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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: You don't have to go far anything you need. And plus the cat bus is free with your Student I.D. and the campus is in a circle it sucks to have to drive around might as well ride the on camp shuttle.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: the transportation is great. the on campus shuttle is free however i wish it would run untill 9pm. the express that takes us off campus is great too. it is much better than regular public transportation because it only serves students and it runs faster.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: At my school shuttles are active every 5-10 minutes and are very beneficial to us the students.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The on-campus shuttle is helpful but not having a car is a headache. The public transportation is horrible.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: Transportation on and off campus is free with our student I.D.

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Students at Savannah State University rarely speak of riding public transportation, formally known as Chatham Area Transit (CAT). The CAT shouldn't cost more than $3 round trip. Most students prefer driving their own vehicles or riding with a friend, though. In addition, Savannah State has a free campus shuttle that runs on and off campus. So on that rainy day when you need to get to class, simply ride the shuttle; it will become very beneficial. 

For the most part, with long-distance traveling (such as traveling back and forth to Atlanta), many would car pool with a friend or ride Greyhound. Greyhound costs approximately $50 each way.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Ask a friend
  • Car pool
  • Taxi
  • Walk
  • Your car
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
The best way to get to the airport is to ask a friend, call a taxi, or drive yourself.
Local Taxi Services
There are many taxi services in the area, including G & J Taxi, Savannah Central Taxi, Big Mike Taxi, and Atlas Taxi, among others.
Did You Know?
CAT (Chatham Area Transit) has wheelchair accessible buses; it also has door-to-door services for registered people with disabilities.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Campus Shuttle

This shuttle navigates a set path through campus, and runs during the fall and spring semesters.

(912) 358-3109

Public TransitWhat's This?

Chatham Area Transit (CAT)

Not many students use the CAT, but it's still available throughout the city.

(912) 233-5767 info

(912) 236-2111 administration

900 E. Gwinnett St.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

400 Airways Ave.

(912) 964-0514

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


610 W. Oglethorpe Ave.

(912) 232-2135

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


2611 Seaboard Coastline Dr.

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 77 responses

  • 51% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 32% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 13% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 4% 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 76 responses

  • 8% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 16% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 71% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 4% 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 44 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 44 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 43 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 76 responses

  • 30% Very easy.
  • 45% Fairly easy.
  • 24% Fairly difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.


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