Transportation

Location
Vestal, NY
Undergrads
11,464
Tuition (in-state)
$16,795 ($7,645)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Sometimes hard to get on the buses during the weekend but the school definitely provides ample transportation.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: we need more parking spaces for cars on the streets. housing could be a little cheaper and better looking. most of the places look run down on the outside but better inside the building. The distance to campus to westbinghamton is fairly quick less than 5 miles

5 College Senior

Transportation: Very well developed system of University buses can transport many students across the whole city.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Multiple buses are dispersed many times a day.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The Campus Busses sometimes take a long time to get at the stop.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 86th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1212nd
    Best Car Campuses
  • 1262nd
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mills Horton
Hometown
Geneseo, Illinois
Major
English-Creative Writing
Grad Year
2013
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If Binghamton is anything, it's an easily navigable campus. During the warmer months, students can be seen using bikes, skateboards, and Rollerblades on the paved sidewalks all around campus. If outdoor transportation isn't your style or if you're feeling too lazy to walk, then the residential shuttle is the right choice for you. It comes every 15 minutes, and travels and stops on a circular route around campus. The residential shuttle, like all of the busing services, is completely free and student-run. The free busing includes multiple routes to designated stops off campus like the mall, Walmart, and certain stops downtown.

If you find yourself either on campus or downtown on a Saturday night and need a ride to get somewhere or get home, there is a surplus of cabs downtown waiting to take tired students back to campus from a night of partying. Cabs can also be called to campus or anywhere else around the city to take you where you need to go. All of the cab rides in Binghamton are super cheap, starting at $3 one-way for a group of four or more. The prices for groups any less than four or single riders can vary. Getting out of town is often simple, as well. Greyhound runs frequent bus schedules out of downtown Binghamton; Escape is a cheap and convenient way to get home for holiday breaks, and it is only a matter of time before you meet someone who has a car and can drive you to where you need to go. Getting around or getting out, transportation in Binghamton is a breeze.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Car
  • Bus
  • OCCT Shuttle
  • Taxi
  • Bicycle
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
A cab ride to the airport costs around $18.
Local Taxi Services
One popular cab service in the area includes A-1 Courtesy Cab Incorporated, which can be reached at (607) 723-2000.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Campus Security and Police
(607) 777-2275
Daily 24 hours
Safe Ride Program
(607) 777-SAFE (7233)
Student employees drive from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

OCC Transport

This transport service is free and completely student-operated.

(607) 777-6989

Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-4 a.m., Saturday-Sunday 9:40 a.m.-12:15 a.m.

Escape Bus Company

Escape is a student-run bus charter company that serves New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and Albany.

(607) 699-1BUS

Monday-Thursday 12 p.m.-4 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Broome County Transit

Regular fare is $1.50.

(607) 778-1692 information

(607) 763-4464 lost and found

(607) 763-4464 administration

413 Old Mill Rd.

ridebctransit.com/transit

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Binghamton Regional Airport

Located just outside Binghamton and a short cab ride from the University, few students use the Binghamton airport, since a bus or car trip is just as convenient and much less expensive for most.

2534 Airport Rd., Johnson City

(607) 763-4471

binghamtonairport.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

This Greyhound station is three minutes from campus.

81 Chenango St., Binghamton

(607) 724-5542

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

This Amtrak station is one hour and 20 minutes from campus.

131 Alliance Bank Parkway, Syracuse

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 78 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 0% 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.
  • 33% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 58% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 78 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 5% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 86% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 8% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 1% 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 77 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 21% Fairly difficult.
  • 56% Fairly easy.
  • 23% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 77 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 77 responses

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

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 76 responses

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

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