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Chartered Bus Reservations

Parking and Transportation Services offers chartered bus reservations to the university community on a first come first served basis. All requests for chartered bus rentals must be made through the Parking and Transportation Services office and should be submitted a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event date. Requests are subject to the availability of provider equipment.


The university has awarded a bid to select companies to provide charter service to the campus. Only these companies may be used for charter service and are the only companies authorized to have buses on the campus.

Departments or organizations who wish to request a chartered bus should expect to have their request filled by an outside charter bus company. Rates for charter service will be determined by the type of vehicle that is requested and based on rates charged by the provider. The requestor will be notified of the cost and service provider by Parking and Transportation Services.

Out of state charters, including those to Washington DC, must be done through a charter company.  Towson University vehicles and drivers will not be available.

All transportation request forms must be complete with university funding information.   By submitting the form, the department is requesting service and will be responsible for associated charges unless written notice to cancel is received at least two business days prior to the trip.  Written notice should be sent to upark@towson.edu.

To obtain an estimate for a trip, complete the Transportation Request Form and select the estimate option.  Submit the completed form online to Parking and Transportation Services.   If the estimate is accepted, written verification should be submitted to Parking & Transportation services. The charter will be confirmed when written verification is received.

On occasion, Towson University buses may be available to provide charter service. In the event TU vehicles and drivers are available, the rates below apply.

  • All of the following charges include driver
  • All charters are charged a four hour minimum
  • Charges begin with a driver's pre check of the vehicle and end when the vehicle returns to the general services lot and the driver completes a post check.
  • Trips exceeding 8 hours are responsible for driver meal/per vehicle per TU established rates.

Towson University Shuttle Charter Rates and Information


Vehicle Type
University Van 9 + Driver See Fleet Services See Fleet Services
Para-Transit Van 12 + 2 wheelchairs $40 $1.50
Shuttle 27 or 30 $40 $1.50


Absolutely no containers of alcohol (opened or unopened), controlled substances or smoking will be permitted on any university or commercially chartered vehicle.  If alcoholic beverages are found, Parking & Transportation Services personnel may:

  • Terminate the charter immediately and return all passengers to original pick-up location;
  • Deny refund issuance;
  • Refer the student group / organization to Judicial Affairs (if applicable);
  • Suspend the department’s / organization’s privileges to utilize a TU vehicle for future requests.

University Passenger Vehicles and Vans

Requests for cars or vans, which will be driven by an approved member of your department, should be made through UNIVERSITY FLEET SERVICES.

Parking and Transportation Services

Union Garage

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

410-704-PARK (7275) Parking, Events, Shuttle and Charter Bus Information
410-704-RIDE (7433) Para-Transit Services and Requests
Fax: 410-704-3370
E-mail: upark@towson.edu




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410-704-NEWS (6397)

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