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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation is cheap and convenient

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4 College Senior

Transportation: I love the bus system. If it weren't for the buses I wouldn't get to class.

5 College Senior

Transportation: They offer safe ride which will pick you up when the busses aren't running. They also offer "drunk buses" to pick students up from the apartments and take them downtown on weekends. These run until 2:30 AM. These has decreased the amount of DUIs.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The campus shuttle is awesome especially on the weekends. Everyone uses it.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Pretty good, campus shuttle is nice and on the weekends it runs really late.


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Traffic is always worse in Greenville when the students are here, but the only major transportation nuisance is the freight trains that block north-south and east-west tracks for long periods, always during morning, lunch, and evening rush hours instead of in the middle of the night. The city has a bus system, GREAT (Greenville Area Transit), which charges minimal fees. ECU's Student Transit Authority, however, is safe and caters to student needs, with routes all over Greenville and campus, and students have already paid for transit services in their fees. Student Transit's purple, yellow, and white buses go so many places that, with planning, on-campus students may not need a car, and off-campus students who live on the bus routes may not need to buy a parking permit. Knowing schedules is imperative. There is not just one bus that goes directly to campus, or one shuttle that goes everywhere. Getting on the wrong bus could result in a tour of town and being late for class. To avoid such an experience, students should read the schedules on Students who do not know much about Greenville should consider riding several routes when they get here to orient themselves to campus and Greenville. To verify which bus is going where, students can read the marquee or ask the driver.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bicycle
  • ECU Student Transit
  • Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
The best way to get to the airport is to ask a friend for a ride.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Safe Ride

After 7:00 when busses stop running

ECU Student Transit Authority

Mendenhall Student Center Basement

(252) 328-6294

Public TransitWhat's This?

GREAT (Greenville Area Transit)

(252) 329-4532

PO Box 7207 - 1500 Beatty St

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Pitt-Greenville Airport Authority

The airport, which is right off Highway 11/US 13 North, is seven miles, or about 15 minutes driving time, from ECU.

Airport Rd., Greenville

(252) 758-4707

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Carolina Trailways (Greyhound)

The Carolina Trailways Bus Station, a partner of Greyhound Bus Lines, is located on the corner of Greene Street and West Fifth Street, about five blocks from campus.

310 W. Fifth St.., Greenville

(252) 752-3483

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


The closest Amtrak stations are in Rocky Mount, about 35 miles northwest of Greenville, and Wilson, about 35 miles west of Greenville toward Raleigh.

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 173 responses

  • 69% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 23% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 7% 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 172 responses

  • 2% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 8% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 85% 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 88 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 88 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 89 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 172 responses

  • 28% Very easy.
  • 64% Fairly easy.
  • 8% Fairly difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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