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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Old Market is within walking distance, but anything more is out of range. The campus shuttle is great for getting across campus or around campus, but not much else. Taxis can get a little pricy unless you split the cost with a few others. Lastly, the convenience of the Zip cars are great, but it can get a little pricy.

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3 College Senior

Transportation: Parking I hear is terrible, the free shuttle isn't half bad,can take you to a few grocery stores and walgreens nearby as well

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: It is 5 minutes tops from the airport and people are from everywhere and willing to drive you

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: If you want to enjoy the college at all finding a car is the best thing to do It is so freaking cold and windy that you can't explore the small town of omaha without one. You can have fun going out with a car, but if you don't have one you are stuck on campus which really gets old after a while.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: There is almost no public transportation system around Omaha from campus.

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Most Creighton students are aware that public transportation exists, since there’s a bus stop in the middle of campus. Recently, the Metropolitan Area Transportation system has been holding meetings on campus, looking into ways to better serve Creighton students. There is no subway or other system besides the buses—Omaha is too small to actually need anything like that. Among Creighton students, it seems like it may be too small for buses, as well—it’s tough to find anyone at Creighton who actually uses the bus system. While it seems relatively safe, the people found on buses are sometimes unusual, and the hassle of waiting bothers many students. There’s no train system, and with good reason—this isn’t that big of a city, and most people drive anyway. It’s not too hard to find a friend willing to help you run an errand.

Even among casual acquaintances, Creighton students are friendly and usually willing to give rides. But, the majority of students don’t need rides, at least after sophomore year, when most have brought their own cars. Omaha is a commuter city, and Creighton students quickly learn to follow suit. While you can get everything you really need within walking distance, good eating, shopping, attractions and jobs tend to be spread farther out, and a personal set of wheels is far preferable to waiting at a phone-booth-like bus stop for a questionable ride with strangers. Soaring gas costs could change the bus-less student mindset, but given their current habits, that seems far away.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Borrow a car if you don't have one
  • Drive your car
  • MAT (Metropolitan Area Transportation)
  • Ride a bike
  • Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A & B Shuttle - (877) 359-6624
  • A cab ride to the airport costs $10.
  • Greater Omaha Tours (877) 868-7662

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Creighton Shuttle Service

www2.creighton.edu/adminfinance/shuttleservices - Runs Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. all over campus

(402) 280-2104

Creighton Escort

Provided by Public Safety and students working in Public Safety office, escort runs 6:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. and after 2:30 a.m. by request

(402) 280-2104

Public TransitWhat's This?

Metro Area Transit (MAT)

Pick up bus schedules from the Student Center information desk.

(402) 341-0800

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Eppley Airport

Omaha's Eppley Airport is about 5 miles or 10-minutes driving time from Creighton.

4501 Abbott Dr.

(402) 661-8017

www.eppleyairfield.com

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

The Greyhound terminal is downtown, less than half of a mile from campus.

1601 Jackson St.

(402) 341-1906

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

The Amtrak train station is in downtown Omaha, less than a mile from campus.

1003 S. 9th St.

(402) 342-1501

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 61 responses

  • 34% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 44% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 13% 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.
  • 7% Nonexistent.

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

  • 18% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 23% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 56% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 3% 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 34 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

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

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 33 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 60 responses

  • 12% Very easy.
  • 65% Fairly easy.
  • 23% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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