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2 College Freshman

Transportation: If you need anything, you will need a car on campus. Having friends who have cars are the best idea. Walking anywhere is a bad idea.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is alright but I don't often use it.

5 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: I live in Buffalo so it was very easy to get to school.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Canisius provides us with free NFTA passes, therefore the metro and bus is free during the school year.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: There is an airport near by as well as multiple train and bus stations.


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All Canisius students are given a Metro Pass at the start of each year. A subway stop is extremely close to campus, right across from the Koessler Athletic Center (KAC). Additionally, Canisius is situated on Main Street, right in the middle of the city, which makes it an ideal starting point for any trip.

There is a bus stop on campus, and the Buffalo Niagara International Airport is only minutes away. And if someone needs to make a Wegmans run, they can rent an environmentally-friendly car through Buffalo CarShare (or make friends with a commuter). Buffalo CarShare offers students access to a car without upfront costs. Students just reserve cars as needed and pay per hour, with insurance and gas being included in the cost.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
Subway (Metro)
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A shuttle bus can take you to/from the airport, if your travels are academically related.
  • A taxi to the airport will cost you around $20.
Local Taxi Services
Queen City Taxi provides taxi services throughout the city, and all the way to Rochester or Niagara airports. Call (716) 874-5050 for inquiries.
Did You Know?
After 2 a.m., students are encouraged to call Public Safety if they need a ride to their dorm.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Public Safety escorts
(716) 888-2330
Daily 24 hours (on an "as needed" basis)

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Shuttle bus service

This shuttle leaves from the Delavan Townhouse every 10 minutes and goes to the student center and Old Main.

(716) 888-2330

Daily 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA)

Fares are $1.75; day passes are $4.

(716) 855-7300 general information

(800) 662-1220 TTD

(716) 855-7211 complaints

181 Ellicott St.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Buffalo Niagara International Airport

This airport is about eight minutes from campus.

181 Ellicott St.

(716) 855-7300

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


This station is at the airport, which is about eight miles from campus.

181 Ellicott St.

(716) 855-7533

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


This Amtrak station is about 10 minutes from campus.

75 Exchange St.

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 48 responses

  • 46% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 25% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 23% 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.
  • 4% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 48 responses

  • 6% 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.
  • 77% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 6% 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 27 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 28 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 28 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 48 responses

  • 19% Very easy.
  • 67% Fairly easy.
  • 15% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.


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