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Transportation Request

Vacations

List of 7 items.

  • LONG FALL WEEKEND 2018

    (Begins Friday, October 12, after classes and ends Tuesday, October 16)
     
    If you will be away from school during the long fall weekend, please be aware students who wish to utilize school transportation going home from and/or returning to Mercersburg must make reservations by:
     
    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    The school provides transportation to and from: Hagerstown, MD, Harrisburg, PA, BWI Airport or Train and Dulles International Airport. To take advantage of the most economical trips, you should not book flights out of the Baltimore/Washington area any earlier than 7:30 pm on Friday, October 12. Likewise, when returning, the best time to arrive in the Baltimore/Washington area is between 12:00 pm and 5:00pm, Tuesday, October 16.
     
    **If you are utilizing Amtrak from Harrisburg please book #656 departing 5:35pm
    (Friday, October 12)
    Return train (Tuesday, October 16) book train #647 arrives Harrisburg 5:30 pm
     
    *Those who do not request transportation in a timely manner may be assessed additional fees.
    If you would like the school to arrange transportation, please provide all the information requested at the bottom and return by the Thursday, October 4.
  • START OF SCHOOL 2018-19

    Registration for Student Leaders Friday, August 24
    Registration for New Students Living Abroad –Sunday, August 26
    Registration for New Students –Monday, August 27
    Registration for All Returning Students –Tuesday, August 28
     
    Students who wish to utilize school transportation for returning to Mercersburg must make reservations by:
     
    Monday, August 13, 2018
     
    The school provides transportation from: Hagerstown, MD, Harrisburg, PA,
    BWI and Dulles International Airport.

    If traveling as an Unaccompanied Minor we need to know in advance and there will be additional charges.
  • THANKSGIVING VACATION 2018

    (Begins Thursday, November 15, 12:00 pm-Ends Monday, November 26)

    Students who wish to utilize school transportation going home from and/or returning to Mercersburg for the Thanksgiving vacation must make reservations by:
     
    Monday, November 5, 2018
     
    The school provides transportation to and from: Hagerstown, MD, Harrisburg, PA,
    BWI and Dulles International Airport. To take advantage of the most economical trips, you should not book flights out of BWI or IAD any earlier than 3:30pm on Thursday, November 15th. Likewise, when returning, the best time to arrive BWI or IAD is before 5:00pm.

    If traveling as an Unaccompanied Minor we need to know in advance and there will be additional charges each way.

    (There will be a bus departure at 7:00am, to Dulles only, for those International flights departing before 3:30 pm)

    ***If you are booking Amtrak out of Harrisburg, please book the 3:15pm
    (#652 Keystone) train on Thursday, November 15
    Returning into Harrisburg on Monday, November 26th at 5:30pm (#647 Keystone)
  • WINTER VACATION 2018-19

    (Begins Thursday, December 20, 12:00 pm-Ends Monday, January 7)

    Students who wish to utilize school transportation going home from and/or returning to Mercersburg for the winter vacation must make reservations by:

    Monday, December 10, 2018
     
    The school provides transportation to and from: Hagerstown, MD, Harrisburg, PA,
    BWI and Dulles International Airport. To take advantage of the most economical trips, you should not book flights out of BWI or IAD any earlier than 3:45pm on Friday, December 20. Likewise, when returning, the best time to arrive BWI or IAD is before 5:00 pm.

    (There will be a bus departure for Dulles at 7:00am for those International flights departing before 3:00 pm)

    If traveling as an Unaccompanied Minor, we need to know in advance, and there will be additional charges each way.

    ***If you are booking Amtrak out of Harrisburg, please book the 3:15pm
    (#652 Keystone) train on Thursday, December 20.
    Returning into Harrisburg on Monday, January 7 at 5:30pm (#647 Keystone)
  • LONG WINTER WEEKEND 2019

    (Begins Friday, February 1, 12:00 noon and ends Tuesday, February 5, 2019)

    If you will be away from school during the Long Winter Weekend, please be aware students who wish to utilize school transportation going home from and/or returning to Mercersburg for the Winter Weekend must make reservations by:

    Thursday, January 24, 2019
     
    The school provides transportation to and from: Hagerstown, MD, Harrisburg, PA, BWI Airport or Train and Dulles International Airport. To take advantage of the most economical trips, you should not book flights out of the Baltimore/Washington area any earlier than 4:00 pm on Friday, February 1. Likewise, when returning, the best time to arrive in the Baltimore/Washington area is between 12:00 pm and 5:00pm, Tuesday, February 5, in order to meet the 8:00pm campus arrival.

