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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Tough when far away from home

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Bus driver is very nice, always get pick up on time.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: There are always buses and if not, taxis are easily acquired.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Can't beat the free shuttle.

4 College Senior

Transportation: You can always find a way to get around


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 174th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 417th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 665th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Janna Jones
Booneville, Miss.
Print Journalism
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Public transportation in Oxford has greatly improved over the past couple years. The University brought back Rebel Ride, a trolley that operates at night and provides students with a safe alternative to drinking and driving. They also added a bus system, Oxford University Transit (OUT), that runs through campus and to the main parts of Oxford. However, OUT only runs from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The city has a few taxi services: Rebel Taxi, Angel Taxi, and Jack’s Charter Services, which also runs shuttles to the Memphis and Tupelo airports.

Most students still choose to travel by car. If you don’t have one, there are plenty of people on campus who would be willing to let you drive theirs—provided you acted as DD (designated driver) for the night. I know it sounds crazy, but there are more economical and environmentally friendly methods of transport. Your own feet are a great source of transportation, especially when you live on campus. Nothing is very far away, not even the Square. It’s only about a mile from campus. And you can always get a bicycle. It’s cheaper than a car, saves a lot of time, and is great exercise.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bicycle
  • By foot
  • Carpooling
  • Oxford-University Transit system (OUT)
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
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  • Since the airport is an hour or more away (depending on the one you're going to), the best way to get there is to find a good friend, buy them lunch, and get them to take you. It's a pain trying to coordinate rides and times, but it's the only way you're not going to have to pay to get back to school from the airport.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Oxford-University Transit Commission

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Memphis International Airport

2491 Winchester Rd., Memphis

(901) 922-8000

Jackson International Airport

100 International Dr., Jackson

(601) 939-5631

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 61 responses

  • 2% Nonexistent.
  • 3% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 13% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 30% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 52% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 61 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 8% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 61% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 13% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 18% 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 50 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 51 responses

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

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 50 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 60 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 8% Fairly difficult.
  • 47% Fairly easy.
  • 45% Very easy.
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