Transportation

Location
Morgantown, WV
Undergrads
21,118
Tuition (in-state)
$19,632 ($6,456)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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2 College Student

Transportation: I believe that it is difficult to travel back and forth from home to the campus. Because you have to go thru Pittsburgh all the time and most of the time the schedule does not work .

3 College Junior

Transportation: Monday through Friday 9 am - 9 pm, the transportation is great (except when the PRT breaks down). But the buses are pretty reliable, calling a cab in the evening can take up to an hour, and if you don't live downtown, it is pretty important to have your own car.

College Senior

Transportation: I have my own car

College Junior

Transportation: I have my own car so I do not use the public or campus transportation services.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: the prt is awesome way to get around when it is not down for repair but the bus lines are always running and normally on time

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 171st
    Best Campus Transit
  • 475th
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 1280th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jessica Murphy
Hometown
Parkersburg, WV
Major
English
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There are two WVU campuses that are separated by about two or three miles. Evansdale campus is closer to the medical buildings and engineering classes, while the Downtown Campus is home to pretty much every other major. The PRT is a great way for students to travel from campus to campus because it is free and usually a 10-minute ride from one campus to the other. WVU also has its own busing service that runs from the medical buildings to Evansdale and the to Downtown campus all day long. This is free to students, and the buses usually come every 30 minutes. For students wishing to get to the mall or movies, they can take the Mountainline. This is another shuttle service free to students who show their ID. It travels to the mall, to areas downtown, and to Evansdale. This schedule is more staggered, so student’s must plan their activities around it.

For weekends and parties, there is the infamous WVU Drunk Bus. This is basically the same bus service that runs from Downtown to Evansdale, but it runs for hours extended until about 3 a.m. It is used mostly by students who have been out partying. For those who live on the Downtown Campus, transportation really isn’t needed because everything is within walking distance except for a grocery store or a mall. To substitute for that, there are several convenience stores and shops in town for students to get the necessities.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
The best way to get around downtown is on foot. Everything is close enough to walk to, so there is really no need for a car. The PRT is the easiest way to get from one side of the campus to the other. Buses don't always run on a convenient schedule.
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs approximately $5.
  • Take Patteson Drive through four traffic lights to WV-705. Patteson Drive turns into WV-705. From WV-705, take a left onto US-119. Take a right onto Hartman Run Rd./ CR-857. Take a left into Hart Field Rd. The whole trip is about six or seven minutes.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)

This is monorail system connects the Downtown campus, Evansdale campus, and the Health Center. It is free to ride for students with the swipe of their ID and has great hours throughout the day.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Mountainline

Public transportation is used as much as Mountainline because the town of Morgantown is essentially the whole campus of WVU.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Morgantown Municipal Airport

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Morgantown Bus Station

510 Monongahela Blvd., Morgantown

(304) 598-2910

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

There is not an Amtrak station in Morgantown. The closest station is in Connellsville, PA which is about 35 minutes away. Leaving from there will usually require a transfer somewhere along the trip. The other good place to take a train from would be Pittsburgh, which is about 75 minutes from Morgantown.

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 77 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 6% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 17% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 27% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 49% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 76 responses

  • 1% You can't have a car here.
  • 24% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 57% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 17% 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 76 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 4% Fairly difficult.
  • 54% Fairly easy.
  • 41% 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 70 responses

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

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