For those arriving at Pittsburgh International Airport, one of the easiest ways to get to the University is by bus . From the main terminal area, follow the signs for "Ground Transportation." The Airport Shuttle Bus serves many of the hotels in the Oakland Area. (The university is situated in the part of Pittsburgh called Oakland, about ten minutes from downtown and thirty minutes from the Airport.) Buses (ask for the Oakland bus) leave approximately once an hour on week days, less frequently at weekends, from the lower level of the airport and cost $12.50. The shuttle bus stops at the Best Western, the Hampton Inn (on request), the Holiday Inn and at Webster Hall, one block away from the music department. The last shuttle bus to Oakland leaves the airport at 9 pm on weekdays.
An even cheaper alternative is to take public transportation . The Port Authority of Allegheny County operates an airport bus (designated 28X) which runs to Oakland approximately every 30 minutes. The price for this service is around $2, and the trip to Pitt takes around 45 minutes. For specific schedules, see bus schedule (Get off at the Oakland/Pitt University Exit, Forbes and Schenley).
There are also a number of taxi services available at the airport.
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