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3 College Junior

Transportation: Some of the drivers aren't friendly, can't stand the bus.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Everything is free: parking stickers, the park-and-ride (takes you to your parking lot and will pick you up wherever you are when you call, runs all night), "drunk bus" (coach bus, makes trips from campus to downtown until 3am on weeknds about every minutes and stops at each res hall and the Williams Center), and a bus that runs every day from campus to Walmart, Tops and pretty much everywhere one would need to go, and does so with a pretty reliable schedule. It's all FREE! Taxi services are available, but very rarely does anyone call a taxi, thanks to drunk bus and walking distances.

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4 College Student

Transportation: The bus is almost ALWAYS available. I have a car though which is great for trips to Buffalo.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Bus Driver is always disrespectful, and never on time.

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3 College Student

Transportation: I have never had to take the campus shuttle due to me having my own vehicle.


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SUNY Fredonia offers three main options for on-campus transportation, the first being the Campus Community Bus, which transports students from campus to various locations around town. This is a great option for students who live in the downtown region of Fredonia because it allows them to avoid the long walk to campus that's especially harsh during the winter months. This service is also a great option for students who do not have a car available to them on campus.

Another transportation option is the Escort Bus, which picks up students from residence halls and parking lots, and drops them off at different buildings and locations around campus. This source of transportation is beloved by many students who get stuck parking their cars in parking lots that are far from the residence halls. The last transportation option is the Park and Ride shuttle, which picks up students from the Park and Ride parking lot and drives them to the Williams Center drop-off point. When students are done with their on-campus activities, the bus picks them up at the Williams Center and drives them back to their cars at the Park and Ride parking lot. This service allows students to skip the hassle of trying to find parking spots near the academic buildings. All students should take advantage of the transportation provided by SUNY Fredonia—not just because it's convenient, but also because every student pays for it in tuition.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Driving your own car
  • Using the campus bus
  • Walking
  • Bike riding
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • Asking friends who have cars to drive you to the airport is a popular option.
  • There is a bus that takes students to the airport during major vacation breaks (Thanksgiving, winter break, end of the spring semester).
Local Taxi Services
The local cab company is A-Cab that operates out of Dunkirk. The number for the cab company is (716) 366-8888, and the rates are reasonable; it's only about $6 for a ride from downtown back to campus.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Escort Bus
(716) 673-4999
Monday-Thursday 8 p.m.-3:30 a.m., Friday-Sunday 6 p.m.-3:30 a.m.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Park and Ride Shuttle

(716) 673-3257

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Campus Community Bus

This bus is free to students.

(716) 673-3381

Monday-Friday 7:15 a.m.-2:50 p.m. (morning)

Monday-Sunday 2:55 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (evening), Friday-Saturday 10:30 p.m.-2:45 a.m. (late-night)

Public TransitWhat's This?

Chautuqua Area Rural Transit System (CARTS)

It costs between $2.75 and $3.25 per ride.

(800) 556-8553

(716) 665-6466

234 Hopkins Ave., Jamestown

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Airlines include AirTran, American, Continental Airlines, Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest, United Airlines, and US Airways. The airport is about an hour from Fredonia.

4200 Genesee St.

(716) 630-6000

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


181 Ellicott St., Buffalo

(716) 855-7524

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


Buffalo is about an hour away from Fredonia.

75 Exchange St., Buffalo

(716) 856-2075

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 69 responses

  • 70% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 25% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 6% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 0% 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 69 responses

  • 6% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 7% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 81% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 6% 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 33 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 34 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 34 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 69 responses

  • 49% Very easy.
  • 48% Fairly easy.
  • 3% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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