There are many convenient transportation options to reach Duquesne University from the Pittsburgh International Airport. It takes approximately 30 minutes to arrive to campus from the airport.
Pittsburgh Airport and the surrounding area are very safe. We can assure you that all of our transportation options are reliable and safe, even if you arrive at night! Pittsburgh is also relatively small compared to many international airports. You will feel at ease as there is only terminal and it difficult to get lost. For more information about Pittsburgh International Airport, visit www.flypittsburgh.com.
Have the following items in hand upon arrival:
- Duquesne University campus map
- Your dormitory name and room number written down, or your hotel information
- Duquesne University's address or your dormitory address *If you do not remember your dormitory, please go to the Towers Residence Hall to ask for help.*
There are several hotels within walking distance to Duquesne. Please contact the Office of International Programs if you would like a list of hotels if your family is travelling with you. There is also a hotel connected to the airport if you would like to spend the night at the airport before arriving to campus.
Airport Transportation Options
Uber & Lyft
Once you have arrived at the airport, follow signs to the baggage claim area and exit using Door 4. You will see both Uber and Lyft loading zones. You can request a ride to campus through the Uber or Lyft smartphone apps and your driver will meet you at the designated loading zone. The cost for these services will be approximately $30-$50.
Yellow Cab (Taxi)
You can hire a yellow cab taxi from outside of the baggage claim area. Exit the building near the elevators, through the door that says "Shuttles/Taxis", and there will be a line of yellow cabs to your left. If there are no cabs, there will be a telephone on a nearby pole that will summon a taxi cab (they are usually paked just around the corner). The cost for a ride to campus is approximately $50-60 and it will take about 30 minutes. (It may take much longer between the rush hours of 4pm - 7pm.) You can also share a cab with a few friends if you are travelling together.
28X Public Bus
The 28X public bus will bring you to The Blvd of the Allies Footbridge (Duquesne). The cost is $2.75 (exact change is needed) and it takes approximately 40 minutes to get to Duquesne. (You can also purchase a ConnecTix Please note: You will be responsible for handling your own baggage both on and off the vehicle. There are several steps that you will need to climb in order to arrive onto Duquesne's campus. If you have a lot of baggage, you may prefer another transportation option! Students enjoy this affordable bus, but they do not recommend it for your first visit if you are not familar with the city. See this document regarding 28X.
The SuperShuttle vans are located by the car rental agencies (Hertz etc) at the airport near the baggage claims. These shuttles are shared vans with passengers going in the same direction but not necessarily to the same stop. Reservations can be made online but are not necessary if you are using the Shared Ride Van Service (but ARE necessary if you are booking a private car or a Meet & Greet). Simply tell the desk attendant that you would like to go to Duquesne University. You can pay by credit card or cash. The service runs 24 hours a day and is safe. A shared van ride is about $25 to Duquesne University.
Groups of 4 or more can reserve an entire van at SuperShuttle for $104. The van fits up to 10 people, but you should make some allowances for luggage. You should make a reservation in advance for this service by visiting https://reservations.supershuttle.com/ and click the "Exclusive Non-Stop Van Service". With this option, you should take your reservation number to the clerk at the SuperShuttle desk in the middle of the baggage claim area inside.
SuperShuttle ExecuCar Sedan Service Meet and Greet
The cost of the ExecuCar service is approximately $55 plus tip; no extra charges if your flight is delayed. A sedan car can be shared by up to 3 people. A driver will meet you at the baggage claim. You should reserve this service ahead of time on their website: http://www.execucar.com/home.aspx