The Collegetown Shuttle is a free transportation service for students, staff, and faculty at six participating schools in the Baltimore region. No fare cards, tickets, or special cards to ride the shuttle - simply use your college/university ID card to board the bus to visit a friend, get to an internship, or explore Baltimore's finest hotspots.
Service dates for the 2016-2017 school year can be found here. The Collegetown Shuttle will be running through spring break.
General Information & FAQs
Where does the Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle go?
The Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle goes to six schools - Goucher College, Towson University, Loyola University Maryland, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Johns Hopkins University (Homewood Campus), and Morgan State University. In addition to the six schools, we stop at Towson Town Center, Penn Station, Towson Place Shopping Center, and Loch Raven Plaza.
How do I identify the buses and stops?
Green signs at each of the shuttle stops indicate what route you are on and the next stop on the route. You can find pictures of all the shuttle stops here.
The shuttles themselves are typically marked with the Collegetown Shuttle logo. Occasionally yellow school buses may be used on the route as well.
What's the difference between the blue and red route?
The Collegetown Shuttle is comprised of two routes – blue and red. The blue route starts at Goucher College and ends at Penn Station, while the red route goes from Towson University, moves eastward to Morgan State, then goes to Penn Station.
How can I track the Collegetown Shuttle?
Nextbus allows riders to track the shuttle on the web or on their smart phone. While the online schedule provides approximate times for the shuttle's arrival, Next Bus tells riders exactly when the shuttle will arrive.
- Download the iNextBus app and receive real-time tracking information
- See the shuttle prediction times in the right hand column (or at www.baltimorecollegetown.org/shuttle)
- Text: “nbus collegetown [stop number]” to 41411
- Call: 410-834-2835 and enter the stop number
How do I get downtown?
Need to get downtown? At Penn Station, transfer to the Charm City Circulator, a free bus service that serves the downtown area seven days of the week. Visit neighborhoods such as the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill, Fell’s Point, and many more using this service. Visit www.CharmCityCirculator.com to learn more!
Can I bring a friend on the Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle?
You are allowed to bring up to two guests on the Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle for free! The driver will swipe your ID once for you and for each guest you bring on the shuttle.
Can student organizations use the Collegetown Shuttle to transport large groups?
The Collegetown Shuttle is not suited for large groups of students traveling together due to the amount of regular riders we serve on a daily basis. You can attempt to use the Collegetown Shuttle to transport a group of students, but there is no guarantee all students will be able to board if the shuttle is full.
Is there a "lost and found" for items left on the Collegetown Shuttle?
If you left an item on the Collegetown Shuttle, call 410-752-1751 extension 236. The shuttle dispatch will arrange to get your lost item back to you.
Can I bring luggage on the Collegetown Shuttle?
Yes, but luggage cannot obstruct the aisle ways of the shuttle.
Are children allowed on the Collegetown Shuttle?
Yes, when accompanying a student as a guest. However, children must be old enough to sit by themselves in a seat. Children are not allowed to sit on laps and car seats are not permitted on the shuttle.
How can I send feedback about the Collegetown Shuttle?
We always want to hear from our riders. Tell us about your experience and send us suggestions on how we can improve. Feel free to use the feedback form on our website, email info@BaltimoreCollegetown.org or call 410.532.3035.
For accessibility needs who do I contact?
For specific accessibility needs please contact Baltimore Collegetown 48 hours ahead of time to make arrangements. Call 410.532.3035.