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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: A bus is a bus

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5 College Junior

Transportation: The free bus rides to campus are great. It saves money and helps the environment.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: If you live in the dorms, the bus will literally take you to classes, and have access to other buses that will take you other places such as walmart.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: The busses come every so often, and because it isn't a huge town they can go all over.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Lawrence has a lot of public transit, and if you're too lazy to walk to class, wake up a bit earlier and catch the bus. There are plenty of stops, and they make a round about every 15 min.


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KU students are pretty satisfied with the transportation around KU and Lawrence. The Student Senate passed a bill that slightly increased student fees in order to make campus buses free to anyone with an ID. Students used to have to pay for a $70 pass each semester, but now a bus permit isn't necessary!

Most freshmen take the bus to class from the dorms. While the walk is pleasant when the weather is nice, Kansas weather is often cause for concern. The walk to campus from anywhere around Lawrence can be hard because of the trek up the hill, so students really appreciate the buses. They also run later than most classes, so you can catch a ride home if you stay late on campus.


Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs $30
  • Clarke Express Airport Transportation, 24-hour service to KCI. (816) 359-7635
  • KCI Airport Travelers Shuttle Express: (785) 272-9995
  • The Kansas City International Airport is about an hour away, so the best and cheapest way to get there is to drive yourself of have someone drive you. But there are shuttles, if needed.
Did You Know?
Campus buses are free for students! They used to have to purchase a $70-per-semester bus pass.

Public TransitWhat's This?

The T - Lawrence's public transit system

Buses to campus are free for all students with KU IDs

(785) 312-7054

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Kansas City International Airport

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


1401 W 6th St.

(785) 843-5622

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak Passenger Service

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 189 responses

  • 71% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 24% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 4% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 0% 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 189 responses

  • 2% 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.
  • 80% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 11% 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 89 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 89 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 89 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 188 responses

  • 37% Very easy.
  • 60% Fairly easy.
  • 3% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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