The Monongahela Incline along with the Duquesne Incline, are two of the most popular tourist attractions in Pittsburgh. On weekends, in particular, they can be crowded. Our number one 'pro tip' is to plan ahead and bring exact change cash to avoid the line at the ticket machine. If you have exact change ($3.50 round trip for adults, $2.50 for children -- must be completed within 3 hours), you can get in line for the next trip rather than getting in line for the ticket machine.
A flashing light in the terminal indicates which car will be boarding next. Proceed to the stairs on that side of the terminal.
*Important: stand against the wall away from the incline car doors and do not block the exit side of the stairs. Allow all passengers to exit the cars before trying to board the cars. This will help prevent bottlenecks that delay everyone.
Just south of the lower station of the Incline on Carson Street is the light rail 'T' which will take you into the City of Pittsburgh. Ask the incline operator at the upper station of the Mon Incline for a continuation transfer, and you can take the 'T' into Pittsburgh for free (up to 3 hours).