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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Our bus system is fantastic for getting around campus, and getting to some many apartments complexes. It allows you to get around town to the places you need to goto (Walmart, etc), but not much more than that.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Personal Transportation is convenient, but not a necessity. I've managed to make it two years without a car of my own. Friends are usually more than willing to take you where you need to go.

Campus transportation is great. Bus drivers are very competent and the buses are timely.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: While the buses sometimes get crowded, it's free to hop on a bus and head to campus. This makes it easier than trying to navigate traffic and construction to get to where you need to be for class!

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: We have an extensive bus system at A&M for on-campus transportation, and transportation around College Station/Bryan.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses are always so helpful whenever you're running late or need to get somewhere fast or at your own time. The negative things about it is that at times it can get packed, especially during extreme weather. Another negative thing about it is that the bus drivers are run by students who can at times be reckless.


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There are really two main ways to get around campus: bus or bike. A&M is a large campus, so the buses are probably your best bet for getting around campus. The University has many buses, each with a distinct name and number. For example, bus 8 is "Howdy." Theses buses run every 15 minutes until 7 p.m., when they run every hour. The buses will take you practically anywhere you need to go on campus, and there are even buses that will take you off campus to places like H.E.B., the mall, skating rink, and some apartments. As for the fee, it’s included in your tuition. You also have the option of biking to class—almost everybody here has a bike, from mountain bikes to cool cruisers. The option is yours.

When it comes to getting around the city, it isn't that big, so there really isn’t any need for many taxis or buses, although they certainly do exist. Having a car is nice to get off campus to do shopping or having fun, but you can easily take a bus or hitch a ride with a friend, which is probably best so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of paying for a permit and trying to find somewhere to park. It might be a little inconvenient at times, but you can live without a car. The town is so small and the people are so nice that you’ll be able to figure out how to get where you need to go without too much hassle.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • A&M buses
  • Drive
  • Walk
  • Bike
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
The University doesn't offer a shuttle to the airport, but offers services.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Corps of Cadets Escort
(979) 845-6789
Daily 24 hours

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Night Service Shuttle

There are on- and off-campus Night Service routes. Only available during fall and spring semesters.

(979) 847-7433

Monday-Friday 6 p.m.-12 a.m.

A&M Buses

There are on- and off-campus routes.

(979) 847-RIDE

Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (non-home football weekends)

Public TransitWhat's This?

The District

This public transportation system offers routes throughout central and east Texas.

(979) 778-0607

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Easterwood Airport

This regional airport offers flights to Dallas and Houston. The airport is approximately 2 miles from campus.

1 McKenzie Terminal Blvd., College Station

(979) 845-8511

Bush Intercontinental Airport

The airport is approximately 70 miles from campus, but offers more service than the regional airport.


(281) 230-3100

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Bryan Greyhound Station

The station is approximately 6 miles from campus.

891 Earl Rudder Freeway, Bryan

(979) 774-1372

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Temple Amtrak Station

The station is approximately 75 miles from campus.

315 W. Avenue B, Temple

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 427 responses

  • 74% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 21% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 4% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 1% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 1% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 428 responses

  • 4% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 10% 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.
  • 4% 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 169 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 169 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 169 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 428 responses

  • 30% Very easy.
  • 64% Fairly easy.
  • 6% Fairly difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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