The University itself is very condensed, so walking is the best form of transportation when getting to classes. The campus can be crossed from most points within 10 minutes. When students want to travel downtown, they need only walk five short minutes to reach the center of the city.
The main transportation offered by YSU is the YSU Penguin Shuttle, which runs every 10 minutes between residence halls, Kilcawley Center, the Courtyard Apartments, and the campus peripherals. The Shuttle is a great resource when the weather is less than pleasant, and it usually sticks to its schedule. Most students own their own cars, so they are free to drive wherever they please. For students without vehicles, the city operates a taxi service, as well as a public bus service, WRTA, which operates in Youngstown and Mahoning County.