Car rental alternatives in Pittsburgh, PA

Crossing the
City of Bridges

Sitting at the confluence of three rivers, Pittsburgh is a place where the industrial era collides with contemporary America, so that you’ll find beautifully ornate buildings showcasing sports history — very important history to locals — and refined eateries within the walls of old mills and factories.

If you’re looking in the right places, Steel City is beloved and full of surprises, so grab the keys to your Pittsburgh airport car rental alternative and discover the elegant mysteries of Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh favorites

Steer your Pittsburgh car rental alternative around the city to check out the wealth of museums, and a few distinctive attractions that have a special place in locals’ hearts.

Duquesne Incline

This funky funicular has been carting visitors up to Mount Washington since the 1870s, and it only takes one look at the view from the top to understand why. The city skyline view is especially stunning at night.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Of the four Carnegie museums in town — all of them worthy of visits — this one has some exceptional exhibits, like the glittery gem display, the Hall of Ancient Egypt, and the interactive paleolab.


Local celebrity, Randy Gilson, became well-known for turning a North Side warehouse on Jacksonia St into a home and studio by decorating it with psychedelic art made with found ephemera from the streets.

Top hosts in Pittsburgh, PA

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Recent reviews

I will always use turo from now on for all my car rental needs.
Vincent - August 11, 2018
Alen was an incredible Turo host, the car ran great, make sure to only use DIESEL gas. He was flexible with pick up and drop off and had great communication. Would definitely rent from Alen again in my next trip to Pittsburgh!
Derek - July 14, 2019
Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

Book your Pittsburgh car rental alternative on Turo to catch some truly unparalleled sights just outside of the city.


Steer your Pittsburgh car rental alternative one hour south to visit the elegant home built on top of a waterfall by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Gravity Hill

A must for anyone who enjoys the surreal, take your PIttsburgh car rental alternative two hours out to Bedford County to see the optical illusion of the hill that makes cars roll up.


Drive for two hours into Ohio in your Pittsburgh car rental alternative to eat in Cleveland’s West Side Market, fan out in the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame, and marvel at the vastness of Lake Eerie.

Average ratings in Pittsburgh (4.9 stars)

