Transportation

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

Transportation: The bus is pretty easily accessible it goes through campus and takes students back to their apartment complexes. The bus pass is definitely worth the buy because of how much use it will get if living off campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Traffic is awful at certain times of the day, better off on foot

3 College Student

Transportation: I don't take the buses normally. Cats cab is nice on the weekends but I usually forget about it and it takes forever. I don't really understand the shuttles

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The campus shuttle is useful during bad weather.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I am not exactly sure about the transportation services for taking you out-of-town to your home, but transportation locally is fairly well. There are a lot of buses around campus that can take you nearly anywhere around Lexington.

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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 79 responses

  • 1% Nonexistent.
  • 3% 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.
  • 39% 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 79 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 9% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 80% 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.
  • 0% 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 78 responses

  • 4% Very difficult.
  • 8% Fairly difficult.
  • 67% Fairly easy.
  • 22% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 78 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 78 responses

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

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 77 responses

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