Travel to KU

We are excited to welcome you to Kutztown University!

The Office of International Admissions wants your travel to KU to be as easy as possible. Please read all of the information in this document 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.:

  • 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


When you arrive at the bus stop on campus, a member of the International Admissions & Services staff can pick you up. We will plan to meet you at the time you indicate in their travel plans, but you should call us if your travel plans change for any reason.

The Lehigh Valley International Airport (airport code ABE) is also close to campus and the Office of International Admissions & Services will arrange transportation from this airport to campus.

Travel to KU from other airports is possible, however, not as simple as the sites listed above. If you travel to KU from other airports, you will probably have to arrange a private car service or rent a car and drive to KU. 

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

    Philadelphia Area


    Please instruct the sedan or limousine service to pick you up in Zone 6. If you have any questions, please see a 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: 1.484.368.7041
    • Atlantic Sedan Service: 1.610.659.8513

    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: 1.800.222.9888
    • Limo One Transportation: 1.888.904.5466
    • Super Saver by Carmel: 1.800.924.9954
  • Bus from New York City (JFK) to Kutztown

    Directions from John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport to Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan


    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


    2. Get a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to travel to the bus stop at 51 Madison Avenue, between 26th and 27th street, in front of the New York Life building across from Essen deli.

    3. Take the Klein bus from Manhattan to Kutztown University. View the schedule and purchase your ticket online at www.ourbus.com.

  • Bus 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. 

    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 at 51 Madison Avenue, between 26th and 27th street, in front of the New York Life building across from Essen deli.

    3. Take the Klein bus from Manhattan to Kutztown University. View the schedule and purchase your ticket online at www.ourbus.com

  • Bus from Philadelphia to Kutztown

    Directions from Philadelphia International (PHL) Airport to 30th Street Station


    To take a bus to Kutztown, use the SEPTA train or take a taxi cab to get to the bus station.

    SEPTA TRAIN

    The SEPTA train entrance is located across the street, once you exit the baggage claim area. If you have any questions, please go to the Ground Transportation desk located inside each baggage claim area for assistance.

    1. Take the R1 SEPTA train to 30th Street Amtrak Station.

    2. Take the Clydesdale Shuttle from the 30th Street Amtrak Station to Kutztown

    TAXI CAB

    Taxi services can be picked up at Zone 5 on the Commercial Transportation Roadway from the airport. If you have any questions, please go to the Ground Transportation Information Counter located inside each baggage claim area for assistance.

    1. Take a taxi cab from PHL airport to the Greyhound Bus Terminal (10th & Filbert St.)

    • All Taxi rates are based per trip, not per person
    • The minimum fare from the airport to any destination is $10.00
    • Should you need to pay by credit card, please advise the dispatcher upon arrival to the Taxi area as all companies do not accept credit cards or vouchers as a form of payment


    2. Take the Clydesdale Shuttle from the 30th Street Amtrak Station to Kutztown.

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, the Main Street Inn is only 0.3 km from the bus terminal - www.kutztownmainstreetinn.com. A new Hampton Inn and Suites hotel is being built near campus, so please check regularly for updates about the opening of this hotel. Information about the general area is listed on our website

  • 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 plan to arrive in Kutztown between the hours of 1:00 pm (13:00) and 5:00 pm (17:00) on Sunday, August 18. - Call or email us when you arrive. Our phone number is +1 484-646-4256. You can leave a message; the voice mailbox will be monitored regularly throughout the orientation program. You can also email international@kutztown.edu, which will be monitored regularly.

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