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1 College Sophomore

Transportation: The only way to get anywhere is to catch a ride with students!

2 College Senior

Transportation: There is no public transportation around Rust College. So therefore you have to either have your own ride or share rides with someone that's going your way. Another option is to get a ride with the school to the airport or bus station. There is a need for campus transportation. Even if it's just a ride to the store on the weekends. Also the need for local transportation is high, so students won't be stuck on campus if they do not have thier own transportation or can't get anyone to take them where they need.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: BYOC- Bring Your Own Car – There is really no public transportation. We have no buses, no taxis, no nothing. IF you do not have your own vehicle or a friend with one, then you are pretty much stranded. Walking would be your best option is some situations.


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Unfortunately, there is no public transportation in the Holly Springs area. You may not even be able to get a cab because the city is so far away, and even if you could get a cab, it would probably cost a lot. Also, there are no buses, taxis, or subways for students to utilize for transit. If you do not have a car, you will have to carpool with friends or maybe even ask one of the faculty members for a ride. In most situations, walking is the best, and only, option.

On the other hand, Rust does have a van that takes students to Walmart and various stores for students to get their necessities and groceries, but you have to ask in advance. There is no fee for this, but if you need to go to the bus station or airport, there is generally a fee.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Friend with car
Did You Know?
New students who need transportation to campus should call Enrollment Services at (662) 252-8000.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Memphis International Airport

This airport is about 35 miles northwest of campus.

2491 Winchester Road, Memphis, Tenn.

(901) 922-8000

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound - Memphis

This Greyhound station is about 35 miles northwest of campus.

3033 Airways Blvd., Memphis, Tenn.

(901) 395-8770

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak - Memphis

This Amtrak station in Memphis is about 40 miles northwest of campus.

545 S. Main St., Memphis, Tenn.

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 11 responses

  • 0% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 0% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 9% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 18% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 73% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 11 responses

  • 55% 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.
  • 18% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 18% 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 6 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 5 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 6 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 11 responses

  • 18% Very easy.
  • 45% Fairly easy.
  • 36% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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