Transportation

Location
Winston Salem, NC
Undergrads
772
Tuition
$23,478
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Our school only provides 3 shuttle buses during the day from like 9-3 and they come every 20 minutes opposed to every 10 minutes

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Lots of taxi companies that are nearby. However, most of them take around 15 minutes to get to you.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: We have shuttles you can take to get to places. I use my friends for rides though on non shuttle days. Downtown is in walking distance and there is plenty of food spots. but the mall and wake forest... get a car

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Everything is spaced-out, which it is why it is somewhat important to have a car.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The costs and availability to travel through most types of transportation is limited.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 249th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 721st
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1183rd
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Keena Hutchens
Hometown
Yadkinvlle, N.C.
Major
Philosophy/Religion
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Transportation at Salem College isn't great, but it will suffice for most students. City transportation is the worst because it's an inconvenience to have to plan around bus routes and schedule changes. Salem offers shuttles into the city, but these usually only run once a week for around four hours, and they typically only go to one place. There is an "errand" shuttle that takes students to stores they need to go to, but these run even less frequently.  School shuttles can get you to Walmart, a couple of shopping centers, and the Hanes Mall, which is one of the largest malls on the East Coast. There is also a movie theater behind the Walmart, so that gives students something to do off campus.

For pure convenience and reliability, students should try to bring their own cars to Salem. If you can't bring a car, find friends who are willing to give you a ride.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Shopping/errand shuttle
  • Bike
  • Ride with friends
  • Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Catch a taxi, but only if you have to. It'll cost you around $50.
  • Have a friend give you a ride or carpool with other people.
  • The PART bus (Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation) can get you there for around $3 if you can get a ride to the stations. You have to make reservations to go to the airport, though, and it only runs between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation

These express buses run throughout the Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point region.

(336) 662-0002

7800 Airport Center Dr., Greensboro

www.partnc.org

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Piedmont Triad International Airport

This airport is about 25 minutes from Salem.

6415 Bryan Blvd., Greensboro

(336) 665-5666

www.flyfrompti.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound Bus Lines

This station is less than a mile from campus.

100 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem

(336) 724-1429

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

There are stations in both Greensboro and High Point, each about 30 minutes from campus. There are shuttles to take students to either station.

236 E. Washington St., Greensboro

(800) USA-RAIL

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 17 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 18% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 29% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 47% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 6% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 17 responses

  • 6% You can't have a car here.
  • 6% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 29% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 35% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 24% 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 16 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 17 responses

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

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 15 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 17 responses

  • 6% Very difficult.
  • 6% Fairly difficult.
  • 65% Fairly easy.
  • 24% Very easy.
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