Travel & Accommodations for Abstractions


We have reserved a room block at the Courtyard Marriott, just across the street from the convention center at 945 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. To book a room, you may either:

Our first hotel block at the Westin Convention Center has sold out. We have included the original instructions below for those that have already booked and need to find that information easily.

The official conference hotel is the Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh. As you can see from the map, it is next door to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. They are also physically connected.

We do have a group rate for as low as $139/night.

There are a few options for booking at the Westin:

  1. Book your room yourself online!
  2. Call (888) 627-7053 and say you want the Abstractions group rate.

Air Travel

Information provided by VisitPittsburgh

Pittsburgh Airport

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is a growing world-class facility that serves more than 8 million passengers annually and offers flights to more than 50 nonstop destinations on 13 carriers. The airport has won many awards including Airport with the Best Customer Service, named by Airport Revenue News and is ranked in the Top 10 Airports in North America by JD Power and Associates. Development across thousands of acres of airport land has dramatically increased, helping to fuel jobs throughout the region. The airport was among the first in the country to welcome ride-share operators Uber and Lyft and has an on-site hotel.

Make the WELCOME PITTSBURGH information center in Baggage Claim your first stop before leaving the airport. You'll find everything you need from a smiling face to maps, guides and coupons.

Get to the Gates Faster with TSA Pre✓™

TSA Pre✓™ allows low-risk travelers to experience faster, more efficient screening at more than 115 U.S. airports nationwide, including Pittsburgh International Airport. This expedited screening program allows pre-approved airline travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on in select screening lanes at U.S. domestic airports. TSA Pre✓™ is now available at the main checkpoint located on the transit level of the Landside Terminal at the Pittsburgh International Airport. To apply for TSA Pre✓™ or to find out more about other DHS Trusted Traveler Programs visit for more information.

Airport Transportation

By Uber/Lyft:

Transportation Network Companies Uber and Lyft are now authorized to pick up and drop off passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport. These popular ride-share services are accessed through smartphone or tablet apps.

By Bus:

Port Authority Transit 28X Airport Flyer
One-way between the airport and Downtown is $3.75. (Note: Exact change is required.) Passengers are responsible for handling their bags when getting on and off the vehicle. Tipping the bus driver is not permitted.

This Google Maps link shows the trip. The 28X bus goes to 7th Ave at William Penn Place, which is a short two block walk to the Westin, Marriott, or DLCC.

By Taxi

One-way fare between Pittsburgh International Airport and Downtown is about $40. Upon arrival at the airport, go to the landside terminal, lower level, exit through the "commercial" doors and head toward the taxi stand area on the curb where cabs are waiting.

By Shuttle:

One-way fare between the airport and Downtown is about $27. Reservations can be made online at or call 800-258-3826. After claiming luggage, go to the SuperShuttle customer service counter located on the baggage claim level by the rental car area near Door 4.

The following airlines serve the Pittsburgh International Airport:

Air 247-2262 505-8888 433-7300
Apple 517-2000 221-1212 401-9000 538-2583 663-5381 619-8622 435-9792
Sun Air 878-6247