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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The bus system is incredibly helpful but the schedule is rather confusing.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Campus transportation is okay, not exceptionally outstanding. The major problem I have with the campus transportation is that every semester he schedule drastically changes resulting in one having to once again figure out the complex bus system in comparison to their schedule. I also dislike the fact that their is no shuttles that simply run to the neighboring cities on the weekends on various trips. Its as though we live in the middle of nowhere and the school just turns a blind eye to the depressive and anxiety that causes students.

4 College Junior

Transportation: There are many ways to get to places outside of Oxford either by bus or by shuttle

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: We have the Dayton and Cincinnati airport not too far away and there are always people going home that you can catch a ride with.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Need more environmentally friendly alternatives such as bike rental systems and electric buses with better schedules.


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Most Miami students walk to class. The campus and town are so close that one defiantly does not need a car at this University. In the winter when it gets cold, there is a very well-structured bus system that transports students around Oxford and Miami's immediate campus. There are also local cab companies that take students around town. These companies also provide transportation to the airports during breaks. Although it is not necessary, most students in their third year bring their car to school.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bike
  • Miami Metro
  • Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Miami Metro charges $27.50 each way to and from Cincinnati and Dayton airports, and Indianapolis and Columbus airport transportation costs $47.50 each way.
  • The Airport Shuttle Service serves all local airports 24 hours a day. For Oxford to Cincinnati or Dayton airports, prices are $85 for one person, $60 each for two to four, and $50 each for five or more. From midnight to 6 a.m. it will cost an additional $10. Call (513) 896-6605 for rates to other airports.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Nighttime Door to Door
(513) 529-2277
Daily during night hours

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Miami Metro Bus

Miami Metro runs between residence halls to the academic halls and off campus. There are seven routes that cover all of the campus area.

(513) 524-2877

Peak hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Dayton International Airport

3600 Terminal Road, Vandalia

(937) 333-3600

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

2939 Terminal Drive, Florence, Ky.

(859) 767-3151

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


The nearest Greyhound station is about 30 miles southeast of campus in Cincinnati.

1005 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati

(513) 352-6012

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak - Connersville

The Connersville, Ind., Amtrak station is located about 25 miles northwest of campus. This station is served by the Cardinal/Hoosier State route with service from New York to Chicago. The Connersville station might be a better choice for you if you are headed west.

1012 Eastern Ave., Connersville, Ind.

(800) USA-RAIL

Amtrak - Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Amtrak station is located about 30 miles southeast of campus. This station is served by the Cardinal/Hoosier State route with service from New York to Chicago.

1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati

(800) USA-RAIL

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 191 responses

  • 49% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 42% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 8% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 1% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 0% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 190 responses

  • 5% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 6% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 79% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 9% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 1% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 86 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 86 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 87 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 190 responses

  • 55% Very easy.
  • 42% Fairly easy.
  • 3% Fairly difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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