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2 College Senior

Transportation: basically you need a car or a friend with a car if you want to get around

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Parking is hard to find.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The campus shuttle is usually on time, and they say they go on a circuit route - I wouldn't know, I rarely use it to get to class and such. The Baltimore College Shuttle is very prompt and convenient.

3 College Senior

Transportation: Taxis are reasonably priced and the campus shuttles are free for everyone so it is very convenient.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The train station is not that far away

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Most students' first choice in transportation is taking a taxi. Though it may be slightly expensive spending money on cabs, it beats having to drive yourself, and many freshmen do not have cars on campus. Baltimore has a lot of public transportation services, but most students opt for the quick pickup of a taxi. For transportation around campus and to and from the Towson Town Center, students take the Collegetown Shuttle. It travels to Towson and stops at all of the surrounding colleges, including Towson, Johns Hopkins, and Goucher, to name a few.This service is free to all students with a school ID. There are a few stops on Loyola's campus, and the shuttle picks up regularly on weekends. The times are very convenient, although it is not always as reliable on weekdays.

Getting into and out of Baltimore is fairly easy with quick access to the airport. There are a few shuttles and cab services that all cost about the same to get you to the airport. If you prefer to stay grounded for your transportation, Baltimore has both Greyhound and Amtrak stations not far from campus. Student Life has also put together shuttles that transport students to the airport for $5–$10 in the days leading up to the bigger holidays and school breaks, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and spring break.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bike
  • Bus
  • Car
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs approximately $40.
  • One-way transportation to the airport through A Tap Transportation costs around $35. Vans seat up to six people, picks up door-to-door, and accepts all major credit cards. (410) 255-1901
  • One-way transportation to the airport through Baltimore Economy Shuttle costs about $25 plus $5 for each additional person. Picks up door-to-door and accepts all major credit cards. Reservations are required up to 24 hours in advance. (410) 821-5387
  • One-way transportation to the airport through Super Shuttle ( costs $26. They accept all major credit cards, but reservations are required. (800) 258-3826
Did You Know?
  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport reported that its name change to Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is in honor of the nation's first black Surpreme Court Justice.
  • Students can find out the time of the next arriving shuttle bus on campus by checking out the NextBus signs at the bus stops. The signs use GPS to track the location of the bus and relays the approximate time of its arrival at each specific stop.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Loyola College Shuttle

There are more than 10 different shuttle routes that run throughout the week. For full details on avaiable shuttles, visit

Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-12 a.m.


Loyola has "green" cabs with souped-out sound systems that blare Weezy and T.I. The drivers wear suits and business attire, which is also nice, but this method of transportation is pretty pricey.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)

MTA operates local and commuter buses, light rail, Metro Subway, MARC Train Service, and a paratransit system.

(410) 539-5000

6 Saint Paul St.

Collegetown Shuttle

The Collegetown Shuttle is a free service for students at seven schools in the Baltimore region. The shuttle stops on each campus, as well as Towson Town Center, Penn Station, and Towson Place Shopping Center.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

BWI is located about 12 miles south of campus.

7062 Friendship Road

(410) 859-7111

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound - Baltimore

The Greyhound station is about five miles south of campus.

2110 Haines St.

(410) 752-7682

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak - Baltimore Penn Station

The Baltimore Amtrak station is located about 3 miles south of campus.

1500 N. Charles St.

(410) 291-4262

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 64 responses

  • 31% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 34% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 28% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 6% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 0% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 64 responses

  • 6% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 23% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 61% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 9% 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 26 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 25 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 25 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 64 responses

  • 19% Very easy.
  • 59% Fairly easy.
  • 22% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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