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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: On time, a lot of options, gets to some off campus areas

4 College Junior

Transportation: Emory shuttles take you to a decent number of places that students and hospital personnel have made regular bee-lines to. There is a designated Oxford College shuttle that runs from Woodruff Circle. You can be shuttled to North Dekalb Mall. I think that the transportation service commissioners are very aware of the student itinerary and the scope of their travels for school, for internships and for work. If you are an Emory student, any shuttle operating from Woodruff Circle is free of charge. If you would like to go deeper into the city, MARTA is viable and frequented option for transport.

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2 College Senior

Transportation: Transportation on campus is awesome but to go anywhere, you might as well be stuck on a desert. parking is 600$ a year and so no one wants to have cars and then you can't go anywhere

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation here is definitely not bad at all. We have several shuttles and the MARTA.

5 College Senior

Transportation: No problems here. I commute to and fro.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 123rd
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1092nd
    Best Car Campuses
  • 1361st
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Matt Kohn
Rockville, MD
Grad Year
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Throughout the week, Emory provides shuttles to a number of different routes on and off campus, making it fairly convenient to get to and from class in a relatively short time. The shuttles run constantly during the week and are very convenient, especially for off-campus housing, such as Clairmont. However, on the weekends, the shuttles are incredibly slow and inconsistent. Emory provides an online application from which you can see where the shuttles are, as well as their expected departure/arrival times, but these times are rarely accurate and can be off by 10 to 20 minutes at times. If you are trying to get to main campus or other stops on the shuttle routes during the weekend, taking your own car or finding a ride with a friend is your best bet.

Rush hour in Atlanta is brutal and one of the worst traffic cities in America. Public transportation off campus is rather convenient and generally inexpensive compared to a cab. The MARTA shuttle services the airport and most of the major concert and/or sporting event venues in the city. You can hop on a MARTA shuttle and make the trip downtown for just a few bucks, compared to dropping $20 to $30 for cab fare. However, during peak weekday and weekend hours, traffic is terrible, and the MARTA shuttles can become extremely crowded and uncomfortable. Always plan ahead when you are making a trip downtown to figure out the best way to get there, and you will save yourself a lot of time, some major headaches, and also some cash.

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  • Emory does have its own shuttle for holiday breaks, but the hours are usually inconvenient, and most people are home already at that point.
  • Finding a ride from a friend or driving yourself is the best way.
  • Otherwise, cab or public transportation. A cab ride costs about $30-$40.
Did You Know?
If you are stuck at an off-campus venue and are in need of a ride, call #TAXI and you will be connected to the first available taxi service.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Emory Security Escort
(404) 727-7275 (PARK)
Daily 9 p.m.-3 a.m.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Emory Shuttles

There are many shuttles available at Emory that take students around campus and the surrounding area. For more information, visit

(404) 727-1829

Public TransitWhat's This?

MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority)

There are several bus stops on campus on Clifton Road and Decatur Road. MARTA has both buses and trains.

(404) 848-5000

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson is about 13 miles southwest of campus, a 25-minute drive.

6000 N. Terminal Parkway

(404) 530-6600

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound - Atlanta

The Atlanta Greyhound station is in Downtown Atlanta, next to a MARTA train station, about five miles southwest of campus.

232 Forsyth St.

(404) 584-1728

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak - Atlanta

The Amtrak station in Atlanta is about four miles west of campus.

1688 Peachtree St. NW

(404) 881-3060

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 58 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 2% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 5% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 38% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 55% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 58 responses

  • 3% You can't have a car here.
  • 7% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 72% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 16% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 2% 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 57 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 28% Fairly difficult.
  • 54% Fairly easy.
  • 18% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 57 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 57 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 56 responses

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