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Transit Information

Riding the Bus

Bus schedules are available in the lobby of Lawrence Hall and on PAT's website. Monthly bus passes are available in the bookstore. You'll need to show your Point Park student ID to receive the discounted rates. Pass information is also listed on the Point Park University website under the Student Activities section.

Pittsburgh International Airport
412.472.3525
http://www.flypittsburgh.com
Bus: 28X Airport Flier

Cab Companies

Eagle Cab Company
412.765.1555

Checker Cab Company
412.381.5600

People's Cab Company
412.441.5343

Yellow Cab Company
412.655.8100

Parking

Garage locations near Point Park:

Third Avenue Garage
On Third Avenue, across from Thayer Hall

Wood-Allies Garage
On the Boulevard of the Allies, across from Thayer Hall

Teris Parking Lot
On the corner of Wood Street and the Boulevard of the Allies

Discounted Parking

Point Park University offers discount parking at Station Square for all students, faculty, and staff. Parking information for students can be found through the Office of Student Activities at 412/392.8026. Parking information for faculty and staff can found through the Office of Human Resources at 412.392.3952.

Street Parking

There is metered on-street parking which is free from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and all day on Sundays.

General Transit

Amtrak Station  (Train)
1100 Liberty Avenue
412.471.6172

Greyhound Station (Bus-Long Distance)
990 Second Avenue
412.392.6513
Bus: From 4th and Grant, catch the 56B or 56E

Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) (Bus-Local)
412.442.2000

Things to Do Downtown

Culture

Performing Arts in Pittsburgh:

Most of the performance groups associated with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust offer half-price tickets to students one hour before their shows start, and including the Pittsburgh Ballet,Pittsburgh Opera, and the Civic Light Opera. As a student you can also purchase an ArtsPass, which gives you access to four Cultural Trust shows for just $55.
The world-famous Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will offer you its best available seats for just $14-17 two hours before performances if you present your University ID. You also can purchase a special student subscription for the concert season. With this each concert only costs $12.
No place of business or organization listed in this section is endorsed by the University. The listing is provided for information only.

Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Seventh Street & Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa 15222
412.456.6666

Byham Theatre
101 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa 15222
412.456.6666

Heinz Hall
600 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa 15222
412-392-4900

O'Reilly Theatre
621 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa 15222
412.316.1600

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
2900 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Performances are held at the Benedum Center
719 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15222

Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera
719 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412.456.6666

Pittsburgh Dance Council
803 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412.471.6070

Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Theatres include: Harris Theater,
Regent Square Theater
and the Melwood Screening Room.
477 Melwood Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412.681.5449

Pittsburgh Opera
801 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412.281.0912

Pittsburgh Playhouse
Pittsburgh Playhouse of Point Park University
222 Craft Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412.621.4445

Pittsburgh Public Theater
621 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Administrative Office: 412.316.8200
Box Office: 412.316.1600

Pittsburgh Symphony
Heinz Hall
600 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412.392.4900

Museums & Historical Sites

The following attractions offer student discounts. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Vendors have the right to change, alter, or eliminate the discount at any time. In most cases, a valid student ID is required to receive the student discount.
 
The Andy Warhol Museum
Address: 117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh,  PA 15212
412.237.8342

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Address: 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh,  PA 15213
412.622.3114

Carnegie Museum of Art & Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh,  PA 15213
412.622.3131

Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412.237.3400

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children's Way, Allegheny Square
Pittsburgh,  PA 15212
412.322.5058

Fort Pitt Museum
101 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh,  PA 15222
412.281.9284

The Frick Art and Historical Center and
Frick Car and Carriage Museum
7227 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh,  PA 15208
412.371.0600

James Kelso Bible Lands Museum
616 N. Highland Ave.
PITTSBURGH, PA 15206
412.362.5610 x 2276

Mattress Factory Museum
Address: 500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh,  PA 15212
412.231.3169

National Aviary
Allegheny Commons West
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412.323.7235

National Museum of Broadcasting
407 Woodside Rd.
Pittsburgh,  PA 15221
412.241.4508

Phipps Conservatory
One Schenley Park (Frank Curto Drive)
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412.622.6914

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place

Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412.665-3640 or 1.800.474.4966

Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh  PA 15222
412.454.6000

Soldiers & Sailors National Military Museum & Memorial
Address: 4141 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh,  PA 15213
412.621.4253

The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh  PA 15222
412.454.6000

Pittsburgh Parks

Point State Park

Point State Park is at the tip of Pittsburgh's "Golden Triangle." It commemorates and preserves the strategic and historic heritage of the area during the French and Indian War (1754 - 1763).


