Transportation

Location
Newark, DE
Undergrads
15,558
Tuition (in-state)
$25,940 ($9,670)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Freshman

Transportation: For me it's been pretty easy to commute to and from school. Not only is there an amtrak within a 15 minute walk of campus,but there is a megabus that is super cheap that will go to places such as nyc, baltimore, philly, and dc

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I don't use the campus transportation because I would rather walk and I don't like waiting, or using the bus.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I really have only taken the bus around campus and it's free. Its pretty great for the towers because it will take you right to your classes.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The megabus to large cities is pretty nice and very affordable.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Though I prefer to walk our beautiful campus, the shuttle buses are more than convenient, especially on cold or rainy days!

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 85th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 94th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1331st
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Danielle Todd
Hometown
Newark, Del.
Major
English
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If you are trying to get around town, it is extremely easy. The UD shuttle buses run every 20 minutes, and take you pretty much anywhere students need to go. Buses are often unnecessary, as pretty much everything is within walking distance, depending on how much time you have to get there. Nothing is really that far away that you can't find a way to get there.

Most people don't use the city transportation because the UD service is adequate, but there are some die-hard shoppers who take the Dart Bus out to the mall. This is a convenient and inexpensive way to get out of Newark for an afternoon. Getting even further away from campus can be a bit of a challenge. The nearest large airports are an hour away in either direction. If you choose to take the train, you only need to go as far as Wilmington, and then you can get anywhere you please. On a whole, transportation is easy and accessible to students.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bicycle
  • UD Shuttle Bus
  • Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Delaware Express Shuttle: (302) 454-7800, (800) 648-5466; www.delexpress.com; $40 to Philadelphia or $70 to Baltimore.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Unicity Bus

Bus service for the UD campus as well as Newark

(302) 831-1187

UD Shuttle

Shuttle service around the UD campus. For more information on routes and arrival times, check out udshuttle.com.

(302) 831-1187

Public TransitWhat's This?

Dart First State Bus Company

(302) 652-3278

(800) 355-8080 (customer service)

www.dartfirststate.com

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Philadelphia International Airport

The Philadelphia airport is about 30 miles northeast of campus.

8500 Essington Ave., Philadelphia

(215) 937-6800

www.phl.org

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

BWI is about 67 miles southwest of campus.

7062 Elm Road, Baltimore

(410) 859-7100

www.bwiairport.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound - Wilmington

The Wilmington Greyhound station is about 12 miles east of campus.

101 N. French St., Wilmington

(302) 655-6111

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak - Newark

The Newark Amtrak station is just over half a mile south of campus.

429 S. College Ave.

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 90 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 24% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 73% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 2% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 0% 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 90 responses

  • 1% Nonexistent.
  • 2% 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.
  • 37% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 52% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 89 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 89 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 90 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 7% Fairly difficult.
  • 37% Fairly easy.
  • 57% Very easy.

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 89 responses

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