Transportation

Location
La Mirada, CA
Undergrads
4,158
Tuition
$28,852
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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College Sophomore

Transportation: I've never used it but see it all the time!

3 College Junior

Transportation: I think it depends on how much money you have. They have shuttles that will come to school for around 20 dollars and take you to the airport. Otherwise you have to drive if you're wanting to take a bus or train.

3 College Student

Transportation: It's nice that Biola offers its own free shuttle but I wish there were more time options. So maybe a few shuttles going around and not just one.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: I have my own car so i don't know

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Assuming one doesn't have their own car...

For the most part you need to know someone who has a car and for people who do have cars, they are all pretty friendly and open to helping transporting friends around..soo basically if you don't make friends who have cars then you're mostly relying on the WeCars and although the WeCars are nice, they can add up and be pretty expensive to say the least. I haven't used the campus shuttle but friends of mine have and they liked it. Again, not far from Amtrak in Fullerton so that is extremely convenient. Roughly 40 minutes away from LAX, Long Beach Airport, and John Wayne Airport so that isn't too bad if you have friends who can drive you if you can't drive yourself.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 742nd
    Best Car Campuses
  • 908th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1207th
    Best Campus Transit

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Zachary Mendelson
Hometown
Rancho Santa Margarita
Major
Biological Sciences
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Transportation is on the minds of a lot of students, but Biola offers opportunities aside from off-campus transport options with the WeCar. Biola has two to three WeCars on campus and rents the vehicles out to students in need of a car for the day, week, or year. These relatively new cars are very safe and are not in use for extended periods of time, leaving them open and available to anyone in need. Aside from that, bus stops are located close to Biola's campus and give students a cheaper—albeit longer—route to take. Usually, to make the car rides cheaper or the bus rides seem shorter, students travel in groups, pooling their money together to save on the trip.

Because Biola's campus isn't so large that a student couldn't walk across it in 20 minutes, there are no campus shuttles. In addition to this, cabs are not readily available unless called in advance. But if students are unable to hitch a ride with their friends who already have cars, walking is usually favored over busing and using the WeCars. Biking is another popular form of transportation (not to mention a healthier form) that students often exploit. Students are allowed to bike in most areas at Biola and thus literally go the extra mile when needing to get groceries or go into town.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bike
  • Car
  • Scooter
  • Walking
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Most students carpool to the airport. Because many students form close bonds with friends and professors, both connections are used frequently to get to the airport, the friends and faculty being gracious enough to lend their help.
Local Taxi Services
There aren't many taxi services available in La Mirada.
Did You Know?
If you've been injured or for whatever reason need a ride to class because you can't get there fast enough, Campus Safety officers are only a phone call away to help ferry you to your class.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Safety escort service
(562) 903-6000
Daily 24 hours

Public TransitWhat's This?

La Mirada Transit

(562) 943-6776

15677 Phoebe Ave.

www.cityoflamirada.org/index.aspx?page=73

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Los Angeles is about 30 minutes from La Mirada.

1 World Way, Los Angeles

(310) 646-5252

www.lawa.org/welcomeLAX.aspx

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

Norwalk is about 10 minutes from La Mirada.

12124 E. Front St., Norwalk

(562) 864-2538

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

Fullerton is about 15 minutes away from La Mirada.

120 E. Santa Fe Ave., Fullerton

(714) 992-0530

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 72 responses

  • 1% You can't have a car here.
  • 12% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 50% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 21% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 15% 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 72 responses

  • 43% Nonexistent.
  • 4% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 11% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 26% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 15% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 70 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 69 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 71 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 7% Fairly difficult.
  • 59% Fairly easy.
  • 32% Very easy.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 70 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars
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