Pittsburgh International Airport to the University of Pittsburgh
The nearest airport to the University of Pittsburgh is the Pittsburgh International Airport. It is a 30-40-minute drive to the University from the airport. Rental cars, taxis, and public transportation are readily available at the airport. The cost of a taxi from Pittsburgh International Airport to the University of Pittsburgh is approximately $60. Both Uber and Lyft also operate in Pittsburgh.
Super Shuttle (800-258-3826) serves the Pittsburgh International Airport and the hotels in Oakland. The charge is about $25.00 one way (you must mention that you will use round-trip service on your first trip to get a slightly discounted, round trip rate). You can make reservations online (supershuttle.com) or in person at the airport. The depot is located behind the escalator near the luggage pick-up (US Airways) and car rental agencies. The Shuttle collects passengers all day and night. Check with the depot when you arrive for the departure times. The shuttle will take you to the Holiday Inn, Oakland, and you should mention that is your destination.
The 28X Airport Express (Port Authority Transit bus) (412-442-2000) is very reliable and inexpensive, just several dollars. The bus runs each 20-30 minutes from the ground transportation area of the airport. The driver does not carry change, so have small bills and change on hand. The bus stops in Oakland at the Corner of Fifth Ave. and Bigelow Blvd, directly opposite the Cathedral of Learning.
If you drive, please try to arrive to campus at least 30 minutes before your scheduled visit to allow time to park and find your way to your destination. Hourly visitor parking and maps are available.
Getting around Pittsburgh
Navigating Pittsburgh can be quite difficult for someone who is not used to the roads. Downtown is triangular rather than on a square grid, highways are built on top of highways, and there are many road oddities all throughout the city. But there are many options to get around Pittsburgh for those looking to visit the city. View a selection of the best recommendations.
There are an abundance of things to do on campus in Oakland or find attractions in other neighborhoods.
- Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
- Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
- Center for American Music
- The FRAME Gallery
- Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
- Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre (Performs at Stephen Foster Memorial)
- Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre
- Schenley Plaza
- Shenley Park
- Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum
Places to Eat
Find restaurants on the Pitt campus in Oakland or see a listing of neighborhood eateries to see why Pittsburgh ranked #4 Best City for Foodies.
- Antoon's Pizza
- Bruegger's Bagels
- Campus Deli
- Crazy Mocha Coffee (A Pittsburgh Original)
- Crepes Parisiennes
- Dave and Andy’s Homemade Ice Cream
- Dunkin' Donuts
- Eat Unique (Vegan friendly)
- Five Guys Burgers & Fries
- Fuel & Fuddle
- Hello Bistro
- Hemingway's Cafe
- Lu Lu's Noodles
- Mad Mex
- Noodles & Company
- The “O” (An Oakland classic )
- Pamela's (Try their famous Crepe Style Hotcakes)
- The Pittsburgh Popcorn Company
- The Porch at Shenley
- Primanti Brothers
- Razzy Fresh Frozen Yogurt
- Rita’s Italian Ice
- Sorrento's Pizza
- Spice Island Tea House
- Sushi Fuku
- Union Grill
- Uncle Sam's Classic Subs