Celebrate with a Party Bus Rental in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA is called the "City of Bridges" for the over four hundred bridges that connect the city

Pittsburgh straddles the Ohio, Monongahela, and Allegheny rivers, and is called by many of its 305,000 people the “City of Bridges” for the over four hundred bridges that connect the city. Also known as the “Steel City” for the many steel-related companies that make their home there, today’s Pittsburgh is home to Fortune 500 companies, sixty-eight colleges and universities, and top-shelf leaders in research in development.

But Pittsburgh is also known as one of the world’s most livable cities, with an eye toward sustainable energy and high ratings when it comes to cost of living and opportunity. Pittsburgh has been called a great place to raise a family by publications such as Forbes and The Economist.

Pittsburgh consists of a downtown area (known as the Golden Triangle), and four areas surrounding:

  • The North Side, an historic center and home to Heinz Field, the Carnegie Science Center, and the Allegheny Observatory
  • The South Side, a developing area that once centered on housing for railroad and mill workers
  • The East End, home to many of Pittsburgh’s educational landmarks, such as the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University
  • The West End, a residential area full of local businesses and historic landmarks

Here are a few of the things you can see and do from the comfort of a charter bus in Pittsburgh.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Charter a bus rental in Pittsburgh and make your way to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Found in Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, the Phipps Conservatory is an historic landmark appearing on the National Register of Historic Places. It was presented to the City of Pittsburgh as a gift by steel baron Henry Phipps in 1893. A masterpiece of Victorian architecture, the fourteen-room conservatory is also one of the most eco-friendly structures in the world, earning Platinum and Silver certifications from LEED. Visitors can explore the fourteen rooms at their leisure and enjoy vastly different themes and aesthetics; from the Orchid Room in the west wing, to the butterfly exhibits in the Stove Room and the miniature railroad in the South Conservatory.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

There’s no better destination for a school bus rental in Pittsburgh than the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Founded by Andrew Carnegie himself in 1896, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History is among the top-ranked museums in America. Its galleries contain over twenty million specimens. The museum receives approximately 60,000 school visits a year, and actively participates in outreach and education programs, traveling to schools in western Pennsylvania to help children learn about natural history. One of the museum’s claims to fame is its 1899 discovery of Diplodocus carnegii, which now sits among the museum’s record-setting collection of Jurassic-period dinosaurs. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is one of four Carnegie museums in Pittsburgh, the others being the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Carnegie Science Center.

Cathedral of Learning

The Cathedral of Learning stands on the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh. It’s one of the tallest educational buildings in the world at 42 stories high, and has over two thousand rooms, including a four-story vaulted Gothic study. Modeled after a Gothic Revival cathedral, the “Cathy” (as it’s called by locals) includes conference rooms, theaters, food courts, a ballroom, an auditorium, and much more. Visitors will find plenty to explore, including the lushly appointed Babcock Room, the relaxed atmosphere of the Braun Room, the expansive Croghan-Schenley Ballroom, and the world-famous Humanities Center. You could book a coach bus rental in Pittsburgh and spend a day (if not more) seeing the sights at the Cathedral of Learning,

National Aviary

Bird lovers will find over five hundred birds spanning a hundred and fifty species at the National Aviary, and you have only to rent a bus in Pittsburgh to go see it. The Aviary’s collection is hugely diverse, including such specimens as the hyacinth macaw, the green-backed trogon, the blue-winged mountain tanager, the scarlet-headed blackbird, and spectacled owls. Many of the Aviary’s birds are endangered, and the facility is working to help preserve even more species in captivity. The National Aviary, originally a public institution, was sold to private investors in 1991 as part of a program to save it from closing, and was granted honorary national status in 1993. Over 100,000 bird lovers visit the Aviary each year.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

At the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium, guests will find over four thousand animals on display, including twenty endangered species. The zoo features a 45,000 square foot aquarium, a 16-acre indoor rainforest, three bear exhibits, a replica of a coastal fishing village, and “The Islands,” an exhibit which focuses on such endangered animals as Galapagos tortoises, Philippine crocodiles, and more. Since its opening in 1898, the Pittsburgh Zoo has grown more and more focused on conservation and protection of threatened species. Among its claims to fame is the successful birth of an African elephant calf in 1999, a litter of Amur tigers in 2006, and a baby sea lion in 2009. Gather your friends and family, book a minibus rental in Pittsburgh, and see what the zoo has to offer.

See the Steel City with a Bus Rental in Pittsburgh

Whether you need a simple shuttle bus rental in Pittsburgh, or something larger and more luxurious, Metropolitan Shuttle can help make your next trip to the Steel City a snap. Metropolitan Shuttle is a reservation service for charter buses, and we’ll find you vehicles from the best charter bus companies in Pittsburgh. Want to know more? Call us at 1-866-556-3545 or contact us today for pricing on your next bus charter.


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“The bus trip was perfect. I received many comments from the attendees about how convenient the service was for our trip. I believe during our future Yankees excursions we will use your service and keep you in mind for others. Thanks!!”

Columbia University Business School

“When the Department tasked your company to come up with drivers, vans & buses to support the G20 summit on such short notice, you not only met that challenge, but were resourceful in getting us photos and bio data needed to meet the security requirements. (We have a total of 44 drivers) with only 8 DOS drivers as well as all the vehicles needed – this is indeed an accomplishment!”

G20 Summit

“I just wanted to send you a note thanking you for the great service you gave the St. David Show Choir during our recent visit to California. The buses were always nice and prompt and the bus drivers were very courteous, We hope to use your company on future visits. Thank you again.”