Toyota Yaris 2007
Great way to rent a car at Pittsburgh airport. All went extremely well. Would do it again.
Jim C. - October 30, 2018
BMW 2 Series 2017
Erik's BMW is the perfect car for any occasion. The car drove wonderfully in all the nasty weather the great lakes had to offer and did so in style. Erik made pickup and drop off a breeze with his punctuality and responsiveness. I'll definitely contact him again if I need to rent a car in Pittsburgh.
Caleb B. - November 28, 2018
Chevrolet Spark 2014
Justin was great - This was the best car rental experience I have ever had! Justin made things super easy for us and the car was great! What more can I say - it all was good from start to finish!
Sandy K. - August 30, 2019
Chevrolet Sonic 2012
I came to Pittsburgh to visit family in the area. I am astounded by how expensive big corporation rental cars tend to be and am so grateful for Justin’s Sonic which was both economical to rent and easy on the pocketbook to fuel. Justin was very clear and responsive in his communications. He made it quite easy to pick up and drop off. The number of allowed miles is quite generous and even though the car is a slightly older model it ran great and it had a bonus aux cord so I could listen to my music. I highly recommend Justin if you are traveling to this neck of the woods.
Ken B. - June 23, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid 2013
I will always use turo from now on for all my car rental needs.
Vincent R. - August 11, 2018
Cadillac ATS 2016
Thank you so very much for everything! I highly recommend dealing with Doug and his vehicle. From start to finish, an absolute pleasure! Communication, ease of use, convenience of pickup, extremely clean car, runs great, smooth drop-off, seriously, such a beautiful car! Why bother ever using any other type of car rental service. Thank you Doug for making this such a seamless and pleasant experience.
Robert H. - July 30, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2007
Perfect vehicle to rent if you are on a tight budget. Amazing on gas. Overall very easy and smooth experience would recommend renting through Jarrod if ever in the Pittsburgh area
Grant H. - August 20, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2007
The bus picked us up at the airport, and it’s only 15 minutes away from the stop. The walk is about 10 minutes, which isn’t too bad. Car was easy to find and was ready to go. What I like the most about this trip is that Jarrod was such a good host. He is very responsive to message. I requested for changes like couple times to switch the dates, and also the returning time literally last minute, and he responded within 10 minutes. So, overall, I really enjoyed what I paid for. If you don’t mind a bit of walk and want to save some money, I definitely recommend renting the cars from him.
Pawares P. - August 19, 2019
Ford Focus 2010
Yasser made the trip seamless and was very responsive to messages. Would definitely rent from him again in the Pittsburgh area!
Sanjeev R. - September 11, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2016
Awesome car. Awesome onwer. If I need to rent a car I will rent from her again.
Bruce T. - June 15, 2018
Toyota Camry 2010
Very nice man. Very good communication. Very easy collect & return. Thanks :) my trip to Pittsburgh was fun!
Jacqueline M. - September 9, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2007
Process was super easy and painless! A quick 10 minutes, a cheap Lyft ride to get/return. Instructions on everything were clear and responses when needed were quick. We were running behind both on picking up the car and in a rush to catch our ride when we were returning it at 2:30am but everything was made pretty simple and painless. Car is nothing special but can't beat the price and it gets awesome gas mileage which is just what we needed. Made our trip to Pittsburgh go that much smoother!
Bria V. - July 7, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2015
Alen was an incredible Turo host, the car ran great, make sure to only use DIESEL gas. He was flexible with pick up and drop off and had great communication. Would definitely rent from Alen again in my next trip to Pittsburgh!
Derek M. - July 14, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Patrick was knowledgeable about the car and easy to communicate. He responded quickly and provided good recommendations about learning more about Tesla. It’s in great condition. You should try a Tesla; it’s amazing! I would highly recommend renting Patrick’s Tesla!
Susan S. - August 18, 2019
Honda Civic 2016
We made our first trip to PA this month and loved using Jonathan's Honda! It was very clean and spacious!! Jonathan was very flexible when our flight was delayed but we kept in very good contact with him. I will definitely be looking forward to using this car when we visit PA again!!
Misty M. - August 29, 2019
Toyota Camry 2011
Yasser is professional, prompt, and honest. The car was in great condition and I had no issues at all and would quickly rent a car from him again. Thanks!
Jan-Tosh G. - August 20, 2018
Volkswagen Golf 2016
Great guy to rent from, seriously the best cars! All clean, top to bottom, all of them smelt new right off the dealership lot!!!! If you want a nice ride for a few days while in the Pittsburgh area rent from this guy!!!! Period
