2005 is being held at the Omni William Penn Hotel (map)
in downtown Pittsburgh. The nearest airport is the Pittsburgh
International Airport (PIT). Tutorials on October 22 will be held
at Carnegie Mellon University, which is about 5
miles from the conference hotel (further information below); here
is a map showing the relative locations of the two places.
Directions from the
airport to the hotel:
- The Pittsburgh International Airport
is about 20 miles (and approximately 30 minutes driving time) from
the hotel. Airport information can be obtained at the airport website, or at
412-472-3525. All modes of transportation leave from the Ground
Transporation area of the Airport, next to the baggage claim.
Note: for those of you who just can't wait, the
airport has free wireless by the gates and in
the mall area.
|By Taxi: A taxi should
cost you about $35-40, and take about 30
minutes. Taxis should be available outside the
baggage claim area.
Airport Express provides shuttle service between the airport and hotels in downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland. Reservations are not necessary. Shuttles leave the airport every hour on the hour. Rates are $17 one way and $32 round trip. Their number is 1-800-991-9890.
|By Bus: Pittsburgh has a very good system of buses. The 28X Airport Flyer bus gets you from the airport baggage claim area to downtown in 40-45 minutes, and costs $2.25. (Exact change is required). Here is a schedule. Get off at William Penn Place and walk 2 blocks (along Wm Penn in the same direction as traffic) to the hotel. The Pittsburgh Area Transit (PAT) website has tons of other schedules and maps, if you want to roam around PGH.
|By car: Directions can be found on Google maps, on Mapquest, or also at the hotel website. Car rentals are next to the baggage claim area.
|Getting to CMU (Tutorials):
You can get to CMU for the tutorials either by taking the public buses
($1.75) or a taxi (about $10, so not much more
than the bus if you split it a few ways.) To
take the bus, walk one block to Fifth Ave, and
take the 61(A,B,or C) bus, getting off at
Forbes and Morewood. Tutorials are in the
University Center. Here are specific details and a map.
|Getting to Station Square: Station
Square has a number of shops, restaurants, and
bars. It is about 3/4 mile away. To get
there you can either:
- Take the T (subway). There is a T stop right
across the street from the hotel.
- Or you can just walk there. It is due south: cross
the Monongahela river at the Smithfield
Street Bridge. Here is a map.
Alternative ways of
getting into Pittsburgh:
- If you do not want to fly/drive to Pittsburgh, here are a couple
of other options. (Note that these may be a bit slower than you'd expect.)
Last modified: Tue Oct 11 14:57:59 EDT 2005
|By Greyhound: The usual Greyhound Trailways station is closed for renovation,
and the Greyhound Temporary Station is at 909 Second Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. (directions) For schedule information, see the website, or call 1-800-231-2222.
- Pittsburgh Greyhound Temporary Bus Terminal
909 Second Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
|By Train: The Amtrak Train Station is also in downtown Pittsburgh, right next to the Greyhound terminal. (directions) For schedule information, see the website, or call 1-800-872-7245.
- Pittsburgh Amtrak Train Station
1100 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222