Transportation

Location
Easton, PA
Undergrads
2,438
Tuition
$42,980
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Bring a car if you possibly can, or befriend an upper classman.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation isn't great to be honest but students don't really have a need to go off campus too often

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The college runs the LCAT (our shuttle) to places that are needed (the grocery store, target, Walmart, the movies) but only on the weekends. It goes to downtown easton during the week but it is much harder to get around then.

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1 College Junior

Transportation: The main form of transportation is the LCAT shuttle, which takes you to Giant, CVS, and the mall (during certain times). The problem is having to wait for the bus to come back to the location.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I honestly did not use the transportation (LCAT shuttle) much at Lafayette. The transportation to sporting events was great, though. A lot of people take the LCAT to Giant (supermarket), but unless you need a certain special food, a walk to Wawa usually does the trick. The shuttle times to get to the movie theater are pretty inconvenient (and you don't want to get stuck there). It's best to find a friend who has a car or bring your own to save some time.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 558th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 644th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 934th
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Shehtaz Huq
Hometown
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Major
English, Film and Media Studies
Grad Year
2014
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Most students who live on College Hill do not usually use public transportation. In the event that they do need to get somewhere, they either a.) find a friend with a car, or b.) use the LCAT (Lafayette College Area Transportation). The Lafayette shuttle service, the LCAT, runs a few times a day. The bus makes hourly trips, from 2 p.m. to late into the evening, to Walmart, Giant, and a few other stops. The shuttle service is free, although on some days the buses are more unreliable than usual. A slightly prolonged wait isn't much of an issue, though.

Aside from the College shuttle, there is also the LANta bus service. The LANta (Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority) service runs between towns in the Lehigh Valley area. There are LANta stops around the Easton circle. These buses also go to Walmart and other stops. Although the buses come more frequently, they are not as well-kept as the LCAT ones. Buses can get loud and crowded very easily, especially during peak hours. Also, only particular LANta lines stop on College Hill, and even then, it's a bit of a walk to get to campus from the bus stop. There are bus lines that run between Easton and other major cities. Both Greyhound and Trans-Bridge have regular buses to and from Philadelphia, Newark, and NYC. Prices range from $40 to $60 round trip.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Get a friend to drive you
  • Take a cab
  • Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Get a friend to drive you.
  • Yellow Cab of Easton-a cab ride to the airport costs between $25 and $30.
Local Taxi Services
The two primary companies that serve the area include Yellow Cab of Easton at (610) 258-2888 and Akab Taxi & Transportation Service at (908) 454-3420.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Safety escorts
(610) 330-5330
Evenings

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Lafayette College Area Transportation (LCAT)

This Lafayette-sponsored service transports students to Metzgar fields, Center Square, and local malls.

(610) 330-5133

(610) 330-5957

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-10:35 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-11:50 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.-7:50 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANta)

LANta provides public bus service to Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and suburbs.

(610) 776-RIDE (7433)

(610) 435-4517

(610) 432-3200 LANta Van

1060 Lehigh St., Allentown

www.lantabus.com

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Lehigh Valley International Airport

Lehigh Valley International Airport is about a 20-minute drive from Lafayette College down Route 22.

3311 Airport Rd., Allentown

(800) FLY-LVIA (359-5842)

www.flylvia.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

35 S. Third St.

(610) 923-6835

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

The closest Amtrak station is located at Penn Station in New York City, about an hour and a half from Lafayette.

234 W. 31st St./Penn Station, New York, NY

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 20 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 5% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 35% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 45% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 15% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 24 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 4% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 58% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 25% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 12% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 17 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 16 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 17 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 22 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 14% Fairly difficult.
  • 59% Fairly easy.
  • 27% Very easy.
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