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
This was my first time using Tuto. I feel I found the Gold Star Provider of Service with Alen. He treats this as a business and service is his top priority and it showed. Excellent communication!! Nice guy. This was easier then a car rental at an airport and for the great Mercedes I rented a MUCH BETTER value. I highly recommend renting from Alen as he will not let you down. I understand he has lower priced cars as well as this great Mercedes that is quiet impressive. It is a wonderful driving experience and made my business trip special. Thanks Alen and Turo!!
Douglas - October 21, 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
Honda Civic 2016
Johnathan was very helpful. He provided a trouble free car rental Experience.
Brian C. - October 21, 2019
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
Toyota Camry 2009
Great service and car runs so smooth! I enjoyed my trip and Donel was a big factor in that. Hope to rent again next time I’m in Pittsburgh
Maraya C. - November 6, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012
This was my first time using Tuto. I feel I found the Gold Star Provider of Service with Alen. He treats this as a business and service is his top priority and it showed. Excellent communication!! Nice guy. This was easier then a car rental at an airport and for the great Mercedes I rented a MUCH BETTER value. I highly recommend renting from Alen as he will not let you down. I understand he has lower priced cars as well as this great Mercedes that is quiet impressive. It is a wonderful driving experience and made my business trip special. Thanks Alen and Turo!!
Douglas C. - October 21, 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
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
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid 2013
Alan was great!!! This is the first time I had a host be thoughtful enough to leave cash in the car for parking. The hybrid VW was clean and drove great. Check out Alens the new Passat, Range Rover, Mercedes, etc. I will definitely rent from Alen again. The best Turo all star host in Pittsburgh.
Ed A. - September 24, 2019
Ford Focus 2008
Yasser is always so accommodating and has very dependable cars! Would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Jeremy F. - November 1, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
Logan was a great guide to the Tesla Model 3. I loved the car. Logan gave me a great run down of the car and was very communicative throughout. Would rent from him again.
Omar S. - October 28, 2019
Toyota Camry 2012
Ryan was very accommodating and interested in my trip. The car had a faint smoke odor and he waived the refueling requirement to make up for it.
Colin M. - November 5, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2015
Was a pleasure to rent from. Very accommodating for my schedule. Car was clean. Fun to drive.
Bryan F. - November 11, 2019
Audi A4 2011
Ryan was the consummate host! Great communication before, during, and after our trip. He was very accommodating and met us in a convenient location at the airport though he was coming from rather far away. I appreciated his service and car very much!
Marc T. - November 9, 2019
Nissan Versa 2009
Car was well kept and gets incredible gas mileage! Easy proximity to the PGH int'l airport. Donel communicated promptly which made for a smooth trip.
CAITLIN J. - November 18, 2019
Toyota Camry 2012
Great communication, clean car, and super convenient. Looking forward to renting again. Thank you!
Shayla R. - November 20, 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 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
Jessie Ruth
Toyota Yaris 2007
Great car! Previous people didn’t clean as much as I would have liked but returned in better condition to pay it forward. Perfect car for renting, close to the airport bus! I had booked a car with an agency but they require credit cards, Jarrod really saved me a whole lot with this rental! I am very happy! This car made my trip!
Jessie Ruth R. - September 19, 2019
Honda Civic 2016
Johnathan made renting a car as easy and seamless as possible. Very easy pick up and drop off, great car, very clean, and Johnathan replies to messages and calls very promptly. I will absolutely be using Johnathan’s Honda Civic next time I’m in Pittsburgh!
Hayden B. - September 15, 2019
Toyota Camry 2010
Great experience! Car was just what we needed and Yasser was very accommodating. Highly recommend!
Suzanne D. - November 3, 2019
Polaris Slingshot 2015
Was an absolute amazing experience in all. Clarence was very friendly and made the whole process go so smooth. Explained how everything worked and how to use everything. I enjoyed it so much I myself want to purchase one along with my girlfriend wants me to as well, but until then i will definitely be renting off of Clarence again!
Shaun M. - October 27, 2019
Honda Civic 2016
Thank you Jonathan for being so accommodating. Airport pick up and drop off made my trip such a breeze!
Roslyn G. - October 27, 2019
Toyota Camry 2010
Such a beautiful car rides amazing love everything about the car rides smooth would recommend highly
Sarah H. - October 28, 2019
Ford Fusion 2012
He is very kind such a beautiful car
Sarah H. - November 13, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2015
Nice car, easy to pick up and drop off off, car was good and reliable and got almost 30mpg, Shailesh was very nice. I definitely recommend him!
Brian D. - November 4, 2019
Kia Forte 2014
Host was terrific! Most accommodating, I did not have to go and pick up and was driven anywhere I wanted after return. Car was very clean and felt new the way it handled. Mints were left behind, middle console, and phone holder was left for easy use of phone and GPS without having to take your eyes off the road. Host understands how to provide a great customer experience and why the highest rating only will apply 5 star rating.
