West Hartford, CT
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4 College Senior

Transportation: Since Downtown Hartford is no more than 10 minutes away from campus we have access to all of the city's transportation, including CT Transit city buses, Peter pan and Greyhound buses, and Amtrak Trains. Taxis are familiar with our campus and are able to pick you up and drop you off right in front of your building, all you have to do is call the taxi company. We also have a campus shuttle that drives around campus which you can take to and from class, especially late at night or on rainy days. We also have a shopping shuttle that runs on the weekends that takes students to local shopping areas, including Bishops Corner, West Hartford Center, and Westfarms Mall. We also have a CT Transit bus stop right here on campus that can get you to Downtown Hartford and all over Connecticut with transfers.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Most people get around by taxis, which are expensive. The campus shuttle to the mall and stuff only runs until like 7, and only comes around every hour.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I've only had to use the shuttle once because it was cold and I didn't want to walk across campus at 2 am, so I'm glad it was there and running.

3 College Senior

Transportation: There are town buses, classmates who ride bikes, or people who are willing to give rides.

5 College Junior

Transportation: there is a train and bus station in hartford, only 10 minutes away. Bradley international airport is no more than 20 minutes away.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 282nd
    Best Campus Transit
  • 399th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 1285th
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Much of the transportation done here is by car. The majority of Hartford students have vehicles on campus because that is the predominant way to get around. Students with cars are able to travel off campus when they want, and those without cars usually carpool with their friends to get to where they need to go. The University also offers off-campus shuttles for students who don’t have a car on campus. One shuttle runs on the weekends, starting Friday and ending on Sunday, and takes students to local shopping areas, such as Westfarms Mall and Bishops Corner. There is also a stop at an art store where art students can go to pick up supplies. The other campus shuttle goes to the off-campus University of Hartford Performing Arts Center (especially convenient for performing arts students) and travels around the popular off-campus apartment complexes, so students can get between their apartments and campus. An on-campus shuttle is also available and runs daily around the whole campus.

Students who want to go somewhere off campus that isn’t serviced by the University shuttles usually travel by taxi. Some students even take advantage of the Connecticut Transit bus, which has a stop located in front of the University. The bus travels to nearby towns and makes connections to other routes that go all over Connecticut. Transportation can be difficult for some students, but they learn to utilize their resources to the best of their ability.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Your own car
  • Ask your friend for a ride
  • Campus shuttle
  • Taxi
  • City bus
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Have a friend drop you off or call a taxi.
Did You Know?
For students and youths, the fare for CT Transit is only $1.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Public Safety Campus Shuttle
(860) 768-7985
Sunday-Wednesday 7 p.m.-2 a.m., Thursday-Saturday 7 p.m.-3 a.m.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Campus Shuttle

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

CT Transit

(860) 525-9181

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Bradley International Airport

The airport is approximately 15 miles from campus.

Schoephoester Road, Windsor Locks, CT

(860) 292-2000

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Hartford Peter Pan Station

The station is approximately 3 miles from campus.

1 Union Pl., Hartford

(800) 343-9999

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Hartford Amtrak Station

The station is approximately 3 miles from campus.

1 Union Pl., Hartford

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 44 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 2% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 27% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 34% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 36% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 44 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 2% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 52% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 30% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 16% 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 43 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 21% Fairly difficult.
  • 53% Fairly easy.
  • 23% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 43 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 42 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 42 responses

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