STUDENT BREAK TRANSPORTATION

SPRING BREAK TRANSPORTATION CHANGES

*Updated Wednesday, March 11
The university is moving to an online environment to mitigate the risk of Coronavirus transmission and minimize the chance of seeing cases on campus. Classes will be canceled from March 23 to 29. All instruction will be conducted online from March 30 to at least April 10.

Given these changes, Spring Break transportation plans will be modified:

Buses to New York and New Jersey

  • Buses to New York and New Jersey will depart as scheduled on Friday, March 13.
  • Originally scheduled for Sunday, March 22, return trips have been canceled. Passengers will receive a refund for the canceled return trip.
  • Future return trips may be available when in-person classes resume on campus. Information will be provided as we know more. 

Buses to BWI Airport

  • Buses to BWI Airport will depart as scheduled on Friday, March 13.
  • Originally scheduled for Sunday, March 22, return trips have been canceled.

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

Shuttle-UM students

REGISTRATION

SPRING BREAK TRANSPORTATION REGISTRATION BEGINS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Spring Break transportation will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11, and close at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 6.

FEES 

$35 one-way; $60 round-trip.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be made by Monday, March 2, at 11:59 p.m. to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued after this date.

Please email dotsTrips@umd.edu with questions. 

INTERSTATE BREAK TRANSPORTATION BUS SCHEDULE

Due to construction, break transportation buses will now depart campus from the back side of the Tawes Fine Arts Building facing Lot JJ and Lot 1.

DEPARTURE: Friday, March 13, tawes fine arts building (facing Lot JJ & Lot 1)

Destination Departure Time Estimated Time of Arrival
Moorestown Mall, Moorestown, NJ (near Philadelphia & Cherry Hill) 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
NJT Metropark Station, Iselin, NJ 2:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Javits Convention Center, NY (34th St. between 11th & 12 Av.) 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

One bus will depart campus at 8:15 p.m. and travel to all locations following the below schedule.

Destination Departure Time Estimated Time of Arrival
Moorestown Mall, Moorestown, NJ (near Philadelphia & Cherry Hill) 8:15 p.m. 10:45 p.m.
NJT Metropark Station, Iselin, NJ 8:15 p.m. 12:00 a.m. (Sat. 3/14)
Javits Convention Center, NY (34th St. between 11th & 12 Av.) 8:15 p.m. 1:00 a.m. (Sat. 3/14)

 

RETURN TO UMD: SUNDAY, March 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.) 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
NJT Metropark Station, Iselin, NJ 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Moorestown Mall, Moorestown, NJ (near Philadelphia & Cherry Hill) 2:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

 

Please expect traffic delays when traveling on holiday weekends.

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

Due to construction, break transportation buses will now depart campus from the back side of the Tawes Fine Arts Building facing Lot JJ and Lot 1.

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.

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 Spring BREAK:

On March 13, all shuttles will depart from the back of the Tawes Fine Arts Building (facing Lot JJ and Lot 1) and drop-off at every requested airline door. 

On March 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. 

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".

Dates & Pickup Times for WINTER break:

Departure from Maryland to BWI on Friday, March 13 (Leaves from back of the Tawes Fine Arts Building, facing Lot JJ and Lot 1)

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, March 22 (Returning to the Tawes Fine Arts Building)

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.

Transportation to BWI is also available by connecting to the Greenbelt Metro Station from College Park on the Green Metrorail Line and taking the B30 Express Metrobus to BWI Airport. 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