Transportation

Location
Greenville, SC
Undergrads
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Tuition
$41,532
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: We recently got a new little mini bus car thing that constantly drives around campus. It's great, you can get a quick ride from the dining hall straight to your dorm.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There is a newly instated Furman Safe ride that has its phone number on the side of the car. you can call it at any time to pick you up. Because Furman's campus is so small, its really easy to walk everywhere so you don't have to worry about getting rides. Furman also has a ""Drunk Bus" that drives students on weekends to downtown Greenville but the trips aren't very frequent.

3 College Junior

Transportation: No good public transport, but decent.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: The Furman SafeRide shuttle is incredibly convenient. To get it to pick you up, the only thing you have to do is call the SafeRide number and they'll pick you up anywhere on campus and bring you wherever on campus you would like to go. Mr. Dan, the driver, is quite possibly one of the most interesting humans on this earth.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Everyone has a car so just borrow a friends

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 185th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 560th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 941st
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Tenell Felder
Hometown
Columbia, SC
Major
Political Science/Communications
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Public transportation is rarely ever used by Furman students. Greenville is a city primarily traversed by cars, and Furman students are no different. The overwhelming majority bring their own cars with them to school. The AFS Shuttle, or the drunk bus, is run by Furman student volunteers on the weekends. The shuttle has been an extremely positive initiative by the association of Furman Students as a guaranteed sober ride on the weekends. However, there is only one shuttle causing students to have to wait over an hour sometimes before they are picked up.

Greenville's public transportation system is comprised of city buses, but most Furman students are unfamiliar with the system. There is no bus stop on Furman's campus, leaving students without a car with few options other than bumming a ride or borrowing a car from a friend.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Definitely a car
  • Golf cart (if your leg is broken)
  • Ride a bike
  • Shuttle service
  • Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs $30.
  • Furman offers a shuttle to and from the airport in between terms. Most people get a friend to drop them off and pick them up.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Paladin Shuttle Service

The Paladin Shuttle service provides transportation around campus duing the evenings. After hours, Public Safety Officer escorts may be requested

(864) 313-7171

Daylight Savings Time: 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Regular Time: 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Greenville Transit Authority

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Greenville Spartanburg International Airport

The GSP International Airport is 15 miles and approximately 25 minutes driving time from Furman.

(864) 877-7426

www.gspairport.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound Bus Lines

The Greyhound station is located in downtown Greenville, about 15 minutes from campus.

108 W. McBee Ave.

(864) 235-4060

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

The Amtrak Station is 5.5 miles from campus.

112O W. Washington St.

(864) 255-4221

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 15 responses

  • 7% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 33% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 13% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 47% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 15 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 0% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 27% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 33% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 40% 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 14 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 13 responses

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

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 13 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 15 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 13% Fairly difficult.
  • 60% Fairly easy.
  • 27% Very easy.
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