Transportation Services offers chartered shuttles and buses for JHU departments, organizations, and student groups seeking transportation for events and meetings. We have a variety of vehicles available to fit your needs. All shuttles and buses are provided with a driver and are available for trips within approximately 100 miles of the Baltimore Metropolitan area.

Available Vehicles

  • Blue Jay Shuttles
    • accommodate up to 14
    • $80 per hour
  • JHU Transit Buses
    • accommodate up to 35 seated
    • can accommodate up to 60, including standing passengers (short trips only)
    • $140 per hour
  • School buses, Motor-coaches, and Shuttle-style buses are available as outside, subcontracted services

Pricing Information

The billed time begins when the vehicle is due to depart the JHU campus from its initial pickup and ends when the shuttle is scheduled to return and drop off for the final time. A 1.5-hour minimum charge applies to each trip.

All pricing includes fees for the vehicle, driver, and fuel.  Money for any applicable tools, parking fees (if you require the vehicle to park and remain on-site with your group), park entry fees, and/or other incurred costs must be furnished on-site by a representative of your group.

For buses and shuttles with capacities greater than 14, an additional 60 minutes is added to account for prep, cleanup, and travel time between the bus yard, origin, and final drop-off location.

Additional travel time may be included if the initial pickup or final drop-off is not located at the Homewood, Peabody, or JHMI East Baltimore campus.

Long events requiring only a one-way drop-off at the outset and a one-way return at the end MAY be considered a separate “split-shift” if there is sufficient time in between. However, the minimum charge applies to each portion.

Additional Fees

Added fees may apply for exceptionally long trips requiring a driver shift change or large events requiring on-site coordination.

For transportation booked by JHU Transportation Services through outside vendors, pricing includes a coordination fee of 10% for service over $1,000 or $75 for service under $1,000. The coordination fee is not applied to recurring or “scheduled service” situations.

An added rush fee ($65 for Blue Jay Shuttle trips, $100 for other trips) may be incurred for any itineraries finalized or modified less than one week before they occur. Once confirmed, cancellation must be made no later than 48 hours in advance to be fully released from financial obligation for a JHU-provided shuttle or bus and no later than one week prior to the trip for a subcontracted service. Partial refunds MAY be available within those time frames. Day-of-service cancellations will not be refunded.

If the trip runs longer than agreed, the rush fee will be incurred in addition to the applicable added hourly fees.

Additional Information

All shuttles and buses are subject to limited availability and are only held once confirmed. If a shuttle or bus of a suitable size and type is unavailable when sought, JHU Transportation Services may offer to subcontract your trip through an external provider, with all agreements and payments handled between your group and Transportation Services. Pricing will be based on quotes furnished by external providers. External providers generally require a 4-hour minimum and typically do not offer “split shift” scenarios for same-day trips. Allow 2-3 additional business days for options to be researched and a suitable proposal to be presented.

In the event of a weather-related closure of Johns Hopkins University, all charter operations arranged by Transportation Services shall be canceled. No fees will apply, and transportation Services will make every effort to reschedule trips without penalty, subject to availability.

If you have any questions about charter services, email [email protected].