The Shuttle Program

The ASWU Shuttle Program is an affordable and convenient way for students to get to PDX without having to pay for a more expensive 3rd-party shuttle service or a taxi.

Shuttles are available to and from PDX for Fall Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, and leaving Willamette for Summer Break. Below you can find information on the shuttle schedules and communications. Ticket prices are determined by need. We subsidize the cost for students, so they should expect to pay in between $5-15 for the shuttle. Prices will be advertised in the sign-up e-mail.

Buses take students directly from campus to Portland International Airport and vice versa. The pick up/drop off spot at campus is the Chicken Fountain. The pick up spot at PDX is Island 2 to the far right.

Food Options when leaving:

Please contact catering@willamette.edu if you would like to have a boxed meal to pick up before your shuttle leaves or as you return. Please contact a minimum of 10 days in advance. You can use compass cash, cash or card for payment, meal points are not accepted during this time because it is during a break. 

Shuttle Schedule:

The exact schedule will be sent out via email about a month before each break by the ASWU shuttle coordinator. A general schedule of when buses depart is below.

It takes approximately 1.5 hours after departure for the bus to arrive at PDX. Make sure to sign up for a shuttle that will arrive early enough for your scheduled flight.

Check the housing schedule to make sure you select a time before you are required to move out of your residence hall. You may view the housing calendar on the housing website for exact dates.

Fall Break Break

Departing Willamette. Expect to arrive at PDX approximately 1.5 hours after departure time.
Friday Before Break - One shuttle time departing in the early afternoon.
Saturday Before Break - One shuttle in the morning and another around noon.

Returning to Willamette.
Saturday after break - One shuttle in the late afternoon


Sunday after break - One shuttle around midday and one in the afternoon.

Winter Break

Second to last day of finals - One shuttle in the afternoon 
Last day of finals - One shuttle in the morning  & another in the afternoon
Day after finals - Final shuttle leaves at noon (Note all student must be checked out of their room by noon of this day.)

Returning to Willamette.

Sunday before classes - One in the early afternoon and another in the early evening .
Monday before classes - One in the early evening.

Sign Up Schedule:

Sign ups with be emailed to each student approximately one month before the break. Student will be able to sign-up and pay for their shuttle on-line. Student will be able to cancel their spot and recieve a refund up to one week before the trip date. No refunds will be given past that point.

 

ASWU Shuttle Pick-up Location

Additional Resources

If the available shuttle times do not work for a student, there are other third-party resources they can take advantage of:

Airport Shuttle: https://www.groometransportation.com/

Amtrak: http://www.amtrak.com/home

Greyhound: http://www.greyhound.com/

Amanda’s Taxi $99 (Can charge to student account.) 503-559-2200 http://www.amandastaxi.com/

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the the Shuttle Coordinator, Devyn Mandala dhmandala@willamette.edu.


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