Transportation

Location
College Station, TX
Undergrads
36,219
Tuition (in-state)
$25,035 ($8,506)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Many options, but traffic is horrible.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: I love the campus shuttle, it takes me exactly where I need to go!

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Bus lines always available with many shuttle times. Some even go to outer lying apartments and campus areas.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus routes are especially convenient. They make several frequent stops and they are also free.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Transportation: if you drive, its great.

2 people found this useful Report
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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 8th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 559th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1206th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Isuey Asuzena Iraheta
Hometown
Houston, Texas
Major
Psychology
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There are really two main ways to get around campus: bus or bike. A&M is a large campus, so the buses are probably your best bet for getting around campus. The University has many buses, each with a distinct name and number. For example, bus 8 is "Howdy." Theses buses run every 15 minutes until 7 p.m., when they run every hour. The buses will take you practically anywhere you need to go on campus, and there are even buses that will take you off campus to places like H.E.B., the mall, skating rink, and some apartments. As for the fee, it’s included in your tuition. You also have the option of biking to class—almost everybody here has a bike, from mountain bikes to cool cruisers. The option is yours.

When it comes to getting around the city, it isn't that big, so there really isn’t any need for many taxis or buses, although they certainly do exist. Having a car is nice to get off campus to do shopping or having fun, but you can easily take a bus or hitch a ride with a friend, which is probably best so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of paying for a permit and trying to find somewhere to park. It might be a little inconvenient at times, but you can live without a car. The town is so small and the people are so nice that you’ll be able to figure out how to get where you need to go without too much hassle.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • A&M buses
  • Drive
  • Walk
  • Bike
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
The University doesn't offer a shuttle to the airport, but groundshuttle.com offers services.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Corps of Cadets Escort
(979) 845-6789
Daily 24 hours

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Night Service Shuttle

There are on- and off-campus Night Service routes. Only available during fall and spring semesters.

(979) 847-7433

Monday-Friday 6 p.m.-12 a.m.

A&M Buses

There are on- and off-campus routes.

(979) 847-RIDE

Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (non-home football weekends)

Public TransitWhat's This?

The District

This public transportation system offers routes throughout central and east Texas.

(979) 778-0607

www.btd.org

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Easterwood Airport

This regional airport offers flights to Dallas and Houston. The airport is approximately 2 miles from campus.

1 McKenzie Terminal Blvd., College Station

(979) 845-8511

www.easterwoodairport.com

Bush Intercontinental Airport

The airport is approximately 70 miles from campus, but offers more service than the regional airport.

Houston

(281) 230-3100

www.fly2houston.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Bryan Greyhound Station

The station is approximately 6 miles from campus.

891 Earl Rudder Freeway, Bryan

(979) 774-1372

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Temple Amtrak Station

The station is approximately 75 miles from campus.

315 W. Avenue B, Temple

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 171 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 5% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 85% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 6% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 4% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 172 responses

  • 1% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 3% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 16% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 80% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 163 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 163 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 171 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 4% Fairly difficult.
  • 58% Fairly easy.
  • 37% Very easy.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 163 responses

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