Our office highly recommends you fly into Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Airport (airport code MDT) if possible. Other options in the region include New York, Philadelphia, or Washington, D.C. While nearby, airports other than Harrisburg will require transferring by bus or train. Please consider factors such as the total cost of transfers, the total travel time, the possibility of travel mishaps (missed departures, late arrivals, lost luggage), and the physical toll of jet lag.

Bus Service

Greyhound Bus Lines connect Harrisburg to Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Train Service

Amtrak Train connect Harrisburg to Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Transferring to/from the Philadelphia Airport

SEPTA - Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority in Philadelphia has a line which runs from the airport, PHL, to Philadelphia. Two stations will be of use, Market East (Market Street between 10th and 12th Sts.) and 30th St. Station (30th St and Market Sts.) If you are at the bus station on Filbert St, the closest metro station is Market East. If you are at the train station, 30th St. Station, the metro runs in the same building.

Transferring to/from airports in the New York City area

There are three main airports in the New York City area:

  • Kennedy (JFK)
  • LaGuardia
  • Newark Liberty

Get instructions on how to transfer from these airports using public transportation.

Transferring to/from the Airport in the Washington, D.C., Area

There are three main airports in the Washington, D.C., area:

While all three airports are accessible with public transportation, the most accessible is Reagan National, which lies directly on a metro rail line. For more information, see the airports’ websites.

Beyond the transportation offered by the Center for Global Study and Engagement, Dickinson College offers various shuttle services for all students to utilize during the break periods. Shuttles are arranged by the Department of Public Safety for a low fee.