Travel -Bruce and Astrid McWilliams Center for Cosmology - Carnegie Mellon University

Travel Information

Gates Hillman Center

Directions to Campus and Campus Map

In the center of Oakland, our campus is easy to find and interesting to explore. Our campus map can help guide you through our more than 140 acres in the Pittsburgh area.

From the East

  • Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike West to Exit 57, Pittsburgh/Monroeville.
  • Follow Interstate 376 West to Exit 7, Edgewood/Swissvale.
  • 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 Forbes Avenue approximately three miles to campus.
  • Immediately at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Beeler Street, turn left into the parking garage on campus. 

From the West/North

  • Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike east to Exit 28, Perry Highway.
  • Follow Interstate 79 South to 279 South (Exit 72).
  • Follow signs and go over the Fort Duquesne Bridge.Take 376 East to Exit 2A, Forbes Avenue/Oakland.
  • Stay in the right-hand lanes, following Forbes 1.3 miles through the Oakland business district to campus.
  • Immediately at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Beeler Street, turn right into the parking garage on campus.

From the South

  • Take Interstate 79 North to 279 North (Pittsburgh).
  • Follow 279 North toward Pittsburgh through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and 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 Exit 2A, Forbes Avenue/ Oakland.
  • Stay in the right-hand lanes, following Forbes 1.3 miles through the Oakland business district to campus.
  • Immediately at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Beeler Street, turn right into the parking garage on campus.

From the Airport

Carnegie Mellon is 22 miles from the Pittsburgh ­International Airport. Transportation options from Pittsburgh International Airport:
  • Port Authority Transit (PAT) 28X Airport Flyer bus: The bus stops in front of Carnegie Mellon. The trip takes about one hour. For schedules and rates, contact 412-442-2000.
  • Express Shuttle USA provides shuttle service between the airport and hotels in downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland. For schedules and rates, call 412-472-3180.
  • Taxi-cab
    • Yellow Cab: 412-321-8100
    • Peoples Cab: 412-441-3200
    • Checker Cab: 412-664-5600
  • Towncar
    • All Star Limousines: 412-481-4000
    • Embassy Coach Transportation Services: 412-672-4600
    • Regency: 1-800-397-0071
  • Rental cars
    • Avis: 412-472-5200
    • Enterprise: 412-472-3490
    • Hertz: 1-800-654-3131
  • Driving Directions
    • Take 60 South upon exiting airport
    • Stay on 60 South towards Pittsburgh (16 miles)
    • Follow 279 through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and follow signs for 376
    • Once on the bridge, stay in the far right lanes and follow signs for 376 East/Monroeville
    • Take 376 East to Exit 2A, Forbes Avenue/Oakland
    • Stay in the right-hand lanes and follow Forbes Avenue 1.3 miles through the Oakland business district to campus
    • Pass the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Morewood Avenue and the garage entrance will be on your right.