Transportation

Location
Norman, OK
Undergrads
18,111
Tuition (in-state)
$20,343 ($8,706)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Campus trolleys run at good times, but I can't comment on other forms.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The school has forced the bus I use to drop off passengers at Sarkeys, which is inconvenient for many. The school's greatest sin where transportation is concerned is parking. Most of us find it damned near impossible to find a parking spot, even after paying for a permit.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The cost of public transportation is free and the schedule is efficient, but kind of out of the way.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The transportation isn't bad but if you don't have a car things are very tough. This isn't New York where a lot is in walking distance so if you don't have a car, your options are campus and that's about it. This isn't a problem if you don't care to go home for weekends or go to "downtown" but I've lamented not having one.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: If students chose to drink alcohol on the weekend there is a service called safe ride that is free for all OU students and will take you to where you need to go at night so questions asks. My only complaint is that you have to call them an hour in advance sometimes before they arrive.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 111st
    Best Campus Transit
  • 358th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1164th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elizabeth Hurd
Hometown
Oklahoma City
Major
History and French
Grad Year
2016
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Parking on campus is a huge hassle, especially as the freshman enrollment continues to increase every year. If a car is the only mode of transport you have, it’s better than nothing, but it isn’t the most convenient choice on campus. For moving around the campus only, most students use bikes. There is a convenient bike lane down the south half of campus, which allows bikers to move much faster than pedestrians. Pedestrians form a majority of the crowd moving between buildings, as it is possible to cross from the north section of campus to the south relatively quickly. Skateboards, longboards, and roller blades are all useful methods of transport as well. For students who need to get through Norman, to the campus apartments, or to Oklahoma City, there are shuttles available that appear at regular intervals. Cabs are very unusual in Norman, and are typically only used for airport transport.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • CART
  • Walk
  • Longboard
  • Bike
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Your best bet is to get a ride with a friend or take a shuttle or cab; a cab ride to the airport costs about $30.
Local Taxi Services
The local Yellow Cab and Airport Express are used for SafeRide, a program that works to eliminate buzzed and drunk driving on the weekends. By picking up a voucher at the OU Memorial Union during the week, students are able to receive free taxi rides within Norman city limits.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

SafeRide
Thursday–Saturday 10 p.m.–3 a.m.
SAFEwalk
(405) 325-9255
8 p.m.–2 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

CART (Cleveland Area Rapid Transit)

CART serves campus and the city of Norman Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

(405) 325-2278

510 E. Chesapeake St., Norman

www.ou.edu/content/cart

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Will Rogers World Airport

The airport in Oklahoma City is about 15 miles northwest of campus.

7100 Terminal Drive, Oklahoma City

(405) 316-3200

www.flyokc.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound – Norman

The Greyhound station is in downtown Norman, about a mile north of campus.

506 N. Porter Ave.

(405) 579-1616

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak – Norman

The Amtrak station is located in downtown Norman, less than a mile north of campus.

200 S. Jones Ave.

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 99 responses

  • 4% Nonexistent.
  • 3% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 8% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 36% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 48% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 98 responses

  • 1% You can't have a car here.
  • 8% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 73% 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.
  • 5% 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 87 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 86 responses

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

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 87 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 98 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 6% Fairly difficult.
  • 52% Fairly easy.
  • 42% Very easy.
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