Lubbock, TX
Tuition (in-state)
$19,772 ($9,242)
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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The buses are not always the best choice because they usually make you late or they are too crowded. I don't want to spend an absurd amount of money just for a parking pass, when I spend a large amount of money to even go here.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I don't use the transportation but other say its okay.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The campus shuttle is free and they run every 6 minutes, which is great. Even if you miss the bus another is coming in 6 minutes so it not bad at all.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Lubbock is a growing busy town.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses arrive at every bus stop every 5-10 minutes and can take you anywhere in the immediate area.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 16th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 500th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1204th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Abby Stone
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The bus system in Lubbock exists, but students generally take the buses that run solely on campus or the ones that drop people off at certain apartment complexes around town. You need to have a ride to get pretty much anywhere in Lubbock because although it is a small town, it is spread out. If you have the means to have your own car, consider yourself blessed. Lubbock is not the place to try your hand at "going green."

When it comes to the cabs in Lubbock, carry your pepper spray and go with a friend. Safe Ride is a Texas Tech service that provides students with a ride home from anywhere in Lubbock for free with a student ID. This service is open to all students, not just the intoxicated ones. The problem with this service is that the cab drivers who are taking you home don't get paid by you, and therefore they are, for the most part, very rude. You will see cabs around Lubbock, but this is not a city where cabs can be hailed from the street corner. When you are looking to get out of Lubbock or you are picking up a visitor, the airport is less than 10 miles away.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Car
  • Bike
  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Walking
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
The Lubbock airport is a mere 7.4 miles from campus. The best way to get there is to have a friend drop you off and pick you up. It will only take 15 minutes out of their day at most.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Extended Night Bus (Citibus)
(806) 742-NITE (6483)
Daily 7 p.m.–1:30 a.m.
Safety escorts
(806) 742-3931
Daily 24 hours

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Citibus, Texas Tech Routes

Citibus has been providing service to TTU students since 1968.

(806) 712-2000

Safe Ride

Provides students with a free late-night cab ride home from anywhere in Lubbock. Student ID is required.

(806) 742-RIDE

Daily 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?


Citibus is Lubbock's public bus system. On weekdays, they mostly run routes from 5:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.

(806) 712-2000

801 Texas Ave.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport

This airport is less than 10 miles from campus.

5401 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.

(806) 775-2044

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


This station is about 4 miles from campus.

801 Broadway Ave.

(806) 687-4501

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


This is Las Vegas in New Mexico, not Nevada. Just a note. This station is about 4 hours and 30 minutes from campus, and is unfortunately the closest Amtrak station to Lubbock.

500 Railroad Rd., Las Vegas, N.M.

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 124 responses

  • 2% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 6% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 21% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 71% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 124 responses

  • 1% You can't have a car here.
  • 6% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 81% 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.
  • 6% 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 123 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 7% Fairly difficult.
  • 49% Fairly easy.
  • 42% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 107 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 106 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 106 responses

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