Student Break Transportation

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

Students may take a Shuttle-UM bus to New York and New Jersey for Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring break for a fee. This Fall 2021 semester, we are unable to provide free Shuttle-UM service to local airports. 

Not taking Shuttle-UM break transportation? We can help you plan your own way home.

Shuttle-UM students

Face masks are required on Shuttle-UM buses. 

REGISTration OPEN

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

Winter Break transportation registration will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 30. Registration will close on Tuesday, December 14 at 4 p.m. or earlier if seats are filled.

FEES & Payment Methods

Fees: $45 one-way; $70 round-trip.

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

CANCELLATION POLICY

For Winter Break transportation, cancel by Friday, December 10, at 11:59 p.m. to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued after the cancellation 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: Interstate Break Transportation BUs Schedule 

DEPARTURE: Tuesday, December 21, TAWES FINE ARTS BUILDING (FACING LOT JJ & LOT 1)

Destination Departure Time Estimated Time of Arrival
Moorestown Mall, Moorestown, NJ (near Philadelphia & Cherry Hill) 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, January 23, 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 (near Philadelphia & Cherry Hill) 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)

Passengers previously stopping at the New York Port Authority on 42nd Stret should consider this location. 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 or the UMD charter buses. 

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)

Passengers previously taking the Cherry Hill bus should take this Moorestown, NJ bus. 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. This location services Cherry Hill.

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

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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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.