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Morgantown, WV

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The closest major airport is Pittsburgh International Airport, located in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, at a distance of 62 miles from the city center of Morgantown, WV, which can be easily made in approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, by car.


Getting around in Morgantown, WV

The public transportation service is provided by the Mountain Line bus system that offers bus service to almost anywhere in the city, operating from Monday through Saturday, between 7am and 6 pm, with very limited service on Sundays during the WVU school year. The city also has the Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system, which has 5 stations: Beechurst, Walnut, Towers, Medical and Engineering, covering a total area of 8.65 miles, including all 3 WVU campuses and downtown Morgantown. There are also plenty of cabs available, especially downtown, and a car is also considered to be a great option, especially if you plan to make trips outside the city.


Driving in or around Morgantown, WV

Previous visitors say that, although the public transportation service has significantly improved in the past years, the car is your best bet, because sometimes the bus can be late, and if you're not familiar with the city, and you're visiting for the first time, it is probable that you might end up taking the wrong bus and end up someplace else than you desired destination, in the city.


If you do plan to drive your way through the city, here's what you should know: the major roads in Morgantown are: I-68, I-79, US Highway 19, US Highway 119, West Virginia Route 7, 100 and 705. The city can be easily accessed from various points, and some of the quickest routes are: from the north (Pittsburg) - take I-79 south and get off of any of the Morgantown exits in order to get downtown, from the east (DC/Baltimore) - take I-68 west, from the south (WV, Charleston or any south point) - take I-79 north.


How to get to West Virginia University campus?

Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!


From Pittsburgh International Airport: Start by heading north on Airport Boulevard, toward State Route 60. Make a slight left at State Route 60 and take the ramp to PA 60 S/I-79 E/Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania Turnpike E. Merge onto I-376 E and take the exit onto I-79 S. Take exit 21 to merge onto I-79 S, toward Morgantown, and enter West Virginia. Take exit 155, toward W Virginia 7/W Virginia University and turn left at Chaplin Road/Chaplin Hill Road/Co Rd 19/24/Osage Road. Make a slight right at Monongahela Boulevard/US 19 S/W Virginia 7 E. Turn left at Patteson Drive and continue onto Van Voorhis Road. Make a right at Chestnut Ridge Road/W Virginia 705 E and then another right at Chestnut Ridge Road. Continue onto Willowdale Road until you see the WVU campus entrance, which will be located on your right.


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