Transportation

Location
Flushing, NY
Undergrads
11,300
Tuition (in-state)
$12,117 ($5,907)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I have to drive to school but I noticed a lot of students are commuters and most of them don't have much options but drive to save time.

3 College Student

Transportation: Sometimes the buses are packed and you can't get in. But usually the buses are on time.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: there isn't any transportation on campus because everything is a walking distance which is great because everything is in reach. but transportation to queens college is very easy to get too.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Within campus you don't need a car to go to other buildings because everything is walking distance. The transit towards college is abundent because more than 3 types of buses leave you outside of campus, there are many parking spots for students inside and outside and taxis are permitted to drop you off the entrance of the campus.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportaiton is great in my schoo! NO PROB

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1037th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1171st
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1269th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Shira Frager
Hometown
Palo Alto, CA
Major
English
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For some students, taking buses and subways is a convenient way to commute, but others think it is a hassle because they must use multiple forms of transportation. The buses tend to get crowded at peak hours (early morning, late afternoon). For some students, it takes them about an hour to get to school via bus and 15 minutes by car. When taking the subways, people must use a MetroCard. When taking a bus, MetroCards are not necessary, but are convenient because otherwise passengers must use exact change (only coins). The fare for buses and trains is $2.25, with free transfers. A "transfer" means that if one takes a bus to the train station, the payment the student used for the bus will allow him or her to ride the train for free and vice versa.

MetroCards can be bought either from subway stations, gas stations, or the QC bookstore. When using change for the bus, it is important to note that bus drivers do not handle change; therefore, if a student does not have the exact amount, he or she may run into an awkward moment when he or she must ask passengers to chip in for the exact $2.25 fare. It is highly recommended to ensure there is enough money on the MetroCard or otherwise have exact change before getting on the bus. Card balance may be checked only from the machines at subway stations, and it is recommended that students refill their card with at least $10 to $20.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Buses
  • Subway
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Subway
Local Taxi Services
Kelly's Car Services is a taxi company in Flushing.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Metropolitan Transit Authority

(212) 878-7000

347 Madison Ave.

www.mta.info

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

LaGuardia Airport

225 S. Park Ave.

(212) 435-7000

www.panynj.gov/airports/laguardia.html

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

225 S. Park Ave.

(212) 435-7000

www.panynj.gov/port-authority-ny-nj.html

Greyhound Brooklyn Bus Terminal

288 Livingston St.

(718) 222-8470

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

New Rochelle Amtrak Station

1 Railroad Plaza Metro-North Station

1-800-USA-RAIL

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 38 responses

  • 8% You can't have a car here.
  • 13% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 71% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 5% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 3% 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 38 responses

  • 53% Nonexistent.
  • 3% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 3% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 24% 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 38 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 37 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 38 responses

  • 3% Very difficult.
  • 16% Fairly difficult.
  • 50% Fairly easy.
  • 32% Very easy.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 37 responses

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