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Transportation

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: It gets you where you need to go

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: I have been travelling abroad for three years now so I have seen some amazing public transportation. Texas has not caught up to other places concerning public transport.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: There are multiple transportation options

4 College Freshman

Transportation: TCU offers free airport shuttles for the holidays.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: Fort Worth doesn't really do public transportation

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With all the parking woes, not having a car at TCU may actually be easier. The local bus system and taxi services provide a fairly dependable means of transportation around the Fort Worth area. Sometimes the buses run late, but it is not difficult for students who don't have cars to find rides with friends. Public transportation may not provide the most convenient modes of transportation, but the major bus stop on TCU's campus makes transportation more manageable.

Students who don't want to rely on public transportation, or those who need transportation on a regular basis, should bring their car to school, despite the parking difficulties. For students who don't have cars, taxi services are recommended, although they can be a little expensive. Public transportation in Fort Worth may not be the best, but it is functional and may help alleviate the daily parking headaches facing so many students.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bus
  • Taxi
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs $30.
  • A T ride to the airport costs $1.25.
  • Catch the Trinity Railway Express at T&P Station downtown. This service travels to DFW every day, except Sunday and holidays (visit www.trinityrailwayexpress.org for schedule info).

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

TCU shuttle bus

Arrives at the Student Center every 15 minutes to take students to the other side of campus and back. Also, bikes and scooters are recommended for getting from class to class.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Bus

There is a bus stop on University Drive, almost at the center of campus.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

DFW International Airport is 28 miles, and approximately 45 minutes driving from TCU.

(972) 574-8888

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound Bus Lines

901 Commerce St., Fort Worth

(817) 429-3089

Greyhound Bus Lines

2075 E Division St., Arlington

(817) 461-5337

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

The Amtrak terminal is 5 miles, and approximately 10 minutes driving from TCU.

(817) 870 1725

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 73 responses

  • 37% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 52% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 8% 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 73 responses

  • 1% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 26% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 64% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 8% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 40 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 40 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 40 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 74 responses

  • 32% Very easy.
  • 62% Fairly easy.
  • 4% Fairly difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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