Student and Family Transportation Information

The information below is as up-to-date as possible but is subject to change. You can also view this information in our brochure (PDF).

Schedule Student Personal Shuttle   Schedule Student Personal Charter

Schedule Deadlines

Please keep in mind that we need 72 business hours advanced notice to ensure availability. You need to complete registration:

By:To travel on:
Monday Thursday
Tuesday Friday, Saturday, or Sunday
Wednesday Monday
Thursday Tuesday
Friday Wednesday

Shuttles

Travel to or from Mass Transit Centers (MTC) using scheduled shuttle times.

Harrisburg - $25 per person each way
BWI & Shady Grove - $30 per person each way
Dulles - $35 per person each way

BWI, Dulles, and Shady Grove Shuttle Times

Depart CampusDepart Airport/Train Station
6:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. Noon
Noon 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

Harrisburg Shuttle Times

We have adjusted the Harrisburg shuttle times to better serve our customers. The new times were organized around the Amtrak schedule, and service more trains with less wait time.

Shuttle
Letter
Depart
Campus
Drop off
at HB Amtrak
Drop off/pickup
at HB Airport
Pickup
HB Amtrak
Arrive
on Campus
A 5:30 am 6:30 am 7:00 am 7:30 am 8:30 am
B 6:45 am 7:45 am 8:15 am 8:45 am 9:45 am
C 8:15 am 9:15 am 9:45 am 10:15 am 11:15 am
D 9:30 am 10:30 am 11:00 am 11:30 am 12:30 pm
E 10:45 am 11:45 am 12:15 pm 12:45 pm 1:45 pm
F 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 3:30 pm
G 1:45 pm 2:45 pm 3:15 pm 3:45 pm 4:45 pm
H 3:15 pm 4:15 pm 5:00 pm 5:30 pm 6:30 pm
I 5:15 pm 6:15 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 8:30 pm
J 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 8:30 pm 9:00 pm 10:00 pm

The transportation office is open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. If your flight is late, or you are unable to find your driver, and it is after business hours, please call the Department of Public Safety at (717)337-6912.


Charters

During high volume travel times around holiday breaks, the beginning / end of the semester, and reading days, charter services are not offered. Please make sure to have your shuttles booked at least 7 days prior to traveling to guarantee a seat. Requests after this deadline may not be able to be accommodated. Below are some of the busy travel days and respective deadlines for the upcoming year.

October 7 and 10 – Reading days
November 21 and 26 – Thanksgiving
January 20 and 21 – Return to campus
March 9 and 18 – Spring Break

Travel to or from Mass Transit Centers (MTC) using times other than scheduled shuttle times.

Harrisburg - $95 per vehicle each way
BWI & Shady Grove - $115 per vehicle each way
Dulles - $135 per vehicle each way
Reagan(DCA) - charter only - $145 per vehicle each way

Please keep in mind that we need 72 business hours advanced notice to ensure availability.


Departure from Campus

Our shuttles and charters depart campus from the following locations:

  • The side entrance to the chapel on Stevens Street
  • Constitution parking lot by the greenhouse
  • The Gettysburg Hotel

Please be there no less than 15 minutes before your shuttle departure time!

Pick up locations at Mass Transit Centers

Please make sure that you turn on your cell phone as soon as you arrive at the Mass Transit Center!

Once you arrive at the pick up spot listed below, look for a white Gettysburg College van with blue lettering. Vehicles are not allowed to park and will have to continually circle the airport until they see you, so make sure that you are visible and on the lookout for our vans. Once you see the van, wave to the driver!

  • Harrisburg : Proceed to the exit on the baggage claim level but do not enter the garage. Once outside, go to the second curb and wait there.
  • BWI: Exit the baggage claim area at door B2 (at Southwest Airlines). Once outside, go to the second curb and wait there.
  • Dulles: Exit the baggage claim area through door 3 on the middle level. Once outside, go to the curb and wait there.
  • Shady Grove: Enter the tunnel and go to the right.
  • Train/Bus terminal: Wait outside of the main entrance and look for the driver.

Helpful Travel Tips

  • Shuttles should be booked when making your travel plans. Please keep our scheduled shuttle times in mind when booking your flights/ rides.
  • When you are departing campus, you will need to leave at least 3 hours before a scheduled flight time.
  • When you are departing a Mass Transit Center, you will need to land at least 30 minutes prior to the shuttle time.
  • Shuttles operate on a request only basis, therefore reservations are required. Please make sure to make your reservation before the deadline to assure availability.
  • We require a 24 hour notice for a full refund if you need to cancel your booked shuttle or charter.
  • We are unable to transport anyone other than a student’s family members. Any family member under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Third Party Services

While Gettysburg College tries to make our campus accessible to everyone, local personal travel while you are here is not offered through our services. We have partnered with several other services to allow students other transportation options.

  • Zipcar: Drive cars by the hour or day. Gas & insurance included. Join Zipcar and own the trip, not the car! Sign up now at: www.zipcar.com/gettysburg
  • Lyft & Uber: Download the apps via the Apple Store or Google Play
  • Take the trolley to WalMart for supplies or out to the Outlets for shopping or a movie! Free to students with college ID! Visit www.ridethetrolley.com for more information.
  • Breakshuttle provides direct, safe, and affordable rides during academic breaks. For more information, visit www.breakshuttle.com