Transportation

Location
Storrs, CT
Undergrads
16,736
Tuition (in-state)
$29,074 ($11,242)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses are convenient, but the bus tracker app does not work at all.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Campus buses are good but that's all there is.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are plenty of options for transportation which makes it nice and easy

4 College Freshman

Transportation: It is fairly easy to catch a bus, and the UConn app lists all pickup locations and times.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: There seem to be coach buses that go throughout all the major New England cities and New York.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 45th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 817th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 1384th
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jordan Acker
Hometown
Harwinton, CT
Major
Journalism & Sociology
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UConn has six shuttle bus routes that take students all over campus. The routes and times can be viewed on the Department of Parking and Transportation Services website. Buses run from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m., and there are late-night buses that run until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Apartment shuttles bring off-campus apartment residents to campus, but most students living off campus have cars and drive to class. The buses are usually on time, but in extreme weather, they can be delayed. Also, when it rains and snows, the buses can get very crowded, so get to the bus stop early. They’re reliable and a great alternative to long walks across campus.

To promote safety, Safe Ride programs were created so students don’t have to walk home at night. Husky Watch and GUARD (Giving UConn A Responsible Driver) Dogs are two organizations on campus that students can call to get a safe ride back to their dorm instead of walking in the dark.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • UConn bus service
  • Drive your car
  • Walking
  • Husky Watch/GUARD Dogs for late-night rides
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • There are buses that leave from the Co-op and go to Hartford, which is 30 minutes away. Check the schedule at the Co-op.
  • UConn offers shuttle buses to the airport, Union Station, and New London Ferry.
Local Taxi Services
Most taxi services come out of Manchester, which is about 20 minutes away. The closest service is Norwich Taxi in Willimantic: (860) 456-2227. Taxis aren't widely used on campus since UConn offers shuttle buses to airports and train stations. A cab ride to the airport costs approximately $34.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

GUARD Dogs
(860) 486-8000
Friday-Saturday 11 p.m.-3 a.m.
Husky Watch
(860) 486-4808
Sunday-Wednesday 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Thursday-Saturday 5 p.m.-3 a.m.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Shuttle Service

Some routes have stops every eight minutes. For a full schedule, check out: web.uconn.edu/parking.

(860) 486-1448

Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 6 p.m.-12 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

CT Transit

CT Transit has service around Hartford, New Haven, and Stamford.

(860) 522-8101

100 Leibert Rd., Hartford

www.cttransit.com

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Bradley International Airport

Windsor Locks is about 45 minutes from Storrs.

Schoephoester Rd., Windsor Locks

(860) 292-2000

www.bradleyairport.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

Tickets are not sold at this location; you can get tickets by mail for trips departing from this station. However, it is the closest Greyhound station to campus at only 15 minutes away.

790 Main St., Willimantic

(800) 231-2222

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

The Amtrak train station is in Hartford, about 25 minutes from campus.

1 Union Place, Hartford

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 93 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 11% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 65% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 11% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 14% 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 94 responses

  • 1% 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.
  • 29% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 64% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 92 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 92 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 93 responses

  • 10% Very difficult.
  • 18% Fairly difficult.
  • 52% Fairly easy.
  • 20% Very easy.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 92 responses

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

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