Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Traveling by Air:
The Pittsburgh International Airport is 22 miles (approximately 45 minutes driving time) from the Carnegie Mellon campus. Once you arrive at the Pittsburgh International Airport there are several transportation options to bring you to campus. While car rentals from most rental agencies are available, the 28X Airport Flyer Bus (sponsored by the Port Authority Transit), is one of the more popular options for visitors and students. The 28X stops in the heart of the Carnegie Mellon campus and typically takes 40 minutes en route to the airport. The trip is free for Carnegie Mellon students and costs $3.25 for other passengers. For more information about schedules and rates, please visit the official PAT website. Additional transportation to/from the airport can found by taxi service and hotel shuttle service. The average taxi fare from the airport to campus is about $45.00.
Traveling by Bus:
The Greyhound Trailways Bus Terminal is located five miles from campus in downtown Pittsburgh. For a detailed transportation schedule, please call 1-800-231-2222. The station terminal is located at the intersection of 11th Street and Liberty Avenue and can be reached by telephone at 412-392-6526.
Traveling by Train:
The Amtrak Train Station is located at 1100 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh and just four miles from campus. For more information on rates and schedules, please call 1-800-872-7245.
Driving Instructions to Campus
Driving From the East:
Take the PA Turnpike West to Pittsburgh/Monroeville Exit.
Follow Interstate 376 West to Edgewood/Swissvale Exit.
Turn right onto Braddock Avenue (at the end of the ramp).
Continue to the Forbes Avenue intersection (Frick Park will be on the left).
Turn left onto Forbes Avenue and follow approximately three miles to campus.
Driving From the West/North:
Take the PA Turnpike to Cranberry Exit. Follow the direct highway connection between the turnpike and Interstate 79 South. Get onto Interstate 79 going south. After several miles bear left directly onto 279 South where Interstate 79 South splits. Stay on 279 South towards Pittsburgh. As you near the city, follow signs for 579 South and cross the Veterans Bridge. After crossing the bridge, watch carefully on your right for the 376 East/Oakland exit ramp. Bear right onto this ramp, which will place you on the Boulevard of the Allies. Continue on the Boulevard of the Allies for approximately 1/2 mile. Do not bear right at the 376 East/Monroeville ramp. Instead, stay left and continue on the Boulevard until the Forbes Avenue Exit off-ramp to the right (the exit will be marked by a small green sign, so watch for it carefully!!) Stay in the right-hand lanes, following Forbes Avenue approximately 1.3 miles through the Oakland business district to campus.
Driving From the South:
Take Interstate 79 North to 279 North (following Pittsburgh). Follow 279 North toward Pittsburgh going through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and then onto the Fort Pitt Bridge. Once on the bridge, stay in the far right lanes and follow signs for 376 East/Monroeville. Take 376 East to the Forbes Avenue/Oakland exit. Stay in the right hand lanes, following Forbes Avenue approximately 1.3 miles through the Oakland business district to campus.
1. Courtyard by Marriott Shadyside/Oakland* - 412-683-3113 1-800-321-2211
2. Friendship Suites - 412-392-1935
3. Hyatt House Pittsburgh/Bloomfield/Shadyside - 412-621-9900
4. Inn on Negley - 412-661-0631
5. Mansions on Fifth Hotel - 412-381-5105
6. SpringHill Suites Bakery Square* - 412-362-8600
7. Sunnyledge Boutique Hotel and Tea Room - 412-683-5014
8. ShadySide Inn All Suites Hotel* - 412-441-4444 1-800-76-SUITE
9. Hampton Inn Pittsburgh-University Center* - 412-329-4969
10. Hilton Garden Inn - Pittsburgh University Place* - 412-683-2040
11. Wyndham Pittsburgh - University Center* - 412-682-6200 1-800-864-8287
12. Quality Inn University Center - 412-683-6100 1-800-245-4444
13. Residence Inn by Marriott* - 412-621-2200 1-800-513-8766
*If you plan to stay overnight in Pittsburgh, you can make arrangements directly with the hotels listed above. For your convenience, most hotels will provide shuttle services to campus. Many hotels will offer discount rates to Carnegie Mellon visitors; be sure to request the special rate when making reservations.