The incline is one of the world’s oldest continuously operating funiculars. You can board at either the upper or lower station, though most passengers choose to ride up to Mount Washington from the lower station. At the top you’ll find a museum with exhibits about inclines around the world and Pittsburgh history. Visit the machine room for a glimpse into the funicular’s inner workings. Some Pittsburgh sightseeing tours include a guided ride on the incline.
Things to Know Before You Go
The incline only accepts cash (exact change) or Port Authority passes and tickets. A change machine is available.
Senior passengers aged 65 and older ride for free.
The only available restroom is a portable one outside the lower station.
The upper station and observation deck are wheelchair accessible, but the lower station is not. Call ahead to confirm wheelchair accessibility, as the station is sometimes closed for construction.
Wheelchairs up to 25 inches wide can fit on the cable cars.
How to Get There
The Duquesne Incline has two stations, though most passengers boarding at the lower station at 1197 West Carson Street, where paid parking is available. Wheelchair users board at the upper station, located at 1220 Grandview Ave.
When to Get There
The Duquesne Incline is open every day, all year round, from very early in the morning until late at night, with slightly shortened hours on Sundays and holidays. Weekend afternoons are the busiest time, so ride on a weekday if you want to avoid waiting in line.
Downtown Pittsburgh Attractions
The Duquesne Incline is just a few minutes drive from downtown Pittsburgh. After you’re ride, roll through the city streets on a Segway tour to see ’Burgh landmarks like Heinz Field, PNC Park, and Market Square. The Carnegie Science Center and Children’s Museum are a hit with families, while the Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum give you another opportunity to learn about the city’s history.