CityBus provides transportation both for Purdue’s campus and the Greater Lafayette area. Students find it to be modern and easily accessible. Students will tell you that it is usually quicker to walk where you need to go on campus instead of taking a bus, but on swelteringly hot or bitterly freezing days, the miniscule amount of time you lose by taking the bus is worth it for the air conditioned or heated comfort. The transportation system is especially stellar for students living off campus who don’t want to deal with the hassle of parking on campus. The major apartment complexes have shuttles that will ferry students for free, while others have CityBus stops relatively nearby. For those who want to have a fun time at the bars and not have to worry about driving home, the late-night bus route, called the "Night Rider," starts at 10 p.m. and runs until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
While going to the mall or Wal-Mart on public transportation takes an absurdly long time, the system works amazingly well for the campus and the areas close by. If you’re going to the opposite end of the town and have pressing time restraints, it may be in your best interest to snag a friend to drive you. But, otherwise, Purdue’s transportation provides a definite relief from the hassles of walking or parking on campus.