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Transportation: The closest airport is an hour away and it is difficult to get to with the bus service provided with Clemson, because the pick up times are only at 6am and 6pm. These times are not convenient for all flights. In terms of getting rides from friends or sharing rides to the airport, it is very do able because it is only an hour. Many people who live in surrounding areas are very open to giving rides to people who live close. There are no trains that I know of.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Depending on the time or day, TigerTransit can be Sonic fast or take years to show up and take you around.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: Being from the north, it is very hard to get home. I have to arrange rides because Clemson offers limited services. It is always a big ordeal and so I can only go home a few times a year--another reason why I am transferring.

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Transportation: Fast and easy to use

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: easily walkable campus, free campus shuttles and free in town shuttles with lots of pickup/dropoff sites in town and at all off campus apartments.


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CAT buses are the most useful public transportation resource in the Clemson area. The buses run regularly everywhere in the area, and students find them to be reliable and convenient. Students give the public transportation so much
praise that they say cars are unnecessary at Clemson.

With such a good bus system, having a car is not necessary and only brings on additional costs and liabilities. The buses go anywhere you will ever need to be in the local area, and best of all, it's free. With such a difficult parking situation on campus, riding on the CAT will save you time and, more importantly, money.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bikes
  • Buses
  • Car
  • Mopeds
  • Motorcycles
  • Walking
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs $20.
  • From Asheville (1 hour) I-26 east to I-85 south to Exit 57
  • From Atlanta (2.5 hours) I-85 north to Exit 57
  • From Charlotte (1.5 hours) I-85 south to Exit 57
  • From Columbia (1.5 hours) - I-26 west to I-385 (Exit 51) toward Greenville, I-85 north toward Spartanburg to exit 57

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Clemson Area Transit (CAT)

Public TransitWhat's This?

The CAT busses

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

2000 GSP Dr., Greer

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


203 W Earl St., Anderson

(864) 224-4381

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


Clemson (CSN) US Hwy. 123 & US Hwy. 133, Clemson

(877) 632-3788

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 182 responses

  • 65% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 28% 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.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 1% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 182 responses

  • 7% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 15% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 74% 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.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 83 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 82 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 82 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 181 responses

  • 51% Very easy.
  • 45% Fairly easy.
  • 4% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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