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5 College Junior

Transportation: its excellent because , Marc Train is on campus and also the bus stop is on campus and can take you to the New Carrolton train station

3 College Senior

Transportation: the public transportation seems to be a reasonable price and there is also an Amtrak but not to certain of the cost

4 College Senior

Transportation: Really close to the Marc train and local airport.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: The metro runs right through campus. So, finding a way out is not really a struggle.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: As far as everything on Bowie's campus is walking distance. If you want to go off-campus it would be preferred to have a car.


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Bowie State University is in a very unique location, but transportation around the city of Bowie is not hard to come by. Located inside the campus, there's a MARC bus stop as well as a Metro station. Students are encouraged to utilize these means of transportation.

Bowie State is what most would call a "commuter school." A majority of the students that attend Bowie State University commutes. From carpools to drivers to commuters and faculty members using the Metro, all means of transportation are available for students to take advantage of.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Taxi
  • Bus or shuttle
  • Car
  • Metro
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
The best and most convenient ways to get to the airport are by shuttle, carpool, or taxi.
Local Taxi Services
Taxis or cabs are always readily available and willing to come on campus. Taxi services are used frequently around campus.
Did You Know?
There is a MARC bus stop and Metro station located directly on campus.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

(301) 860-4040
Daily 24 hours

Public TransitWhat's This?


Bus lines B21 and B22 run through Bowie State.

(202) 637-7000 information

(888) 762-7874 SmartTrip

(202) 637-1328 customer assistance

600 Fifth St. NW, Washington, D.C.

Maryland Commuter Rail (MARC)

A MARC station is right on campus at the address listed above.

(410) 539-5000

(866) RIDE-MTA toll free

(410) 539-3497 TTY

13900 Jericho Park Road

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Dulles International Airport

This airport is about an hour from campus.

1 Saarinen Circle, Sterling, Va.

(703) 572-2700

BWI Airport

This airport is about 30 minutes from campus.

7062 Elm Road, Baltimore

(410) 859-7100

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


This Greyhound station is about 30 minutes from campus.

8100 Fenton St., Silver Spring

(301) 588-5110

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak - BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

This station is about 30 minutes from campus.

7 Amtrak Way, BWI Airport

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 79 responses

  • 23% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 38% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 11% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 9% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 19% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 79 responses

  • 38% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 19% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 38% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 4% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 1% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 34 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 34 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 34 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 79 responses

  • 28% Very easy.
  • 46% Fairly easy.
  • 19% Fairly difficult.
  • 8% Very difficult.
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