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4 College Senior

Transportation: I drive and generally don't travel far enough on campus that it isn't within walking distance, so I don't have this issue.

3 College Senior

Transportation: Although, the university offer good transept services, the caps shuttles are limited to only few areas.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Not bad but not convienient

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5 College Junior

Transportation: Shuttles run all night during finals

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is cheap, easy to access and conveniently timed. If it was slightly less crowded, it would be perfect.


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Students agree that it is not difficult to find transportation in and around Towson. On campus, there is a bus system that is convenient, but many students would rather just walk than wait. In the winter, the campus bus becomes especially convenient when the ground is icy and you are concerned for your own safety. Students who travel by bus or cab find it suitable, although many choose the local taxi service over the buses.

The truth is that, for the most part, everywhere you might need to go will only be a short walk away. The transportation systems at Towson and in the surrounding area are suitable but very often unnecessary. The cabs are necessary to get to downtown Baltimore, but you will not need them to get uptown. Students who do use the transportation systems provided find them to be reliable but difficult to contact on specific nights when so many students are calling them for rides.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • MTA Bus Services
  • MTA Light Rail
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • MTA Light Rail
  • Supershuttle Baltimore (800) 258-3826

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Safe Ride

12 a.m.-6:30 a.m.

Campus Shuttle Bus

This provides students with a free ride throughout campus and even to various off campus areas.

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m.-10 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

MTA (Maryland Transit Administration)

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


Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Baltimore Washington International

BWI is approximately 30 minutes from Towson and 25 miles away.

(800) I FLY BWI (800) 435-9294

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


The Greyhound bus terminal is located in downtown Baltimore, approximately 15 minutes from campus.

2110 Haines St.

(410) 752-7682

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


The Amtrak train station is located in downtown Baltimore, approximately 15 minutes from campus.

1501 N. Charles St.

(410) 291-4307

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 174 responses

  • 51% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 39% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 9% 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 173 responses

  • 2% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 11% 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.
  • 1% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 83 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 82 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 83 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 174 responses

  • 34% Very easy.
  • 61% Fairly easy.
  • 5% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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