Bus Transportation

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

Park offers bus transportation to and from many areas in Baltimore City and 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. You may sign up by trimester, if desired. If you have any questions related to transportation, routes, stops, or fees, please direct your inquiries to our Transportation Department at transportation@parkschool.net or 410.339.4110.

Registration

Registration is offered for the full year and each trimester. The first trimester (fall) is shorter than the winter and spring trimesters. This is due to the fall athletic season beginning in the summer. Exact dates may change each year but will typically run as follows:

  • Fall Trimester: First day of school to November 2, 2022
  • Winter Trimester: November 3, 2022 to February 17, 2023
  • Spring Trimester: February 20, 2023 to the last day of school

Guest Ridership

In addition to Park’s regular trimester or full-year bus service, we have initiated Guest Ridership for students in need of transportation to or from school, provided that space on a bus is available. The service is available to students Pre-K through Grade 12.

The fee for Guest Ridership is $10 per ride, billed to your child’s account. Parents must register a child for each ride prior to boarding the bus. Our current list of community bus stops and times can be found here.

In order to register for a ride, please contact our Transportation Department at 410.339.4110 or transportation@parkschool.net. You will be asked for your child’s name and grade, the bus route/stop, the date of the ride, and whether they are riding AM or PM (or both). We will check availability, and will confirm with families.

Safety Protocols

Bus interiors are cleaned/disinfected prior to every trip. Buses are run at full seating capacity to allow for adequate distancing. The driver and all students wear face coverings. Windows are cracked to provide increased ventilation. Hand sanitizer is available on board all buses.

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.

Registration information and finalized route information is now available below. The viability of routes is dependent upon participation levels; please let us know of your interest in any route, or if you have any questions at all. 

Harford County residents: Please contact the Transportation Department if you are 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. Thank you, Mark, for sharing your experiences!!

Idling Reduction

In recent years, Park’s third graders took the initiative to research the environmental and economic effects of idling engines. We have implemented a practice 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

Please note: If we do not have enough passenger registrations for a particular route, we will not operate that route. 

Route 1: Lutherville-Timonium

  • 7:15 a.m. — Timonium Rd Park & Ride
  • 7:20 a.m. — Lutherville Light Rail Station
  • 7:35 a.m. — Party City (6311 York Rd)
  • 7:40 a.m. — First & St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ (6915 York Rd)
  • 8:00 a.m. — Park School
  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:40 p.m. — Party City (6311 York Rd)
  • 3:44 p.m. — First & St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ (6915 York Rd)
  • 4:00 p.m. — Lutherville Light Rail Station
  • 4:05 p.m. — Timonium Rd Park & Ride

Route 2: Columbia, Ellicott City

  • 7:10 a.m. — Columbia Mall – JC Penney (lower (south) side of 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
  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:51 p.m. — I-70 Park and Ride
  • 4:08 p.m. — Harper’s Kitchen & Appliance (Ellicott City, Rt 40/Rt 29)
  • 4:25 p.m. — Central Library (Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia)

Route 3: Downtown Inner Harbor

  • 7:05 a.m. — Canton Safeway (new stop)
  • 7:10 a.m. — Aliceanna and Regester St. 
  • 7:22 a.m. — Decatur Street & E Fort Ave (side near Francis Scott Key School)
  • 7:30 a.m. — Maryland Science Center
  • 8:00 a.m. — Park School
  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:44 p.m. — Aliceanna & S Bond St
  • 3:51 p.m. — Canton Safeway (new stop)
  • 4:15 p.m. — Maryland Science Center (3 Bean Coffee)
  • 4:26 p.m. — Decatur Street & E Fort Ave (side near Francis Scott Key School)

Route 4: Downtown Roland Park

  • 7:30 a.m. — Second Presbyterian Church (St. Paul & Stratford Streets – new stop)
  • 7:35 a.m. — Chancery Road & Greenway
  • 7:42 a.m. — Roland Ave & Oakdale Rd
  • 7:45 a.m. — Roland Ave & Wyndhurst Ave
  • 7:55 a.m. — Falls Rd Light Rail
  • 8:05 a.m. — Park School
  • 3:25 p.m. — Park School
  • 3:33 p.m. — Falls Rd Light Rail
  • 3:44 p.m. — Roland Ave & Wyndhurst Ave
  • 3:46 p.m. — Roland Ave & Oakdale Rd
  • 3:53 p.m. — Second Presbyterian Church (St. Paul & Stratford Streets – new stop)
  • 3:56 p.m. — Chancery Road & Greenway

Schedule of Fees

DESCRIPTIONROUND TRIPONE WAYROUND TRIP FALLS RD
LIGHT RAIL
ONE WAY FALLS RD
LIGHT RAIL
FULL YEAR$1600$1097$455$296
FULL YEAR / SIBLING$1038$675$455$296
FALL $376$245$108$68
FALL / SIBLING$245$164$108$68
WINTER$796$521$231$150
WINTER / SIBLING$521$332$231$142
SPRING$796$521$231$150
SPRING / SIBLING$521$332$231$142

If an area is not currently being served, please contact our Transportation Department at transportation@parkschool.net or 410-339-4110 to discuss route expansion. Increased demand helps to justify the expansion of our service.