Pittsburgh Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers-National Football League- visit www.ticketmaster.com/steelers or call (412) 323-1919
Tickets range from $59 - $212

Pittsburgh Pirates-Major League Baseball - visit www.pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com or call 1-800-BUY-BUCS
Tickets range from $9 - $210

Pittsburgh Penguins-National Hockey League - visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/806005?list_view=1 or call 1-800-642-PENS

Pittsburgh Passion-National Women's Football Association - 724-452-9395,

Pittsburgh Explosion-Continental Basketball Association - Pittsburgh Xplosion
200 James Street, Suite 302, Monroeville, PA 15146, 1-877-410-9900

Pittsburgh Colts-North American Football League - 133 Green Valley Court, Pittsburgh, PA 15220, 412-531-2577

Restaurants

Downtown

Einstein Bros. Bagels
3 PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 823-8370

Ephesus Pizza & Mediterranean Food
322 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-391-1091

Mandarin Garden
305 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 261-6151

Mexico City
111 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-246-2042
and
411 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-264-2042

Palomino Restaurant
4 Gateway Center 
412-642-7711  

Pizza Fiesta
219 Smithfield St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-281-4222

Pizza Milano
1304 Fifth Ave.
412-281-8181

Ruth's Chris Steak House
6 PPG Place
412-391-4800

Starbucks
7 Wood St
412-261-1230

Subway
401 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-471-7277

 Market Square

 Coffee/Breakfast Shops

  • Bruegger's Bagels
  • Cherrie's Diner
  • Crazy Mocha
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Nicholas Coffee Company
  • Starbucks

Restaurants/Cafes

  • 1902 Landmark Tavern
  • Buon Giorno Café
  • Costanzo's
  • Fat Tommy's Pizzeria
  • George Aiken
  • La Gondola Pizzeria
  • MixStirs Café
  • Moe's Southwest Grille
  • Primanti Brothers
  • Subway
  • The Original Oyster House
 
Station Square - take the "T" to Station Square
  • Buca di Beppo
  • Grand Concourse
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Hooters
  • Houlihan's
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Melting Pot
  • Red Star Tavern
  • Bar Louie

Southside Works - 54C or 59U
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Claddagh Irish Pub
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill
  • Hot Metal Grille
  • McCormick & Smicks

Miscellaneous

Just Ducky Tours
Explore Pittsburgh on land and water
in a vintage WWII amphibious vehicle
Station Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-402-3825

Grocery Stores

Giant Eagle in Squirrel Hill-61C

Giant Eagle in the Southside-51A

Trader Joe's in East Liberty-77A

Whole Foods in East Liberty-77A

Printing and Supplies

FedEx Office Print & Ship Center
FedEx Office
960 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 391-2014
Fax: (412) 391-2017
E-mail: usa2064@fedex.com

Top Notch Art Centre
(Fine Art, Graphic Art, & Drafting Material Supplies)
411 South Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-683-4444

Weldin's Wishes
(Greeting Cards, Gifts, Office & Art Supplies)
413 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-281-0123

Places of Worship

Section 10 - Places of Worship
Please call ahead to double check services times, especially during religious holidays.

Bus routes are in parenthesis.  Please visit  www.portauthority.org for bus schedules and fares.

DOWNTOWN

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (81C)
2720 Webster Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-683-2160
Sunday: 9:30 am, 10:45 am

St. Mary of Mercy Catholic Church "At the Point" (walk)
202 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-261-0110
Monday-Friday: 6:30 am, 7:30 am, 10 am, 12 pm
Saturday: 10 am, 12p Vigil: 5 pm
Sunday: 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm

Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church (walk)
325 Oliver Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-232-6404
Monday - Friday: 8:45 am, 12:05p, 4:45p
Saturday: 12:05 pm
Sunday: 8 am,10:30 am

First English Evangelical Lutheran Church (walk)
615 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-471-8125
Sunday: 8:30 am, 11 am

First Presbyterian Church (walk)
320 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-471-3436

Mastid Al-awwal of Pittsburgh (81A to 84C)
1911 Wylie Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-434-7979
Friday Afternoon Prayer

The Salvation Army (walk)
424 Third Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Sunday: 11 am

Smithfield United Church of Christ (walk)
620 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-281-1811
Wednesdays: 12:10 pm
Sundays: 11 am

SURROUNDING AREA
Sri Venkatesware Temple (77B)
1230 South McCully Drive
Penn Hills, PA 15235
412-373-3380

SHADYSIDE/OAKLAND

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (500)
310 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-661-0187
Monday-Friday: 6:45 am, 8:30 am, 12:05p
Saturday: 6p
Sunday: 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 7:45p

Calvary Episcopal Church (500)
315 Shady Avenue at Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-661-0120
Wednesday: 7:00 am and 10:30 am (Healing Service)
Sunday: 8 am, 9:15 am, 10:45 am, 12:15 pm

Bellefield Presbyterian Church (500)
4001 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
412-687-3222
Sunday: 10 am

The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (500)
4100 Bigelow Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
412-682-6886
Friday Afternoon Prayer

Pittsburgh Friends Meeting House - Quaker (500)
4836 Ellsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-683-2669
Sunday: 9 am, 10:30 am

Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh (500)
4607 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-621-8875
Friday Shabbat at 7 pm

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (500)
263 N. Dithridge Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-802-6086
Sunday: 10 am

Korean Central Church of Pittsburgh (500)
821 S Aiken Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412- 687-7775

First Church of Christ Scientist (500)
201 N. Dithridge Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-261-5339
Sunday 11 am
Wednesday: 7:30 pm