Many of the Northeast’s major metropolitan markets are within easy reach of the Lehigh Valley by plane, train, bus, or car.


Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), located about 15 miles from campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (800-359-5842), serves thousands of business and leisure travelers each year through several major carriers. The Lafayette College Area Transportation shuttle (LCAT) provides transportation to the airport from campus for students by reservation.

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is located about 60 miles from campus and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is located about 95 miles from campus. Both are accessible by Trans-Bridge Bus Lines from the Easton bus station. Bus travel time to EWR (973-961-6000) in Newark, New Jersey is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. Bus travel time to JFK (718-244-4444) in New York City is approximately 3 hours.

Additional transportation to airports from campus: personal drivers are available—contact Pam or Julie with Emmanuel Travel in Easton, Pennsylvania for information (610-252-7376).

NOTE: Transportation to Philadelphia and LaGuardia airports from Easton is by personal driver.  Easton bus station offers a Greyhound bus to the 15th Street Bus Station only in Philadelphia.

Bus & Shuttle

Easton’s bus station (Easton Intermodal Transportation Center), located downtown about a mile from campus, offers daily service to New York City and Philadelphia, along with Newark and JFK airports, and points beyond. The terminal is serviced by a number of bus lines, including Trans-Bridge, Greyhound and Susquehanna Trailways. 123 S. 3rd St., Easton, Pennsylvania, 610-923-6835.

Lehigh and Northampton Transit Authority (LANTA) provides public bus service to Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and their suburbs, serving more than 4 million passengers annually. 1060 Lehigh St., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 610-435-3646.

Lafayette College Area Transportation (LCAT) is a shuttle that takes students to the Easton bus station, Lehigh Valley International Airport, downtown Easton, and several malls and shopping centers.

Taxi & Ride-Share

The taxi service for the local area which provides transportation to both Lehigh Valley International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport is Yellow Cab of Easton, 610-258-2888. Request a fare estimate.

Uber and Lyft now service the Easton area. Check fare estimates: Uber and Lyft.

Break Bus

My Bus Home offers transportation to and from Maryland, New England, Westchester County, and Long Island during the academic breaks. The bus will pick up at Lafayette and bring students to and from:

  • Columbia and Bethesda, MD
  • Cromwell, CT
  • Newton, MA
  • White Plains and Mt. Kisco, NY
  • Jericho, Long Island

The coaches can hold 50 students. Round trip and one-way fares are available. For information and reservations, go to