Because Bucknell’s campus is on the small side, it is very easy to get wherever you need to be when you are on your feet. If you want to go out to dinner or do some shopping, downtown Lewisburg is a short walk from campus. For students who don’t have cars, there is a weekend shuttle that runs to the neighboring town of Selinsgrove, where there is a mall, a Wal-Mart, and a grocery store. For the most part, though, everything students need is on campus. The bookstore sells toiletries, snacks, and similar necessary items. Students who live in the apartment-style housing or the “Mods” either have their own cars or know somebody who does.
For students who want to occasionally get to the city, Bucknell offers bus trips to NYC, Philly, and DC. The trips cost $25, and the student can stay there all day. These trips are a really fun and inexpensive way to do some shopping and sightseeing. Other than the shuttles Bucknell offers, there really are not many ways to get off campus without a car. The limo and taxi service is pretty expensive, and students really only use that to get to the airport or train station if there isn't a Bucknell shuttle available. Some students take the bus out of town, but it’s often a long ride because it stops frequently. So, while it is possible to get off campus without a car, it’s much easier to do so if you have a car or friends with cars.