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4 College Junior

Transportation: Ive used public transport at times its pretty good

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Theres pretty much a bus to get everywhere but the bus system is very confusing and cabs are way to expensive.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The schedule is hard to read on some occasions

1 College Junior

Transportation: The bus systems get worse each year due to cutting routes and cramming more routes onto each bus, a trip that took 20 minutes one year was over an hour the next and I could walk there quicker.

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3 College Senior

Transportation: You pretty much need a car

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It's not hard to make your way around Greensboro if you don't have a car. In recent years, the Greensboro Transit Authority recognized the needs of its many college students and implemented the Higher Education Area Transit (HEAT) buses to get students to campus and a few other locations around town. It's kind of like an updated version of a big yellow school bus, except HEAT buses are bright orange.

Greensboro has all of your non-school-related needs covered, too. The GTA buses run routes during the week, making it easier for residents to get where they need to go. If you don't feel like riding with other people, the town is full of taxi cabs, ready and willing to take you to your destination. For those times when you just have to get out of the city, Greensboro also has its own airport. Of course, for the everyday necessities of getting around Greensboro, most residents and students alike rely on good old-fashioned automobiles. Whether it's yours or a friend's, a car is your best bet for getting you where you need to go.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
It shouldn't be hard to make friends with cars. Many students use the HEAT bus to get to and from campus, and if you need to go to other places in Greensboro, the city buses are always a convenient option.
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Have a friend drive you

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Safety Escorts
(336) 334-5963
Daily 8 p.m.–1 a.m.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Spartan Chariot

For more info, email:

(336) 334-5681

Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Monday–Wednesday 5:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Thursday–Saturday 5:30 p.m.–2:30 a.m., Sunday 3:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Higher Education Area Transit (HEAT)

HEAT helps local college students get to campus, to their apartments, and select locations in Greensboro.

(336) 335-3499

Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA)

GTA runs routes during the week with stops just outside of UNCG's campus; students can use these buses to get to Greensboro's points of interest, like the mall or Friendly Center.

(336) 335-6499

800 Green Valley Rd., Suite 400

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Piedmont Triad International Airport

This station is about a 20-minute drive from campus.

6415 Bryan Blvd.

(336) 665-5600

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


This station is less than 3 miles from campus.

234 E. Washington St.

(336) 272-8950

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


This station is less than 3 miles from campus.

236 E. Washington St.

(800) USA-RAIL

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 166 responses

  • 55% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 33% 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.
  • 4% 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 166 responses

  • 2% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 13% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 81% 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 71 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 72 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 71 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 166 responses

  • 25% Very easy.
  • 62% Fairly easy.
  • 11% Fairly difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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