Transportation

Location
Macon, GA
Undergrads
443
Tuition
$19,000
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The campus shuttle only runs every other weekend during a 3 hour period, so unless you have a car you are stuck on campus.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: We have many different shuttles that the school offers!

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: You are not required to have a car as a college necessity, but if you do own a car bring it on campus. Additionally, Wesleyan provides a campus shuttle to local stores, which includes Walmart, Target, the movies, etc. Don't forget that you can always ask friends and other peers.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: I like how our school really goes above and beyond to find us transportation.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The shuttle runs once a week and switches between a few different locations. Usually it goes to two a week. The seats are limited and it costs $2 for a round trip. There is a bus stoplight across the street and taxis are available, but usually another student will be happy to give your lift if you really need to go somewhere.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 547th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 710th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1270th
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Francesca Landsman
Hometown
Marietta, GA
Major
Spanish
Grad Year
2013
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There is no need to ride a shuttle around campus because everything is within walking distance. However, a student's best bet for getting around town is having a car or asking a friend for a ride somewhere. Wesleyan has a shuttle that runs on Friday nights (usually after dinner) and only costs $1, but it only makes trips to a few nearby places. Fortunately, for students without transportation, there is a shopping center with a grocery store, restaurants, and a pharmacy within walking distance of the campus. They also have the option of using the local bus system, Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority, which has stops near the College. As noted on the transit's website, the regular fare for a one-way trip is $1.25. Aside from buses, Macon also has a few taxi services that are able to take a student to and from wherever she needs to go.

Depending on the rates of the taxi service, it may be more affordable for a group of students to share a taxi, especially if they want to go downtown. According to students, if a group of two to three people splits the fare of a one-way trip, they normally spend between $4 and $8 each. Ride-giving generosity also applies to long-distance traveling, such as driving home on a long weekend or going to the airport. Groome Transportation takes students to the Atlanta airport, but with price listings that range from $34 to $63, paying for a friend's gas may be easier.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Personal car/ride-sharing
  • Public transportation (bus)
  • Taxi
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Asking a friend for a ride to the airport is the most convenient way of getting there.
  • Groome Transportation is a shuttle service used to get to and from the airport. It costs $34 per person one-way or $63 round-trip. Although more expensive than finding a ride, Groome is a great resource for students.
Local Taxi Services
Radio Cab Incorporated and Yellow Cab are two commonly used taxi companies in Macon. Radio Cab Incorporated has the fairest rates for students, and locals often recommend it over Yellow Cab.
Did You Know?
Wesleyan's shuttle bus is driven by dedicated staff members on a voluntary basis.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Escort service
(478) 757-5145
Daily 24 hours

Public TransitWhat's This?

Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority

Regular fare is $1.25 for a one-way trip; transfer fare is 50 cents.

(478) 803-2505

(478) 803-2500

(478) 803-2520

200 Cherry St.

www.mta-mac.com

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Middle Georgia Regional Airport

This airport is about 12 miles south of campus.

1000 Terminal Drive

(478) 788-3760

macon-airport.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound - Macon

The Greyhound station is about 5 miles southeast of campus.

65 Spring St.

(478) 743-5411

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak - Atlanta

This station is about one hour and 30 minutes from campus.

1688 Peachtree St., Atlanta

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 22 responses

  • 23% Nonexistent.
  • 5% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 27% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 14% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 32% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 20 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 10% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 40% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 35% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 15% 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 19 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 18 responses

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

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 18 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 20 responses

  • 5% Very difficult.
  • 15% Fairly difficult.
  • 65% Fairly easy.
  • 15% Very easy.
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