    If you would like the school to arrange transportation, please provide all the information requested on the back and return by the Thursday, January 24th deadline.

    **If you are utilizing Amtrak from Harrisburg please book #652 departs at 3:15 pm
    (Friday, February 1)
    Return train (Tuesday, February 5) book train #647 arrives Harrisburg 5:30 pm
  • SPRING VACATION 2019

    (Begins Friday, March 1 at 10:00 am and Ends Monday, March 18)

    Students who wish to utilize school transportation going home from and/or returning to Mercersburg for the Spring Vacation must make reservations by:

    Monday, February 18, 2019
     
    The school provides transportation to and from: Hagerstown, MD, Harrisburg, PA, BWI Airport or Train and Dulles (IAD) International Airport. To take advantage of the most economical trips, you should not book flights out of BWI or IAD any earlier than 2:00pm on Friday, March 1. Likewise, when returning, the best time to arrive in the BWI or IAD is between 12:00 pm and 5:00pm, Monday, March 18.

    (There will be a bus departure for Dulles at 7:00am for those International flights departing before 2:00 pm)

    If traveling as an Unaccompanied Minor we need to know in advance and there will be additional charges each way.

    ***If you are booking Amtrak out of Harrisburg, please book the 1:05 pm
    (#42 Pennsylvanian) train on Friday, March 1.
     
    Returning into Harrisburg on Monday, March 18 at 5:30pm (#647 Keystone)
  • LONG SPRING WEEKEND 2019

    (Begins Friday, April 19, after classes and ends Tuesday, April 23)

    If you will be away from school during the Long Spring Weekend, please be aware students who wish to utilize school transportation going home from and/or returning to Mercersburg for the Spring Weekend must make reservations by:

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019
     
    The school provides transportation to and from: Hagerstown, MD, Harrisburg, PA,
    BWI Airport and Dulles International Airport. To take advantage of the most economical trips, you should not book flights out of the Baltimore/Washington area any earlier than 7:30 pm on Friday, April 19. Likewise, when returning, the best time to arrive in the Baltimore/Washington area is between 12:00 pm and 5:00pm, Tuesday, April 23.
     
    **If you are going to Harrisburg Amtrak, Friday, April 19, the bus will depart campus promptly at 3:15 pm for HARRISBURG AMTRAK. Please book the train (#656) departing at 5:35 pm. On April 23, the ONLY pick up time is 5:30 pm at the HARRISBURG AMTRAK (train # 647)

Transportation Fee Chart

Students who wish to utilize school transportation going home from and/or returning to Mercersburg for vacation breaks must make reservations at least TEN (10) days before the departure date. Transportation will not be guaranteed if this deadline is not met.

The cost of school transportation will be billed to the student's account or debited from the student's Blue Card. Transportation cannot be scheduled between the hours of 11:00pm-5:00am. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to avoid charges. The regular fees* for these transportation services via school vehicles are as follows:

Departing and arriving from 1 student 2+ students

Hagerstown, MD
Airport
$50.00 $30.00

Harrisburg, PA
Train or Airport
$150.00 $75.00

Baltimore/Washington (BWI)
Airport
$150.00 $75.00

Dulles International (IAD)
Airport
$150.00 $75.00


*Those who do not request transportation in a timely manner may be assessed additional fees.

If you would like the school to arrange school transportation, please provide all the information requested and return it at least 10 days in advance.

You can make your reservations by:
  • Filling out the form on this page
  • E-Mailing the information to: ectonc@mercersburg.edu
  • Telephoning Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm at (717) 328-6213
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center.
Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236
GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236
717-328-6173