Cordaven H. - July 13, 2018
Ford Mustang 2015
Fun car that was clean and presentable. The AC seats were great for the summer. Dion was simple to work with. Also the mileage that came with the rental was enough for a road trip. Thanks!
Gordon K. - July 20, 2019
Honda Civic 2016
Jonathan was great. Great car too
Luke B. - August 24, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2018
Very nice and out going would definitely rent again
Asia H. - August 20, 2019
Ford Taurus 2016
Everything was perfect ! Thank you for being flexible ! I’ll be renting from you again
Brittany B. - August 18, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2007
good car drove columbus had no issues
Cedric G. - September 8, 2019
Toyota C-HR 2019
JARVIS went out of his way to make this trip as convenient as possible for me 5 stars
Ryan S. - September 7, 2019
Subaru Impreza 2013
The car was very clean and easy to drive. Communication with Allen was great!
Andrea V. - September 8, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2010
Car was great! Yasser was so nice and easygoing.
Jeremy F. - September 7, 2019
Honda Civic 2008
Yasser was great and accommodating when our plans changed! Would rent from him again.
Heidi W. - September 8, 2019
Polaris Slingshot 2015
First off Clarence was awesome! He showed me exactly how things worked on the vehicle down to everything I might encounter. He was very friendly and accommodating. He also made me feel very relaxed and excited to drive the slingshot. You honestly couldn’t ask for a better host. He is down to earth, kind, and very cool. I liked this sweet ride so much that I’m considering buying my own. I would recommend renting the slingshot just for the experience of getting to know someone like Clarence. This was my first Turo experience and Clarence definitely set the bar extremely high! Thanks again!
Robert B. - September 2, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette 2016
Nathan was easy to work with. Was very communicative and flexible. His car is sweet! It was very clean.
Teresa A. - August 27, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Patrick was great! The car was extremely clean and the whole process was awesome!
Alicia R. - August 29, 2019
Subaru Impreza 2013
Excellent vehicle and a very cool owner! We had a great trip with no problems at all, great gas mileage, and painless pickup and drop off. This was our first time using Turo and we definitely will again due to the awesome experience!
Lucas S. - September 3, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012
Excellent host-explained the car and turo
Aylin T. - September 2, 2019
Subaru Impreza 2013
Allen is very nice, and it’s a wonderful car.
Zhuoran Z. - September 10, 2019
Honda Civic 2008
I was having some car repairs , he was very professional and pleasant to talk to , easy and fast. I would definitely use him again. and his car was very clean and smoke free.
Eliza E. - September 10, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid 2013
Alen was awesome. We had a car booked for our trip and 5 days prior that first owner notified us that his only car was in an accident and we were stuck looking for an alternative. We unfortunately couldn’t get on the line efficiently with Turo for a change and we made the call ourselves to Alen. We had rented from him before so we had his info. Alen was very quick to resolve our dilemma and get us a car that we needed for this trip and stay within budget. Appreciate him and would recommend him as the top host in Pittsburgh!
Rachel O. - January 5, 2019
Ford Focus 2010
This was my first Turo experience and Yasser was just amazing. Not only is he super flexible and friendly, he really does everything in his power to offer great service to people who book his vehicles. Last minute changes were no problem. He was extremely accommodating and on top of that a very knowledgeable man who is great at conversing! If anyone ever needs a car in Pittsburgh, they should get it from Yasser. I really cannot imagine that there is any other car owner on Turo that is as honest and upright as this man!
Anika G. - June 16, 2019
Chevrolet Sonic 2012
Justin’s car was perfect and economical for my two-week trip back to PA to handle family matters. Justin was very responsive to questions and car pickup/drop off was easy. I would rent again from Justin if I had the need!
Pamela W. - June 17, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2007
Great little car. Good on gas. Easy pick up and drop off. Seamless rental! Thanks.
William B. - July 31, 2019
Toyota Camry 2010
Man where can i start. I must say this has been the best rental experience i have ever had. Yasser was very cool and collect and very professional. I will definitely be doing business with him again very soon. Very pleased
Anthony M. - July 31, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2007
I, accidentally, left my favorite insulated cup in the cup holder. It's between the seats and difficult to see so I didn't see it. I hope that Jarrod will return it. Otherwise, I am VERY happy with the rental of this Yaris. It is my fault that I didn't notice that this car doesn't have cruise control. But the car was 'peppy' and in good shape. I enjoyed using it and felt very comfortable in it.
Karen F. - August 9, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
