Student Break Transportation

Getting home for Thanksgiving

This year, Shuttle-UM will not be operating break transportation buses, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help you navigate your way home. Check out the following guide to local airports, transit hubs and our usual break transportation locations.

As a reminder, all students who elect to travel away from campus for Thanksgiving should plan to remain away for the duration of the Fall 2020 semester.

Shuttle-UM students

Baltimore-Washington/Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI)

By Bus: Monday through Friday, take the Shuttle-UM 131 Gaithersburg Park and Ride bus and get off at the Gaithersburg Park and Ride. From here you can catch the MTA ICC bus (Route 201 - Gaithersburg to BWI Business district).

By Train: Monday through Friday, take the Shuttle-UM 126 New Carrollton route and get off at Stop 22, 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.

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 transportation locations

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.