Traveling by Air
Because of Penn State Beaver's close proximity to the Pittsburgh International Airport, it's easy to book a direct flight from many major cities throughout the United States. When planning your visit, you'll find that the Pittsburgh International Airport's website, flypittsburgh.com, is a very useful tool. Another good website for airline prices is Travelwits.com, which is run by a Penn State Beaver alumnus.
Once you arrive, you'll need to rent a car or go to the taxi stand outside of the land-side terminal.
Traveling by Train
If you choose to travel by train, the closest Amtrak station is located in Pittsburgh at 1100 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. This station is approximately 40 minutes southwest of Beaver campus. Unfortunately, there is no direct bus or shuttle service available from the train station to the campus, so we strongly recommend that you arrange for a rental car or taxi. To learn more about purchasing an Amtrak ticket, please visit Amtrak’s website.
Traveling by Bus
If you chose to travel by bus, a Greyhound station is located at the Pittsburgh Intermodal Station at 55 Eleventh Street, Pittsburgh, PA 1222. The Greyhound bus also offers a stop at the Pittsburgh International Airport. We recommend that you inquire about a bus schedule when purchasing your bus ticket.
For information about transportation from the airport to campus, please refer to our Traveling by Air section. For more information about purchasing a ticket, please visit Greyhound’s website.
Renting a Car
The following agencies have a counter near baggage claim in the land-side terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport:
After arriving in the Pittsburgh area, we highly recommend that you arrange to rent a car to get to and from campus as well as to explore the area around campus.
Finding a Taxi
If you choose to travel to the campus by taxi, you'll be able to obtain a taxi at the airport by exiting on the lower level of the land-side terminal through the “Commercial” doors. However, in order to return to the airport from the campus, you'll need to schedule a taxi to take you there.
Another option is SuperShuttle, a share-a-ride service that is often less expensive than a taxi. You can make a reservation or get pricing on SuperShuttle's website.
Approximate taxi service cost to campus
- From the Pittsburgh International Airport: $40 one way
- From the train station: $90 one way
- From the bus station: $90 one way
Finding a Hotel
There are many hotels located near Penn State Beaver as well as the Pittsburgh International Airport. To learn more, please visit our Where to Stay page.