Buses Home for the Holidays

Tickets go on sale for Thanksgiving Recess, October 3, 2016; for Winter Recess, November 1, 2016; and for Spring Recess, January 9, 2017 at Panther Central. Panther Central is open 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. (Sunday-Saturday). Tickets must be purchased by the student, in person, with cash, check (made payable to the University of Pittsburgh), credit card, or Panther Funds.
Seats are sold on a first-come basis and often sell out, so obtain tickets early. Unused tickers are fully refundable.

The Buses Home for the Holidays program is designed to give students a safe, comfortable alternative ride home for the three major recesses: Thanksgiving, winter, and spring.

Buses depart from the William Pitt Union, and most of the destinations served are direct routes. Deluxe motor coaches (Lenzner/Coach USA) transport students in air-conditioned comfort.

Schedule and Cost Information

If questions arise during Spring Recess about Spring Recess bus tickets or buses please contact the Office of Transportation Services by email only at pittshuttles@pitt.edu


Please do not call the Travel office, as the office will be closed on Friday, March 10, 2017 through Sunday, March 12, 2017.

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The University's buses and shuttles are available to charter for official University functions. We can also charter school buses, motor coaches, and shuttles. Complete our Charter Bus Request Form and we will provide you with a quote.

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