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Directions:
Classes are held at the Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA  15101
NOTE:  FOR GPS PURPOSES, USE THIS ADDRESS:  9000 BABCOCK BOULEVARD, PITTSBURGH, PA 15237

From the Pittsburgh International Airport/South Hills

The highway from the airport to Pittsburgh is called the Penn-Lincoln Parkway.  It is usually referred to as The Parkway.  At various points along the Parkway, it is marked as Route 60, 22-30, and 279. There are many routes you can take.  The route through the city of Pittsburgh will have you traveling on mainly interstates but may be a little longer.  From the airport follow signs for I-375 East/I-79 East ramp to I-376 West.  Merge onto I-376 West and continue until you come to I-78 N.  As you travel toward the city, you will go through the Fort Pitt Tunnel.  You will exit the tunnel onto the Fort Pitt Bridge.   Get into the far left lane and exit onto the Fort Duquesne Bridge.On the Fort Duquesne Bridge, get into the far right lane and take the “Route 579 to 279” exit to the right; follow Route 279 North until the McKnight Road exit.  Take exit 4 for US 19 Truck N/McKnight Road.  Keep left, follow signs for US 19 Truck N/McKnight Road. Continue on McKnight Road for approximately 5 miles. Take a slight right onto Babcock Blvd.  Stay right and follow Babcock Blvd past Duncan Ave.  The next red light, turn right into the entrance of Kearns Spirituality Center.  Do not go to the La Roche college entrance.  Follow the road to the top of the hill where you will see signs directing you to the Conference Center.  Follow signs for the Conference Center.  

From Route 76, Pennsylvania Turnpike:

Follow the turnpike to Exit 39 for PA-8 South toward Pittsburgh.   Keep left at the fork and follow signs for PA-8 South/Pittsburgh.  Merge onto PA-8 South.  Follow for approximately 2 miles.  Turn right onto Mt. Royal Boulevard.  Then turn right onto Duncan Avenue.  In a half mile, turn right onto Babcock Boulevard.  The turn right at the light for the entrance to Kearns Spirituality Center.

From Route 79 South

If approaching Pittsburgh from the South, exit Route 79 at Pittsburgh onto the Penn-Lincoln Parkway West, which is also labeled Route 22/30 and Route 279.  From here follow the above directions from the airport.

From Route 79 North

If approaching Pittsburgh from the North, take I-79 South until you come to Exit 73.  Take exit 73 toward Wexford Bayne Road.  Turn left onto Wexford Bayne Rd, then turn right onto Brandt School Rd.  Go for 2 milesand turn left onto Pine Creek Road.  Turn right onto McKnight Road.  Turn left onto Cumberland Road.  Then turn right onto Babcock Blvd.  The entrance to Kearns Spirituality Center will be on your left at the red light.

From the Parkway East

Take the Boulevard of the Allies Exit to the Veterans Bridge ramp.  Cross the I-579N/Veterans Bridge and stay straigth to merge onto I-279.  Take exit 4 for US 19 Truck N/McKnight Road.  Keep left, follow signs for US 19 Truck N/McKnight Road. Continue on McKnight Road for approximately 5 miles. Take a slight right onto Babcock Blvd.  Stay right and follow Babcock Blvd past Duncan Ave.  The next red light, turn right into the entrance of Kearns Spirituality Center.  Do not go to the La Roche college entrance.  Follow the road to the top of the hill where you will see signs directing you to the Conference Center.  Follow signs for the Conference Center.  

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  Hotel and Kearns Room Retreat Information (subject to change without notice): 


To support ease and respite during class, there are rooms available at Kearns Spirituality Center for a reasonable rate.  They are simple rooms available for your overnight accommodations.  They have 2 single beds, a chair, a desk and a sink.  The bathrooms are shared and are a short walk down the hallway.  It is a lovely, peaceful retreat center with access to the chapel and labrynth.  If you are interested in reserving a room for the weekend, please contact the Vanati staff at vanati@vanati.com to let us know of your interest and we will be happy to reserve a room for you.  Please do not call Kearns directly.  Click here to get a look at the facility www.cdpsisters.org
 
The following hotels are a short drive to the teaching location. Please contact the hotels directly for reservations and current rates.

Home2Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh/McCandless


This hotel is located aprroximately 5 miles from the Kearns Spirituality Center . The rates change according to date and availability.  If you mention you are taking a class at La Roche College, they offer a discount.  AAA and/or Senior Citizen's Discounts are available to those who qualify.  For more information and to make reservations, please click on the link below.

Hotel Website

Hampton Inn Cranberry/Pittsburgh


Need help with travel plans? E-mail us at vanati@vanati.com for assistance.  

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Car Services from the Pittsburgh Airport 
If you would like to reserve a sedan or limo, reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

The drivers will wait for you with a sign at the rental car counters by baggage claim.

Please call beforehand to verify rates.

Airport Sedan Service
412-401-5466
$55 flat rate plus gratuity
Rate is for a Sedan - 1 Way from Airport to 15206

Blue Van - Supershuttle
1-800-Blue-Van
$29 for 1 Way from Airport or $56 Round Trip
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Classic Limousine Transportation
412-734-2800
$69.30 - gratuity, fees and taxes included

Rate is for a Sedan - 1 Way from Airport to 15206
Rate increases to $79.30 if before 5am or after midnight

Embassy Coach
412-672-4600
$64.44 includes gratuity, taxes and fees

Rate is for a Sedan - 1 Way from Airport to 15206
Included gratuity increases if before 6am or after midnight
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Regency
412-922-6888
$77.80 includes gratuity, taxes and fees

Rate is for a Sedan - 1 Way from Airport to 15206
Rate increases $20 if before 6am or after midnight
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A Limo
412-782-5466
$95.25
includes gratuity, taxes and fees
Rate is for a Sedan - 1 Way from Airport to 15206
Rate increases if before 6am or after midnight

Yellow Cab - Peoples and Checker
(412) 321-8100
$60 - $65 - rate does not include gratuity

Rate is to take a Cab - 1 Way from Airport to 15206
Yellow Cab is a great option for inner city travel - site seeing, dining, etc - rates vary based on mileage/time
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