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1 College Junior

Transportation: Almost no transportation around McMinnville or to Portland. Public busses can take you places but take a considerable amount of time.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: You don't really have to have a lot of transportation options as everything on campus is pretty much within walking distance. Lots of students use their long boards or bikes to get around campus. Lot of people have their own vehicles and they pitch in for gas and go to places as a group.

3 College Junior

Transportation: it's a small campus, so you can walk anywhere in 15 minutes or less, there is no need to drive to classes. There are few stores within a reasonable distance of the campus, you have to drive to most grocery stores, and there is no public transportation.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: The public transportation in McMinnville is nonexistent.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: Transportation is decent. Linfield has shuttles and taxi services to take you where you need to go. Many popular hangouts for Linfield students are within walking distance but transportation is there if you need it.


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Since the campus is a close-knit community and close to the town's center, many students are not aware that there is public transportation available, not far from campus; this could be because many students bring their own cars to the College. Other students find they don't need a car, since downtown is not far from campus and within walking distance. Also, since Linfield is a small, tight-knit community of students, transportation is often available through friends who have vehicles on campus. Plus, the campus and the town of McMinnville are generally very bike friendly.

The town of McMinnville is located in the Willamette wine country and features public transportation and an extensive network of bike lanes within the city. There is the Yamhill County Transit that runs through McMinnville; however, the schedule is Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 7:50 p.m., and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., which is not very convenient compared to urban bus schedules that sometimes run all night. However, there is a very convenient service available called Dial-a-Ride, which is available for anyone unable to access the fixed routes due to mobility limitations or those whose origins or destinations are not within close proximity to the fixed routes. An unlimited monthly Dial-a-Ride pass currently costs $35, with discount passes also available. Dial-a-Ride operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You must call ahead 24 hours in advance to schedule a pick-up. Pick-up and drop-off times are usually within 10 minutes before or after scheduled times. Usually, when students need to get to the Portland Airport from campus, the school has shuttles available to transport students.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bike
  • Dial-a-Ride
  • Drive
  • Walk
  • Yamhill County Transit
  • Catch a ride with a friend
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Shuttles are provided through the College if you sign up in advance. Other shuttle services include Island Coach, Airporter, and Caravan Airport Transportation.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Campus Safety
(503) 883-SAFE (7233)
24 hours a day

Public TransitWhat's This?

Yamhill County Transit

There is local transit within walking distance to get around town.

(503) 474-4910

535 NE Fifth St.


An unlimited monthly Dial-a-Ride pass is $35.

(541) 459-2429

940 Main Ave., Tillamook

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Portland International Airport (PDX)

This airport is about an hour from campus.

7000 NE Airport Way, Portland

(503) 460-4040

McMinnville Municipal Airport

4000 Cirrus Ave.

(503) 434-7312

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


550 NW Sixth Ave., Portland

(503) 243-2361

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


800 NW Sixth Ave., Portland

(503) 273-4865

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 35 responses

  • 0% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 9% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 29% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 6% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 57% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 35 responses

  • 20% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 14% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 49% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 17% 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 22 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 21 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 21 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 35 responses

  • 37% Very easy.
  • 49% Fairly easy.
  • 11% Fairly difficult.
  • 3% Very difficult.
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