Nathan is the best renter I have had so far with Turo. He is extremely friendly understanding and works with you. He really made my experience great on top the car being an absolute beauty he made it more worth it. If your looking for a beautiful car inside and out and a great host Book with Nathan you won’t regret it 😊
Finesse H. - July 22, 2019
Toyota Yaris iA 2018
Awesome experience! Has no issues at all, and everything went smoothly and perfectly. Definitely would use again, and would definitely recommend!
Cynthia P. - August 16, 2019
BMW 1 Series 2009
Very fun convertible! Perfect to drive around on a sunny day!
Coady L. - August 25, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2010
Yasser is amazing and responds quick! Thank you for your services you will see more of me
Kennesha H. - September 1, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2014
Tarik was very easy to deal with. Him and his Jetta were great. We drove all over and the gas that Jetta used was barely nothing. Best part, He went out of his way to accommodate me when I wasn't able to drop the car off at the pick up location. Like dealing with a friend. Hands down use him if you are anywhere near Pittsburgh. He went out of his way!! Thanks Tarik
Laurent G. - May 8, 2018
Tesla Model 3 2018
Patrick's Model 3 is awesome and he made the whole process super easy. I had friends coming over for the weekend and needed something with four doors, so why not try out a Tesla and see what all the hype is about? It's well worth it! The car rides smooth whether you're on the highway or zipping around the hills and neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. It takes a little exploring to find some things on the touch screen, but Patrick sent a link to a YouTube tutorial before I picked the car up that explains everything you need. I had the car for a weekend and plugged it in for about an hour to charge at a public charging station, mostly just to see how it works. There's a gauge to tell you how many miles you have left and I never felt like I was going to run out. The GPS even tells you how much charge you'll have after arriving at your destination, so it's easy to plan for. There's an obvious cool factor inherent in driving a Tesla around. I've driven super cars through small towns and never had as much engagement with curious pedestrians and driver's as I had driving this car. Be prepared to have a quick chat with the car next to you at a red light or people walking by at public charging stations. People are very curious about these cars and it's fun to give them your take on it. I loved the Model 3 and would definitely rent from Patrick again! It was easy, fun, and affordable. Give it a shot!
Allen W. - July 8, 2018
Volkswagen Golf 2015
Alan was very easy to work with, I had a bit of a scheduling mishap and he made it work without any hitches. I’d definitely rent one of his cars when I’m back in Pittsburgh!
Briella D. - October 12, 2018
Toyota Camry 2010
In Pittsburgh to support my brother who had just had a kidney transplant and would need a ride from the hospital to the hotel when releaser. Yasser made the transportation portion of my visit painless. He was prompt in his responses from the trip request to the duration of the trip. The car was clean and in very good mechanical condition. A very satisfying experience overall.
Mochadutch .. - April 13, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2018
My first experience on Turo and will stick with Alen whenever I am in Pittsburgh. Easiest guy to talk to and rates are better than Avis! This is how personal vehicle rental is supposed to work.
Eric G. - February 21, 2019
Tajania Shalay
Chevrolet Spark 2014
Justin made my last minute business trip a breeze! He made pick up & drop off so easy and also was so flexible with me! His car was SO clean! Not a crumb in sight! Thanks Justin!
Tajania Shalay C. - June 21, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2016
Stephanie went out of her way to make our airport arrival and meetup a wonderful experience. She extended a level of professionalism, trust, and caring to us making us feel exceptionally welcome. Her VW Passat was well cared for with great attention to detail, almost to showroom perfection. We most appreciated her hospitality and wish her all the best.
Kenneth M. - June 23, 2019
Chevrolet Camaro 2014
A truly amazing car with all the power at your fingertips, rented out by the nicest person! I highly recommend renting from Waqas, you won't regret it! Very flexible with his schedule and kind!
Charles B. - June 15, 2019
Honda Civic 2008
Another great trip with one of Yassers vehicles! Convenient pick up location, clean well running car, great communication and flexible. I found my Turo host that I will use for all future needs.
Jackie L. - June 17, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2014
Alex is a great guy! He was flexible on my drop off time when my trip plans changed unexpectedly. This E-Class is a stunning ride! It was comfortable and classy, perfect for getting around the beautiful city of Pittsburgh. I would absolutely rent this vehicle again.
Daniel W. - April 26, 2019
Jaguar F-TYPE 2016
Great car and really fun to drive and the owner was very nice with me and showed me how to get things done with the car can’t wait to rent from him again whenever I get back in town
