Get Around On Campus & Off

One of the most exciting aspects of living in Pittsburgh is your proximity to the museums, shops, sporting events, restaurants, and theaters that define the city.

Whether you're headed for class or going out on the town, you can get there from here. Free campus shuttles run throughout Oakland. With your Panther Card, you can also ride fare-free on all Port Authority buses, trolleys, and inclines. And when it's after hours and you need a way home, SafeRider will pick you up and drive you to your doorstep.

Get to know your many transportation options—then start exploring!

2018 Fall Semester Dates To Remember

  • Monday, August 20, 2018 – Friday, August 24, 2018 - Arrival Week – Holiday shuttle schedules in effect
  • Saturday, August 25, 2018 - Fall shuttle schedules in effect
  • Monday, September 3, 2018 - Labor Day – Holiday shuttle schedules in effect
  • Monday, October 15, 2018 - Fall Break – Holiday shuttle schedules in effect
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Buses Home Departures
  • Wednesday, November 21, 201 - 15A, 25A, 40A and BSPII shuttles ONLY, SafeRider operates
  • Thursday, November 22, 2018 – Saturday, November 24, 2018 - Thanksgiving Break – No shuttle service or SafeRider
  • Sunday, November 25, 2018 - Buses Home return service
  • Friday, December 14, 2018 & Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Buses Home Departures
  • Monday, December 17, 2018 – Friday, December 21, 2018 - 15A, 25A, 40A and BSPII shuttles ONLY
  • Monday, December 24, 2018 – Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - Winter Recess – No shuttle service

2019 Spring Semester Dates To Remember

  • Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - Friday, January 4, 2019 - 15A, 25A, 40A and BSPII shuttles ONLY
  • Sunday, January 6, 2019 - Buses Home return service
  • Monday, January 7, 2019 - Spring shuttle schedule in effect
  • Monday, January 21, 2019 - Martin Luther King Day - Holiday shuttle schedules in effect
  • Friday, March 8, 2019 - Buses Home departures
  • Monday, March 11, 2019 - Thursday, March 14, 2019 - Spring Break - 15A, 25A, 40A and BSPII shuttles only, SafeRider operates
  • Friday, March 15, 2019 – University’s Spring Holiday - No shuttle service or SafeRider
  • Sunday, March 17, 2019 - Buses Home return service
  • Sunday, April 28, 2019 - Undergraduate Commencement Convocation - No shuttle service or SafeRider


Routes & Schedules

Does the 10A stop at Benedum? What bus do I take to get to the Waterfront or other popular destinations? Find answers to these and other buses and shuttles questions on Panther Central's list of routes & schedules.

University of Pittsburgh Live Shuttle Map

Shuttle Tracker

Track Pitt shuttles in real time

Disability Shuttle

Safe, convenient transportation for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities.

Suggestions & Feedback

Please drop us a line and let us know how we're doing. We'd love to know if you have comments or suggestions about how we can improve our services for you.


Don't miss kick-off for all the Panther Football home games at Heinz Field . Be there to cheer on the team by taking the University's football shuttles.

SafeRider & 30C South Oakland

When it's after dark, we've got you covered. SafeRider and the 30C South Oakland provides secure transportation as late as 3 a.m. (or 5 a.m. Thursday - Saturday in the fall and spring).

Non-Pitt Riders

Heading off-campus? The University of Pittsburgh partners with Chatham College, Carnegie Mellon, and UPMC to provide safe and efficient bus and shuttle transportation.

Buses Home for the Holidays

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.

Transit Agreement

Forget parking tickets and traffic jams. Ride Port Authority Transit fare-free with your Panther Card.

Traffic Alerts


Stay up to date with PennDOT Traffic Alerts.

Road Closed?

Find out where the buses pick up when Bigelow is closed and what stops are temporarily out of service.

Buses & Shuttles Questions

Can't find what you're looking for? Check these frequently asked questions for your answer, or contact Panther Central.


We have 2 snow routes on the 10A.

1. The 10A route is basically the same until Sutherland.

  • When we get to Sutherland, we'll turn around in the loading dock at Panther Hall.
  • Go back down University Drive to Centre Ave.
  • Take Centre Ave. to Bellefield.
  • Take Bellefield to 5th.
  • Take 5th to McKee and we're back on route. (As long as Centre Ave. is clear we can take this route.)

    2. We leave the Cathedral and make a left on O'Hara.
  • Take O'Hara to DeSoto.
  • Take DeSoto to 5th.
  • Take 5th to McKee and we're back on route.


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Need to Charter a Bus?

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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Additional Information

Commute Planning Assistance

Want to try alternative transportation but not sure how to begin? It's quick and easy to plan your trip using Google Maps' trip planning resource.