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2 College Student

Transportation: I think you need a car for the campus. Otherwise you go to the store you would have to walk to the bus stop and use public transportation.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Many students commute at my school and few live in the dorms. Many students drive from an hour away and drive with other students.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: We have parking spots that we can park our cars if we have one, and were right on a bus line. Usually it is local transportation, but if necessary buses can go downtown. Cost is fairly cheap via buss but if you own your own car then it can be someone expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: We have a students advocate group that you can go to if you need help in this area and they are very helpful in getting you transportation if needed.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Most students live on campus or commute to school, taking their own cars, carpooling, or taking the city bus. There are bus stops nearby, with safety a top priority and campus security waling students there and back. Parking is abundant on the street, parking lots, and even a parking structure. The rest of the campus is all connected with underground tunnels, so there is no need for on campus shuttles.


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A lot of girls who live on campus don't have cars, but there is always someone to give you a lift wherever you need to go. There are also a few bus lines near the Alverno campus that run in several different directions and can get students wherever they need to go as long as they have the time to sit on the bus. The bus routes can seem confusing, but once students become familiar with the schedule and know how the process works, it is quite easy. Milwaukee is continuing to cut the amount of bus lines, so taking the bus will continually become harder. Plus, Milwaukee is so spread out that a bus system really may not be the answer.

Downtown is essentially where all the other forms of transportation are: Megabus, Amtrak, and, the most consistent of all, the bus lines. The airport is located on the south side of Milwaukee and is easy to maneuver. Lots of students also ride bikes if they live in nearby neighborhoods, such as Bay View or Greenfield. This, of course, is only great during the spring, summer, and beginning of autumn. The best transportation methods truly change depending on the season.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bike
  • Drive
  • Milwaukee Transit System
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
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Public TransitWhat's This?

Milwaukee County Transit System

Students can pick up bus schedules by Austin Hall's lobby or in the Alverno bookstore.

(414) 343-1700

(414) 344-6711

(414) 937-3218 customer comments

1942 N. 17th St.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport

The airport is less than 6 miles from campus, approximately a 15-minute drive.

5300 S. Howell Ave.

(414) 747-5300

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


This station is about 6 miles from campus, approximately a 15-minute drive.

433 W. Saint Paul Ave.

(414) 272-2156

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


This station is about 6 miles from campus, approximately a 15-minute drive.

433 W. Saint Paul Ave.

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 52 responses

  • 15% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 23% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 6% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 2% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 54% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 51 responses

  • 24% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 10% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 47% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 20% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 25 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 25 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 24 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 51 responses

  • 47% Very easy.
  • 45% Fairly easy.
  • 8% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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