Bus Transportation

Bus Transportation

In addition to the safe transport of your children, we at The Park School Transportation Department have committed ourselves to the development of services that save families time and money, while reducing traffic and emissions.

Park offers bus transportation to and from many areas in Baltimore City and County, Harford County, and Howard County. Our goal is to limit student travel time to under one hour. The fee for this service is based on one-way or round-trip travel, and number of transported children per family. 2018–19 bus routes have been set. Details are below. Note the timing of these stops are approximate until they are finalized based on registrations. If you have any questions related to transportation, please direct your inquiries to our Transportation Department (transportation@parkschool.net or 410.339.4110).

Carpooling

If interested, please contact the Transportation Department.

Route information

Park continues its bus program built around community-based stops allowing for minimal ridership requirements and designed to keep travel times to a minimum. Detailed route information is below. 

Harford County residents: Please contact the Transportation Department if interested in bus service.

Considering the bus but want another parent's opinion? Click here to read this unsolicited testimonial ("Get Onboard the Park Bus!") from Mark Davison. Mark's family has been using Park transportation for the last three years — they are big fans, particularly of the Meadowood stop. Thank you, Mark, for sharing your experiences!

Register for bus transportation here.

Late-Run Bus Service

We are pleased to continue a late-run option for Middle and Upper School students via Kangaroo Coach. Kangaroo Coach is a trusted school transportation provider with over 30 years of experience in the area. The bus will pick up at Park at 5:55 p.m. and will transport students to a centralized location, departing from that location at 6:15 p.m. Destinations will include the Inner Harbor and multiple sites in Howard County. This service will be available as a one-way option for late afternoon, or can be paired with a morning route at a discounted, round trip rate. Middle and Upper Schoolers can sign up by the trimester, or for the full year. Families with students involved in after-school activities, including athletics, may find this late-run bus to be a great option.

Idling Reduction

As many of you know, Park's third graders have taken the initiative to research the environmental and economic effects of idling engines. We implemented a practice this past school year whereby drivers of gas and diesel vehicles on the Park campus — cars, vans, trucks, buses, motorcycles — are asked to cease idling for any period longer than 10 seconds. Thank you for your participation in this effort! Our bus drivers have also adopted a modified idling program whereby bus idling is limited to the amount of time required to adequately warm up the bus engine for efficient and extended operation. 

 


BUS ROUTES

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Route 1 (Purple) A.M. — Mt Vernon, Charles Village, Roland Park
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  • 7 a.m. — Penn Station (Dolphin and Mt Royal)
  • 7:15 a.m. — Baltimore Museum of Art
  • 7:25 a.m. — Bedford Square (Greenway and St Paul St)
  • 7:29 a.m. — Gateway Park (Greenway and Chancery)
  • 7:37 a.m. — Roland Ave and Oakdale
  • 7:41 a.m. — Roland Ave and Wyndhurst Ave
  • 8:05 a.m. — Park School

Route 1 (Purple) P.M. — Mt Vernon, Charles Village, Roland Park
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  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:45 p.m. — Roland Ave and Wyndhurst Ave
  • 3:48 p.m. — Roland Ave and Oakdale
  • 3:58 p.m. — Bedford Square (Greenway and St Paul St)
  • 4:02 p.m. — Gateway Park (Greenway and Chancery)
  • 4:08 p.m. — Baltimore Museum of Art
  • 4:17 p.m. — Penn Station (Dolphin and Mt Royal)

Route 2 (Blue) A.M. — BelAir, Woodbrook
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  • 7:15 a.m. — Harford Rd and Chesterfield Rd
  • 7:37 a.m. — Bellona and St Dunstans
  • 7:39 a.m. — Bellona and Melrose Ave
  • 7:55 a.m. — Falls Rd Light Rail
  • 8:07 a.m. — Park School

Route 2 (Blue) P.m. — BelAir, Woodbrook
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  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:33 p.m. — Falls Rd Light Rail
  • 3:44 p.m. — Bellona and Melrose Ave
  • 3:46 p.m. — Bellona and St Dunstans
  • 4:04 p.m. — Family Dollar (Harford Rd and Cold Spring Ln)
  • 4:08 p.m. — Harford Rd and Chesterfield Rd

Route 3 (Orange) A.m. — Columbia, Ellicott City
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  • 7:10 a.m. — JC Penney (Columbia Mall)
  • 7:20 a.m. — Harper's Kitchen & Appliance (Ellicott City, Rt 40/Rt 29)
  • 7:30 a.m. — Wendy's (Baltimore National Pike, Rt 40 and Nuwood)
  • 7:34 a.m. — Walmart (6205 Baltimore National Pike, Rt 40 and Rolling Rd)
  • 8:05 a.m. — Park School

Route 3 (Orange) P.m. — Columbia, Ellicott City
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  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:51 p.m. — I-70 Park and Ride
  • 4:08 p.m. — Central Library (Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia)
  • 4:25 p.m. — Harper's Kitchen & Appliance (Ellicott City, Rt 40/Rt 29)

Route 4 — Downtown A.M.
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  • 6:55 a.m. — Safeway (Boston St)
  • 7:00 a.m. — Aliceanna St and S Regester St
  • 7:15 a.m. — Maryland Science Center
  • 7:55 a.m. — Meadowood Park
  • 8:05 a.m. — Park School

Route 4 — Downtown P.M.
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  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:35 p.m. — Meadowood Park
  • 4:04 p.m. — Maryland Science Center
  • 4:20 p.m. — Fleet St and S Regester St
  • 4:29 p.m. — Safeway (Boston St)

Kangaroo Coach Late Bus — P.M. Only

Inner Harbor (CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 5:55 p.m. — Park School
  • 6:15 p.m. — Roland Park Country School
  • 6:30 p.m. — Royal Sonesta Hotel (Light St and Lee St)

Howard County (CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 5:55 p.m. — Park School
  • 6:15 p.m. — Gilman School
  • 6:45 p.m. — Giant Plaza (Rt 40/Rolling Rd)
  • 6:55 p.m. — Lotte Plaza — Ellicott City
  • 7:05 p.m. — Whole Foods Market (Little Patuxent Parkway near Columbia Library)
  • 7:20 p.m. — Giant Food (Clarksville)

Harford County (CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

  • 5:55 p.m. — Park School
  • 6:15 p.m. — Gilman School
  • 6:48 p.m. — Fallston Park and Ride
  • 6:55 p.m. — Harford Mall

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