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2 College Freshman

Transportation: I commute to school, so I do not have to worry about long distance travel. With that said, the college only has one realistic way of getting there. Since there is only one way to get to the college, the route gets backed up at the beginning and end of breaks and semesters. Transportation from lower campus to upper campus is decent though. There is a shuttle that runs at convenient times and is rarely late.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There are available free Misericordia shuttles that are very helpful and flexible with students. There is also city transportation available at specific times if one needs to go outside of the shuttle limits.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The airport is twenty minutes away and the county bus makes a stop at the science building.

1 College Freshman

Transportation: There is nothing to do around here and the shuttle is very unreliable. They do not always pick you up when you call and some of the shuttle drivers can be very rude. If you plan to go out just make sure you have a lot of time in case you get stranded somewhere.

2 College Junior

Transportation: Theres a shuttle, but good luck getting to class on time!


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Since campus is fairly "out of the way" and 20 minutes from Wilkes-Barre (the biggest city in the area), most students have cars on campus, all except freshmen. Public transportation is rarely used by students, but if some students need it, the LCTA (Luzerne County Transportation Authority) buses come on campus every hour of the day and will take students where they need to go. This is usually the way to go if the MU shuttle isn't running.

The MU shuttle runs just about every day and will take students into the Wilkes-Barre area to go shopping, hit up the movies, or buy groceries. Shuttles are always willing to come pick students up. Students are given a phone number to call, and once they call, the ride is on its way. In terms of other transportation options, cabs are harder to get on campus, only because of how far away from the school they actually are. They will only pick up students traveling a longer distance, and sometimes even that won't bribe them to come to campus. Generally, since Misericordia is away from everything, it's harder to get public transportation and definitely not convenient.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Car
  • LCTA buses
  • MU shuttle van
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Taking a cab to get to the airport usually runs between $20 and $25.
Local Taxi Services
The closest taxi service to campus is actually not near campus at all. Students hardly ever take the taxi, but if they do, it's because they are going to a shopping excursion or going to catch a movie in Scranton. The closest taxi service is Plymouth Taxi (570) 639-1649. Sometimes taxis won't even pick up students at Misericordia because it is so far away.
Did You Know?
If security officers see students walking around campus in the freezing cold, they'll usually stop and offer students a ride back to their dorms or townhouses. The security officers are super friendly and always willing to offer a ride to students.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Escort Service
(570) 674-6300
Daily 24 hours

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

MU Shuttle Van

The shuttle will take you to Wal-Mart and other places.

Varies; usually runs a few days a week

Public TransitWhat's This?

Luzerne County Transportation Authority

Base fare is $1.50, and transfers are 40 cents; a 31-day pass is $42.

(570) 288-9356

(570) 287-8463 schedule info

(800) 654-5984 TTDD

315 Northampton St., Kingston

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

Avoca is only about 30 minutes away from Dallas.

100 Terminal Dr., Suite 1

(877) 2-FLYAVP

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


Wilkes-Barre is only about 15 minutes away from Dallas.

97 W. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre

(570) 821-3800

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


Harrisburg's train station is the closest to campus at about two hours away.

4th and Chestnut St., Harrisburg

(800) USA-RAIL

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 34 responses

  • 35% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 38% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 12% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 12% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 3% Nonexistent.

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

  • 41% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 26% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 24% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 6% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 3% You can't have a car here.

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

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 17 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 34 responses

  • 12% Very easy.
  • 71% Fairly easy.
  • 9% Fairly difficult.
  • 9% Very difficult.
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