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Located within a few hours' drive time from major metro areas like Cleveland, Columbus, Baltimore and Washington D.C. the Laurel Highlands is easily accessible by bus, car, bicycle, and many other modes of transportation!

Regional Map

Proximity to major tourism destinations

Our location makes us an ideal destination for groups coming to and from many major metropolitan locations in the Northeast.

Below are some approximate drive times to the Laurel Highlands from major metropolitan cities.

Distance from major cities to Donegal, the center of the Laurel Highlands, at Exit #91 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike:
Please note these time estimates are for automobiles.  Times for motorcoach travel may vary. 

  City Distance (miles) Hr
  Baltimore, MD 200 3.5
  Buffalo, NY 264 4.6
  Cincinnati, OH 313 5
  Cleveland, OH 177 3
  Columbus, OH 237 3.5
  Detroit, MI 329 5.5
  Erie, PA 173 3
  Harrisburg, PA 158 3
  New York, NY 323 5.5
  Philadelphia, PA 258 4.5
  Pittsburgh, PA 50 1
  Richmond, VA 295 5
  Washington, DC 198 3.5

Map of the Laurel Highlands

Laurel Highlands Regional Map

View a downloadable PDF map of the PA Laurel Highlands 

Contact us to request a map by US Mail: (724) 238-5661

Getting Here By Car

From Points North: Take Route 119 South or Route 219 South

From Points East: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) to any of the four Laurel Highlands exits: Exit 110 - Somerset, Exit 91 - Donegal, Exit 76 - New Stanton, Exit 67 - Greensburg/Irwin. Routes 22, 30 and 70 also make their way through the Laurel Highlands.

From Points Southeast: Take Route 70 West to Breezewood, then follow either Route 30 West or the PA Turnpike (I-76) - exits 110, 91, 76 or 67.

From Points South: Route 219 North.

From Points Southwest: Route 79 to Route 119.

From Points West: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike(I-76) to any of the four Laurel Highlands exits: Exit 67 - Greensburg/Irwin, Exit 75 - New Stanton, Exit 91 - Donegal, Exit 110 - Somerset. Routes 22, 30 and 70 also make their way through the Laurel Highlands.

Getting Here by Train

Rail service is provided to the  Laurel Highlands by Amtrak (800-USA-RAIL)

  • The Capital Limited runs daily between Washington, DC and Chicago with a stop in Connellsville
  • The Pennsylvanian runs daily between NYC and Pittsburgh with stops in Johnstown, Latrobe and Greensburg.

Getting Here by Air

Domestic and international travel into Western Pennsylvania can be scheduled through Pittsburgh International Airport. Regional flights into the heart of the Laurel Highlands arrive at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport located in Latrobe.

PA Turnpike & Emergency Numbers

State Police and PA Turnpike Emergency Road Service Available 24 Hours a Day: 800.923.0586

Pennsylvania Turnpike & Weather Conditions: 1.866.976.8747

Pennsylvania Cellular Phone Coverage Emergency Assistance: Dial #11

Motorcoach Servicing Assistance:

Contact Group Tour Department - Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau
800.333.5661 or 724.238.5661 Extensions 108 or 111

PA Speed Limits

Pennsylvania's speed limit is 65 mph, affecting more than 16,000 miles of four-lane, limited access highway. 50 mph is maintained through most urban areas. Please check signage along the roadways as there are restricted speeds in certain areas.