Practical Information
Ground Transportation

If I’m arranging my own travel, how do I know where to go?

Several months before your departure, we’ll send you a detailed information packet, which includes instructions on how to meet up with your group. You can also find transportation information in the ‘Preparation’ section on the ‘Itinerary & Map’ page on every program on our website.

 

If I purchase airfare through Road Scholar, is ground transportation included?

With the exception of our Independent City Discoveries and Living & Learning programs, if you purchase your airfare through us and travel on the scheduled arrival and departure dates, we’ll take care of getting you to the starting location of your program and back to the airport at the end. It’s one of the reasons why purchasing airfare through us makes your experience hassle free.

 

Will a Road Scholar staff member meet me at the airport?

For most of our international programs, if you purchase your airfare through us and will be arriving on the start date of your program (not arriving early or late), we’ll meet you at the airport. Instructions and the meeting place will be included in your final information packet. If you purchase airfare on your own and would like to be included in the group transfer with those participants who purchased Road Scholar airfare, please contact your Program Provider to determine if there is space. Please be aware there may be an extra charge. The group transfer times and meeting place will be included in your final information packet.

For programs in the U.S., a staff member will not meet you at the airport. Instead, we’ll include detailed information and options for how to get to the starting location of your program on your own.

 

How do I get to the airport at the end of my program?

For international programs, if you purchase your airfare through us and will be departing on the last day of your program (not leaving early or staying later), we will get you to the airport at the end of your program. We’ll include details in your final information packet.

If you purchase airfare on your own and would like to be included in the group transfer, you’ll need to schedule your departure flight to coincide with the group transfer on the last day of your program. We’ll include the group transfer times in your final information packet.

For programs in the United States, we’ll include detailed information and options for how to get to get back to the airport on your own.

 

Can someone help me with my bags?

We don’t include porterage in the cost of our programs. However, typically, porter service is available at every airport — both domestically and internationally. 

 

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