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4 College Senior

Transportation: The shuttle bus is free and reliable and there is a smart phone app for added convenience. Multiple pick up locations and routes make it a lot easier than walking. For out-of-state students or for weekend excursions there is a recently added bus stop to take students to major cites nearby. Although there are no taxis, there are zip-cars but I am unsure exactly how the policy for them is. In addition, there are several local bus stops and train stations.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: At the University of Delaware, there are campus shuttles that pretty much take you anywhere on campus you would want/need to go. They are very convenient and easy to use. Using public buses is a little more complicated and expensive. The prices are definitely not expensive, they just are not free. The buses do not run as frequently as campus shuttles, but are definitely there to use in case you want to go to the mall or a store that is not on campus. There are public buses that can take you to the nearest Amtrak station in order to travel further destinations. There is also a Megabus stop on campus that can take you to major cities such as Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Richmond, and Washington DC

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation on main campus is decent. For some of the other campuses, the transportation is terrible.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Amtrak is good but getting around the area is hard

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5 College Junior

Transportation: The transportation is the best, especially if you want to take the megabus anywhere. People are always willing to carpool home for breaks and holidays.

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If you are trying to get around town, it is extremely easy. The UD shuttle buses run every 20 minutes, and take you pretty much anywhere students need to go. Buses are often unnecessary, as pretty much everything is within walking distance, depending on how much time you have to get there. Nothing is really that far away that you can't find a way to get there.

Most people don't use the city transportation because the UD service is adequate, but there are some die-hard shoppers who take the Dart Bus out to the mall. This is a convenient and inexpensive way to get out of Newark for an afternoon. Getting even further away from campus can be a bit of a challenge. The nearest large airports are an hour away in either direction. If you choose to take the train, you only need to go as far as Wilmington, and then you can get anywhere you please. On a whole, transportation is easy and accessible to students.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bicycle
  • UD Shuttle Bus
  • Walk
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Delaware Express Shuttle: (302) 454-7800, (800) 648-5466;; $40 to Philadelphia or $70 to Baltimore.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Unicity Bus

Bus service for the UD campus as well as Newark

(302) 831-1187

UD Shuttle

Shuttle service around the UD campus. For more information on routes and arrival times, check out

(302) 831-1187

Public TransitWhat's This?

Dart First State Bus Company

(302) 652-3278

(800) 355-8080 (customer service)

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Philadelphia International Airport

The Philadelphia airport is about 30 miles northeast of campus.

8500 Essington Ave., Philadelphia

(215) 937-6800

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

BWI is about 67 miles southwest of campus.

7062 Elm Road, Baltimore

(410) 859-7100

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound - Wilmington

The Wilmington Greyhound station is about 12 miles east of campus.

101 N. French St., Wilmington

(302) 655-6111

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak - Newark

The Newark Amtrak station is just over half a mile south of campus.

429 S. College Ave.

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 161 responses

  • 47% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 36% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 12% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 3% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 2% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 161 responses

  • 0% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 6% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 73% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 20% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 1% You can't have a car here.

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 92 responses

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

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 93 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 93 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 161 responses

  • 51% Very easy.
  • 43% Fairly easy.
  • 6% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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