinson
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Steubenville Pike at I-79

31 Bridgeville
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Washington Pike at Thoms Run Road

36 Banksville
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Gilkeson Road at Washington Road

38 Green Tree
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Washington Pike at Thoms Run Road

39 Brookline
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

40 Mt. Washington
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

41 Bower Hill
Zone 1-1A Boundary: Bower Hill Road at Kane Boulevard
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Bower Hill Road at Vanadium Road

43 Bailey
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

44 Knoxville
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

48 Arlington
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

51 Carrick
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Route 51 at Streets Run Road

51L Carrick Limited
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

52L Homeville Limited
Zone 1-1A Boundary: Browns Hill Road at Parkview Boulevard
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Greensprings Avenue at Commonwealth Avenue

53 Homestead Park
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 2.

53L Homestead Park Limited
Zone 1-1A Boundary: Browns Hill Road at Parkview Boulevard
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Buttermilk Hollow Road at Thompson Run Road

54 North Side-Oakland-South Side
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

56 Lincoln Place
Zone 1-1A Boundary: Mifflin Road at Lebanon Road
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Buttermilk Hollow Road at Thompson Run Road

57 Hazelwood
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

58 Greenfield
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

59 Mon Valley
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 2.

60 Walnut-Crawford Village
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 2.

61A North Braddock
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

61B Braddock-Swissvale
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

61C McKeesport-Homestead
Zone 1-1A Boundary: Browns Hill Road at Parkview Boulevard
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Route 837 at Kennywood Park/Hoffman Boulevard

61D Murray
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

64 Lawrenceville-Waterfront
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

65 Squirrel Hill
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

67 Monroeville
Zone 1-1A Boundary: Ross Avenue at Swissvale Avenue
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Penn Avenue at Greensburg Pike

68 Braddock Hills
Zone 1-1A Boundary: South Avenue at Swissvale Avenue
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Brinton Road at Braddock Road

69 Trafford
Zone 1-1A Boundary: South Avenue at Swissvale Avenue
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Ardmore Boulevard at Braddock Road

71 Edgewood Town Center
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

71A Negley
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

71B Highland Park
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

71C Point Breeze
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

71D Hamilton
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

74 Homewood-Squirrel Hill
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

75 Ellsworth
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

77 Penn Hills
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Frankstown Road at Verona Road

78 Oakmont
Zone 1-1A Boundary: Montier Street at Laketon Road
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Laketon Road at Douglass Drive

79 East Hills
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

81 Oak Hill
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

82 Lincoln
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

83 Bedford Hill
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

86 Liberty
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

87 Friendship
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

88 Penn
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

89 Garfield Commons
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

91 Butler Street
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

93 Lawrenceville-Hazelwood
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

G2 West Busway-All Stops
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

G3 Moon Flyer
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Parkway West at I-79

G31 Bridgeville Flyer
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Washington Pike at Thoms Run Road

O1 Ross Flyer
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

O5 Thompson Run Flyer
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Thompson Run Road at Siebert Road

O12 McKnight Flyer
Zone 1-2 Boundary: McKnight Road at Siebert Road

P1 East Busway-All Stops
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

P2 East Busway-Short
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

P3 East Busway-Oakland
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

P7 McKeesport Flyer
Zone 1-1A Boundary: Hamnett Station
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Route 837 at Kennywood Park/Hoffman Boulevard

P10 Allegheny Valley Flyer
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Allegheny Valley Expressway at Fox Chapel Exit

P12 Holiday Park Flyer
Zone 1-1A Boundary: Ross Avenue at Swissvale Avenue
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Parkway East at Greensburg Pike Overpass

P13 Mt. Royal Flyer
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Mt. Royal Boulevard at Genessee Street

P16 Penn Hills Flyer
Zone 1-1A Boundary: Ross Avenue at Swissvale Avenue
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Penn Avenue at Greensburg Pike

P17 Lincoln Park Flyer
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

P67 Monroeville Flyer
Zone 1-1A Boundary: Ross Avenue at Swissvale Avenue
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Parkway East at Greensburg Pike Overpass

P68 Braddock Hills Flyer
Zone 1-1A Boundary: South Avenue at Swissvale Avenue
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Brinton Road at Braddock Road

P69 Trafford Flyer
Zone 1-1A Boundary: South Avenue at Swissvale Avenue
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Ardmore Boulevard at Braddock Road

P71 Swisshelm Park-Rankin Flyer
This route operates entirely within one fare zone, Zone 1.

P76 Lincoln Highway Flyer
Zone 1-1A Boundary: Penn Avenue at Swissvale Avenue
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Ardmore Boulevard at Braddock Road

P78 Oakmont Flyer
Zone 1-1A Boundary: Montier Street at Laketon Road
Zone 1A-2 Boundary: Laketon Road at Douglass Drive

Y1 Large Flyer
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Route 51 at Streets Run Road

Y45 Baldwin Manor Flyer
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Gardenville Road at Koeffler Street

Y46 Elizabeth Flyer
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Route 51 at Streets Run Road

Y47 Curry Flyer
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Brownsville Road at Streets Run Road

Y49 Prospect Flyer
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Streets Run Road at Delwar Drive

Blue-Library
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Washington Junction

Blue-South Hills Village
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Washington Junction

Red Line
Zone 1-2 Boundary: Washington Junction

 

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