Lawrence, KS
Tuition (in-state)
$23,748 ($9,678)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses are free and usually on time if they are the on-campus routes. If it is off campus, prepare to be early and wait awhile and never know which one

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Shuttle buses come around frequently. I have a car when needed, but it's not necessary for getting around campus. I usually walk to all my classes. The only time when it becomes difficult is when it's freezing outside!

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Buses are very convenient and run through campus stopping at various locations. SafeBus is also very nice.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: I live within walking distance of campus and don't do much driving.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: I'm always known with where a bus stop is and know that most of the buses i can ride are always accessible to me.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 46th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 116th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1274th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amanda Thompson
Overland Park, KS
Journalism/Environmental Studies
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KU students are pretty satisfied with the transportation around KU and Lawrence. The Student Senate passed a bill that slightly increased student fees in order to make campus buses free to anyone with an ID. Students used to have to pay for a $70 pass each semester, but now a bus permit isn't necessary!

Most freshmen take the bus to class from the dorms. While the walk is pleasant when the weather is nice, Kansas weather is often cause for concern. The walk to campus from anywhere around Lawrence can be hard because of the trek up the hill, so students really appreciate the buses. They also run later than most classes, so you can catch a ride home if you stay late on campus.


Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs $30
  • Clarke Express Airport Transportation, 24-hour service to KCI. (816) 359-7635
  • KCI Airport Travelers Shuttle Express: (785) 272-9995
  • The Kansas City International Airport is about an hour away, so the best and cheapest way to get there is to drive yourself of have someone drive you. But there are shuttles, if needed.
Did You Know?
Campus buses are free for students! They used to have to purchase a $70-per-semester bus pass.

Public TransitWhat's This?

The T - Lawrence's public transit system

Buses to campus are free for all students with KU IDs

(785) 312-7054

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Kansas City International Airport

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


1401 W 6th St.

(785) 843-5622

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak Passenger Service

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 87 responses

  • 1% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 3% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 15% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 80% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 87 responses

  • 2% You can't have a car here.
  • 9% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 83% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 3% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 2% 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 87 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 1% Fairly difficult.
  • 54% Fairly easy.
  • 45% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 86 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 86 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 85 responses

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