Important Transportation Information


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Pick Up Times and Locations at Mass Transit Centers

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

Schedule Student Personal Shuttle

Schedule Student Personal Charter

  • Definition of Shuttle: shuttle times refer to specific times we depart campus or pick up at a Mass Transit Center, with a reservation, for a reduced price
  • Definition of Charter: a charter time is any other time, than a shuttle time, it’s not a private car service, a more expensive option with a reservation

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.

Harrisburg Shuttle Times

We have adjusted the Harrisburg shuttle times to better serve our customers.

Shuttles only operate with a reservation and at specific times for a reduced cost. * Shuttles are the most economical way to travel *

HTC (Harrisburg Amtrak) and MDT (Harrisburg International Airport) Shuttle Times

Departing Campus:
8:30am – Noon - 3:30pm - 8:30pm

Departing Mass Transit Center:
9:30am - 1pm – 4:30pm - 9:30pm

Shuttle Pricing: $35.00

Departure From Campus

BWI Airport & Amtrak Shuttle Times:

Departing from campus: 7am, Noon, 3pm and 7pm

Dulles & Shady Grove Shuttle Times:

Departing from campus: 7am, Noon, 6pm

Shuttle Pricing:

  • BWI Airport & Amtrak: $40.00
  • Dulles & Shady Grove: $45.00

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!


Charters only operate with a reservation and are times other than shuttle times. Charters are not private car service and can have other passengers if the same time is reserved.

Late night or early morning travel requests are not guaranteed due to driver availability.

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 trip 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 charter services are not available.

Dates Occasion
October Reading days
November Thanksgiving
January Return to campus
March Spring Break

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

Harrisburg International Airport - $130 per vehicle each way
Baltimore Washington International & Shady Grove Metro - $155 per vehicle each way
Dulles International Airport - $175 per vehicle each way
Reagan International Airport - charter only - $195 per vehicle each way

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

Pick Up Locations at Mass Transit Centers

BWI Airport & Amtrak Shuttle Times:

9am, 2pm, 5pm, 9pm

Dulles & Shady Grove Shuttle Times:

9am, 2pm, 8pm

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 International Airport : 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.
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI): Exit the baggage claim area at interior door #6 near Southwest Airlines. Once outside, go to the second curb, location 24 and wait there.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD): Exit the baggage claim area through door 3 on the middle level. Once outside, go to the curb and wait there.
  • Shady Grove Metro Station: Enter the tunnel and go to the right.
  • Train (BWI and Harrisburg) / Harrisburg 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.

  • Take the trolley to WalMart for supplies or out to the Outlets for shopping or a movie! Free to students with college ID! Visit for more information.
  • Breakshuttle provides direct, safe, and affordable rides during academic breaks. For more information, visit

The information below is as up-to-date as possible but is subject to change.