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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Traffic is a huge issue and there is hardly anywhere to park without buying a very expensive hang tag and parking very far away. It is my only complaint so far.

The University does provide shuttle services.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The bus system attached to the University is paid for already with your student fees and will get you most anywhere you want to go that isn't within immediate walking distance of campus. To get around campus, it is usually faster to walk, but if you've got a long way to go and only ten minutes to get there, the bus is there for you. A car is useful for going off-campus or off the bus lines, but not absolutely necessary.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus route makes little sense because it's one way, but it goes to a lot of places, including the big Wal-mart and the mall. It's usually clean, in my experience, but is pretty much pointless once you're already on campus. Parking downtown can be a nightmare, as can finding places to park when you live on campus OR when you drive to campus. Parking is VERY strict and I know many people who have gotten tickets. You need to move your car when there's a football game and you can often get ticketed if you don't move it back in time. Parking spaces can be expensive AND still inconvenient. Having a car is not a plus.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: In terms of getting to campus from home, Fayetteville's remoteness makes it pretty difficult to access commercially. Most charter buses don't drive this far into the Ozarks. In terms of transport on campus, I'd say you're probably just better of walking or riding a bike. With how many stops the buses make, the only reason I'd wait on one would be if I were desperate to avoid a storm or something.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: I will use the bus instead of walking one of these days because of how great everyone tells me it is.


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For students who don't feel like shelling out $70 for a parking pass, there's always Razorback Transit. Razorback Transit is free, and it goes all over the city of Fayetteville. Students will run into some strange characters on the bus, but the majority of those riding during the day is students. Once students get to campus, they can take advantage of the Razorbikes program. With Razorbikes, students register with Transit and Parking, and get a pass code which unlocks any Razorbike on campus. Students ride the bike all day, and then lock it back up when they're done—and it's free.

With Fayetteville being a relatively small city, there isn't anything more than a 10-minute drive to any one point in the city. Interstate 540 is easily accessible from a lot of main roads in the city, which can cut driving times in half. The scooter has also made a comeback in Fayetteville. It is the best way to get around, although some of the hills can be challenging. There are plenty of places to park scooters on campus, as long as students have a permit.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Walk
  • Bike
  • Razorback Transit
  • Drive
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
The best way is to get a friend to drive you. All you do is go on Interstate 540 and head north. It's about 20 miles away, which can be somewhat inconvenient.
Local Taxi Services
Dynasty Taxi is open daily 24 hours, and they will give you a ride wherever you need to go. It can get expensive, however.
Did You Know?
You won't see any billboards on Interstate 540 because the state department wanted to preserve the scenic beauty.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Night Owl on Demand
(479) 575-NOWL (6695)
Monday-Saturday 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Razorback Patrol
(479) 575-5000
Sunday-Thursday 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Safe Ride
(479) 575-SAFE (7233)
Wednesday-Saturday 11 p.m.-3 a.m

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Razorback Transit

There is no service on Saturdays in the fall semester that have home football games.

(479) 575-6993

(479) 575-RIDE (7433)

Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (reduced service 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.)

Saturdays 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Ozark Regional Transit

Ozark provides public transit to Fayetteville, Springdale, Bentonville, and Rogers.

(479) 756-5901

(800) 865-5901

2423 E. Robinson Ave., Springdale

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Tulsa International Airport

This airport is about two hours away from campus.

7777 E. Apache, Tulsa

(918) 838-5000

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

Alice L. Walton Terminal Building/One Airport Blvd., Suite 100, Bentonville

(479) 205-1000

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


1041 S. School Ave.

(479) 442-6475

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


1400 W. Markham St., Little Rock

(501) 372-6841

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 203 responses

  • 64% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 27% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 7% 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 203 responses

  • 4% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 8% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 82% 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 112 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 111 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 111 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 202 responses

  • 38% Very easy.
  • 58% Fairly easy.
  • 4% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.


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