Browse Categories

James Madison University

CollegeTransit has been providing safe, convenient and enjoyable transportation for JMU Students for over 20 years during the Thanksgiving & Winter Breaks. 

Founded by a JMU alumnus, our service has been extended to include Homecoming, Spring Break and other chartered events that require our assistance. 

Our destinations are listed here.  If you would like CollegeTransit to consider a new destination, please tell us about it.

Our premium service allows you to travel directly from Godwin parking lot on the JMU Campus to one of a number of strategic drop-off points.  Don?t forget to bring a movie to help pass the time.  We leave it to the students to decide what movies to bring and watch.

*New England students should use our bus to BWI Airport and then connect with Southwest or JetBlue Airlines

Follow CollegeTransit on FaceBook for travel related updates.

CollegeTransit versus Picking up your student (2012):

Destination Total Miles Total Drive* Gas & Hotel CollegeTransit Savings
Huntington, NY 1600 Miles 27 Hours $525 $220 $305
Ridgefield, NJ 1420 Miles 24 Hours $487 $205 $282
Allentown, PA 1060 Miles 18 Hours $224 $179 $45
Elkridge, MD 689 Miles 12 Hours $141 $115 $26

*Please note the "Total Drive" is depicting a parent driving round trip twice to pickup and drop-off their student at JMU - it is NOT student travel time on the bus.

Other Destinations:  Due to student population & ticket costs, it's not always possible to provide affordable transportation to all major metro areas.  That is why we provide service to the BWI Airport & Amtrak station.  From there you can connect to the major airline carriers (including Southwest) or take the train the rest of the way.

BWI Flights should be scheduled 2 hours after scheduled BWI arrival time and 90 minutes before scheduled BWI departure time.

*CollegeTransit reserves the right to use smaller 31-passenger coaches on the BWI route for small groups.  Note this coach does not have a bathroom and has limited luggage space.

Scheduled Trips for 2014 - 2015 Include:

Thanksgiving Break - Available
Destinations include NY, NJ, PA and BWI Airport in MD.
Depart from Godwin parking lot (near the bookstore) on the JMU Campus on Friday, November 21st and return Sunday November 30th.

The BWI Bus departs at 12:00 PM
The PA/NJ/NY Bus departs at 2:00 PM

Click here for Thanksgiving Trips

Winter Break
 - Available
Destinations include NY, NJ & PA.
Depart from Godwin parking lot (near the bookstore) on the JMU Campus on the last day of finals (December 12th) and return when the dorms reopen (January 11th). 

The PA/NJ/NY Bus departs at 2:00 PM

Click here for Winter Break Trips

Spring Break Planning
In order to serve the students who are flying for Spring Break, CollegeTransit will provide services between JMU and the Baltimore-Washington Airport/Amtrak station; as well as our traditional northern destinations in NY, NJ & PA.  Leave JMU on Friday, return the following Sunday.

Click here for Spring Break Trips