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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The campus offers free bus rides to the students. There are several bus stops around the campus they are fast and very accessible.

3 College Senior

Transportation: UTEP is a commuter campus, so students travel for a while to get to school. I drive about 40 minutes every day to get to campus, sometimes it's a drag but it's better than taking the bus for two hours to get to school. Paying for gas is often-times very difficult though.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: a student just needs a car to drive to campus.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I drive to school every day.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The UTEP Shuttles are very useful.


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Students should talk themselves out of using a bus or cab for transportation. Overall, El Paso is not much of an urban city. It is not common to see taxi drivers transporting students or residents, and very few students take the bus, as it is a slow method of transportation. Most students take their own vehicles. Other students choose to carpool with friends. Some get dropped off and picked up by their friends or family. Students with residency near campus ride bicycles to school and use them to get around campus, as well. It is a popular trend that continues to grow, more than ever in the spring.

Shuttle transportation is available around campus to provide easier and more flexible transportation, without the issue of parking on campus. Shuttles are free and operate certain days and times.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bus
  • Car
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Friend with a car

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Police Escort
(915) 747-5611
Evening/nighttime hours

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Miner Metro System

Miner Metro shuttle service is free to all UTEP students.

(915) 747-6635

Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m.-9:05 p.m., Friday 6:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Sun Metro

Standard fare is about $1.25; student (with ID) is 75 cents.

(915) 533-3333

(915) 534-5864

700-A San Francisco Ave.


Nearest AirportWhat's This?

El Paso International Airport

6701 Convair Rd.

(915) 780-4749

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


200 W. San Antonio St.

(915) 542-1355

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


700 San Francisco Ave.

(915) 545-2247

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 176 responses

  • 63% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 27% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 9% 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

  • 10% 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.
  • 63% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 12% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 2% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 75 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 75 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 74 responses

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

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

  • 31% Very easy.
  • 54% Fairly easy.
  • 13% Fairly difficult.
  • 2% Very difficult.
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