Carnegie Mellon University
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Driving to Carnegie Mellon University

Please be aware that the directions below are subject to changes due to construction. Stay up to date on Pittsburgh Traffic Reports.

From the East

Take the PA Turnpike West to Pittsburgh/Monroeville Exit.
Follow Interstate 376 West to Edgewood/Swissvale Exit.
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 approximately three miles to campus.

From the South

Take Interstate 79 North to 279 North (following Pittsburgh).
Follow 279 North toward Pittsburgh going through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and then 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 the Forbes Avenue/Oakland exit. Stay in the right hand lanes, following Forbes Avenue approximately 1.3 miles through the Oakland business district to campus.

From the West/North

Take the PA Turnpike to Cranberry Exit. Follow the direct highway connection between the turnpike and Interstate 79 South. Get onto Interstate 79 going south. After several miles bear left directly onto 279 South where Interstate 79 South splits. Stay on 279 South towards Pittsburgh. As you near the city, follow signs for 579 South and cross the Veterans Bridge. After crossing the bridge, watch carefully on your right for the 376 East/Oakland exit ramp. Bear right onto this ramp, which will place you on the Boulevard of the Allies. Continue on the Boulevard of the Allies for approximately 1/2 mile. Do not bear right at the 376 East/Monroeville ramp. Instead, stay left and continue on the Boulevard until the Forbes Avenue Exit off-ramp to the right (the exit will be marked by a small green sign, so watch for it carefully!!) Stay in the right-hand lanes, following Forbes Avenue approximately 1.3 miles through the Oakland business district to campus.

Directions to Carnegie Mellon University from the Pittsburgh International Airport

Follow 279/376 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 the Forbes Avenue/Oakland exit. Stay in the right hand lanes, following Forbes Avenue approximately 1.3 miles through the Oakland business district to campus. Estimated travel time: 45 minutes.

Directions to the Pittsburgh International Airport from Carnegie Mellon University

From Carnegie Mellon, turn right onto Morewood Avenue, then make a left onto Fifth Avenue. Continue on Fifth Avenue to Halket Street. Turn left onto Halket Street. Go two blocks and turn right onto the Boulevard of the Allies. Exit to the Liberty Bridge and cross the Liberty Bridge to enter the Liberty Tunnels. Once through the tunnels follow signs for Route 51 North to I-279 South/Airport. The route number changes to 279/60, but stay on the parkway for approximately 12 miles until you see the airport exit.

Transportation options from the Pittsburgh International Airport

Port Authority Transit (PAT) 28X Airport Flyer Bus:
The bus stops in front of Carnegie Mellon. The trip takes about 40 minutes. For schedules and rates, contact PAT at 412 442-2000.

Express Shuttle USA
Provides shuttle service between the airport and hotels in downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland. For schedules and rates, call 412 321-4990.

Taxi
Carnegie Mellon is 22 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport.
Yellow Cab: 412 321-8100
Peoples Cab: 412 441-3200
Checker Cab: 412 664-5600

Limousine
All Star Limousines: 1-888 546-6161
Embassy Coach Transportation Services: 412 672-4600
Regency: 1-800 397-0071