Transportation Options

By Air

The Pittsburgh International Airport is located approximately 18 miles west of the University of Pittsburgh. From there, you can take a bus or cab.

Port Authority 28X Airport Flyer Bus

Telephone: 412-442-2000
Website: https://www.portauthority.org/

Cheaper than a cab service, this public transportation bus travels from the airport to any Oakland hotel, for a fee of $2.75 each way. It is easily accessed at the airport and on campus.

Uber or Lyft

Website: https://www.uber.com/
Website: https://www.lyft.com/ 

Please note that within the Oakland area there are two educational buildings with the name of Alan Magee Scaife Hall – the School of Medicine is located at 3550 Terrace Street on the Upper Campus of the University of Pittsburgh (across from Salk Hall and the Petersen Events Center) while the other Alan Magee Scaife Hall  is located off Frew Street on Carnegie Mellon University's campus. We recommend advising your driver of our street address when traveling to our school. 

Cab

zTrip (412-777-7777) provides service to the Oakland area. No surge pricing, pay through app or in cab.

By Car

Detailed directions are shown below. You may also want to try one of the numerous online point-to-point driving-direction services (such as Google Maps) for directions from your doorstep.

Please note that within the Oakland area there are two educational buildings with the name of Alan Magee Scaife Hall – the School of Medicine is located at 3550 Terrace Street on the Upper Campus of the University of Pittsburgh (across from Salk Hall and the Petersen Events Center) while the other Alan Magee Scaife Hall  is located off Frew Street on Carnegie Mellon University's campus. 

From the East

Cars traveling from the east via the PA Turnpike (I-76) should take Exit 57 to I-376 West. From I-376, take Exit 3B, Oakland (University of Pittsburgh). Turn slightly right onto Bates Street. Stay on Bates Street through the first traffic light and through the bend. Turn left onto McKee Place. Stay on McKee Place, which turns into Darragh Street when crossing Forbes Avenue. Follow Darragh Street up the hill several blocks. Turn right on Terrace Street. Follow Terrace Street 1.5 blocks. Alan Magee Scaife Hall is located on the right side of the street across from the Petersen Event Center.

From the West

Cars traveling from the west via the PA Turnpike (I-76) should take Exit 28 and follow I-79 South to I-279 South. (You'll exit to the left off I-79). Follow I-279 toward the city, to the I-376 Monroeville Exit. Follow I-376 to the Forbes Avenue/Oakland Exit 72A. Forbes Avenue leads directly into the Pitt campus. From Forbes Avenue, turn left on Oakland Avenue. Oakland Avenue turns into DeSoto Street. Follow DeSoto Street to the top of the hill; Alan Magee Scaife Hall is on the left side of the hill, past UPMC Presbyterian Hospital's emergency entrance.

From the North

Take I-79 South to I-279 South. (You'll exit to the left off I-79). Follow I-279 to I-579, to the I-376 Monroeville Exit. Follow I-376 to the Forbes Avenue/Oakland Exit 72A. Forbes Avenue leads directly into the Pitt campus. From Forbes Avenue, turn left on Oakland Avenue. Oakland Avenue turns into DeSoto Street. Follow DeSoto Street to the top of the hill; Alan Magee Scaife Hall is on the left side of the hill, past UPMC Presbyterian Hospital's emergency entrance.

From the South 

Take I-79 North to exit 59A (Pittsburgh). Merge onto I-376 toward Pittsburgh. Follow I-376 through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and across the bridge to the I-376 Monroeville Exit (stay to the right). Follow I-376 to the Forbes Avenue/Oakland Exit 72A. Forbes Avenue leads directly into the Pitt campus. From Forbes Avenue, turn left on Oakland Avenue. Oakland Avenue turns into DeSoto Street. Follow DeSoto Street to the top of the hill; Alan Magee Scaife Hall is on the left side of the hill, past UPMC Presbyterian Hospital's emergency entrance.

From the Pittsburgh International Airport

Follow the airport signage to take I-376 East to Pittsburgh. Follow I-376 through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and across the bridge to the I-376 Monroeville Exit (stay to the right). Follow I-376 to the Forbes Avenue/Oakland Exit 72A. Forbes Avenue leads directly into the Pitt campus. From Forbes Avenue, turn left on Oakland Avenue. Oakland Avenue turns into DeSoto Street. Follow DeSoto Street to the top of the hill; Alan Magee Scaife Hall is on the left side of the hill, past UPMC Presbyterian Hospital's emergency entrance.

By Rail

Amtrak

Telephone: 800-872-7245 
Website: www.amtrak.com

Amtrak runs several trains each day with connections from Pittsburgh to Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. The Amtrak station is located at 1100 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 downtown Pittsburgh.

Uber or Lyft

Website: https://www.uber.com/
Website: https://www.lyft.com/

Please note that within the Oakland area there are two educational buildings with the name of Alan Magee Scaife Hall – the School of Medicine is located at 3550 Terrace Street on the Upper Campus of the University of Pittsburgh (across from Salk Hall and the Petersen Events Center) while the other Alan Magee Scaife Hall  is located off Frew Street on Carnegie Mellon University's campus. 

Cab

zTrip (412-777-7777) provides service to the Oakland area. No surge pricing, pay through app or in cab.

By Intercity and Local Bus

Megabus

Telephone: 877-462-6342
Website: https://us.megabus.com/

Megabus serves the City of Pittsburgh. The closest Megabus stop for the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is in downtown Pittsburgh under the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Take Uber, Lyft, a cab, or a Port Authority public bus from downtown Pittsburgh to Oakland.

Greyhound

Telephone: 800-231-2222
Website: www.greyhound.com

Greyhound offers service to Pittsburgh. The station is at 55 11th St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Take Uber, Lyft, a cab, or a Port Authority public bus from downtown Pittsburgh to Oakland.

Port Authority

Telephone: 412-442-2000
Website: https://www.portauthority.org/ 

To travel from downtown Pittsburgh to the School of Medicine, take the public bus system into Oakland (Port Authority fare is $2.75 each way and exact change is needed). All buses with the numbers 61 and 71 serve the Oakland area. The closest bus stop to the Convention Center is at Sixth Avenue and Smithfield Street (approx. 3 blocks). To return to the Megabus stop from our campus, take any bus with the number of 61 or 71 and get off at Sixth Avenue and Smithfield Street, the same stop you originally boarded.  

By Cab

zTrip (412-777-7777) provides service to the Oakland area. No surge pricing, pay through app or in cab.

Please note that within the Oakland area there are two educational buildings with the name of Alan Magee Scaife Hall – ours, located at 3550 Terrace Street on the Upper Campus of the University of Pittsburgh and Scaife Hall of Carnegie Mellon University located off Frew Street. We recommend advising your driver of our street address when traveling to our school.