Orlando, FL
Tuition (in-state)
$22,345 ($6,247)
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3 College Freshman

Transportation: There are many shuttle and bus options through the public bus system as well as through the campus. I personally prefer to have my own transportation, so I use my own car more often then not.

College Sophomore

Transportation: I have always had my own vehicle so I'm not quite sure what the transportation options are that are available.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: The nearby apartment complexes have free shuttles that run to and from the school. The cost to go down down is fairly cheap and a great idea if you want to have fun on the weekend and be safe at the same time! WIN-WIN!

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Finding parking on campus can be a pain, so taking the bus and getting some walking exercise is a better choice.

3 College Student

Transportation: The best option I find is to live on campus, then parking is a non-issue. For off-campus transportation the shuttle is the best bet. The campus shuttle is very convenient and has many pickup locations, plus it runs pretty late at night.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 9th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1067th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 1223rd
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nathalie Desdunes
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Orlando is a sprawling metropolitan area with lots to do and many ways to get there. From the city bus line and the Lynx to local taxi companies, there's a quick, easy, and affordable ride for every student.

Travel to and from campus is also convenient and available when classes are in session. Although the transportation in Orlando is more than reliable, it's a definite advantage to have a car. Either that, or try to find a friend who has one. Hey, at least we're honest.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Air Transport, (407) 382-0404
  • All Airport Shuttle Service, (407) 859-5456
  • A cab ride to the airport costs approximately $30
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs approximately $30.
  • Air Transport (407) 382-0404
  • All City Shuttle Service (407) 298-5100

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

UCF Shuttle Service

(407) 823-5812

Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Student Escort Patrol Service

(407) 823-2424

Sunday-Thursday 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Lynx-Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority

Route maps may be obtained at the Millican Hall Information Booth or by calling Lynx at (407) 841-8240.

(407) 841-LYNX

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

The Orlando International Airport is 22 miles and a 30-minute drive from UCF.

One Airport Blvd.

(407) 825-2001

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Orlando Greyhound Bus Terminal

The Greyhound Bus Terminal is located, approximately 35 minutes from the UCF Campus.

555 N. John Young Parkway, Orlando


Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Orlando Amtrak Train Station

The Amtrak Station is in Downtown Orlando, approximately 30 minutes from the UCF campus.

1400 Sligh Blvd., Orlando

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 827 responses

  • 1% Nonexistent.
  • 1% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 8% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 30% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 60% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 827 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 6% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 72% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 15% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 7% 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 826 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 11% Fairly difficult.
  • 60% Fairly easy.
  • 28% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 748 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 748 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 747 responses

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