Transportation

Location
Walla Walla, WA
Undergrads
1,500
Tuition
$41,790
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Transportation: There is a small airport in Walla Walla but it almost exclusively flies to Seattle. There are also plenty of bus options. A great option is ride sharing, since so many people live in Seattle, Portland, or Spokane you can often get a ride to a bigger city and fly out from there if needed.

1 College Freshman

Transportation: The town is small, but if you want to get out of the tiny "downtown" area, you need a vehicle. The college doesn't provide any transportation, so the best you can do is hope one of your friends has a car.

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College Sophomore

Transportation: Not applicable. Too small of a school to even need bikes.

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College Sophomore

Transportation: Our campus is tiny, so there's hardly any need for on-campus transportation. Which explains why there is no campus-run transportation. However, there are perfectly adequate buses and a cab company that you can always call if necessary.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There is an airport in Walla Walla but it only flies to Seattle and all other options to get out of town are hard and/or expensive. Having a car would be nice

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 301st
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 996th
    Best Car Campuses
  • 1279th
    Best Campus Transit

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sara Rasmussen
Hometown
Salem, Ore.
Major
Politics
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Since everything necessary is within walking distance, the public transportation system in Walla Walla is rarely used by students. Students who do need to get somewhere farther away either get rides from friends or borrow someone's car. Though the system is available, many students either are unaware of it or do not use it much, if at all.

In fact, most students find the public transportation system unnecessary to use. Everything on campus is within walking distance, and many students bike. Safeway (the local grocery store) is also right down the street from campus; many restaurants are just on Main Street right down from campus, as well; and the Greyhound bus station or Walla Walla airport are small, and close enough that students ask their friends with cars to drop them off or pick them up there. Overall, the public transportation system is extensive and adequate for such a small town, but on the upside, since the town is so small, and most of what students need is right on campus (or not far away), it is not needed. If anything, borrowing students' cars, taking a taxi, and getting rides from other students is more of Whitman's "public" transportation system, and students are always happy to help out.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bum a ride from a friend, or nicely ask to borrow a car (Whitman students are nice enough that this happens pretty often).
  • Ride a bike (students also let each other borrow bikes often).
  • Walk. Everything you need is pretty much within walking distance.
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Since it is four miles from Whitman, the airport is an exception to the "always walk" philosophy, so students usually drive. However, many students use the Walla Walla Airport, so it's usually easy to catch a ride if you don't own a car. Some students also share cabs.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Bus

Walla Walla has a pretty good bus system that goes to all the popular spots around town.

(509) 527-4429

200 S 12th Ave. - Walla Walla, WA 99362

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Walla Walla Airport

310 A St., Walla Walla

(509) 525-3100

www.wallawallaairport.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound Bus Lines

The Greyhound bus station is located approximately five minutes from campus near the highway on 2nd Avenue.

315 N 2nd Ave., Walla Walla

(509) 525-9313

www.greyhound.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 14 responses

  • 86% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 7% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 7% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 0% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 12 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 33% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 50% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 0% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 17% 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 14 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 0% Fairly difficult.
  • 50% Fairly easy.
  • 50% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 10 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 9 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 12 responses

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

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