Shuttles for Breaks

We offer students a discounted shuttle service at the beginning and end of Bucknell's fall and spring terms and at University breaks.

One-way Trip Destinations & Prices

The shuttle fee, which reserves your seat and space for one suitcase and one carry-on bag, is charged to your student B-bill account. Shuttle prices increase as the departure time nears, so reserve a seat as soon as you're able. The prices listed below are the lowest offered and available when you book at least 72 hours in advance. Prices get incrementally higher the closer you reserve a seat.

Pickup at Bucknell:

  • The shuttle will pick up departing students at Smith Parking Lot. Driver and staff are present to check student’s information prior to boarding the bus. Keep in mind that the bus may be really full as students often depart with multiple pieces of luggage. Students will NOT be refunded for missing the bus. Please plan to arrive 15–20 minutes prior to the departure time for boarding.
  • Last shuttles are available until a day after finals every semester.

We offer services between Bucknell and the following locations:


  • Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)
    • Starting at $36
    • Travel time: 2.5-3 hours
    • Pickup at Harrisburg International Airport (MDT): Inside the terminal. Driver meets students near the baggage claim area.
  • Harrisburg Transportation Center (Amtrak)
    • Starting at $36
    • Travel time: 2.5-3 hours
    • Pickup (Amtrak Station): Red bricked turn-a-round that the shuttle pulls into. The turnaround is near the parking meters at the Chestnut and 4th Street entrance to the Transportation Center.
    • Note: Students waiting at Harrisburg Transportation Center (Amtrak) will get picked up after the shuttle runs through Harrisburg International Airport (MDT). The shuttle arrival time may vary depending on traffic and the initial pick-up speed at MDT. Allow for up to 15-20 minutes wait time and feel free to contact student transit at 570-577-1921. The shuttle will be full as students typically arrive with multiple pieces of luggage.



  • Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)
    • Starting at $76
    • Travel time: 4-5 hours
    • Pickup: Remain inside as the shuttle driver will meet you near baggage claim 10–12. There is a red-tiled information booth close to door 12 where the driver will find you.

New York City

(beginning and end of Fall & Spring Semesters ONLY)

  • John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)
    • Starting at $76
    • Travel time: 5-6 hours
    • Pickup: Terminal 4 ground transportation inside between the welcome center, the Central Diner and the currency exchange.


(including New York City and Boston)

  • Looking for information on shuttles to the Northeast (including New York City and Boston)?
    For more information

Online Reservations

Students can request a shuttle to an airport by going to myBucknell (login required).

If reserving a shuttle for a student, please utilize this site. Please note students will still need to confirm the details prior to the reservation being completed.

Confirming Shuttle Reservations

Your booking is not finalized until you confirm your reservation.

  1. You should keep an eye out for an email from Student Transportation.
  2. You must click the link to confirm the reservation.
  3. You will not appear on the shuttle manifest nor will you receive further instructions regarding your shuttle pickup location unless this step has been completed.

Reserving a shuttle fewer than 72 hours before your departure? Please be aware you will be charged a premium price.

Other Transportation Options


Bucknell has contracted with BreakShuttle to offer transportation to the Northeast. They offer transportation routes to and from:

  • Long Island and New York City
  • Boston
  • Newtown, Conn., and Vernon, Conn.

Learn more or purchase tickets from this vendor


Need a ride to an airport or maybe just to your hometown? Catch a ride with another student, staff or faculty already headed there. You can see who is offering a ride as well as post a request.

(available to those with Bucknell credentials only).

Commercially Available Services

The following services are available in the region for transportation. The list is for your reference and convenience and does not constitute an endorsement, nor do we know the specifics of their services. We encourage you to research your options to find something that works best for your schedule and budget before making a reservation.

Towncar Service



  • Trailways - The bus stop downtown is located at the railroad crossing on Market Street.
  • BreakShuttle - Offers buses from Bucknell to select destinations in the Northeast.


Contact Details

Student Transportation


Elaine Langone Center, 2nd floor, uphill side


8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours:
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.