The campus and the town are within walking distance. The longest walk is to Publix, which takes 15 to 20 minutes, at most. The dorms are all within five minutes of the Academic Building, where most of the classes are held, and the Student Union is about the same distance. Many students also have bicycles, but since everything is so close, it isn't any trouble at all if you just walk everywhere.
When it comes to longer-distance transportation, there are shuttles that go to Naples every week to places like Wal-Mart and Target, and when vacations or long weekends come up, there are also shuttles to the Fort Myers airport. However, if you're interested in going to Naples often, it would probably be better to bring a car. Freshmen aren’t allowed to have cars on campus, but sophomores and upperclassmen are. If you don’t have a car, there are a number of students willing to offer other students a ride. Though the transportation to Naples could be better, it’s definitely good within Ave Maria itself.