Getting Around Town
Get Around Town and Getting Home
As students settle in for the semester, here are some reminders and updates on how to best get around town:
PRT – The Personal Rapid Transit system is a unique people mover system. Faculty, staff and students may ride the system free with a valid WVU I.D. There are five locations in which you may catch the system: Walnut Street, Beechurst Ave., Towers, Engineering and Medical Center. You will find the schedule here.
CAMPUS SHUTTLE BUS – There is a campus shuttle that runs from the Coliseum parking lot (where students can park for free) to the Engineering PRT stop. If the PRT should experience a disruption, emergency WVU Buses are deployed to the PRT stations to help transport students. Students should monitor the WVUDOT Facebook page or @WVUDOT on twitter for bus updates and current PRT statuses.
MOUNTAIN LINE BUS – This is our regional bus service that students can ride FREE of charge with their student ID. Specifically the Blue Gold Line and Beechurst Express daily between campuses on a continuous loop while many other routes run from other locations around town to campus locations for those living off campus.
APARTMENT SHUTTLES – If your student is residing at an apartment complex off campus, some provide shuttle service to campus to avoid students having to drive a car. Though not an exhaustive list, some can be found here.
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION – There are several modes of alternative transportation to use to get around town.
Zimride ridesharing – Zimride provides an easy way for students to share seats in their car or catch a ride either locally or on trips home. Students can find others going the same way they are to explore ridesharing.
ZipCar – Located on campus, these short-term car rentals are available to students age 18+. Students must register for this service but have found this a useful means of transportation as a way to get home (i.e., have a roommate/friend rent the car, drive and drop you midway to meet parents and return with the car, or pay for the weekend rental).
Mountain Line Grey Line – Offers trips twice a day from Morgantown to the Pittsburgh Airport and Pittsburgh Greyhound Station.
Mountain Line Grey Line Send Off Service – Grey Line runs extra bus services around WVU holiday breaks to accommodate extra traffic to and from the Pittsburgh Airport and Pittsburgh Greyhound Station.
Megabus – WVU’s Mountaineer Station is the on-campus stop for the national Megabus service, a discount bus service that connects riders in Morgantown to major cities on the East Coast with daily service.
Greyhound – Also stopping at Mountaineer Station daily, the Greyhound bus service provides riders in Morgantown access to major cities on the East Coast.
I Ride 79 bus – The I Ride 79 bus service connects riders in Morgantown to Charleston, WV, and other connecting cities. It also picks up at Mountaineer Station daily.
Alternative transportation options to the Pittsburgh Airport – If flight times don’t match up to bus service options, students might consider a private car service.
Air travel options –
– Morgantown Airport (MGW) is our local airport located five minutes from campus via cab or free Mountain Line bus. This offers daily connecting service through Dulles International in Washington, DC.
– Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is located one hour north and accessible via the Mountain Line Grey Line bus service with daily service.
– North Central Regional Airport (CKB) in Clarksburg, WV is located 45 minutes south via Mountain Line Grey Line with a short connection to the airport via a cab. CKB offers direct service to a variety of destinations including points south.