Services and Schedules

All passengers MUST wear a mask or face covering to ride the shuttle.

North/South Campus Shuttles: Fall and Spring Semesters

Weekdays

Service is provided from 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 a.m.

Routes:

The All Stops bus will run from 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 a.m.

    • Bus Stops:  Church Street, Wayne Hall, S Lot, SHSC, Q-Lot, Village Clubhouse, East Village, South Campus Apartments, The Village, Village Clubhouse & Commonwealth Hall. 
    • Upon request the bus will stop at R-Lot when the R-Lot call light is on, the Newman Center and the Student Recreation Center. 
    • During the evening hours, the bus may make additional stops upon request at the South Campus Apartments, The Village, New Street & Trinity Drive and Sharpless & Church Street.
    • Services Times:
      • The All Stops Loop takes 30 minutes
      • Peak Hours (8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) service frequency is every 6 minutes
      • Off Peak Hours (8:00 p.m. – 2:15 a.m.) service frequency is every 15 minutes

The SHSC Express bus runs Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

    • Bus Stops: Church Street, Wayne Hall, SHSC and Commonwealth Hall
    • Upon request the bus will stop at S-Lot and SHSC (parking lot).
    • Service frequency is every 8-9 minutes.

The Q Lot Express bus runs Monday-Thursday from 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

    • Bus Stops: Q-Lot, Wayne Hall, Village Clubhouse, S-Lot 
    • Service frequency is every 8-9 minutes. 

 

Weekends

  • Service is provided every 25 minutes from 10:00 a.m. – 2:15 a.m. using All Stops Route. The bus starts at Church Street and ends at South Campus Apartments.

North/South Campus Shuttle: Winter Service

  • Service is provided weekdays while classes are in session.
    •  7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m Service is provided every 25 minutes.
    • Bus stops: The Village Club House and Wayne Hall

North/South Campus Shuttle: Summer Service

  • Service is provided during Sessions I and II ONLY, weekdays while classes are in session. 
    • 7:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. & 12:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Using the All Stops bus route. Service is provided every 25 minutes.
    • No service will be provided for Summer Session III

East Campus Loop

The East Campus Loop bus runs from 7:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

    • Bus Stops: M-Lot, Church Street, 887 South Matlack St. [WCU Post Office] 
    • Upon Request Bus Stops: G-Lot, Sharpless Parking Garage, M-Lot [Stops C & D]

 

This bus is wheelchair accessible, so it also provides service as WCU’s Accessible Bus. Frequency is every 15 minutes, but expect a delay if the bus needs to provide transportation outside of the route.

Exton Train Station Shuttle Service

 A university shuttle bus will transport students, faculty, and staff from Church Street to the Exton Train Station Monday through Friday while classes are in session. Two-way service is available and a reservation is not required.

At the Exton Train Station, the morning pick-ups will be located on the Westbound side in the handicap area of the parking lot. Look for a small, yellow school bus with a sign in the window “Exton Shuttle.” At the University, the bus will be waiting at the Church Street bus stop. PM drop-offs will be located on the Eastbound side of the Exton Train Station.

The driver is required to adhere to the schedule so that all trains can be met. Once the Shuttle has left, passengers will have to wait for the next shuttle. Passengers should plan accordingly. In the event that alternate means of transportation is necessary, the University will not be responsible for the cost.

* Please be advised that a crosswalk is not available to cross the highway between the train station and the SEPTA Route 92 bus stop.*

Monday-Friday Schedule     

Two-way service is available unless noted.

  • DEPART Exton Station:
    • 7:20 AM
    • 8:05 AM
    • 9:02 AM
    • 9:47 AM

 

  • DEPART Exton Station:
    •  
    • 3:25 PM
    • 4:10 PM
    • 4:55 PM
  • Depart WCU:
    • 7:40 AM
    • 8:25 AM
    • 9:22AM
    • 10:07 AM (Arrival only.)

