Break Transportation

SHUTTLE-UM TAKES OUT-OF-STATE TERPS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. 

Break Transportation to New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia will be offered for the 2022-23 academic year, starting with Thanksgiving Break. Details about registration, cost, and payment can be found below. Information about transportation for Winter and Spring Break will be announced on this page when it is available.

Shuttle-UM also offers students free transportation to Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport for Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring Break. 

Does the Student Break Transportation schedule not work for you? We can help you plan another way home.

Shuttle-UM students

Registration

For Winter Break, registration will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29. Registration will close on Tuesday, December 13 at 4 p.m. or earlier if seats are filled.

Register by selecting the destination below

Due to limited bus operations, this trip has a limited number of seats. 

FEES & Payment Methods

Fees: $60 one-way; $100 round-trip.

Payments will go through student accounts only this year. No credit card payments will be accepted. 

CANCELLATION POLICY

For Winter Break, cancel by Friday, December 9, at 11:59 p.m. to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued after the cancelation dates. Cancelation requests must be submitted in writing to dotsTrips@umd.edu. Refunds will be credited to your student account. 

Questions?

Email dotsTrips@umd.edu.

Winter: Break Transportation Bus Schedule 

DEPARTURE: TUESDAY, DEC 20, TAWES FINE ARTS BUILDING (FACING LOT JJ & LOT 1)

Destination Departure Time Estimated Time of Arrival
Moorestown Mall, Moorestown, NJ (20 min from Philadelphia) 2 p.m. 5 p.m.
NJT Metropark Station, Iselin, NJ 2 p.m. 6 p.m.
Javits Convention Center, NY (34th St. between 11th & 12 Av.) 2 p.m. 7 p.m.

Return to UMD: Sunday, JAN 22, Tawes fine arts building (facing Lot JJ & Lot 1)

Departure Location Departure Time Estimated Time of Arrival
Javits Convention Center, NY (34th St. between 11th & 12 Av.) 12 p.m. 5 p.m.
NJT Metropark Station, Iselin, NJ 1 p.m. 5 p.m.
Moorestown Mall, Moorestown, NJ (20 min from Philadelphia) 2:30 p.m. 5 p.m.

Please expect traffic delays when traveling on holiday weekends.

Interstate transportation is to and from campus only. Passengers are responsible for their own travel arrangements upon reaching the destination point.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER)

Our buses depart from the back of the Tawes Fine Arts Building (facing Lot JJ and Lot 1) on campus and drop off passengers at Javits Convention Center on 34th Street between 12th Ave and 11th Ave. This location is in close proximity to the 34th Street-Hudson Yards Subway Station. For return trips, our buses will pick up from this same location. Look for a DOTS representative. 

ISELIN, NEW JERSEY (NJT METROPARK STATION)

Our buses depart from the back of the Tawes Fine Arts Building (facing Lot JJ and Lot 1) on campus and drop off passengers at the Metropark station. This station lies within the Iselin section of Woodbridge Township, close to the border with Edison, north of the intersection of Thornall Street and Wood Avenue. It is accessible via Exits 130, 131, 131A or 131B of the Garden State Parkway.

MOORESTOWN, NEW JERSEY (MOORESTOWN MALL)

Moorestown Mall in NJ is about 20 minutes from Philadelphia. Our buses depart from the back of the Tawes Fine Arts Building (facing Lot JJ and Lot 1) on campus and drop off passengers at Moorestown Mall in Moorestown, NJ: 400 NJ-38 Moorestown, NJ 08057. The stop is located at the NJT city bus stop behind the Boscov's.

There is also bus transportation to New York City provided through Greyhound Lines, Megabus and Boltbus among others.

Break Transportation to BWI Airport

Shuttle-UM will offer free shuttle service to the Baltimore/Washington International Airport during Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring break. We require no reservations or tickets, but passengers must show a university ID to ride. 

PICKUP LOCATION FOR BREAKs:

On Tuesday, Dec. 20, all shuttles will depart from behind Tawes Hall (facing Lot JJ and Lot 1) and drop off at every requested airline door. 

