Transportation

Location
Detroit, MI
Undergrads
12,471
Tuition (in-state)
$21,735 ($10,190)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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2 College Sophomore

Transportation: I'm not sure about all students but I would not be able to attend without owning my own vehicle. I commute from home and it is a thirty minute car ride. I could possibly arrange public bus transportation but it would take several different buses and would probably take several hours to get there.

3 College Senior

Transportation: Midtown campus, it utilizes city buses as transport

College Freshman

Transportation: I haven't used any of them so I wouldn't know how to rate it.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: If they added more shuttle stops, it may be easier for people who want to go out and do something off campus for a bit.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There aren't special taxis dedicated to the campus and the city taxis aren't all that reliable, the shuttle only goes from the main campus to the medical campus, city buses aren't at all reliable and zip cars are only convenient if you can afford it .

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 438th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 517th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1178th
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kirsten Freitel
Hometown
Marshall, Mich.
Major
Pharmacy
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Wayne State offers two free shuttles that run to different parts of the campus on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The main campus shuttle is available every 15 minutes, while the one runs between the main campus and the medical campus every half hour. Many students use the shuttle whether it’s raining or sunny.

Public buses are available, but the campus is small enough that you don’t need to use one to get to class unless if you are coming from off-campus housing. If you do need to ride the bus, the cost is $2 and transfers are 25 cents. Cabs are available, but there is no use for them, and they are expensive. Students also ride bicycles and rollerblade throughout the campus.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bike
  • Bus
  • Campus shuttle
  • Drive
  • Rollerblades
  • Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Drive yourself or hitch a ride with a friend.
  • Taxi

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Main Campus Shuttle

Shuttles are scheduled to come every 15 minutes.

Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Detroit People Mover

This elevated light-rail train system circles downtown.

Detroit Department of Transportation

DDOT operates buses that run throughout Detroit and some suburbs.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Detroit Metro Airport

The airport is approximately 20 miles from campus.

William Rogell Drive, Detroit

(734) AIRPORT

www.metroairport.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

The station is less than 3 miles from campus.

1001 Howard St., Detroit

(313) 961-8011

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

The station is about a mile from campus.

11 W. Baltimore Ave., Detroit

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 87 responses

  • 16% Nonexistent.
  • 2% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 22% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 31% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 29% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 86 responses

  • 1% You can't have a car here.
  • 10% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 55% 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.
  • 22% 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 84 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 84 responses

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

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 84 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 86 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 13% Fairly difficult.
  • 53% Fairly easy.
  • 31% Very easy.
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