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General Information & FAQs

The Collegetown Shuttle is a free transportation service for students, staff, and faculty at three participating schools in the Baltimore region. No fare cards, tickets, or special cards to ride the shuttle - simply show your college/university ID card to board the bus to visit a friend, get to an internship, or explore Baltimore's finest hotspots.

General Information & FAQs

Where does the Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle go?

The Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle goes to three schools - Johns Hopkins University (Homewood Campus), Notre Dame of Maryland University and Towson University.  In addition to the three schools, we stop at Penn Station, Towson Town Center, Towson Place Shopping Center, and the Shops at Kenilworth. 

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.

White or black truck-style buses are used and are marked with the Collegetown Shuttle logo.

What's the difference between the blue and green routes?

The Collegetown Shuttle is comprised of two routes – blue and green. The blue route starts at Penn Station, travels North to Towson Place and back, while the green route operates between Towson Plaza, Towson Town Center and the Shops at Kenilworth. 

How can I track the Collegetown Shuttle?

TransLoc 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, TransLoc tells riders exactly when the shuttle will arrive.

How do I 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 to learn more!

How do I get around Towson?

New this Fall 2021, the Towson Loop is a free bus service that serves the Towson area Monday-Saturday. Transfer to the Towson Loop at the Towson Town Center stop. 

What safety policies are in place on the Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle?

Face coverings are required for all riders due to the newly reinstated mask mandate in Baltimore City. Extra masks and hand sanitizer can be found on the shuttles.

Can I bring a friend on the Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle?

Due to COVID-19, the guest policy is suspended indefinitely to keep capacity down on the shuttle. Only riders who present a college ID are permitted 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 443-354-1001. 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?

Due to COVID-19, children are not allowed to ride. Only riders who present a college ID are 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 or send us suggestions on how we can improve. Please use the feedback form or email

For accessibility needs who do I contact?

For specific accessibility needs, please contact Baltimore Collegetown 24 hours ahead of time to make arrangements by emailing