St. David Arizona Show Choir

“Thank you for all of your help during the past few weeks. We couldn’t have made it through L.A. Screenings … without you!”

Sony Pictures Television International

“Thank you for your kind assistance to the Office of Homeland Security. It was a pleasure working with you.”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

“I am an attorney and the coordinator for a golf trip for our firm’s clients in Birmingham.  I was recently left in a bind with another transportation company at the last minute.  I called Metropolitan and reached Nevin.  He immediately took care of me and rectified the situation – he responded to everything quickly, got everything I needed arranged, and had a great personality while doing it.  I just wanted to drop a note since customer service can be such unrewarding work as I feel that people are quicker to point out the negatives rather than the positives in this business.  Nevin did a job well done.”

Hennessy & Roach, P.C.

“Thank you, thus far, for your shuttle services from Morehouse School of Medicine to Grady Memorial Hospital. We have received numerous of compliments of vehicles as well as time efficiency. I kindly request for shuttle driver, Isaac, to frequently transport us to our locations. He is a careful and professional driver with extensive knowledge of the downtown Atlanta area as well as familiar with our time schedule and route. Again, thank you for your services.”

Morehouse School of Medicine

“Everything went off without a hitch. Your limos and buses were perfect, and very accommodating given the flexibility we needed with the rain. By all means, I won’t hesitate to call you for anything we need or refer my friends for anything they may need in the future.”

Private event

“Things went superbly; words cannot describe how amazing things went. This was my first year to act as Social Chair and put large groups like this and then move them for a night of fun. But ya’ll helped so much with finding the extra buses I needed in such a small time, I didn’t think it could be done but ya’ll proved me wrong. Andy kept me updated and helped out more than was necessary and was right on top of everything. He helped me understand what would be needed and expected and I hope that everything on our side went well. The service was great; the bus drivers introduced themselves, gave me cell phone numbers, and were very friendly to everyone that rode. Then we were off and everything ran smoothly. I cannot stress how grateful I am and how amazing the buses were, everything went better than planned. Thank you so much for the service and you went above and beyond our standards, you have a great company and we will definitely use you in the future… maybe with a little more time to spare (haha). Thank you again and if there was anything that [you] were concerned about on our part, please let me know so I can make changes in the future.”

Oklahoma State University

“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your help and support in coordinating the bus transportation for our employee meetings… As I mentioned to you when I first contacted Metropolitan, the drivers were late the last two years but this year, thanks to you, your driver Eric was at the facility earlier than the designated time. Because of this, our employees arrived at our main plant in a timely manner and the meetings started very promptly.”

Palladon Iron Corporation

“I wanted to thank and compliment you, your company, and most of all, your driver. Your response to our request for a quote was fast and efficient. You showed both courteous and professional service. We had already had scheduled and paid for our trip with another bus service when they cancelled three days prior to our service date. You got us back “on track” within hours of that cancellations at a competitive price. Your driver was exceptional. He was dressed in a well pressed suit, courteous beyond belief, and a excellent and safe driver. You have won all our future business.”

Hinsdale Cub Scouts

“I really appreciate the fact that you understood my concern about the driver being on-time. I was really worried that 2008 would be a repeat of 2006 and 2007 but thanks to you, everything went smoothly. I can assure you that I’ll call Metropolitan again in 2009. Thank you again for your outstanding work on this request. I enjoy working with people who pay attention to details and who make it a point to provide good customer service. You scored very high on both counts! Have a great day.”

Trojan Battery

“It was awesome. Our driver was exceptional and our bus exceeded expectations. Thanks for all your assistance and we will use you again in the future.”

Glazier Foods

“Your professionalism is greatly appreciated. It’s always a pleasure to work with  Metropolitan Shuttle!”

Mercury Marketing Resources, Inc.

“Thank you for the good service provided by Yvan last Saturday in NY. On time, friendly, clean bus…we shall surely recommend your company to others as the occasion arises.”

Hon. Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium in Illinois & Indiana

I wanted to thank you for all of your assistance with our event this past weekend. The drivers were prompt and courteous and I received more than 1 compliment about them from the graduates, especially Glenn, whom the riders found very amusing.

They were fantastic at communicating with me and making sure that we were all on the same page and I am looking forwarding to booking your company for my next event.

Red Lion-Concordia University

“We had a wonderful time this weekend and it couldn’t have happened without great transportation. I had no references and got your co. from a Google Search and we were very pleased. The driver was early, the bus was nice and clean and Danny our driver was very good and personable. Based on my experience I would use Metropolitan again and recommend to my friends.”

Spread the Word Ministries

“I didn’t want the week to end without getting I touch with you to let you know in writing how satisfied we were with everything from beginning to end… your professionalism, our changes and your willingness to accommodate them. The bus was beautiful.  Mr. Thomas, our driver was fantastic.  A total professional.  Everyone raved about how wonderful he was.  How well he managed the high volume of traffic in Manhattan on the day of our trip.  He got our group here from NY to PA happy, safe and in good time… We are planning our next event and are looking at the logistics involved of shuttling guests every hour on the hour for a 24-hour period from the NJ transit station to our next locale.  We are keeping Metropolitan Shuttle at the top of our list for all our future transportation needs.”

The Shuttah Group

The service provided was excellent. We did not have any complaints with Bus that was provided or the drivers. There was a very high level of professionalism being exemplified by the office team (Chanel) and the drivers. I would highly recommend Metropolitan Shuttle to other clients. The level of service deserves 5 stars. Thanks again!

MHI Inc.