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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: They have shuttles to take you to the local super markets and the train station that can take you to NYC or Philly is pretty close. However, you need a car or a friend with a car if you want to do any other kind of shopping.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There is a shuttle that goes out every week and students to Kmart where there are several other stores too. You shop for what you need. Campus security will take you to the airport for free, I am from a different state so that's great for me, a taxi cost me $60 last time, before I knew about the campus security. They will even take you to the train station for free.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Most students on campus bring their cars, so the college does not generally provide transportation except for shuttles here and there for specialty events.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Mostly you don't have to go off campus for anything, but if you do there is a shuttle on Monday nights and Thursday nights.

2 College Junior

Transportation: If you don't have a car, there really aren't many places that you can go to. The campus is small enough that you can walk from one end to another, no problem. However, if you want to leave campus, walking isn't really an option. I know some people who will walk to Kmart and the grocery store, but it takes them over an hour to go to and from there. The mall is around a 20 minute drive from campus. There are shuttles that take you to and from the Etown gym when there are classes, and I believe on certain days there are shuttles that will take you to the mall or to the grocery store, but not that often enough.


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Transportation on campus isn’t a problem because it is small. There aren’t any shuttles for everyday use unless a student is injured. Walking, bicycling, skateboarding, and riding a scooter are the most popular ways that students get around campus. It’s possible to walk to the major stores in town, like Target and CVS, but it’s a bit of a dangerous walk. Most students either have a car on campus or get rides with friends. If students like to go out on the weekends, having a car at Etown will be an indispensable tool.

There are only so many places that students can walk to, and cabs, buses, or even the Amtrak train can get quite expensive. Some students have purchased a student plan pass on the Amtrak site, but that deal only really benefits students that travel longer distances quite frequently. Occasionally Etown will sponsor shuttles that will go to a few select destinations for a day, such as the King of Prussia mall or Hershey Outlets. Generally, students don’t go off campus unless they have their own means or the help of a friend.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Drive or have a friend drive
  • Bicycle
  • Walk
  • Elizabethtown College Shuttle (only for certain events)
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
The best way to travel to and from Harrisburg International Airport is to call ahead to campus security and request a shuttle. The service is free, as long as they are given a three-day warning. The service is for the student only, not for family or friends. The next best option would be to have a friend drive.
Local Taxi Services
Lancaster County Taxi Service - They're based in Ephrata, which is a short distance away, but they are timely and relatively cheap. They often provide discounts for airport shuttles as well.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Campus Security (on-campus transportation only)
(717) 361-1264

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Harrisburg International Airport

Airport Drive, Harrisburg

(717) 948-3900

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound - York

The York Greyhound station is located about 14 miles southwest of campus.

53 E. North St., York

(717) 699-0343

Greyhound - Lancaster

The Lancaster Greyhound station is located about 17 miles southeast of campus.

53 E. McGovern Ave., Lancaster

(717) 397-4861

Greyhound - Harrisburg

The Harrisburg Greyhound station is located about 17 miles northwest of campus.

411 Market St., Harrisburg

(717) 255-6955

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak - Elizabethtown

The Amtrak station is located less than one mile from campus.

50 S. Wilson Ave., Elizabethtown

(800) USA-RAIL

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 31 responses

  • 19% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 19% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 19% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 42% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 30 responses

  • 53% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 0% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 33% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 13% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 16 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 16 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

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

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 30 responses

  • 33% Very easy.
  • 47% Fairly easy.
  • 17% Fairly difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.
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