Getting around campus is very easy. It might not always be timely and convenient, but the transportation system is certainly easy. CATA runs four free busses on campus, which helps students get to their classes and downtown. They run on a nice schedule but frequently get backed up when bad weather strikes or during peak class hours. For $1.25, you can take the bus to the mall and other shopping centers in the area. CATA runs special busses and shuttles to Beaver Stadium during football weekends and to Tussey Mountain in the winter for ski trips.
Getting in and out of town is not quite as easy. The nearest Amtrak station is about an hour away in Altoona. The Greyhound gets you to your destination if you are patient. Stops and layovers turn a normally three-hour drive to Pittsburgh into a five-hour drive. The University Park airport is conveniently located, but flights are pretty expensive. The lack of transportation around State College makes planning spring break and weekend getaways a little difficult.