Transportation

Location
Greenville, NC
Undergrads
18,317
Tuition (in-state)
$19,683 ($5,869)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: During the day, the campus shuttle is easy to use but only really needed if you live on college hill or are going to college hill. At night, there are campus buses that run until 2am to apartment complexes, but otherwise everything else is either in walking distance or frats have sober drivers that can give anyone a ride if you know someone in the frat.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: it is free. and usually on time. takes you where you need especially around campus.

4 College Senior

Transportation: You can usually find someone to ride home with which is what I did my freshman year.

5 College Student

Transportation: The campus shuttles are super reliable and easy to use

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The school offers shuttles from most apartment complex's and shuttles downtown and to the mall and places like walmart. If you drive downtown or down 264 at rush hour expect traffic.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 51st
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1182nd
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1211st
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Samantha Mandel
Hometown
Matthews, NC
Major
Biology
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Traffic is always worse in Greenville when the students are here, but the only major transportation nuisance is the freight trains that block north-south and east-west tracks for long periods, always during morning, lunch, and evening rush hours instead of in the middle of the night. The city has a bus system, GREAT (Greenville Area Transit), which charges minimal fees. ECU's Student Transit Authority, however, is safe and caters to student needs, with routes all over Greenville and campus, and students have already paid for transit services in their fees. Student Transit's purple, yellow, and white buses go so many places that, with planning, on-campus students may not need a car, and off-campus students who live on the bus routes may not need to buy a parking permit. Knowing schedules is imperative. There is not just one bus that goes directly to campus, or one shuttle that goes everywhere. Getting on the wrong bus could result in a tour of town and being late for class. To avoid such an experience, students should read the schedules on
www.transit.ecu.edu. Students who do not know much about Greenville should consider riding several routes when they get here to orient themselves to campus and Greenville. To verify which bus is going where, students can read the marquee or ask the driver.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bicycle
  • ECU Student Transit
  • GREAT
  • Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
The best way to get to the airport is to ask a friend for a ride.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Safe Ride

After 7:00 when busses stop running

ECU Student Transit Authority

Mendenhall Student Center Basement

(252) 328-6294

Public TransitWhat's This?

GREAT (Greenville Area Transit)

(252) 329-4532

PO Box 7207 - 1500 Beatty St

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Pitt-Greenville Airport Authority

The airport, which is right off Highway 11/US 13 North, is seven miles, or about 15 minutes driving time, from ECU.

Airport Rd., Greenville

(252) 758-4707

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Carolina Trailways (Greyhound)

The Carolina Trailways Bus Station, a partner of Greyhound Bus Lines, is located on the corner of Greene Street and West Fifth Street, about five blocks from campus.

310 W. Fifth St.., Greenville

(252) 752-3483

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

The closest Amtrak stations are in Rocky Mount, about 35 miles northwest of Greenville, and Wilson, about 35 miles west of Greenville toward Raleigh.

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 87 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 7% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 23% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 70% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 86 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 5% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 87% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 7% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 1% 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 86 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 8% Fairly difficult.
  • 66% Fairly easy.
  • 24% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 86 responses

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

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 86 responses

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

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 85 responses

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