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3 College Senior

Transportation: Shuttles take you to nearby cities and airports i.e. Harrisburg, Baltimore, BWI, Dulles, and D.C.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: First years cannot have cars which is unfortunate, but so much happens on campus you hardly need one. Make friends with someone who has a car to go to places like Chipotle or Target--it's always very helpful. The burg is pretty isolated but you can get all you need by taking a short walk into town.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: If you need to go somewhere specific the college transportation is okay, but the shuttle service to major transportation hubs is pretty bad because pick-up times are three hours apart from each other.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: does not have much to help get around.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Is okay but for student it should be free


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Unlike larger institutions, at Gettysburg, there's no need to deal with the confusion of bus lines and schedules. Firstly, there just aren't any and, secondly, because there is simply no reason why you would need to go anywhere that far. The entire campus can be traversed in about 20 minutes by foot, and just about every academic building can be reached from any dorm building within 15 minutes-and usually much quicker.

The school does offer transportation off campus, including shuttles to the three nearby major airports and all other public transportation hubs. Though the price is a little high, and it requires reservations, it is a convenient and generally reliable way to get to and from the airports and stations. Around academic breaks, transportation services opens up its schedule, offering frequent shuttles to local airports.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
It's easy to walk or bike into the center of town for a bite to eat, but for a trip further away (say to a supermarket or Wal-Mart), it's more realistic to have a car or be friends with someone who does.
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Take a shuttle from the Transportation Office for $20, or catch a ride from a friend.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Safety Escort Service

Providing the opportunity for students to travel from campus to Giant Food, Wal-Mart, and the local Outlet shopping/movie complex; the 11 person shuttle van runs on a continuous 30 minute loop during these hours, with specific pick-up/drop-off points both on campus and at each of the listed community locations.

(717) 337-6912

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Public TransitWhat's This?

None - The size of the campus means that this is not an issue.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Harrisburg International Airport


(888) 235-9442

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


411 Market St., Harrisburg

(717) 255-6970


2110 Haines St., Baltimore

(410) 752-7682

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Harrisburg Amtrak/Bus

4th & Chestnut Sts., Harrisburg

(800) 872-7245

Baltimore Amtrak

1500 S. Charles St., Baltimore

(410) 291-4261

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 36 responses

  • 19% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 47% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 11% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 11% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 11% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 34 responses

  • 9% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 35% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 44% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 12% 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 18 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 35 responses

  • 51% Very easy.
  • 43% Fairly easy.
  • 6% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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