Yggens P. - June 24, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette 2016
Nate is a very nice guy with an amazing car. He does very well to accommodate you for your trip, and is very flexible! I highly recommend him, 5/5!
Charles B. - July 14, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2015
Alen and his family were so helpful and flexible with my last minute rental. Thanks again.
Jonathan B. - August 3, 2019
Mazda 6 2017
Sampath made my trip an awesome experience. Fast response time and super flexible. I will definitely consider using this car for a future toro experience
Audra V. - June 27, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2015
The whole rental experience been great overall!
Devon T. - August 9, 2019
Honda Accord 2009
Dealing with Jason was awsome. He was very friendly and helpful with me as a first time user. The car was amazing ,clean, cumfy and a joy to ride in. Thank you for helping my family visit a sick relative.
Troy S. - July 6, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2015
Alen was awesome. He dropped the car at our hotel and picked it up there. The car was super fun and got us around town. We will be renting through Alen next time we are in town.
Bradley W. - July 22, 2019
Honda Accord 2009
Real, honest and its a good rental
Juan L. - August 8, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2016
This trip was awesome the car was great perfect condition clean and a great car to get around in the city of Pittsburgh!!! Also the host made it very convenient for me aint nothing like getting off the plane and straight into a vehicle without waiting it was there just like he promised thanks a ton very pleased!!!
Chantele K. - April 3, 2018
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid 2013
Alen was EXCELLENT to rent from. and made the entire process quite easy from beginning to end. He was very efficient and communicated with me immediately. Pick-up and drop-off were super easy to arrange and the vehicle we rented was wonderful with superb gas mileage. He is a very nice gentleman, well organized, super friendly, cares about his vehicles (which shows) and even more about his customers satisfaction during their driving experience. We will definitely use him in the future on our next return to Pittsburgh.
Nicole E. - April 30, 2018
Quest Realty
Toyota Yaris 2007
I just had an awesome rental experience with Jarrod using his Toyota Yaris. I am fairly new to using Turo, he took the time to walk me through how to complete my reservation of the vehicle and was very patient and understanding of my ignorance with the app. He also provided an awesome product. The 2007 Yaris was in excellent condition for a car off it's age and was AWESOME regarding gas millage. And the kicker was I got all of this awesomeness for a really competitive(cheap) rate. I most likely will be a repeat customer.
Quest Realty H. - May 15, 2018
Volvo S60 2012
Great car great host !!! The car was very clean drives smooth nice on gas ! A wonderful car to drive around Pittsburgh definitely enjoyed it and looking forward to renting again in the near future especially with the host alen being convenient and professional amazing guy !!!!
Chantele K. - July 4, 2018
Matt & Jessica
Acura TLX 2018
M was great to deal with, beautiful car. Will definitely work with him when I’m back in Pittsburgh!
Matt & Jessica K. - September 12, 2018
Ford Focus 2010
I use his cars a lot and haven't had a problem. Nice cars and cheap price. Thanks!
Julie C. - March 23, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2007
It was a good trip. The car is very cost-effective, and it handles the Pittsburgh Streets very well. It did make a few sounds that can be alarming. But it gave us no problems. Everything was very professional.
Willie L. - December 21, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2012
Awesome person! Jarrod made the rental and extensions easy and he was always accommodating! Vehicles were reliable and maintained well. I highly recommend him and his cars!
Beth B. - December 23, 2018
Honda Civic 2011
Yasser was great to deal with. Easy pick up and drop off. The car we had booked was in an accident prior to us picking up the car, but Yasser was able to give another car without any hassle. Would rent again with Yasser!
Sabina P. - April 2, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2014
Tarik is my favorite Turo guy. He is super cool and knows how to communicate effectively. I appreciate his prompt response to any questions or concerns. I will be renting from him again. If you are in Pittsburgh and this is your first time using Turo, make Tarik your first experience. You will not regret it!
Sherrelle A. - April 18, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012
5 Star experience. Starting from Maine, flying into Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving day and first time Turo guest no backup plan yet none needed. Alan and car were as stated. Excellent communication response times, very polite and professional. Car was immaculate. Would rent from Alan again.
Ken B. - November 25, 2018
Chevrolet Sonic 2012
