Transportation

Location
Clemson, SC
Undergrads
15,643
Tuition (in-state)
$30,004 ($13,076)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Freshman

Transportation: Being from the north, it is very hard to get home. I have to arrange rides because Clemson offers limited services. It is always a big ordeal and so I can only go home a few times a year--another reason why I am transferring.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Fast and easy to use

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: easily walkable campus, free campus shuttles and free in town shuttles with lots of pickup/dropoff sites in town and at all off campus apartments.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: there are buses for around campus but u need a car to get fully off campus and out where the main restaurants and stores are.

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5 College Senior

Transportation: Tiger Transit and the CatBus are both free and really great options for getting to and from Clemson and Central without a car, but they do have limited routes and times. Peak times can sometimes leave you waiting thirty minutes to get to campus or get home depending on your stop.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 25th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 56th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1132nd
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sarah Camille Hipp
Hometown
Alexandria, VA
Major
Communication Studies
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CAT buses are the most useful public transportation resource in the Clemson area. The buses run regularly everywhere in the area, and students find them to be reliable and convenient. Students give the public transportation so much
praise that they say cars are unnecessary at Clemson.

With such a good bus system, having a car is not necessary and only brings on additional costs and liabilities. The buses go anywhere you will ever need to be in the local area, and best of all, it's free. With such a difficult parking situation on campus, riding on the CAT will save you time and, more importantly, money.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bikes
  • Buses
  • Car
  • Mopeds
  • Motorcycles
  • Walking
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs $20.
  • From Asheville (1 hour) I-26 east to I-85 south to Exit 57
  • From Atlanta (2.5 hours) I-85 north to Exit 57
  • From Charlotte (1.5 hours) I-85 south to Exit 57
  • From Columbia (1.5 hours) - I-26 west to I-385 (Exit 51) toward Greenville, I-85 north toward Spartanburg to exit 57

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Clemson Area Transit (CAT)

Public TransitWhat's This?

The CAT busses

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

2000 GSP Dr., Greer

www.gspairport.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

203 W Earl St., Anderson

(864) 224-4381

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

Clemson (CSN) US Hwy. 123 & US Hwy. 133, Clemson

(877) 632-3788

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 82 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 4% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 78% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 12% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 6% 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 82 responses

  • 2% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 1% 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.
  • 71% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 81 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 81 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 81 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 1% Fairly difficult.
  • 41% Fairly easy.
  • 58% Very easy.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 81 responses

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