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Travel to the Conference Hotel using public transportation

Pittsburgh has a great system of buses and trolleys, making travel to the Conference Hotel so much easier!  If you’re in the downtown area, walking to the hotel is always an option – most of the major downtown hotels are within a 15 minute walk.

For the most up-to-date information about buses to the Conference Hotel, visit http://www.portauthority.org/paac/default.aspx. You can enter your starting address (an intersection), starting time, and the destination (Omni William Penn). This will tell you the various buses that you can take, the stops nearest your origination and destination points, and the times. 

Please note that bus fares are $2.00 each way – exact change is required.

If you are travelling from the University of Pittsburgh area, there are a variety of buses that will take you to the Conference Hotel. You can see schedules and maps for the following routes at http://www.portauthority.org/PAAC/tabid/240/default.aspx:
61 A
61B
61C
61F
61F

To the Conference Hotel: You catch these buses on Fifth Avenue, across from landmarks across the street from the Litchfield Towers (in front of the Bellefield Presbyterian Church). You will disembark at Sixth Avenue and Smithfield Street. Walk one block to the right and turn left onto William Penn Place.

From the Conference Hotel: Leave the Omni William Penn from the Grant Street exit. Turn right and walk two blocks to Grant Street. The bus stop will be on your left. You will disembark at Forbes Avenue and South Bouquet Street. The Litchfield Towers will be ahead of you on the left. There are stairs from Forbes Avenue up to the entrance to the Towers.

You can see schedules and maps for the following routes at http://www.portauthority.org/PAAC/tabid/240/default.aspx:
71A
71C
71D

To the Conference Hotel: You catch these buses on Fifth Avenue, from landmarks across the street from the Litchfield Towers (in front of the Bellefield Presbyterian Church). You will disembark at Forbes Avenue and Grant Street. You will walk three blocks to your right. The hotel will be on the left hand side.

From the Conference Hotel: Leave the Hotel from the William Penn Place exit. Turn left and walk two blocks to Fifth Avenue. Turn right and walk one block to the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Smithfield Street. This is where the bus stop is located. You will disembark at Fifth Avenue and Thackeray, which is across the street from the Litchfield Towers. There are stairs from Fifth Avenue up to the entrance to the Towers.

Taxis

If you prefer, taxis are available to take you to and from the Conference Hotel. It is strongly advised that you call and reserve a taxi in advance. The telephone number for Yellow Cab is 412-665-8100.