Transportation

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High Point, NC
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$31,480
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Average
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5 College Freshman

Transportation: HPU lets students rent enterprise cars if they need to go run errands around town. There are three cars parked right outside of Roberts Hall. I have never rented one but they students use them all the time! The shuttle takes students around campus and around town. If you need to go to the airport during Christmas break or spring break there is a special shuttle that takes you. You can go for free if you wear a HPU shirt! The train is also in High Point. People that live in Charlotte and Raleigh take the train home sometimes so their parents don't have to come all the way to campus to pick them up.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Not having a car on campus really is not a big deal at all, and though it is an added bonus to be able to venture off campus, the shuttles and trolleys run at regular intervals. The scheduled buses and shuttles to and from airports around breaks are really fantastic, as they are "free" for students.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are shuttles that will take you to different parts of campus for free all throughout the night. The drivers are nice and usually prompt

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: The school provides transportation if it is needed.

3 College Senior

Transportation: A bus comes every 30 minutes to take people around campus but for half the places you want to go you must change busses making what would be a 5 minute drive into a 20 minute journey.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 115th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 987th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 999th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alex Palmer
Hometown
Lawrenceville NJ
Major
European History/Performance Theatre
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While on-campus parking is frustrating, most students still choose to bring their cars. Since you can have a car on campus all four years (for free!), many people choose to have their own car as their main source of transportation. However, if you choose not to bring your car to school, there are other sources of transportation for students, including the trolley and the shuttle. All on-campus trolleys and shuttles are free and run every 15 minutes. The trolley stops at the Slane Center, Vert Stadium, The Village, and University Village. The shuttle bus will take you to the Slane Center, The Village, townhomes, and the Terrace Apartments. The shuttle will also run to off-campus locations like Target and Hobby Lobby at certain times during the day. 

When you need to get home for breaks or are going to visit some friends at their colleges, High Point provides that, as well. There’s a train station in town where you can catch an Amtrak to anywhere you need to go. If you’re not within train distance to your destination, then the Piedmont Triad International Airport is 15 minutes away and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport is about an hour to an hour and a half away. If you’re flying home for breaks, then High Point provides free shuttle services to Greensboro, Raleigh, and Charlotte. All you have to do is make your reservation and wear some High Point spirit wear, and you’re good to go!

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Trolley service
  • Car
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
High Point University offers complimentary shuttles to Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, and Greensboro airports. The shuttles are free as long as you wear HPU apparel. If you don't wear your HPU gear, then it costs $40.
Local Taxi Services
A few local taxi services include First Class Cab, Red Bird Cab, and Golden City Cabs.
Did You Know?
If you need to run to pick up medication or a prescription from town and don't have a car, then you can ask security to drive you to get what you need.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Campus Security
(336) 841-9112
Daily 24 hours

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Campus Shuttle

There are two lines: the purple line serves The Village and U-Ville, while the silver line serves North College Station.

(336) 841-9113 Transportation Office

Sunday-Thursday 6:55 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday-Saturday 6:55 a.m.-4 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

High Point Transit ("Hi Tran")

Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 5:45 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.

(336) 889-7433

716 W. Kivett Dr.

www.high-point.net/hi-tran

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Raleigh-Durham International Airport

This airport is about an hour and 25 minutes from campus.

2400 W. Terminal Blvd., Morrisville

(919) 840-7700

www.rdu.com

Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO)

This airport is about 17 minutes from campus.

6415 Bryan Blvd., Greensboro

(336) 665-5600

www.flyfrompti.com

Charlotte Douglas International Airport

This airport is about an hour and 30 minutes from campus.

5501 Josh Birmingham Parkway, Charlotte

(704) 359-4910

charmeck.org

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

This Greyhound station is just five minutes from campus.

100 Lindsey Place

(336) 882-2000

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

This Amtrak station is three minutes from campus.

100 W. High Ave.

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 36 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 3% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 17% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 81% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

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

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 11% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 69% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 8% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 11% 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 36 responses

  • 6% Very difficult.
  • 6% Fairly difficult.
  • 53% Fairly easy.
  • 36% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 32 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 32 responses

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

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 32 responses

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

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