Transportation around UWO generally relies on the bus system. Aside from a month-long strike occurring in 2009, the London Transit system is dependable and frequent. Students who live downtown are at an advantage with snagging a seat, and those who hop onto a bus closer to campus usually stand. The bus gets especially crowded in the winter, so prepare to get cozy with your neighbor. One of the downsides of the bus is the running times. Buses rarely run past midnight, which leaves students no other option but cabbing from the bar if they live in the Student Ghetto. The cabs are relatively expensive, so those who are money-conscious should avoid using them.
London's airport is international and easily accessed by taxi. Be sure to ask your driver for a fixed rate and student discount, as it's an easy way to save money. If you're flying out of the more distant airports of Toronto or Detroit, taking a shuttle with the Robert Q or Aboutown Airbus systems are easy alternatives to grabbing a ride off of a friend. These services run regularly, and these companies make sure you catch your flight on time.