Transportation Services

Transportation Services at Messiah University

Messiah University offers a variety of transportation services for off-campus travel needs.

Community Carpool

Messiah does not offer a rideshare platform or program as most students find rides through their connections in res life, clubs, classes, etc. Feel free to check out our Messiah University Community Carpool Facebook page for other students seeking transportation beyond Shuttle Services throughout the academic year.

Holiday Shuttle Service

Messiah University offers free shuttle rides to/from the Grantham campus and Harrisburg International Airport (MDT), Harrisburg Amtrak and Greyhound terminals, and the Megabus stop during the Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas (Winter), Spring, and Easter breaks. Reservations are on a first-come basis. If you have any questions or concerns about this holiday shuttle service, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at 717-796-5240.

***IMPORTANT NOTE: The form for reservations will close at midnight the night before the shuttle starts. For example, if the shuttle starts on a Tuesday, it will close Monday night at midnight. This will allow us to best manage the schedule for the shuttle drivers. And, most importantly, it ensures that no one gets left behind due to last minute changes. If you sign up for a time slot, but no longer need it, please cancel it on the form or email Thank you.

BEFORE the holiday break the shuttles will leave Messiah University at the following times:  8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm.

AFTER the holiday break the shuttles will start pickups from the Amtrak/Greyhound stations then travel to the airport beginning at the following times: 11:15 am, 1:15 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:15 pm, 7:15 pm, 9:15 pm, 11:30 pm.

Please read over the Holiday Shuttle Policy Sheet here before signing up for a shuttle.

2022–2023 shuttle dates (subject to change):

               Fall Break:
               Thurs., Oct. 13 – Sat., Oct. 15, 2022
               Sun., Oct. 23, 2022

               Thanksgiving Break:
               Mon., Nov. 21 – Wed., Nov. 23, 2022
               Sun., Nov. 27, 2022

               Christmas (Winter) Break:
               Wed., Dec. 14 – Fri., Dec. 16, 2022
               Sun., Jan. 8, 2023

               Spring Break:
               Thurs., Mar. 2 – Sat., Mar. 4, 2023
               Sun., Mar. 12, 2023

               Easter Break:
               Thurs., April 6 – Fri., April 7, 2023
               Mon., April 10, 2023


For your convenience, links to local transportation locations and services are provided below:

Harrisburg International Airport:



Susquehanna Trailways:


Harrisburg Taxi Services:


Campus Ministries—local church transportation

Messiah University encourages all students to connect with local churches. Campus Ministries maintains a database of local churches on its website. The database lists many churches in the Greater Harrisburg area as well as those that provide transportation for Messiah University students. This list is not exhaustive.