Transportation is not one of Salisbury's strong suits. Many restaurants and stores are within walking distance from campus, but a car is still necessary to get to most places because public transportation in Salisbury is slow and unreliable when it is available. The University provides shuttle service between the main campus and the University-owned apartments off campus. There are also buses that run between campus and the mall, but only on weekends. Finally, Saferide provides transportation after parties in neighborhoods close to campus.
While local transportation is lacking, long-distance transportation is always available. The BayRunner Shuttle runs to many surrounding towns and to BWI—Baltimore-Washington International Airport—daily for modest rates. Overall, the general consensus among students is that while walking is a good option, a car is definitely recommended.