Buses Home

Statue of the Pitt Panther covered in snow.

The Buses Home for the Holidays program is designed to give students a safe, comfortable alternative ride home for the University's three major recesses: Thanksgiving, winter, and spring. Deluxe motor coaches (Lenzner/Coach USA) transport students in air-conditioned comfort to their home town, and most destinations served are direct routes.

Ticket sales for Thanksgiving Recess are now closed. Tickets for winter recess will begin on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:00 am.

Thanksgiving Recess

Buses will depart campus from University Place (near Nordenberg Hall) on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm, 4:15 pm, and 6:00 pm.

Buses will return to campus and drop students off on Bigelow Blvd. on Sunday, November 28, 2021.

Important Dates:

Ticket sales for Thanksgiving Recess will open on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 9:00 am, and close on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 9:00 am.

Winter Recess

Buses will depart campus from University Place (near Nordenberg Hall) on Friday, December 17, 2021 and Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 4:15 pm.

Buses will return to campus and drop students off on Sunday, January 9, 2022.

Important Dates:

Ticket sales for winter break will open on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 9:00 am, and close on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 9:00 am.

Spring Recess

Buses will depart campus from University Place (near Nordenberg Hall) on Friday, March 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm and 4:15 pm.

Buses will return to campus and drop students off on Bigelow Blvd. on Sunday, March 13, 2022.

Important Dates:

Ticket sales for spring break will open on Monday, Monday, February 14, 2022 at 9:00 am, and close on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 9:00 am.

Ticket Pricing and Locations for Buses Home 2021-2022

Destination Cost Per Round Trip
Allentown, PA $190
Breezewood, PA $160
Buffalo, NY $200
Erie, PA $170
Frederick, MD $180
Harrisburg, PA $170
King of Prussia, PA $180
New Brunswick, NJ $230
New York, NY $230
Philadelphia, PA $190
Rochester, NY $230
Scranton, PA $190
Secaucus, NJ $230
Washington, DC $180

Note: All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

Contact Us 

Contact us if you have questions regarding your reservation or require further information on our Buses Home program.