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3 College Junior

Transportation: No public transportation, however stores are in walking range.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: I did not know of any transportation other than a bike which is good for exercise.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: If you want to go anywhere around town, you have to walk unless you have a car or know someone with one. Can be inconvenient, but you make do.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Most students walk to school. A car is necessary to go to the grocery store and other necessary places.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There's no on-campus transportation since the school isn't very large. It's best to live as close to campus as you can.


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Students at BYU-Idaho could get away with never having a car or buying a bus pass. First, because there aren’t any busing systems, and second, because nearly everything is within walking distance. However, sometimes, walking just won’t cut it; having a roommate with a car or having a car yourself can be beneficial for trips to Idaho Falls or grocery shopping. Also, it’s a little difficult to get up the motivation to walk to the store in negative-degree weather. However, most housing complexes are close enough to school, and parking is incredibly limited to the point that it really doesn’t make sense to not walk or bike to class. The campus layout was designed for a walking campus, and many students do walk.

As for long-distance transportation, there is a shuttle service to the Salt Lake City Airport. And students often find rides from other students through the BYU-I bulletin board to get or offer rides back home after the semester ends to reduce driving costs. On another note, any traveling students have to do for a specific class (like a field trip) is done through school transportation. The school has a couple of vans available exclusively for class and school-related activity travel.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Walk
  • Catch a ride with your roommates
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Catching a ride with another student and splitting the cost
  • Shuttle
Local Taxi Services

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Safety Escorts
(208) 496-3000 University Police
After dark, an officer will escort you. Usually, not too late since there is a curfew.

Public TransitWhat's This?

TRPTA (Targhee Regional Transportation)

TRPTA buses do not normally operate on weekends or holidays.

(208) 356-9033

(208) 522-2278

72 W. Main St.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Salt Lake City International Airport

776 N. Terminal Dr.

(801) 575-2400

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Salt Lake Express

This service runs daily shuttles between Salt Lake City and Southeast Idaho. They also serve Logan, Twin Falls, and Boise.

1858 N Highway 33

(208) 656-8824


1858 N. Hwy 33

(208) 656-8824

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 327 responses

  • 9% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 16% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 5% 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.
  • 67% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 327 responses

  • 13% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 5% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 54% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 28% 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 146 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 145 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 145 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 327 responses

  • 42% Very easy.
  • 50% Fairly easy.
  • 7% Fairly difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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