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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Our campus is small, so there really isn't a need for on-campus transportation, other than if you have an injury. The public transportation bus system is actually very nice, much nicer than I thought it would be. It stops at Lowry about every hour and has several stops downtown and on the North End, where Walmart, the movie theater, and many restaurants are.

4 College Junior

Transportation: While Wooster is a small town in which you can reach most central places by walking 5 to 10 minutes, the school provides transportation to students at times not conflicting with classes uptown to the larger box stores. Additionally, zip cars and rental cars are available through the school for longer distance travel. Around break times, several shuttles run during different hours of the day in order to facilitate students reaching their flights at Cleveland Hopkins and Akron Canton air hubs.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: The shuttle schedule is hard to find and the times are a little inconvenient, However, mostly everything is in walking distance. Taxis are easy to call but they do a little bit of money.

4 College Senior

Transportation: There is a shuttle that goes from Lowry Student Center, to downtown Wooster, to the north side of Wooster (Walmart, Chipotle, Applebee's, etc). Really easy and accessible. It always picks up and drops off at the correct time daily.

3 College Junior

Transportation: There is a Wooster Shuttle system, which is free with your student ID. Most students tag along with friends when they need to go somewhere. Otherwise, taxi are not expensive and are readily available.


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The City of Wooster doesn’t have any public transportation, so students that are used to the convenience of a subway or the simplicity of a train, are in for a shock. However, the College has recently implemented a couple of programs that allow students to get around easier. Cars are available for rent at Security & Protective Services through the “Connect by Hertz” program. You are charged an hourly fee to use the vehicle, so this is a good option for students who just plan on a short shopping trip. Bikes are also available for free rental through the Community Bike Club which students take advantage of in nice weather.

Wooster is very easy to maneuver on foot; students can walk from campus to the heart of downtown in 20 to 30 minutes. But the best way to get around Wooster, especially if you want to go uptown, is to either have your own car or to borrow a friend’s. Luckily, students are usually more than willing to loan their car out or to take a break from studying to drive their hallmates to Walmart.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Borrow a friend's car
  • Walk
  • Rent a car from Security & Protective Services through the "Connect by Hertz" program
  • Rent a campus bike through the Community Bike Club
  • Ride a bike
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Ask your friends for a ride. It sounds like a pain, but this is oftentimes the easiest way to get to the airport. Because both Akron and Cleveland are under two hours away from Wooster, if you pay for gas or offer to buy lunch, you'll be surprised at how many people are eager for a short road trip.
  • Cab. There are a number of local taxi services. A cab ride to the airport costs about $90.
  • College shuttles provided by the Student Government Association (SGA). Tickets are usually $10 and can be purchased online up to 24 hours prior to departure. (These shuttles are only provided before and after breaks.)
Local Taxi Services
Local taxi services include Miller Cab service at
(330) 262-8294 and Rain Tree Cab Service at (330) 202-9000.
Did You Know?
Greenhouse, a student environmentalist organization, and the Department of Web Communication have created Wooster Rideshare. Students, faculty, and staff can use this online program to request and offer rides to other members of the College of Wooster community. Check out Rideshare at:

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Security & Protective Services
(330) 263-2590
Daily 24 hours

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Wooster is about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Cleveland.

5300 Riverside Dr., Cleveland

(216) 265-6000

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


Akron is about 50 minutes from Wooster.

781 Grant St., Akron

(330) 434-9185

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


Alliance is about an hour from Wooster.

820 E. Main St., Alliance

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 62 responses

  • 15% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 31% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 24% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 8% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 23% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 61 responses

  • 20% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 30% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 43% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 8% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 47 responses

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

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 48 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 48 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 61 responses

  • 25% Very easy.
  • 59% Fairly easy.
  • 15% Fairly difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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