Transportation

Location
Greensboro, NC
Undergrads
12,910
Tuition (in-state)
$19,934 ($6,136)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Transportation: You pretty much need a car

4 College Junior

Transportation: I rode the bus my first two years, its free and i have a car and still ride the bus sometimes.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Surprised they run so often, quite costly to be free

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are so many options for public transportation on campus if you don't have/use a car. I don't have a car, and I find it very easy to either walk or ride my bike to where ever I need to go, off or on campus. It's a very bike friendly campus. Most buses on campus are free with student ID, and I think there's a discount on buses that are city owned and operated. There's also an Amtrak/Greyhound station right off campus that you can use for long distance travel.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Airport is like 10-15 mins away. NC train goes through Greensboro, just depends where you live.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 136th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1139th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1151st
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Brook Taylor
Major
English
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It's not hard to make your way around Greensboro if you don't have a car. In recent years, the Greensboro Transit Authority recognized the needs of its many college students and implemented the Higher Education Area Transit (HEAT) buses to get students to campus and a few other locations around town. It's kind of like an updated version of a big yellow school bus, except HEAT buses are bright orange.

Greensboro has all of your non-school-related needs covered, too. The GTA buses run routes during the week, making it easier for residents to get where they need to go. If you don't feel like riding with other people, the town is full of taxi cabs, ready and willing to take you to your destination. For those times when you just have to get out of the city, Greensboro also has its own airport. Of course, for the everyday necessities of getting around Greensboro, most residents and students alike rely on good old-fashioned automobiles. Whether it's yours or a friend's, a car is your best bet for getting you where you need to go.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
It shouldn't be hard to make friends with cars. Many students use the HEAT bus to get to and from campus, and if you need to go to other places in Greensboro, the city buses are always a convenient option.
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Have a friend drive you

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Safety Escorts
(336) 334-5963
Daily 8 p.m.–1 a.m.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Spartan Chariot

For more info, email: parking@uncg.edu.

(336) 334-5681

Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Monday–Wednesday 5:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Thursday–Saturday 5:30 p.m.–2:30 a.m., Sunday 3:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Higher Education Area Transit (HEAT)

HEAT helps local college students get to campus, to their apartments, and select locations in Greensboro.

(336) 335-3499

www.rideheat.com

Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA)

GTA runs routes during the week with stops just outside of UNCG's campus; students can use these buses to get to Greensboro's points of interest, like the mall or Friendly Center.

(336) 335-6499

800 Green Valley Rd., Suite 400

www.greensboro-nc.gov/gta

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Piedmont Triad International Airport

This station is about a 20-minute drive from campus.

6415 Bryan Blvd.

(336) 665-5600

www.flyfrompti.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

This station is less than 3 miles from campus.

234 E. Washington St.

(336) 272-8950

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

This station is less than 3 miles from campus.

236 E. Washington St.

(800) USA-RAIL

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 74 responses

  • 1% Nonexistent.
  • 4% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 7% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 35% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 53% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 74 responses

  • 1% You can't have a car here.
  • 3% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 82% 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.
  • 1% 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 73 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 10% Fairly difficult.
  • 66% Fairly easy.
  • 25% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 70 responses

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

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 70 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 69 responses

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