Justin had the car ready for us for our 10 day trip. We we're lucky to be already acquainted with the Chevy Sonic because that's the car we have at home, and my mother-in-law has one too. It was clean, ran very well and Justin made the process easy for us. You're on Turo anyways and know the price of big name rental agencies are $$$. The price was perfect for the Sonic and was the reason we went with it. Thanks!
Shannon S. - January 9, 2019
Honda Accord 2014
Nice and comfortable car. Everything was quite convinient during our rental. 5 stars and would rent again.
Barış G. - May 27, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2014
Tarik was a very thoughtful host. I needed to extend my trip because of a family health issue, but the car was booked my another guest. He was kind enough to reach out to the guest and offer them another one of his cars so that I could keep mine longer. Communication was easy and my pick up and return to the airport was effortless. I would definitely book with Tarik again.
Lisa C. - May 28, 2019
Honda Accord 2009
Car was clean & Jason was very Easy to deal with. I would recommend Him to anyone using Turo.. I would Definitely rent again!
Melvin J. - May 18, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Patrick and his wife were helpful and a pleasure to meet. Renting the Tesla was a birthday gift from my girlfriend. I had a great experience! The drive is so silent and stylish. I felt amazing on the road. I definitely recommend Patrick and his Tesla.
James H. - June 23, 2019
Chevrolet Spark 2014
Such a wonderful and easy experience! First time using this service. Car was perfect and justin was great with communication.
Stacey S. - June 25, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Patrick was great...Very friendly and accommodating! Definitely a great choice! Oh and the car was awesome as well! Thanks again Patrick!
Jessica B. - June 17, 2019
Ford Focus 2010
Yasser is nothing short of amazing. Professional, kind, and courteous. He made this experience an awesome one! Will be renting again from him soon ☺️
Davonna R. - June 22, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2007
Jerrod was accommodating and gave straightforward directions that made the trip easy and smooth.
Phil D. - June 23, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2007
Jarrod’s car was as expected. Pick-up and return were easy. The car was picked up at a pre-arranged location. The process was easy and straightforward. The car itself was nothing fancy, but that’s all I needed to get myself from point A to point B for a wedding this weekend. The car drove well (no cruise control if that’s an issue for you) and had good gas mileage. I drove back and forth to State College and paid 28.00 in total to fill up the tank and go both directions. Not bad! Jarrod seemed honest and straightforward. I felt very comfortable using Turo for the first time.
Helen E. - June 30, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2014
This was a very pleasant experience, thanks to Tarik. He made our transaction seamless. Very nice, clean car. Fun to drive & easy on gas. I'll definitely call on Tarik again...
Judi G. - July 11, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2007
great affordable option while i was in town! Jarrod was very easy to communicate with and the car gets great gas mileage as well.
Wren M. - July 29, 2019
Polaris Slingshot 2015
Clarence was an AMAZING host. He had his vehicle at the pick up right on time and ready to go. It looked better in person than it did in the pictures. When I had a question along the way he was right there to answer it. My wife and I had an amazing time in the slingshot...we liked it so much we bought one haha. If you get a chance, rent Clarence’s amazing ride...most fun we had in a while.
Matthew D. - July 29, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2013
Man do I want to buy a 328i now Haha. Car was great and perfectly described. Owner was cool and flexible when my flight was late. 1st turo try and extremely happy with my experience.
Tyler V. - July 24, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2007
Jarrod is a great person to rent from.He is professional and make everything smooth.
Adam P. - July 31, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette 2016
Great experience renting from Nate on Turo. The corvette is in great shape and a blast to drive. Nate is a good person and someone you want to do business with.
Matt K. - August 2, 2019
Cadillac ATS 2016
The pickup and drop off process was seamless, the ATS was very clean. Doug was a gentlemen and outside cleaning the car off when I arrived. The ATS is an amazing vehicle without a doubt. Really happy about the opportunity to experience it. Thank you Doug!
Derrick B. - August 4, 2019
Polaris Slingshot 2015
Awesome car. Awesome guy. Recommend
Daniel C. - June 30, 2019

Best Pittsburgh driving roads

Canton Avenue

The 37% grade on Canton Avenue makes it the steepest in the US, so even though it’s only a tenth of a mile long, you’ll want to push your Pittsburgh car rental alternative up this one.

Highway 30

For gorgeous views and sweeping curves on a less traveled road, zip east to Latrobe and head south to Ligonier, or go farther to climb the ridge at Laughlintown.

Lake Wilhelm Scenic Byway

Take your time cruising through farmland north of the city in your PIttsburgh car rental alternative, and take the turnoff for Lake Wilhelm for a pleasant six-mile spin around the lake’s edge.