Pittsburgh Travel & Accommodations

There are many ways to take advantage of the numerous ways to travel to Pittsburgh and various accommodations available. If you are traveling by car, please view Carnegie Mellon’s GPS address. Below are some helpful tips if you will be traveling by air, bus or train.

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 $3.75 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.


If you plan to stay overnight in Pittsburgh, you can make arrangements directly with the local hotels. For your convenience, most hotels will provide shuttle services to campus. Also, most hotels will offer discount rates to Carnegie Mellon visitors. Make sure to request the special rate when making reservations.

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