Transportation

Location
Lexington, KY
Undergrads
19,178
Tuition (in-state)
$19,864 ($9,676)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are buses that go around all the time, but I've never been on one.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I do like the transportation but the public transportation system can be iffy at times. The free bus ran by the University for students is amazing and saved me from doing a lot of walking (UK is a large campus) but I do wish that they expanded the routes to more stops around the city.

4 College Junior

Transportation: the college has several free busses that run several times an hour. the only bad thing is the cost of taxis anywhere in the town

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation on this campus is impossible because there is barely anywhere to park. The campus transportation is great though it runs every 10 minutes so you really don't need a car on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The school's shuttle only runs in selected areas but it is free. It's not convenient for everyone but is very useful for those on or around campus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 158th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1198th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1216th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Rachel Schilling
Hometown
Cold Spring, KY
Major
English
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Most places on campus can be reached in a short walk.
The city bus system offers free fares to students, but nobody has every actually seen any Kentucky students on a bus that runs anywhere but campus. Most people seem to enjoy the walk, unless the weather is bad and the buses crowd up.

Cabs in Lexington aren't too expensive and are the best way to get where you want to go safely without having to walk. Always keep the name of a good cab company handy when going out just in case your designated driver decides to be irresponsible.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Car
  • LexTran busses
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs $35.
  • Airport Taxi & Van Service (859) 225-2227
  • Or by car, follow I-64 West to I-64 / I-75 Follow I-75 North to exit 115 / Newtown Pike. Follow Newtown Pike to New Circle Road / Route 4. Follow New Circle Road west to Versailles Road / US 60. Take Versailles Road west to Man-O-War Blvd. Enter the airport via Terminal Drive.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Campus Shuttle

Public TransitWhat's This?

Lextran Bus

Check web site for information on schedules and tickets

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Blue Grass Airport

Near U.S. Highway 60 and is in close proximity to Interstate highways 75 and 64.

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

477 W. New Circle Rd., Lexington

(859) 299-8804

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

There is no Amtrak station located in Lexington. The closest is in Louisville, Kentucky.

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 89 responses

  • 1% Nonexistent.
  • 4% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 15% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 38% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 42% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 89 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 9% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 79% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 12% 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.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 82 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 82 responses

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

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 82 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 89 responses

  • 3% Very difficult.
  • 9% Fairly difficult.
  • 69% Fairly easy.
  • 19% Very easy.
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