Transportation

Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
9,100
Tuition (in-state)
$17,726 ($5,785)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: As far as local transportation, the city bus makes frequent stops on campus, providing students with transportation around the city. As a student of Florida A&M, we do not have to pay to ride the local city bus or campus bus, for it is already accounted for in our tuition. As far as long distance transportation, there is an HBCU shuttle that travels to different parts of Florida for a small fee for those students who live in-state. Though the shuttle does not run every weekend, it is convenient during the holidays and other popular weekends. In relation to out-of-state travel, typically students fly or carpool at will.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transportation for the most part is free.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: If you don't have a car, the free bus system is very helpful.

3 College Junior

Transportation: The Venon is helpful but standing at the bus stop does not guarantee you a seat especially during the winter.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The transportation is honestly fair. It is very prompt and reliable and the drivers are usually nice. The shuttles go to just about every off-campus student housing apartment near the school.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 140th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 974th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 1172nd
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Angel Neal
Hometown
Tampa, Fla
Major
Journalism/Magazine Production
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The majority of FAMU students have cars, and those without usually have friends with cars. Bringing a car is a good thing if you want get around, but it’s not necessary, and there are other options. If you want to get around campus or areas near the University, the campus shuttle will get you where you need to go. A one-time transportation fee is charged to each student’s Rattler account and allows them to ride the shuttle for free throughout the year.

If you want go somewhere a little farther, the public bus system is available and has a stop on campus. Students can take the local bus to the mall or the movies. The public bus runs throughout the day for a reasonable price. Students also have the option of calling a cab, and there are many taxi companies in the area that cater to college students. In many cases, students can just walk to their destination—there are many grocery stores, hair salons, and other spots close to the campus.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bus
  • Carpool
  • Taxi
  • Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
The best way to get to the airport is to have a friend drop you off. Friends usually won't charge you for gas because it's about a 15-minute ride from campus.
Local Taxi Services
There are lots of taxi companies in the area, and many cater to college students.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

SAFE (Students Available for Escort) Team
(850) 599-3826
Daily during nighttime hours

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

StarMetro FAMU Campus Shuttle

The University contracts with StarMetro to run three routes on campus. Students ride for free with a valid FAMU ID.

(850) 891-5200

Daily 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (route 43)

Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m. (Venom Express routes)

Public TransitWhat's This?

StarMetro

Students ride for free with a valid FAMU ID.

(850) 891-5200

555 Appleyard Dr., Tallahassee

www.talgov.com/starmetro

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Tallahassee Regional Airport

The airport is approximately five miles from campus.

3300 Capital Circle SW, Tallahassee

(850) 891-7802

www.tallahasseeregionalairport.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

The station is only two miles from campus.

112 W. Tennessee St., Tallahassee

(850) 222-4249

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

The closest train station is in Gainesville, about 150 miles from campus.

201 E. University Ave., Gainesville

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 100 responses

  • 1% Nonexistent.
  • 4% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 10% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 44% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 41% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 100 responses

  • 2% You can't have a car here.
  • 0% 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.
  • 24% 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.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 85 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 85 responses

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

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 84 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 100 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 13% Fairly difficult.
  • 63% Fairly easy.
  • 23% Very easy.
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