Encounter and Adoption

Pittsburgh at Night


Air Travel Reservations and Transportation:

Pittsburgh International Airport

Click on the Passenger Services link for the most up-to-date transporation information for the Pittsburgh area or choose from the following list of contact numbers.

  • Pittsburgh International Airport
    Airport Information: 412-472-3525

  • Car Rentals
    Agencies can be found at the rental counters on the baggage claim level of the Landside Terminal.

    Agency Phone Numbers:

    Alamo 800-327-9633
    Avis 412-472-5200
    Budget 800-527-0700
    Dollar 800-800-4000
    Enterprise 412-472-3490
    Hertz 800-654-3131
    National 412-472-5045
    Thrifty 412-472-5288

    Rental car pick-up and return areas are located on the lower level of the parking garage.

Transportation from the Airport

Express Shuttle

Express Shuttle Times and Rates

For information by phone:
Within Pittsburgh, PA: 412-321-4990
In the USA but outside of PA: (800) 991-9890
Airport Desk: 412-472-3180

Express Shuttle Information

  • This is a 'walk-up' service at the airport.
  • Shuttles leave every 1/2 hour from the airport to Oakland.

  • Pickup at the airport every hour on the hour.
  • Departure from the hotel at ten to the hour - every hour.
  • Please call for rates.

Port Authority's West Busway (28x route)

Phone: 412-442-2000

Please Note: Suggested Port Authority bus to Oakland from the airport: Route 28X Airport Flyer via West Busway


  • Pittsburgh International Airport
  • Downtown Pittsburgh
  • Duquesne University
  • Oakland
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Departs approximately every 20 minutes
  • Rate $2.25 per person (2006 prices)

Taxis & Shuttles:

  • Checker Cab: 412-381-5600
  • Yellow Cab: 412-321-8100
  • People's Cab: 412-441-3200


As an attendee of the conference, you are eligible for special hotel rates. To secure these reduced rates, be sure to book your room early and let the reservationist know that you are attending the Adoption and Culture conference being held at the University of Pittsburgh.

Please Note: Hotel rooms in the Pittsburgh area will be difficult to find this weekend. Please reserve your room early. If you would like help finding a roommate, please contact us at adoptnew@pitt.edu

Rooms are reserved for Adoption and Culture at the following hotels:

worldHoliday Inn Select*
Pittsburgh - University Center (Oakland)

100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA

Hotel Front Desk: 1-800-HOLIDAY or 412-682-6200
Hotel Fax: 412-682-5745

Online Reservations
(rooms will only be held until September 20)
Special Conference Rate: $109.00

earth2Hampton Inn
University Center (Oakland)

3315 Hamlet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Hotel Front Desk: 412-681-1000
Hotel Fax: 412-681-3022

Online Reservations
(rooms will only be held until September 12)
Special Conference Rate: $119.00

earth1Wyndham Garden Hotel
University Place

454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Hotel Front Desk: 412-683-2040
Hotel Fax: 412- 683-3934

Online Reservations
(rooms will only be held until September 12)
Special Conference Rate: $114.00

* The Holiday Inn is the closest hotel to the conference. The Wyndham Garden is about a fifteen-minute walk. The Hampton Inn is about a 30-minute walk, but they have a shuttle bus.


City Life

Find out more about Pittsburgh's Cultural District and what is going on in Pittsburgh by visiting:

Convener: Marianne Novy
Email: adoptnew@pitt.edu
Web site: www.english.pitt.edu/events/adoptionandculture

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