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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: I find that the transportation availability is fantastic here. I do not need a car because I can 99 percent of the time get to somewhere that I need to go, without any complications. Even if the train or bus can't get me somewhere, I can also rent out a zip car from UNH. The amtrak is a little expensive and sometimes the on campus bus system gets crowded, but those are my only complaints.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: The busses run constantly and have never disapointed me.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The only problem is that the buses do not run often enough on the weekends.

3 College Junior

Transportation: The bus is fairly reliable.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Lots of buses to go around buses and off campus to towns such as Portsmouth and Dover


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The shuttles around campus and to surrounding towns are usually efficient and on time, mostly due to the small size of Durham and the general area. Around campus, the only shuttle really needed is the West Edge parking lot shuttle. The worst time for buses is around 4 or 5 p.m. when most classes let out and traffic is at its worst. This is when buses can get up to 45 minutes late because there are no alternate roads to take.

To get out of town, transportation services run a route every hour to surrounding towns. During the week, this service goes until 10 p.m., but on the weekends, the service stops running much earlier, so living off campus can be an inconvenience. To get to Logan International Airport, the best way is to have a friend drive you because the drive is about an hour. If you can’t find a ride, the train goes right through Durham and runs several times per day.

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Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs $150 to Logan International Airport.
  • C&J Trailways

Public TransitWhat's This?

C&J Trailways

(800) 258-7111

185 Grafton Dr. - Portsmouth

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Logan International Airport

1 Harborside Dr., East Boston

(800) 23-LOGAN

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak Downeaster Line

The Amtrak station is right on campus

3 Depot Rd., UNH Field House, Durham

(800) USA-RAIL

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 175 responses

  • 71% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 22% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 5% 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 175 responses

  • 2% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 5% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 83% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 10% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 74 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 74 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 73 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 175 responses

  • 59% Very easy.
  • 39% Fairly easy.
  • 1% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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