Directions to Shippensburg University

How to Get to Shippensburg

Shippensburg University, with access to Interstate 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, can be reached easily from many points in Central Pennsylvania and the Middle Atlantic Region. It’s a beautiful drive, and it becomes more beautiful the closer you get to us!

The map and directions below show where we are located. If you need to find a location on campus, a campus map is also available.

Ship Location PA Map

Our Location

Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
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Finding Ship is easy, no matter where you’re coming from!

East of Shippensburg: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 16/226 (Carlisle). Follow U.S. Route 11 north to I-81. Take I-81 south to exit 29 (King Street). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto PA 174. Travel two miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left onto King Street (U.S. Route 11). At the third traffic light, turn right onto North Prince Street. Proceed a half mile to main entrance of the Shippensburg University campus.

West of Shippensburg: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 15/201 (Blue Mountain). Turn left onto PA Route 997. At the “Y” intersection, bear right onto Route 696. At the town of Newburg, watch the signs carefully and stay on Route 696 (it requires a left turn followed by an immediate right turn). Continue on Route 696 south another eight miles to Shippensburg. The entrance to the campus will be on the left.

North or Northeast of Shippensburg: Take I-81 south to exit 29 (King Street). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto PA 174. Travel two miles to a “T” intersection. Turn left onto King Street (U.S. Route 11). At the third traffic light, turn right onto North Prince Street. Proceed a half mile to the main entrance of the Shippensburg University campus.

Northwest of Shippensburg: Take rural routes to I-81 and follow above directions from the North or use rural routes to PA Turnpike and follow above directions from the West.

South or Southwest of Shippensburg: Take I-81 north to Pennsylvania. Continue to exit 24 (Fayette Street). At the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 696 and travel two miles to a “T” intersection. Turn left onto Fayette Street and proceed to another “T” intersection. Turn right onto King Street. At the third traffic light, turn left onto North Prince Street. Proceed a half mile to the main entrance of the Shippensburg University campus.

Southeast of Shippensburg (Baltimore or DC area): Take I-70 west to Hagerstown, MD and exit onto I-81 north. Cross into Pennsylvania and take exit 24 (Fayette Street). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 696 and travel two miles to a “T” intersection. Turn left onto Fayette Street and proceed to another “T” intersection. Turn right onto King Street. At the third light, turn left onto North Prince Street. Proceed a half mile to the main entrance of the Shippensburg University campus.

Regional Airports

Visit the Harrisburg International Airport website or call 888-442-5387.

Visit the Hagerstown Regional Airport website or call 240-313-2777.

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