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College Break Shuttle Service

Westminster College offers shuttle service to the Pittsburgh International Airport with subsequent stops to Amtrak, Greyhound, and MegaBus in downtown Pittsburgh.

Reservations


Shuttle service is limited to enrolled students of Westminster College. Shuttle is scheduled on specific dates and times. By clicking on the “Make a Reservation” button below you can view shuttle schedule and reserve your seat.

Reservations must be made online by the designated deadline. Late reservations will be accepted on a space available basis and must be made in-person at the Student Affairs Office (McKelvey Campus Center 341).

Please refer to reservation deadlines below.

Please wait to make shuttle reservations until after your travel plans are confirmed. Seating is limited. However, once reservations close, if there are seats remaining, we will re-open the reservations until all seats are taken.

Cancellations: If your plans change and you no longer intend to ride the shuttle, you must cancel your reservation immediately. Contact Student Affairs by email (thomaslm@westminster.edu), phone (724.946.7110) , or in-person (McKelvey Campus Center 341).

Cost: While there is no fee to ride the shuttle, you must have a reservation to hold your seat.

Shuttle Location


Shuttles depart campus from the McKelvey Campus Center main entrance (north). Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time to begin boarding. Because other riders have flights, the shuttle cannot wait beyond the scheduled departure time. The driver is instructed to leave at posted departure time.

The trip to the airport will take approximately 60 minutes, so please plan accordingly. Allow 3 ½ hours for travel time and security checks. Return shuttles will pick up outside the baggage claim area at the Pittsburgh International Airport unless otherwise notified. When making airline reservations, please allow time for travel to the airport plus the time needed for airport security checks. See the airport’s website for more specific information at http://pittransformed.com/about-faq/. When arranging for your return flight, take into consideration flight delays that may occur. Drivers are instructed to leave the airport at the scheduled pick-up time regardless of flight delays. Shuttle passengers are expected to be at the pick-up location fifteen minutes prior to pick-up.

Titan Card ID must be presented to driver before you may access vehicle.

Luggage


Luggage is limited to one carry-on bag (or backpack) and one medium suitcase. Call 724-946-7110 (Student Affairs) if you foresee needing additional luggage space. Luggage handling is passenger responsibility.

Please note: An email message will be sent a few days prior to the scheduled departure date to the email address entered when the reservation is made with a reminder about the reservation. Please make sure you enter a correct email address.

Other Airport Transportation Options


If the shuttle schedule does not fit into your travel plans, you may want to consider other options. Here are a few to begin your search:

2021-2022 Academic Year Shuttle Service Schedule


The shuttle will service the academic breaks on the following dates:

  • Start of fall semester (August 28 and 29) – reservations close on 8/19
  • Mid-break (October 22, 23, and 26) – reservations close on 10/11
  • Thanksgiving (November 23, 24, and 28) – reservations close on 11/15
  • Winter Break (December 16 and 17; January 16 and 17) – reservations close on 12/8 for departure and 1/3 for return
  • Spring Break (March 11, 12 and 20) – reservations close 3/3
  • Easter Break (April 13, 14, and 17) – reservations close 4/4
  • End of spring semester (May 12 and 13) – reservations close 5/2

Departure shuttle times are 7am, 12pm, and 5pm.

Return shuttle times are 11am, 3pm, and 7pm.

Before purchasing flight/bus/train ticket, be mindful of the approximate destination arrival times to ensure you have enough time to navigate the Pittsburgh terminals. We are not responsible for delays due to traffic and road construction. Times listed are an estimate so plan accordingly:

  • Pittsburgh International Airport: 31/2 hours for travel and security checks
  • Greyhound/Amtrack: 2 hours
  • MegaBus: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Tip: Check with your professors about final exams before making winter break and end of semester plans.