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College Break Shuttle Service

Westminster College offers limited shuttle service to the Pittsburgh International Airport with subsequent stops to Amtrak, Greyhound, and MegaBus in downtown Pittsburgh. While not a taxi service, The Westminster shuttle is a coordinated shuttle service that requires students to sign up reasonably in advance in order for the coordination of limited resources.

Reservations


Shuttle service is limited to enrolled students and is scheduled around important break and holiday travel times. Reservations are required and must be made in advance. Occasionally, last minute changes may be accommodated by visiting the Student Affairs Office (McKelvey Campus Center, Suite 341).

Confirmation and communication regarding your reservation will be sent via email from Student Affairs. Please be sure to enter a correct email address.

If you make alternate arrangements for transportation, please cancel your reservation by calling Student Affairs at 724-946-7110

Travel Planning Checklist

  1. Check your syllabus, class, athletic, and final schedules to select your travel dates.
  2. Check the shuttle schedule before reserving your bus or airline tickets.
  3. Make your bus or airline reservations.
  4. Reserve your seat on the Westminster shuttle.
    • Select the shuttle that allows for 3 1⁄2 hours travel time to Pittsburgh.

For additional travel tips, see information provided by the Pittsburgh airport: https://flypittsburgh.com/

Shuttle Pick Up and Drop Off


Shuttles depart campus from the McKelvey Campus Center main entrance (north). Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time to begin boarding. Because other riders have flights, the shuttle cannot wait beyond the scheduled departure time. The driver is instructed to leave at posted departure time.

Return shuttles will pick up outside the baggage claim area at the Pittsburgh International Airport unless otherwise notified. Drivers will share their contact information. Please communicate any flight delays with the driver. Drivers may need to leave the airport at the scheduled pick-up time regardless of flight delays. Shuttle passengers are expected to be at the pick-up location fifteen minutes prior to pick-up.

Titan Card ID must be presented to driver before you may access vehicle.

Luggage


Luggage is limited to one carry-on bag (or backpack) and one medium suitcase. Call 724-946-7110 (Student Affairs) if you foresee needing additional luggage space. Luggage handling is passenger responsibility.

Other Airport Transportation Options


If the shuttle schedule does not fit into your travel plans, you may want to consider other options. Here are a few to begin your search:

2021-2022 Academic Year Shuttle Service Schedule


The shuttle will service the academic breaks on the following dates:

  • Start of fall semester (August 28 and 29) – reservations close on 8/19
  • Mid-break (October 22, 23, and 26) – reservations close on 10/11
  • Thanksgiving (November 23, 24, and 28) – reservations close on 11/15
  • Winter Break (December 16 and 17; January 16 and 17) – reservations close on 12/8 for departure and 1/3 for return
  • Spring Break (March 11, 12 and 20) – reservations close 3/3
  • Easter Break (April 13, 14, and 18) – reservations close 4/4
  • End of spring semester (May 12 and 13) – reservations close 5/2

Departure shuttle times are 7am, 12pm, and 5pm.

Return shuttle times are 11am, 3pm, and 7pm.

Before purchasing flight/bus/train ticket, be mindful of the approximate destination arrival times to ensure you have enough time to navigate the Pittsburgh terminals. We are not responsible for delays due to traffic and road construction. Times listed are an estimate so plan accordingly:

  • Pittsburgh International Airport: 3 1/2 hours for travel and security checks
  • Greyhound/Amtrack: 2 hours
  • MegaBus: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Tip: Check with your professors about final exams before making winter break and end of semester plans.