Lehigh University is located in the Lehigh Valley, and is surrounded by transportation services that make it easy to get around campus and to travel home for university breaks. Check out information below about bus services, air travel, off-campus transportation, and on-campus transportation. [anchor each of these to the section below]
Getting home for break requires preparation, and when you’re in a new area, finding the needed information to plan your trip can be difficult. Lehigh students use many different transportation methods to get home, including buses and air travel. Here are some local services that are available.
Trans-Bridge Lines operates bus services out of the Bethlehem Transportation Center. This is the closest bus stop to Lehigh’s campus, and is found at 635 Guetter Street, off of West Broad St. Click here to open the bus stop location on Google Maps! Transbridge provides daily servce to New York City, JFK Airport and Newark Airport.
My Bus Home provides students from Westchester County and Long Island, NY, MD/DC and New England rides to and from campus over the academic breaks.
Bus Services FAQ
Which bus takes me to Port Authority in New York City?
Trans-Bridge Lines has service from the Bethlehem Transportation Center to Port Authority. More information can be found on their website.
Philadelphia International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and John F. Kennedy International Airport are all within a two-hour radius of Lehigh’s campus. Furthermore, you can use the local airport, Lehigh Valley International Airport, to catch connecting flights to larger hubs.
Air Travel FAQ
How do I get to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) from Lehigh?
Take the Martz Group bus, from the Allentown Bus Terminal to Philadelphia (30th Street Station). The bus will take around 1 hour and 35 minutes. From 30th Street Station, take the SEPTA train (which is located in the station. Tickets can be purchased at the booth), which will directly take you to all of the terminals. The train will take 20 minutes and returns to the station frequently.
Airport (JFK) from Lehigh?
Take the Trans-Bridge Lines bus from bus stop at 635 Guetter Street, Bethlehem which will take you directly to the airport. The bus trip will take around 1.5 hours to 2 hours. Tickets can be purchased at the bus stop or at the airport depending on where you are coming from. Schedule and fare information can be found on their website.
How do I get to Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) from Lehigh?
In order to get to LVIA by bus, you can take a Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANTA). LANTA is free with a Lehigh University ID. Start at the Brodhead and 4th bus stop. From there you will take the 108 or 212 Bus Northbound to the Bethlehem Transportation Center on the North Side of Bethlehem at 635 Guetter Street. Click here to open the location in Google Maps. Then take the 215 Bus Northbound and get off at the Lehigh Valley International Airport at the Lower Level stop, where you can make your way to the airport. More information about LANTA bus routes and time schedules can be found here. * Pro Tip - Use the trip planner on the LANTA home page and Googe Transit will show you the bus routes you need to take and how long it will take to get to your destination!
Enterprise CarShare requires you to make an account at the website provided above. Simply follow the link, and click on the “Join as a Student” button to get started. You will not be able to reserve a car until your application is processed.
- FREE Shuttle Bus Service to Off-Campus Locations, like the Lehigh Valley Mall
- LANTA Free Ride Program
Students can ride LANTA for free with their Lehigh University ID. LANTA provides bus services in and around the Lehigh Valley. Students can present their Lehigh ID upon entering the LANTA bus. Fare boxes have been configured to recognize Lehigh University identification cards.