Bozeman, MT
Tuition (in-state)
$20,062 ($6,705)
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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: theres free buses but thats it

4 College Student

Transportation: I have a car and live in the dorm so don't really have a lot to say

5 College Junior

Transportation: Free campus shuttle. Taxi is quite expensive.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: It is really great because the campus has a couple stream line buses that leave from the college and go around to designated points around town that college students usually need to get to. The cost is free with tuition.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Campus is small so walking leisurely across it in about 15 minutes is not a problem but a bike is a great thing to have for going off campus (but not necessary). The local bus for Bozeman centers on students so its stops are very convenient and it is the best price, free! If you don't have a car there are free buses that go to the ski area in the winter and the taxi company is fairly cheap if you need a ride to the airport although the college provides a shuttle to the airport for winter break. No need to have a car except for some extra convenience and having to get it ready for winter driving.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 267th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 280th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 941st
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Erica Aytes
Pocatello, Idaho
English Literature/Spanish
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The majority of Bozeman seems to be content with letting everyone drive a giant SUV and putting minimal funding into alternative modes of transportation. A Greyhound bus station on Main Street gives the car-challenged students a chance to escape Bozeman for the weekend. Sadly, the bus ride usually takes so long that students end up spending the majority of their weekend staring out the window at the landscape.

Apart from buses and public transportation, Bozeman has an adequate airport. The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) provides a year-round gateway to two Yellowstone National Park entrances. 

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bike. Bozeman is a small town, and nearly everything is within biking distance.
  • Bite the bullet and fill your car up with fuel.
  • Grab a pair of walking shoes.
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport
  • Have a friend drive you

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Safety Escort
(406) 994-2121
Daily 24 hours

Public TransitWhat's This?

Streamline Buses

Daily service: Monday–Friday 6:30 a.m.–7:15 p.m. Late-night service: Thursday–Saturday 7:50 p.m.–2:50 a.m.

(406) 587-2434

1812 N. Rouse

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

The airport is about 8 miles away from MSU.

850 Gallatin Field Road, Belgrade

(406) 388-8321

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


The Greyhound bus station is on the far east side of Main Street, just outside of the heart of downtown, just a few miles off of campus.

1205 E. Main St.

(406) 587-3110

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


Amtrak doesn't serve Bozeman. This is the closest station at about 4 hours away.

230 W. Central Ave., Shelby

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 53 responses

  • 9% Nonexistent.
  • 4% 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.
  • 28% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 49% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 52 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 8% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 75% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 10% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 8% 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 52 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 2% Fairly difficult.
  • 50% Fairly easy.
  • 48% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 52 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 52 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 51 responses

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