The 31st Second Language Research Forum
Building Bridges Between Disciplines: SLA in Many Contexts
October 18-21, 2012

Travel to Pittsburgh   |   Hotel Information

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By Car

If you're driving to the conference, use the box below to get directions via Google Maps.

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For GPS, please use the following address: Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

By Air

Pittsburgh is served by Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), which is located approximately 22 miles from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Transportation from the airport to the conference site and the conference hotels (all in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood) is provided by:
By Train
The Pittsburgh Amtrak station is located in Pittsburgh's downtown, which is approximately 4 miles from the conference site (Carnegie Mellon University) and the conference hotels in Pittsburgh's Oakland and Shadyside neighborhoods. Two Amtrak passenger routes service Pittsburgh daily: the Capitol Limited (Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Chicago) and the Pennsylvanian (Pittsburgh to New York City). From the Amtrak station, you can take a taxi or a city bus to the conference site and hotels in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood.

By Bus
Pittsburgh's Greyhound Bus terminal is located across the street from the Amtrak station in downtown. Pittsburgh is also a hub for Megabus.

Getting Around
Pittsburgh Port Authority's extensive bus system connects the conference site and nearby hotels with the rest of the greater Pittsburgh area.

Getting from your hotel to the conference
We will be providing dedicated shuttle buses for SLRF attendees.  The buses will go between the conference hotels and the conference venue (the University Center on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University), and will run Thursday evening, Friday morning, Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday evening, and Sunday morning.

Foreground: Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood (Carnegie Mellon University in front, the University of Pittsburgh behind), Background: Pittsburgh's downtown