Travel to KU

We are excited to welcome you to Kutztown University!

Our office wants your travel to KU to be as easy as possible. Please read all of the information on this page before you make any non-refundable travel plans. All travel, transportation, and hotels are at your own expense.

We recommend that you choose one of the following airports for your entry to the U.S.:

  • Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)
  • Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)
  • John F. Kennedy Airport, New York City (JFK)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

We ask that you email the following information to us before the first day of orientation:

  • Flight number
  • Departure city and time
  • Arrival city and time
  • Expected arrival time and location in Kutztown for the bus or other ground transportation

Travel to KU from the airport is not always direct or accessible by public transportation. Here is some information that we hope you will find to be helpful as you plan your travel.

  • Travel by Private Car Service

    After a long international trip, you might want to consider hiring a car service to pick you up at the airport. It is more expensive than taking a bus to Kutztown, however, it is very convenient. The driver will pick you up in the arrival area of the airport, assist with your luggage, and drive you to campus. We recommend scheduling your car service pickup prior to your arrival. If you choose to hire a car service, it is at your own expense.

    The transportation companies listed below are not affiliated with Kutztown University in any way. They are provided for your reference. You may choose to use a different service if you prefer. You should get an exact quote from the company for the service, including tolls, gratuity, and any other charges before making a reservation.

     

    KUTZTOWN AREA

    Andrew’s Transportation 800.882.0866

    Corporate Limousine 610.820.5000

     

    ALLENTOWN AREA

    A1 Limousine/Elite 1.888.LIMO.888

    Anthony’s Limousine 1.610.351.3388

    J&J Limo/Anytime Taxi 1.610.776.1516

    Limousines For Less 1.570.424.6913

    Michael’s Classic Limousine 1.610.929.4919

     

    PHILADELPHIA AREA

    Please instruct the sedan or limousine service to pick you up in Zone 6. If you have any questions, please see representation at the Ground Transportation Information Counter located inside each baggage claim area for assistance

    AAA Airport One Direct: 1.215.677.3544

    American Limo: 1.215.535.5466

     

    NEW YORK AND NEWARK AREA

    If you have any questions, please see representation at the Ground Transportation Information Counter at the airport, located on the Arrival level of each terminal.

    Dial 7 Car & Limo Service: 212.777.7777

    Super Saver by Carmel: 1.800.924.9954

  • Transportation from New York City (JFK) to Kutztown
    DIRECTIONS FROM JOHN F. KENNEDY (JFK) AIRPORT TO PORT AUTHORITY BUS TERMINAL IN MANHATTAN

    Option 1

    To take the bus to Kutztown, use the New York Airport Shuttle to get to Grand Central Station in Manhattan.

    The New York Airport Shuttle bus stops are located outside the baggage claim area. Please look for the bus stop sign “New York Airport Service.” The New York Airport Service Bus (+1 718-875-8200) departs every 20 to 30 minutes and makes stops at Grand Central, Penn Station, and Port Authority.

    1. Take a New York Airport Service Bus from JFK airport to Manhattan
      • The Grand Central Station stop is the closest to where you need to go
      • Tickets may be purchased in advance online by visiting www.nycairporter.com and clicking on “Schedule,” then selecting “Grand Central to/from JFK Airport” for bus departure and arrival times
    1. Get a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to travel to the bus stop at Madison Avenue, between 33rd and 34th streets, in front of the 7-11 convenience store.
    2. Take the Klein bus from Manhattan to Kutztown University. View the schedule and purchase your ticket online at www.ourbus.com.

    Please note, the Klein bus to Kutztown does not run every day. Be sure to check bus times before booking any travel and be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get to the bus stop from the airport.

    Option 2

    Take the Trans-Bridge bus to Allentown, then a taxi/UBER/Lyft to Kutztown.

    Pick-up times for the Trans-Bridge Bus at JFK International Airport are 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. daily. At JFK Airport, tickets must be purchased directly from the driver, with exact change and only one-way tickets are available. Passenger pick-up is located at the public bus stop at JFK Airport, which is located at International Terminal 4, Level 1. Customers are requested to use the free air train system to get to Terminal Building 4.

    If the schedule times are not convenient, another option is to take the NYC Airporter from JFK Airport to the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT). From here there are more frequent Trans-Bridge bus services to Allentown.

    Please consult the Trans-Bridge website for detailed information.

    Trans-Bridge Lines | Daily Bus Service | Bethlehem PA

  • Transportation from Newark (EWR) to Kutztown
    DIRECTIONS FROM NEWARK INTERNATIONAL (EWR) AIRPORT TO PORT AUTHORITY BUS TERMINAL IN MANHATTAN

    Get to Kutztown by taking the bus from New York City.

    Option 1

    1. Take the Newark Liberty Airport Express to New York City (we recommend the Grand Central Station bus stop)
      • The Newark Liberty Airport Express (+1 877-863-9275) services terminals A, B, and C. and departs every 15 minutes.
      • Tickets may be purchased online by visiting http://www.coachusa.com/olympia/ss.newarkairport.asp or onsite at the airport through an operations supervisor.
    2. Get a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to travel to the bus stop on Madison Avenue, between 33rd and 34th streets, in front of the 7-11 convienence store.
    3. Take the Klein bus from Manhattan to Kutztown University. View the schedule and purchase your ticket online at www.ourbus.com.

     

    Please note, the Klein bus to Kutztown does not run every day. Be sure to check bus times before booking any travel and be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get to the bus stop from the airport.

    Option 2

    Take the Transbridge bus to Allentown, then a taxi/UBER/Lyft to Kutztown.

    Trans-Bridge Lines picks up passengers at Newark Airport at Stop #1 at Terminals A and B and at Stop #2 at Terminal C. These stops are on the HOV Roadway, which is located on the lower level of the airport outside of baggage claim.

    Please consult the Transbridge website for detailed information.

    Trans-Bridge Lines | Daily Bus Service | Bethlehem PA

  • Transportation from Philadelphia to Kutztown

    There are currently no buses running between Philadelphia Airport and Kutztown.

    Please use a private car service to travel to campus.

  • Transportation from Allentown Airport

    Students should take a taxi/UBER/Lyft from the airport to Kutztown.

    You can find a list of ground transportation from the airport:

    Taxi & Limousine Service | Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) (flyabe.com)

    Rideshare | Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) (flyabe.com)

Travel Tips

Make a plan to get from the airport to Kutztown University before you travel.

  • Coordinate flights and ground transportation schedules to arrive at Kutztown University on the date you are scheduled to move into your residence hall. You can stay overnight at an airport hotel or come to Kutztown and stay at a hotel in town if you get to the U.S. before your campus move-in day.

  • If you would like to stay overnight in Kutztown before your campus move-in date, please find a list of local hotels here

  • Notify the Office of Admissions & Services as soon as you finalize your flight, transportation, and any hotel reservations.

  • Contact us with any questions about transportation options and we can help you plan your travel.

  • Please provide us with a way to contact you when you arrive, such as phone, email, or text.