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Benedum to Squirrel Hill transportation

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Benedum to Squirrel Hill transportation

Hi, I need to go to an event at the Benedum in the first week of March. I'm getting dropped off there and wondered what the best way is to get from there to Squirrel Hill after the event, around 11PM. Are there usually taxis waiting outside that you can hail? And does anyone have any idea what the fare for that trip might be? How are the busses at that time of night? About how long would the bus ride take? (I need to go to Forbes & Wightman). Thank you, nabq

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1. Re: Benedum to Squirrel Hill transportation

try www.portauthority.org for bus schedules. I don't know how reliable the bus will be that late at night. The bus ride would probably take 30 min or so. Carry the phone number of a taxi company with you in case you do not see a taxi outside the Benedum.

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2. Re: Benedum to Squirrel Hill transportation

My husband and I go to town frequently during the year to Heinz Hall and the Benedum. We have NEVER seen a taxi outside either one when we've left (usually between 10 and 11 p.m.). Usually we see limo's (already ordered or from restaurants), senior citizen vans, or huge tour buses. My husband who grew up in the city highly recommends you get a taxi at that time of night.

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3. Re: Benedum to Squirrel Hill transportation

There are taxi stands at several downtown hotels, so if you walk to one you can probably get a cab right away rather than calling and waiting for one. I see the cabs during the day, but you might want to check that they'll be there in the late evening too.The closest hotels to the Benedum would be: the Renaissance; Convention Center; William Penn; Hilton.

Or persuade your friends to come back down and pick you up, it's only a ten minute drive from Squirrel Hill. The bus takes so long because at that time of night none of the express buses are running, and you'll have to wind your way through Oakland.

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