UP-Hershey Shuttle

Penn State offers daily shuttle services for students, faculty, and staff between the College of Medicine at Hershey, PA, to University Park in State College, PA.

This Shuttle is not to be used for personal transportation, medical appointments, or transportation of research animals.

No animal transports are allowed through this UP – Hershey Shuttle. To transport animals between campuses, a researcher must fill out the appropriate form on this page (also found on the ARP website) and submit it to the Animal Resource Program who will then facilitate the transport. 

Your role as the PI: Fill out the form and email it to ARP at arp@psu.edu

ARP will then complete the process by exchanging health reports and approvals between the campuses. If you wish to transport the animal yourself as the lab member or PI, you must still go through this process and get approval to do so from both the ARP Veterinary and Hershey Veterinary and follow specific shipping guidelines that they provide.  

Any additional questions may be answered by going through the Animal Resource Program Guidelines, or directed to arp@psu.edu.

Shuttle Rules

  • Valid Penn State ID required for all passengers.
  • Student ID card holders must also have a valid shuttle pass. 
  • Seat availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For safety reasons, passengers are no longer permitted to sit in the front seat next to the drivers. 
  • Riders who travel one way in the morning will have first priority for return trips.
  • Shuttle capacity: 11 passengers
  • Reservations are not required
  • No animals are allowed on this bus; to transport research animals, a form (linked above) must be filled out and submitted to the Animal Resource Program who will then facilitate the transfer. For further information, please contact the Animal Resource Program.
  • 24-hour notice is needed to accommodate wheel chair passengers, please email UPShuttle@psu.edu or call 814-865-7572 to make arrangements


  • Monday - Friday (year-round) excluding holidays and campus closures
  • A one way trip takes approximately 2 hours - shuttles will stop briefly at Mifflintown to change drivers
  • In case of inclement weather, please contact fleet services at 814-865-7572 to make sure it is running on that day. Safety first is priority.
Departing from University Park
Nittany Lion Inn - Front Entrance Behind Old Main Innovation Park 
CATA Bus Stop
in front of the Penn Stater
Arrival to Hershey
6:50 AM 6:55 AM 7:00 AM 9:05 AM
4:20 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6:45 PM
Departing from Hershey
South BMR (Biomedical Research Building) Entrance #15 on this map Arrival to UP
6:45 AM 8:50 AM
4:15 PM 6:25 PM