Types of Transportation Available to Campus
By bus - Greyhound-Trailways -www.greyhound.com- bus station in Pittsburgh is located at 55 11th Street, downtown within about three miles of Pitt's campus. The campus can be reached by taxi service or by Port Authority Bus lines on Fifth Avenue, several blocks from the station.
Yellow Cab (412-321-8100) and People's Cab (412-466-8300) provide service to the Oakland area. Fares from downtown are approximately $11-$14.
By plane - Pittsburgh International Airport is about 20 miles west of Pitt.
For $3.25 one way, the 28X Airport Flyer runs about every 20 minutes from the airport to Oakland and the University of Pittsburgh. To learn more about this and other forms of ground transportation click here.
From the airport - Depart the airport and take PA state route 60 toward Pittsburgh. Merge onto US route 22-30 east which will turn into I-279. After going through the Ft. Pitt tunnel, merge right onto I-376 toward Monroeville via exit 6A. After approximately three miles, take the Forbes Ave exit 2A toward Oakland. Forbes Ave will take you into the heart of Oakland and the University of Pittsburgh. Approximate distance and time from the airport: 20 miles/30-40 minutes.
By train - Amtrak -www.amtrak.com- (1-800-872-7245 in Western PA) has two east-bound trains and two west-bound trains each day. Connections can be made in Chicago and New York. The terminal is located at Liberty and Grant Streets downtown. Transportation to Pitt from downtown can be made by bus or cab.
Driving Instructions to Campus
By car from the East - Cars traveling from the east via the PA Turnpike (I-76) should take Exit 57 to I-376 West. From I-376 West take Exit 73B, Oakland, onto Bates Street. Remain in the right lane on Bates Street and proceed across the Boulevard of the Allies. Follow Bates Street until it ends at Bouquet Street and turn left onto Bouquet. Follow Bouquet until the traffic light at Forbes Avenue. At the stop light, turn right onto Forbes Avenue.
From the West - Cars traveling from the west via the PA Turnpike (I-76) should take Exit 28 and follow I-79 South to I-279 South. (You exit to the left off I-79.) Follow I-279 South to the I-579/Veteran's Bridge exit. Take I-579 to the Oakland/Monroeville exit onto the Boulevard of the Allies. Follow Boulevard of the Allies to Forbes Avenue exit on your right. Merge onto Forbes Avenue which leads right into the Pitt campus.
From the North - Take I-79 South to I-279 South. (You exit to the left off I-79.) Follow I-279 South to the I-579/Veteran's Bridge exit. Take I-579 to the Oakland/Monroeville exit onto the Boulevard of the Allies. Follow Boulevard of the Allies to Forbes Avenue exit on your right. Merge onto Forbes Avenue which leads right into the Pitt campus.
From the South - Follow I-79 North to the I-279 North Downtown Pittsburgh exit. Follow I-279 North into the city through the Fort Pitt Tunnels. Stay in the right lane before entering the tunnels. Take the I-376 East Monroeville exit. Follow I-376 East to the Forbes Aveue/Oakland exit. Merge onto Forbes Avenue which leads right into the Pitt campus
a few of the many hotels available in the University of Pittsburgh area
Courtyard by Marriott - Shadyside
5308 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
1.54 miles from Alumni Hall
Ask for the Pitt Visitor Rate Residence Inn Pittsburgh
3896 Bigelow Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
0.8 miles from Alumni Hall
By phone: use code PTJG (Studio Suites) and PTJH (1 Bedroom Suites)
Online: use code P6A
Hilton Garden Hotel
3454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
1.0 miles from Alumni Hall Hampton Inn
3315 Hamlet Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
1.3 miles from Alumni Hall
The Holiday Inn*
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
0.1 miles from Alumni Hall
Please use code PADM for the Pitt Admissions Rate Shadyside Inn Suites*
5405 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
1.1 miles from Alumni Hall
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh Bakery Square*
134 Bakery Square Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
3 miles from Alumni Hall
Online: Please use code UPT for the Pitt Admissions Rate