Lakeland, FL
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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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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Hard to get to the other side of the state

2 College Freshman

Transportation: On-campus transportation does not exist.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The is not that great.


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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
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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.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Tampa International Airport

4100 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa

(813) 396-3671

Orlando International Airport

One Airport Blvd., Orlando

(407) 825-2001

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


303 N. Massachusetts Ave.

(863) 682-3107

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


600 E. Main St.

(863) 683-6368

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 32 responses

  • 50% Nonexistent.
  • 3% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 12% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 19% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 16% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 31 responses

  • 3% You can't have a car here.
  • 13% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 26% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 29% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 29% 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 31 responses

  • 3% Very difficult.
  • 10% Fairly difficult.
  • 55% Fairly easy.
  • 32% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 25 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 25 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 25 responses

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