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3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Parking is really strict (you will get ticked/towed if you don't follow the rules to a t) but it is available to everyone for an affordable price. I have heard public transportation is awful but I've always had at least a friend on campus with a car so I never have had an issue.

5 College Junior

Transportation: There is a shuttle bus on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Zipcars, buses, shuttles into the city, taxis, and friends with cars are all great options to get around. You shouldn't have any trouble getting where you're trying to go at the University of Richmond.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The shuttles are extremely convenient and reliable.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Richmond provides many transportation options to great areas of Richmond


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Cars are the only way that anyone gets around town, but the strict parking policies makes students think twice about the need for a car-it is not a necessity. There is a bus stop on campus, but more employees of the University use it than students. It is easy to get a taxi if you need one, but expensive. Splitting a taxi to the airport or downtown is a good way to divide up the cost if you aren't able to convince or guilt-trip one of your friends into driving you.

The school recently unveiled the Spider Shuttle, which makes several trips a day to the Ukrop's shopping center as well as the Regency Mall. This shuttle is a good way to get to either of those places if you can't borrow a car. The schedule is online or available at student activities. It is easy to find your way around Richmond, as long as you can find Broad Street. All you really need to know is whether to go east or west on it, and you should be able to find any store, restaurant, or other location you might be looking for. After the first week of school, you should be able to navigate the city with your eyes closed, although this is not recommended.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Borrow a car
  • Greater Richmond Transit Company Buses
  • Taxi
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs $30.
  • Convince your roommate to drive you.
  • Take a taxi.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Spider Shuttle

(free and takes trips to Ukrop's and Regency Mall on weekdays)

Safety Shuttle

(women only)

Public TransitWhat's This?

Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC)

(804) 358-4782

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Richmond International Airport

The Richmond International Airport is 16 miles and approximately 28 minutes driving time from the University of Richmond.

(804) 226-3000

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Richmond Greyhound Bus Lines

The Greyhound Bus Terminal is in downtown Richmond, approximately six miles from campus. For schedule information call (800) 231-2222.

2910 N Boulevard, Richmond

(804) 254-5910

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Richmond Amtrak Train Station, (RVR)

The Amtrak Train Station is in the western suburbs of Richmond, approximately 13 minutes from campus. For schedule information call (800) 872-7245.

7519 Staples Mill Rd., Richmond

(804) 553-2903

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 50 responses

  • 34% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 32% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 28% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 2% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 4% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 50 responses

  • 34% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 28% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 34% 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.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 21 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 20 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 20 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 49 responses

  • 14% Very easy.
  • 55% Fairly easy.
  • 29% Fairly difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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