Maps & Directions-Commencement Weekend - Carnegie Mellon University

Getting To & Around Carnegie Mellon

In the Oakland section of the city, CMU's campus is easy to find and interesting to explore. Check out the driving directions below and download a campus map to make navigating easier.

Maps

Campus map

At the Airport

CMU is located 22 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Shuttle service is available between the airport and Pittsburgh hotels. Visit the Super Shuttle website or call 800-258-3826 to make a reservation.

Bus service (28X Airport Flyer) runs between the airport, downtown Pittsburgh, and Oakland.  Visit the Port Authority website or call 412-442-2000 for a schedule.

Uber and Lyft ride sharing is permitted. Use the appropriate app to arrange for services.

Rental cars and taxis are also available at the airport. 

Getting to Campus

From the North and Northeast
  • Take I-279 South to PA-28 South or I-579 South to cross the Veterans Bridge.
  • Follow signs toward I-376 East toward Monroeville. This will take you to the Boulevard of the Allies. 
  • Take the Boulevard of the Allies away from downtown Pittsburgh, into Schenley Park.
  • After crossing the bridge into the park, take the second ramp on the right (marked by a big orange sign saying "Oakland").
  • Follow the ramp and cross the Panther Hollow Bridge, then bear left at the three-way intersection and go past Phipps Conservatory.
  • Turn right on to Frew Street.
  • Turn left on to Tech Street. 
  • Turn right on to Margaret Morrison Street.
  • Turn left on to Forbes Avenue. 
  • This will take you directly to campus. The entrance to the East Campus Garage is located on Forbes Avenue.
  • If you prefer to park in another campus grage or ot, please refer to the campus map above for directions.

From the South and Airport area

  • Take I-376 East and continue through the Fort Pitt Tunnel.
  • Cross the bridge and take the right ramp to continue on I-376 East toward Monroeville.
  • Take Exit 72A Forbes Avenue/Oakland.
  • This will take you directly to campus. The entrance to the East Campus Garage is located on Forbes Avenue.
  • If you'd prefer to park in another campus garage or lot, please refer to the campus map above for directions.

From the East/Monroeville

  • Take I-376 West toward Pittsburgh.
  • Take Exit 74 Squirrel Hill.
  • Off the exit ramp, turn left on to Forward Avenue.
  • As the first traffic signal, bear left on to Murray Avenue.
  • Continue up the hill and turn left on to Forbes Avenue. (There will be a Rite-Aid on your left).
  • This will take you directly to campus. The entrance to the East Campus Garage is located on Forbes Avenue.
  • If you'd prefer to park in another campus garage or lot, please refer to the campus map above for directions.

From the West/Ohio River Valley

  • Take PA-65 South, Ohio River Boulevard, toward downtown Pittsburgh.
  • As you pass Heinz Field, take the right lane toward I-376 East/Fort Pitt Bridge to cross the Fort Duquesne Bridge.
  • Get in the second lane from the right and follow signs toward I-376 East toward Monroeville.
  • Follow signs toward I-376 East toward Monroeville.
  • Take Exit 72A Forbes Avenue/Oakland.
  • This will take you directly to campus. The entrance to the East Campus Garage is located on Forbes Avenue.
  • If you'd prefer to park in another campus garage or lot, please refer to the campus map above for directions.

Off Campus Diploma Ceremonies

For your convenience, walking and driving directions to off-campus diploma ceremonies are avaiable to download.