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2 College Junior

Transportation: There are public buses that run by the school. Every few months the school has a shuttle-to-shop where they drop people off at the mall. I hope either you have a car or a friend does. I have my own car.

College Freshman

Transportation: I brought my own car because I would much rather drive myself or with a friend than to have to take public transportation or taxis.

College Freshman

Transportation: There isn't really any transportation. Every one either walks or bikes. There isn't many options for long distance transportation, so a car is necessary.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: No on campus transportation, airport an hour away and a train station 5 mins away

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1 College Freshman

Transportation: There is absolutely no way to get around without having your own car or riding a bike. However the town is so large that it is very difficult to get to places farther away.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 297th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 872nd
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1128th
    Best Campus Transit

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Erin Ferguson
Hometown
Orlando
Major
Communication
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The most popular form of transportation is a car. The majority of students brings their car, especially if they are from Florida. Out-of-state students sometimes bring their car, but it is not necessary. Because so many students bring their car, finding a ride somewhere is very easy.

Throughout the month, a campus shuttle will depart from school for shopping excursions. The frequency of these outings can be inconvenient because they are not every weekend. Therefore, students must plan ahead for what they need to buy, unless they can find a way to shop on their own. On a positive note, the service is free, so there is no need to worry about gas or money for a taxi. Lakeland is small and close-knit, so biking can be an option, too. In addition to getting some exercise, biking can allow access to nearby stores and restaurants without having to pay for gas or a taxi. Bike racks can be found around campus, close to dorms for easy access.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Car
  • Bike
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Taxi services in Lakeland provide transportation to both Tampa and Orlando airports. The cost is about $65.
  • The best option is to carpool with a friend. Both Orlando International Airport and Tampa International are about an hour away from the school, so it is reasonable to share the cost with a friend.
Local Taxi Services
Several taxi services are available. Rarely do students have to use a taxi to get around, though. Some services include
Call a Cab, Dial-A-Ride, and Metro Cab.
Did You Know?
Orlando and Tampa are great cities within an hour from Lakeland. Be sure to check them out!

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Campus Security Escort Program
(863) 680-4125
Daily 12 a.m.-12 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Citrus Connection

(863) 688-7433

1248 George Jenkins Blvd.

www.ridecitrus.com

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Tampa International Airport

4100 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa

(813) 396-3671

www.tampaairport.com

Orlando International Airport

One Airport Blvd., Orlando

(407) 825-2001

www.orlandoairports.net

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

303 N. Massachusetts Ave.

(863) 682-3107

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

600 E. Main St.

(863) 683-6368

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 36 responses

  • 25% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 31% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 31% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 11% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 3% You can't have a car here.

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 37 responses

  • 14% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 22% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 11% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 5% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 49% Nonexistent.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 26 responses

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

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 26 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 26 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 36 responses

  • 28% Very easy.
  • 61% Fairly easy.
  • 8% Fairly difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.
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