Detroit, MI
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3 College Student

Transportation: the school offers a 24 hour bus campus to campus, that's all.

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4 College Student

Transportation: The shuttles are fantastic and run 24 hours a day.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: The shuttles run every 5 minutes or so

5 College Junior

Transportation: There are full time shuttles provided for students to access each campus and now the school provides cars to rent/ use to go grocery shopping or earns.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: public transportation is ok , but the main problem is the time it takes for the buses to get there

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 432nd
    Best Campus Transit
  • 849th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1024th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Natasha Guimond
Massena, NY
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Detroit is the Motor City, so it's beneficial to have a car as a student in Detroit, but it's not the end of the world if you don't. Many students take advantage of the weekly shuttle trips to the grocery store, CVS, or the shopping mall. You can get a bike and ride around with friends to different places just for fun, or with the CCS Bike Club for exercise.

CCS' shuttles will bring you back and forth between each campus, as well as the store, so you don't really need a car to survive, and there are always people carpooling to different cool events and concerts happening in and around Detroit.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • A friend's car
  • Bike
  • shuttle
  • Smart Bus
  • Taxi
  • Walking with friends
  • Your own car
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Get a ride from a friend, or take a taxi.
Local Taxi Services
Most students will call a Checker Cab at (313) 963-7000. You can check out their Web site in advance at

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

CCS Shuttle
(313) 664-7444
Daily 24 hours

Public TransitWhat's This?


(866) 962-5515

535 Griswold St.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

Served by Air Tran, American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, United, and US Airways, among other international carriers.

1 Detroit Metro Airport

(734) 247-7678

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Detroit Greyhound Station

This station is located about 2.5 miles south of campus toward downtown.

1001 Howard St.

(313) 961-8011

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


The Amtrak station is less than one mile northwest of campus off of Woodward Avenue.

11 W. Baltimore St.

(313) 873-3442

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 19 responses

  • 5% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 16% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 32% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 47% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 22 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 18% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 59% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 18% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 5% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 20 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 5% Fairly difficult.
  • 65% Fairly easy.
  • 30% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 13 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 13 responses

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

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 13 responses

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