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Getting from the airport to the university:

The University of Pittsburgh is located in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh. Students can travel to Oakland in a number of ways:

1. Take a city bus (company name: Port Authority). Take bus number 28X, which stops at the University of Pittsburgh. The bus also stops near most major hotels in Oakland. The cost is $3.75. (Exact change is required.) The bus stop is in the airport area called 'Ground Transportation' (on the baggage level). There is a schedule posted near the bus stop. You can also view the schedule online at

2. If you have arranged a homestay through OvECS, your homestay host will meet you at the airport.

3. Take a Super Shuttle. The cost is approximately $27 to Oakland. Make a reservation at the Super Shuttle website or call 800-258-3826.

4. Take a taxi: The cost is approximately $55 to get to the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland.

***PLEASE NOTE: Airport pickup through GlobalPittsburgh is no longer available.

Places to stay upon arrival:

Students who need a place to stay upon arrival and while they look for an apartment have several options:

1. Apply for a 3-7day homestay through GlobalPittsburgh at least two weeks in advance.

2. Reserve a room in one of the hotels located near the university. Hotels close to the university are in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.

Hamptonn Inn University Center
3315 Hamlet St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
telephone: 412-329-4969

0.6 miles (0.96 km) from the ELI

Hilton Garden Inn
3454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
telephone: 412-683-2040

0.1 miles (0.16 km) from the ELI

Hyatt House - Pittsburgh South Side
2795 South Water Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

telephone: 1-800-233-1234 or 412-390-2477
Ask for the Pitt Discount.
miles (3.1 km) from the ELI

Quality Inn University Center
3401 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
telephone: 412-683-6100
miles (0.8 km) from the ELI

Residence Inn by Marriott
3896 Bigelow Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
telephone: 412-621-2200
By phone: Use code PTJG (Studio Suites) and PTJH (1 Bedroom Suites) for the Pitt Admissions Discount.
Online: Use code P6A
for the Pitt Admissions Discount
1.3 miles (2.08 km) from the ELI

Springhill Suites by Marriott
134 Bakery Square Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
telephone: 412-362-8600
By phone: Mention the Pitt Staff Discount
Online: Use promotional code UPT
for the Pitt Discount.
3.0 miles (4.82 km) from the ELI
Free shuttle service to and from the University is provided.

WyndhamPittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
telephone: 412-682-620
Please use code PADM for the Pitt Admissions Discount

0.6 miles (0.96 km) from the ELI

Revised 9/1/16