There are numerous ways to travel to Pittsburgh and many hotels within just a few miles of campus. Once you're in Pittsburgh, visit our Arriving on Campus page for information about your Carnegie Mellon visit. Below you'll find tips to help plan your Pittsburgh trip.

Getting Here

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.* 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 with their ID and costs $2.75 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 Uber, taxi service and hotel shuttle service. The average Uber/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 with local hotels. Many hotels provide shuttle services to campus (which we encourage you to use due to limited parking on campus). Also, most hotels offer discount rates to Carnegie Mellon visitors. Make sure to request the special rate when making reservations.

Due to security guidelines and space constraints, the Office of Admission will not be able to store any luggage or personal belongings during your visit. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask you to plan accordingly.

Discover Pittsburgh

Carnegie Mellon doesn't have to be the only stop on your Pittsburgh trip. The City of Bridges has so much to experience, whether for a weekend or for the next four years. 

Discover Pittsburgh

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