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4 College Senior

Transportation: Campus shuttles are always running. While I don't use them, I know they are there for me if I need them.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: I find that the buses run at nearly all hours of the day. They are well-managed, always available, and the bus drivers give us great service. I often travel from the front of the campus to the hilltop dorms via the bus, with no problem. I believe they stop their services at 6pm. It's ideal considering it's getting dark, and the drivers have other matters to attend to. Over all, I can't find anything wrong with the transportation. Thank you!

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: I commute and the commute is not bad. You can ride the bus anywhere you want. would rather take the bus then taxis because of prices.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Transportation is great, but parking is awful!

3 College Student

Transportation: I take my own car


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One of the many great things about coming to UIW is its location. The University is located in a very central area of San Antonio, so other areas of the city won't seem to be very far away. However, it is still not a good idea to walk to other areas of the city. Instead, it is encouraged that you take some type of transportation, whether it be your own car, a friend's car, the Via bus, or if all else fails, a local taxi service. Probably the most convenient way to get around the city is having your own car or asking a friend for a ride.

To get around within campus, the shuttle buses offer a great service. They are very convenient, especially when the heat is at its prime or when you parked far from your class. The shuttle service has several convenient stops where you can wait for the next bus to pick you up.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Via city buses
  • Driving in your own car or tagging along with friends who own cars
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Probably the best way to get to the airport is to make arrangements ahead of time and ask a friend to give you a ride. Other than that, the Via bus may also be a good way to get there, but remember, getting to the airport early is important!
Local Taxi Services
Taxis are not very popular with students, since most of them usually just car pool when they go out on the weekends.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Via Metropolitan Transit

(210) 362-2020

1021 San Pedro, San Antonio

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

San Antonio International Airport

9800 Airport Blvd.

(210) 207-3433

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound - San Antonio

This Greyhound station is located in downtown San Antonio about three miles southwest of campus.

500 N. St. Mary's St.

(210) 270-5824

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak - San Antonio

The San Antonio Amtrak station is located about 3.5 miles south of campus.

350 Hoefgen St.

(800) USA-RAIL

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 96 responses

  • 46% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 43% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 6% 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 97 responses

  • 7% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 19% 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.
  • 11% 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 46 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 46 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 45 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 97 responses

  • 27% Very easy.
  • 63% Fairly easy.
  • 9% Fairly difficult.
  • 1% Very difficult.
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