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2 College Sophomore

Transportation: you basically need a car especially if you want to go to downtown miami

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The shuttle is great. I use it almost every week to get to my destination. I never rode the bus or took a cab.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The shuttle helps a bit but not really

2 College Junior

Transportation: It is best to bring your own car.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: Buses are directly available to the Downtown Miami area, but are no the most comfortable nor sanitary. I'd rather carpool or take a taxi if absolutely necessary.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 69th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 547th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1381st
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ricardo Redd
Columbia, S.C.
Professional Writing
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Being that Barry University is in Miami, transportation is definitely reliable. You’ll hear students complain about it, but that’s probably because they didn’t do their research. In the Barry area, Miami-Dade Transit is available until midnight, and if you want to go to cool areas like Bayside or the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the bus will take you there for only a couple of dollars. And, if you missed your regular bus, you can take the Little Haiti bus for only $1, which goes to and from downtown Miami. If you prefer a cab, Yellow Cab of Miami will take you around for a small fortune. Your best bet is to either use the Miami-Dade Transit or find friends with cars.

For long-distance traveling, take the Amtrak train. It is affordable, better than a bus, and you can buy snacks and drinks while you're traveling. If you’d rather fly, Miami International Airport is only 15 minutes from Barry, so it’s very convenient. Overall, Miami is known for its great transportation systems, which are growing every day. No matter where you need to go, Miami has the transportation to get you there.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Rental car
  • Taxi (Yellow Cab of Miami)
  • Miami-Dade Transit system
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Barry is only 10-15 minutes from the MIA International Airport, so it's easy for a friend to drop you off.
Local Taxi Services
Yellow Cab of Miami is the best transportation if you're going less than 15 minutes from Barry. Just call (305) 444-4444, and your ride will be there in a matter of minutes.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Escort Service/Shuttle Buc
(305) 899-3333
Daily 8 p.m-4 a.m.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Shuttle Buc

This tram runs from the Andreas Parking Lot to the student union.

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-12 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Miami-Dade Transit

The transit system includes buses, elevated train, and the Metromover.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Miami International Airport

The airport is about 11 miles from campus.

(305) 876-7000

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

North Miami Beach Greyhound Station

The station is about 4 miles from campus.

16000 NW 7th Ave., North Miami

(305) 688-7277

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Hollywood Amtrak Station

The Hollywood station is about 12 miles from Barry's campus.

3001 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

Student Polls

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 51 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 4% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 37% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 25% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 33% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 51 responses

  • 12% Nonexistent.
  • 6% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 18% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 47% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 18% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 43 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 43 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 50 responses

  • 6% Very difficult.
  • 26% Fairly difficult.
  • 50% Fairly easy.
  • 18% Very easy.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 43 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars
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