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3 College Student

Transportation: There is not many transportation opportunities for non campus events.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Lots of things are walking distance from campus and there are free shuttles every friday to the movies and stuff. Over all unless you want to go to the beach or an amusement park , youre likely to find a cheap ride .

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The campus is pretty small, so most people walk. Another popular method of transport in to longboard/skateboard. A few people cycle. Actually many students have cars!

College Junior

Transportation: Rollins is so small that there is no need for official transportation, but if you need a lift because you're injured or sketched out, you can always call Campus Security.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: There is a free shuttle Friday nights from 6 p.m.-midnight. But it is so slow and really inconvenient. It picks you up in one spot and drops you off at the Movie Theater, no where else. The school has no bus service so if you want that you have to use the public bus. Have a car without one you are stuck on campus of in the immediate surrounding area.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 155th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1122nd
    Best Car Campuses
  • 1324th
    Best Campus Transit

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bridget Murray
Hinsdale, IL
Grad Year
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Since Rollins is such a small campus, students can walk from one end to the other without needing any transportation. This is a great thing, considering Rollins doesn’t have much transportation at all. There are cab services that students can call; however, most of them are extremely slow and poorly run. If you call a cab, you better be prepared to wait a good 25 to 30 minutes for it; plus, they are very expensive, too. There is a train station across the street from campus, and some students take advantage of the train to travel home. However, the train doesn’t stop at every city, and buses are used as connectors, which makes train trips long and confusing. A lot of students have their own cars on campus, which is the best way to go. You rarely see buses around Rollins, and the majority of students has no idea where they run or where the bus stops.

A car is nice to have on campus, if you want to run to the store or go to downtown Orlando. Many students who don’t have cars on campus have friends who they can catch a ride with or borrow a car from if they need to run an errand. For the most part, a car isn’t a necessity at Rollins. Students can find most of what they need right across the street on Park Avenue or in the Rollin’s bookstore or C-Store.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • A bike or scooter
  • Bum a ride from a friend
  • On foot
  • Take a taxi
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
A cab ride to the airport costs about $32.
Local Taxi Services
A couple of local taxi services include Yellow Cab, which can be reached at (407) 622-6111, and AAA Reliable Taxi, which can be reached at (407) 408-7741.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Campus escorts
(407) 646-2999
Daily 24 hours

Public TransitWhat's This?


LYNX provides public transit across Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties.

(407) 841-2279

(407) 841-LYNX customer service

(407) 423-0787 TTD

455 N. Garland Ave., Orlando

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Orlando International Airport

The Orlando airport is 15.8 miles away from Rollins and takes about 30 minutes' driving time.

1 Airport Blvd., Orlando

(407) 825-2001

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


The Greyhound bus station is located 6.4 miles from campus.

555 N. John Young Parkway, Orlando

(407) 292-3424

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


The Amtrak train station is located off Park Avenue, approximately a half mile from campus.

150 W. Morse Blvd.

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 38 responses

  • 61% Nonexistent.
  • 8% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 11% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 8% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 13% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 37 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 38% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 38% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 5% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 19% 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 37 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 3% Fairly difficult.
  • 43% Fairly easy.
  • 54% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 37 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 37 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 36 responses

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