Travel & local information


Both the summer school and the conference will take place in the Giant Eagle Auditorium, room number A51 in CMU’s Baker Hall building.


We have created a conference map on Google Maps containing locations in Pittsburgh, including

  • The conference venue
  • Accommodations
  • Locations of the summer school barbecue and the conference reception and dinner
  • Places to eat on and around campus
  • Bars and restaurants in the area
  • Destinations of possible Wednesday excursions

There are also some official maps provided by the university, including a 3D map of the campus.

Travel from the Airport

The cheapest way to get to Pittsburgh from the airport is the 28x bus line, which stops close to the CMU Campus (Stop MOREWOOD AVE AT FORBES AVE FS) and the Shadyside Inn (Stop FIFTH AVE OPP AIKEN AVE).

There is also the possibility to book a SuperShuttle in advance for around $40, which is a shared shuttle that can drop you off directly at your accommodation.

Finally, the ride sharing services Lyft and Uber operate in Pittsburgh, with prices for trips from the airport starting at around $40 and varying throughout the day.

Getting around in Pittsburgh

There are public busses in Pittsburgh, the fare is paid on entering the bus and is $2.75 to be payed in cash (there is no change). If you need to change the bus to get somewhere, you have to pay again. It is possible to get a bus card and load it using a credit card at bus stations (≠ bus stop). A bus station in Shadyside is Negley station. You can also get a bus card from a machine at the airport. It is close to the exit where the bus ‘28X’ leaves.

Uber and Lyft are also good options to get around.