Transportation

Location
Bloomington, IL
Undergrads
2,015
Tuition
$39,136
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Since the campus is so small, there isn't really a need for campus provided transportation. You can wake up for a class 5 minutes early and get there 2 minutes before it starts. But we do have "Titan Transport" which is a free taxi service which takes students anywhere on campus from 10pm to 2am Sunday through Thursday.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I think IWU students should be able to ride the public transit free, like ISU students. Also, Titan Transportation should be able to go further than a mile, since the bus system has an hourly schedule and doesn't run on Sundays.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation is not free, but it is very cheap.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Most people need a car. We have "Titan Transport" that will pick you up wherever you need if necessary, but I don't know anyone who actually utilizes it.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Although students may bring cars their freshman year and parking is free, many students choose to leave their cars at home. There are on campus shuttles for commuting on campus late at night, buses which pick up on campus and commute students all over Bloomington-Normal for $1, and ca services which pick up and drop off anywhere on campus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 838th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 915th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1112nd
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Diego Báez
Major
English Writing
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Public buses run through the Wesleyan campus once an hour or so, making it easy to catch the bus if need be. However, it can take up to an hour to get to where you need to be. You can transfer from one line to another, free of charge, but be prepared to spend a lot of time on the bus. If you nail the timing of overlapping routes, you may be able to traverse town in good time, but if you're in a rush, you're better off calling a cab. Bus rides cost about the same as a load of laundry, but if you frequent either, the change adds up. The Friday and Saturday night party-bus rides are popular among students not only as a means of transportation, but also as a final destination. Kids get all sloshed up and then hop on the party bus for a random night of meeting other equally sloshed students.

In reality, everything you could need is within walking distance. A Kroger, Walgreens, and two gas stations provide food and bathroom items; there is a Chinese take-out, two sit-down pizza places, and a sandwich shop nearby; and University Cinemas is practically on campus. University Street is the only street in town that crosses the campus of both IWU and ISU. This makes it easy to get from one bubble to the next and enjoy both downtown areas. The town is easy enough to get around, but the public transportation is not a recommended option.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bike the Constitution Trail
  • Public Bus
  • Taxi
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs $12.
  • No public transit goes directly to the airport. The CIRA is located east on Route 9, which borders IWU to the south.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Walking Escorts
(309) 556-1111
After dark

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Titan Transport

(309) 556-2637

Sunday–Thursday 10 p.m.–2 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Bloomington–Normal Public Transit System

Fare is $1.

(309) 828-9833

104 E. Oakland Ave., Bloomington

www.bnpts.com

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Central Illinois Regional Airport

The local airport is about 4 miles from campus.

3201 CIRA Drive, Bloomington

(309) 663-7383

www.cira.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound – Bloomington

The Greyhound Terminal is 2 miles west of campus.

525 Brock Drive, Bloomington

(309) 827-5599

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak – Bloomington–Normal

The Amtrak station is in downtown Normal, about 1 mile north of campus.

100 Parkinson St., Normal

(309) 862-2000

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 22 responses

  • 50% Nonexistent.
  • 5% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 9% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 9% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 27% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 21 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 14% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 67% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 19% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 0% 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 20 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 19 responses

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

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 19 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 21 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 10% Fairly difficult.
  • 67% Fairly easy.
  • 24% Very easy.
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