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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation isn't an big issue because most things are in walking distance, but if you don't have a car, friends who do have cars are always willing to give rides.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The only reliable way around Salisbury is if the student has their on car or walk to places that are close which is not many. Other than that the only other way to get around town is if students share rides with their friends who have vehicles.

3 College Senior

Transportation: If you don't have a car and you can wait outside in the heat or the cold for God knows how long, then the campus shuttle bus isn't so bad. Especially if you live at one of the places it actually drops off at. I don't recommend taking taxis unless you're desperate. Usually freshmen are desperate. One of the taxi drives made a pass at me once. It was awkward. I ran for help.

3 College Junior

Transportation: I am not sure where the campus shuttle is, but I live on campus so I do not have a need for the shuttle. I also have a car within walking distance so I do not need other means of transportation.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I personally don't go off campus much but it would be nice to have a car so that I could go home whenever I wanted to without having to wait for my parents to pick me up.


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Transportation is not one of Salisbury's strong suits. Many restaurants and stores are within walking distance from campus, but a car is still necessary to get to most places because public transportation in Salisbury is slow and unreliable when it is available. The University provides shuttle service between the main campus and the University-owned apartments off campus. There are also buses that run between campus and the mall, but only on weekends. Finally, Saferide provides transportation after parties in neighborhoods close to campus. 

While local transportation is lacking, long-distance transportation is always available. The BayRunner Shuttle runs to many surrounding towns and to BWI—Baltimore-Washington International Airport—daily for modest rates. Overall, the general consensus among students is that while walking is a good option, a car is definitely recommended.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Car
  • Walk
  • Salisbury University Shuttle to campus areas
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
The BayRunner Shuttle takes multiple daily trips to BWI airport, starting at $60.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Saferide Shuttle
(410) 677-5000
Thursday 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Friday-Saturday 10 p.m.-3 a.m.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?


Shuttle runs between campus and University Park/University Village apartments.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Shore Transit

Shore Transit assists residents to move more freely within the three counties of the Lower Shore, providing interlinking bus routes throughout the lower four counties of Maryland with transfers into Delaware and Virginia's Eastern Shore.

(443) 260-2300

917 Mt. Hermon Rd.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Aviation Boulevard & Elm Road, Baltimore

(301) 261-1000

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


799 N. Salisbury Blvd.

(410) 677-3017

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 86 responses

  • 30% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 47% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 14% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 5% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 5% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 85 responses

  • 9% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 19% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 62% 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.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 38 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 38 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 38 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 84 responses

  • 21% Very easy.
  • 69% Fairly easy.
  • 10% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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