Coming to Campus

Dickinson College is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, approximately 20 miles southwest of Harrisburg. Situated at the junction of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) and Interstate 81, Carlisle is within convenient driving distance from many East Coast cities.

East Coast map

Air & Ground Transportation:


Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) is located less than a half-hour drive from Dickinson. A number of airlines offer direct flights from major cities and hubs such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Toronto and Washington. For more information, visit
Private Aircraft

Carlisle Airport (N94) is located less than three miles from Dickinson. It has a 4008-foot-long asphalt runway and can handle turbine and jet aircraft as well as helicopters. Ground transportation includes taxis and car rental. For more information, call 717-243-2133 or e-mail Detailed information is available online from AirNav or Airport-Data.
Train Service

Amtrak provides train service to downtown Harrisburg from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, with connections from many other cities. For more information, visit

Bus Service

Greyhound has bus service to downtown Harrisburg. For more information, visit

Travel Times and Distances

25 miles 30 min.
95 miles 90 min.
125 miles 2 hours, 10 min.
Washington, D.C.
130 miles 2 hours
New York
190 miles 3 hours, 15 min.
190 miles 3 hours, 15 min.
215 miles 3 hours, 45 min.
380 miles 6 hours, 30 min.
400 miles 7 hours
695 miles 11 hours