Bryan F. - November 5, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2014
This was a great car to Jace for a weekend getaway with my family. The car was clean, drives awesome and very reliable. Tarik it's a great host, super flexible and helpful.
Serzhan S. - November 6, 2019
Audi RS 3 2018
Mitch was super easy to work with and made the whole experience a breeze. Really fun car that he obviously takes great care of. Definitely will work with him again when I visit the 412!
Nathaniel M. - November 8, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2009
Car was clean and was inspected before we picked up.
Saurabh K. - November 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
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
Honda Civic 2008
Yasser is always great to deal with and has great cars!
Jeremy F. - September 29, 2019
Toyota Camry 2010
Yasser was the most understanding person i’ve rented from! Very clean fresh smelling vehicle at the time of pick up as when i returned as well. Car rode smooth the entire time with no complications or mishaps. Overall my best experience using Turo and its only been my second time. Would rent from him again!
Cydnie W. - September 29, 2019
Audi A4 2011
Best rental process ever. Super kind and punctual guy. Super good communication and response time too.
Branson M. - October 14, 2019
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
Volkswagen Golf 2015
Alen was great! I highly recommend him.
Brian G. - October 24, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2015
Excellent vehicle and amazing mpg on gas
Clifford J. - October 31, 2019
Kia Forte 2014
All New Travel, LLC was absolutely amazing! Easy to pick up and return, very pleasant to work with. Will use again in the future, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Gabriel C. - November 9, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2007
Willing to pick up vehicle after long day.
Inaam S. - November 14, 2019
Honda Civic 2008
Cool guy give you a lot flexibility.
Jovaco I. - November 20, 2019
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
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
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
Honda Accord 2009
Jason and is his car is nice! He was responsive to messages. Renting and returning a car was very simple. His house is not very far away from downtown.
휘진 안. - September 3, 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
Volkswagen Golf 2015
Second time renting from this owner, another great experience!! Great car, rides smooth, very flexible and easy to get a hold of.
Isabella W. - September 27, 2019
Toyota Camry 2010
Very easy going process! Thank you for extending my trip will def rent again
Jazmin M. - September 21, 2019
Polaris Slingshot 2015
I had a blast with the Slingshot! I would recommend renting this car to anyone looking for an open road ride. I received many looks throughout the day. Clarence was very kewl, super nice e guy!
Dawn K. - September 30, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2015
Fun little car. Good on gas and ran well. Communication was reliable if i had any questions. Would definitely rent again.
Will F. - October 14, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid 2013
Renting Allen’s car was easy and efficient. Would recommend !
Justine D. - October 7, 2019
Chevrolet Sonic 2012
This trip was very convenient and the car worked as it should. A short shuttle from the airport dropped me off at the car and then picked me up when I got back.
Michael O. - October 6, 2019
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
Subaru Impreza 2013
Convenient to pickup and return. I had a great trip with this car! Thanks for Allen
Jisoo S. - September 22, 2019
Ford Mustang 2015
Dion is a great guy easy rental even with non standard pickup drop off times. Thanks again
Daniel C. - September 22, 2019
Honda Civic 2016
Jonathan was a pleasure to deal with and very flexible and pleasant despite a missed flight on my arrival and and an illness that delayed my departure. I couldn’t have asked for better service! The car was a smooth drive and roomier than the Civics in my past experience. Very easy on gas. I would definitely call Jonathan again!
Kathleen B. - October 8, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
Honda Civic 2016
Jonathan was great. Great car too
Luke B. - August 24, 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
Tesla Model 3 2018
Patrick was great! The car was extremely clean and the whole process was awesome!
Alicia R. - August 29, 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
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
BMW 5 Series 2011
My man he a coco dude will be renting from him again
Malcolm P. - September 29, 2019
Nissan Versa 2009
Wonderful host. Car was clean and ready to go. It drove very well and is good on gas. Extended the car a couple days and Donel responded very quickly.
Anton M. - September 25, 2019
Ford Focus 2008
Such a great guy, very flexible, car runs great and good on gas. I’d definitely recommend it to whoever is reading this.
Kevin M. - October 6, 2019
Nissan Versa 2009
Great on gas great little car
Jasmine B. - October 6, 2019
Toyota Camry 2010
Very clean car that gave me no problems
Casey M. - October 14, 2019
Chevrolet Corvette 2016
Great experience, Great person to rent from, will recommend to every1!!! Thanx again!
Melissa B. - October 13, 2019
Ford Focus 2010
Great experience renting from Yasser!
Brian G. - October 13, 2019
Nissan Versa 2009
We had a great experience all around! I would recommend this car and Donel to anyone who asked.
Cory B. - October 13, 2019
Audi A4 2011
Ryan is super friendly. The car is well taken care of. Recommend to everyone!
Ningguan L. - October 9, 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.