On Sunday, Jan. 22, the shuttles will pick up passengers from BWI Airport at the International Arrivals terminal. This is the last door in the terminal, Door #18

DATES & PICKUP TIMES FOR WINTER BREAK:

Departure from Maryland to BWI on Tuesday, December 20 (Leaves from behind Tawes Hall)

5:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

Departure from BWI to Maryland on Sunday, January 22 (Returning to Tawes Hall)

8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: The UMD shuttles can be easily mistaken with the red/white BWI Airport terminal shuttles.  The UMD shuttles will be located on the main roadways with regular vehicle traffic, and not in the bus lanes. The UMD shuttles will have an electronic sign displaying "University of Maryland".

For a fee, students are also able to book the UMD SUV for trips to other area airports, including Dulles and National.  

Please email your questions to dotsTrips@umd.edu

Plan Your Own Way Home: How to Access Other Transit Hubs

Baltimore-Washington/Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI)

Weekday: Take the Shuttle-UM 126 New Carrollton route to  the New Carrollton Metro Station. From here, you can board the Penn Line of the MARC Train to BWI. A free and frequent shuttle runs between the AMTRAK/MARC station and the airport.

Weekend: When the Shuttle-UM 126 route is not operating, take the F8 Metro Bus and transfer to the F4 Metro Bus to get to the New Carrollton Metro Station. From here you can take the last leg of the Weekday option above.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

By Metro: Reagan Airport is Metro accessible. Take Shuttle-UM route 104 to the College Park Metro station and board the Green Line train toward Branch Avenue. Get off at L’Enfant Plaza and switch to the Yellow Line Metro and head toward the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport stop.

Dulles International Airport (IAD)

By Metro: From College Park–UMD Metro Station, take the Green Line to L’Enfant Plaza. At L’Enfant Plaza you’ll have two options:

  1. Take the 5A Metro Bus at L’Enfant Plaza to Dulles. The bus takes approximately one hour to reach Dulles Airport.
  2. Transfer to the Silver Line headed towards Wiehle-Reston East, exit the train at Wiehle-Reston East and follow the signs directing you to the Washington Flyer bus stop. The Washington Flyer stop is located in the North Bus Garage and you will be taking the Dulles International Airport Silver Line Express. The Washington Flyer Coach runs every 15 to 20 minutes and costs $5 each way.

Other Transit HUbs and Break Destinations

Union Station, Washington DC

If you are catching a train or bus from Union Station in DC, take the Shuttle-UM 104 bus to the College Park Metro. Then take the Green line train toward Branch Avenue and get off at Fort Totten to transfer to the red line. From Fort Totten, board the Red line train toward Shady Grove and get off at Union Station.

Baltimore, Maryland

By train: The MARC Train’s Camden Line runs from College Park to Camden Station located in the heart of Baltimore. You can catch the MARC train from the College Park Metro Station but keep in mind the train only runs Monday through Friday. The trip takes approximately an hour and costs $7 each way.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

By train: Monday through Friday, take the Shuttle-UM 126 New Carrollton bus and get off at Stop 21, the New Carrollton Metro Station. From the New Carrollton Metro Station, you can access the Northeast Regional Amtrak line which can take you to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The New Carrollton Metro Station also serves as a hub for Greyhound which has buses to Philadelphia.

Iselin, New Jersey

By train: Monday through Friday, take the Shuttle-UM 126 New Carrollton bus and get off at Stop 21, the New Carrollton Metro Station. From the New Carrollton Metro Station, you can access the Northeast Regional Amtrak line which can take you to the Metropark in Iselin, New Jersey.

The New Carrollton Metro Station also serves as a hub for Greyhound which has buses to Newark, New Jersey.

New York, New York

By train: Monday through Friday, take the Shuttle-UM 126 New Carrollton bus and get off at Stop 21, the New Carrollton Metro Station. From the New Carrollton Metro Station, you can access the Northeast Regional Amtrak line which can take you to Pennsylvania Station in New York.

The New Carrollton Metro Station also serves as a hub for Greyhound which has buses to New York City.