The UGA buses run efficiently and are a great way to get around UGA’s sprawling campus. Students who don’t have a parking permit can take the Athens City Transit buses to and from campus for free by scanning their UGA IDs. The buses usually require a long wait, and it’s just a bad situation for all students when it’s hot and crowded. Often, in the ten minutes before any given class starts, the buses become a very hot commodity--you may even get on a bus to only immediately hop off because there just isn’t enough space. If you don’t have a car, try to bum rides from your friends. The cabs here can be a little pricey, and even a bit shady, but if you need a ride home from someone who is slightly less buzzed than you, then our cabbies will do just fine.
Having Hartsfield airport an hour and a half away is convenient for out-of-staters and anyone going abroad or on spring break trips. Students routinely find departing flights to just about any destination from Atlanta. Getting to the airport is not really complicated. Every weekend there is someone going home to the Atlanta metro area, so it is super simple to hitch a ride when needed. Overall, UGA is so centrally located, and the downtown area so close, that it is easy to get by without your own set of wheels, at least for a few years.