 

  • Depart WCU:
    • 3:00 PM
    • 3:45 PM
    • 4:30 PM
    • 5:15 PM
  • ARRIVE Exton Station:
    • 8:00 AM
    • 8:45 AM
    • 9:42AM
    • (No AM return to Exton)

 

  • ARRIVE Exton Station:
    • 3:20 PM
    • 4:05 PM
    • 4:50 PM
    • 5:35 PM

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Transportation Office at 610-436-1053 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

 Transportation not Sponsored by WCU

  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
    • Route 104 - West Chester University to 69th Street Transportation Center
    • Route 92 - Exton to King of Prussia
    • Route 35 - Coatesville to West Chester
    • SEPTA Paoli /Thorndale Regional Rail Line (Exton Train Station)
      • WCU Exton Shuttle  or  SEPTA Route 92 ('To Exton')
  • AMTRAK at Exton Station

Please be advised that a crosswalk is not available to cross the highway between the train station and the SEPTA Route 92 bus stop.

Exton Train Station

Uptown Loop: East Campus and West Chester

The Uptown Loop bus runs Monday – Friday while classes are in session during the Fall and Spring semesters. 

The University shuttle transports passengers from North Campus to several residential and commercial locations in the West Chester Borough including the Chester County Hospital and the Bradford Plaza Shopping Center. 

    • Service is provided Monday – Friday | 6:45 a.m. – 10:45 p.m. 
    • The first departure is from the Church Street bus stop at 6:45 a.m. The bus makes a final loop from Church Street at 10:15 p.m. 
    • Passengers are required to show their Ram Card to board the bus.
    • All passengers MUST wear a mask or face covering to ride the shuttle.
    • Look for the mini bus with the “Uptown Loop: sign in the window. The Uptown Loop bus is ADA accessible.

In the event of inclement weather, refer to the Weather Alert Notification located on the University website for the most up to date information.   

Contact the Transportation office at 610-436-1053 for assistance. Our email address is

shuttle@wcupa.edu

 

Uptown Loop Timetable

Accessible Transportation for Mobility-Impaired Students

West Chester University provides an Accessible Bus for transportation around campus for people with mobility impairments. Students may utilize this bus whether their mobility issues are permanent or temporary.

  • Bus is equipped with a wheelchair lift
  • Transportation is provided to and from most campus buildings and parking lots
  • Off campus locations cannot be accommodated
  • Service is available during the same hours as the fixed route shuttle buses

In order to qualify for this service, contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities at 610-436-3217 in Lawrence 223 or the Student Health Center at 610-436-2509 in Wayne Hall. Either office can grant eligibility for the bus.

  • Once eligible, riders can login to the system using their current WCU username and password
  • Ride requests can either be Recurring (for regularly scheduled classes over a period of time) or One Time (for a specific purpose)
  • Requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance
  • The Transportation office will notify the requester with confirmation their ride on the Accessible Bus has been setup
  • All riders must read the Accessible Bus Policy

Further information is available in the FAQs. Contact the Transportation office at 610-436-1053 for assistance or

email us.

Final Exams

Service is provided on a modified schedule using the All Stops bus route.  

December Exams

  • Tuesday – Thursday
    • 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | service is provided every 7 minutes
    • 8:00 p.m. – 2:15 a.m. | service is provided every 10 minutes
  • Friday
    • 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | service is provided every 10 minutes
    • 8:00 p.m. – 2:15 a.m. | service is provided every 20 minutes
  • Saturday
    • 7:15 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. | service is provided every 20 minutes

 

May Exams

  • Monday – Wednesday
    • 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | service is provided every 7 minutes
    • 8:00 p.m. – 2:15 a.m. | service is provided every 10 minutes
  • Thursday
    • 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | service is provided every 10 minutes
    • 8:00 p.m. – 2:15 a.m. | service is provided every 20 minutes
  • Friday
    • 7:15 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. | service is provided every 20 minutes

Holidays & Breaks

  • Service is not provided on weekdays when the University is closed except on Labor Day and Martin Luther King Day (If semester starts before MLK Day). Modified service is provided every 25 minutes from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and every 20 minutes from 6:00 p.m. – 2:15 a.m. using the All Stops route. 
  • Each Friday before Fall Break & Spring Break, service will end at an earlier time. Please check the WCU Shuttle App for notifications. Service will resume on Sunday following the break.  
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