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3 College Freshman

Transportation: I don't know of any transportation provided for the school.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I am attending an online only program, so I am not on campus much. However, what I have seen is average.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I'm not really sure about the cost of the transportation cost because a lot of the students on campus have there cars and I usually get a ride from one of my friends, but I do know that they have shuttles that come to the school. I would suggest that you ask res-life about that.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: I don't believe many people use public transportation at Maryville, however, we do have a free shuttle that is able to take you from our main campus to our off campus site. It is very helpful and I know a lot of students who use it.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: It's easy to get around the campus, and the train makes it very easy to get around the St Louis metro around and surrounding small communities.


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Having transportation to get around the campus is normally unnecessary. The distance between each building is very close and many people can get around by walking. The only time you need transportation is when you’re thinking about leaving campus. Once you leave campus, it's all large highways and big roads, so it's best to have your own car, but a bus may be a good second option.

Unlike a lot of other colleges that are located in a city and have access to public transportation, Maryville is located in West St. Louis around a suburban area, so bus routes are limited. Metro buses do come every so often, but the only bus stop at Maryville is outside the school. Check the routes for any new time changes that may occur. If you have the patience to wait for hours, then the bus could be for you. It still will get you around to your destination but the buses come every couple of hours, try planning accordantly.

Maryville also offers a shuttle service two weekends a month that takes students to Boone’s Crossing so they can pick up any supplies they need. It may be a good choice if you need to get everything in one trip without the hassle of waiting for others to take you.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Your car
  • Ask a friend for a ride
  • Bike
  • Walk
  • Call-a-Ride
  • Bus
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Ask a friend to give you a ride.
  • Call-a-Ride will take you to the airport for a small fee.
  • Taxis cost more than Call-a-Ride but will get you there faster.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Public Safety Escorts
Daily 24 hours

Public TransitWhat's This?

Metro Transit St. Louis

MetroBus 158 stops near Maryville. Fares are $2.

(314) 231-2345

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

10701 Lambert International Blvd.

(314) 890-2800

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound Bus Lines - St. Louis

430 S. 15th St.

(314) 231-6044

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak - St. Louis

430 S. 15th St.

(314) 331-3309

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 23 responses

  • 13% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 22% 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.
  • 9% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 43% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 23 responses

  • 61% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 9% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 17% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 13% 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 13 responses

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

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 13 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 13 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 24 responses

  • 29% Very easy.
  • 62% Fairly easy.
  • 4% Fairly difficult.
  • 4% Very difficult.
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