February 3, 2014

Travel Information

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Valparaiso, Indiana
Bus
Bus
  • The primary mode of transportation around Greensboro and UNCG is by bus.

    City-wide bus service is offered by the Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA).  GTA operates bus service Mondays through Saturdays along 16 routes and seven Sunday routes.  In addition, there is one connector route, the Career Express, that serves the airport area.  Students can use their SpartanCard ID to ride the bus for free. Find more about GTA services at www.ridegta.com.

    GTA partners with seven local universities and colleges to offer Higher Education Area Transit (HEAT).  HEAT offers nine additional routes that serve local institutions of higher learning and other select locations in Greensboro and Jamestown.  HEAT has stops at the UNCG campus and students with a SpartanCard ID card ride for free.  GTA and HEAT buses are equipped with bicycles racks located on the front of the bus.  For more information, visit the HEAT website at www.rideheat.com.

    Park and Ride  shuttle service is for commuters living off campus.  The Park & Ride lot is located at 1720 West Lee Street across from the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and a valid permit is required to park there.  The lot is open Monday-Thursday 7am-10pm and Friday 7am-7pm with shuttle departures every 10-15 minutes.  Find more Park and Ride information at http://parking.uncg.edu/parknride/. Spartan Chariot is the campus loop shuttle service.  Yellow buses operate on a campus loop so there is no need to move your car across campus between classes or meetings.  Find more Spartan Chariot info at http://parking.uncg.edu/chariot/.

    The UNCG transit hub is located behind the library tower near the Walker Avenue circle. Spartan Chariot, HEAT and PART buses stop at the Walker Avenue transit hub. Additional bus stops are listed on each bus route schedule. GTA and HEAT buses also connect for transfers at The Depot downtown. From The Depot riders may connect to Amtrak trains or Greyhound buses.

    Greyhound buses travel all over the country, including the beach. Schedules and fares vary. To learn more about all the places you can go with Greyhound, visit www.greyhound.com.

     

Bus
  • With their VU ID, students can ride V-Line busses for free to different parts of Valparaiso and even to the South Shore Train Station on weekends. For schedules and route information go to http://www.valpo.us/v-line.

    The ChicaGO Dash goes to Chicago on weekends. For schedules and route information at www.chicagodash.com.

Taxi
  • Terre Haute has 4 taxi services. This is not a very popular way of transportation in this city, but if you wish to see the services use the link below:

    https://local.yahoo.com/IN/Terre+Haute/Travel+Lodging/Taxi+Services

    Note: taxis are more expensive than in some other countries.  A taxi ride of 10 or 15 minutes may cost up to $20.

     

Taxi
Taxi
  • Taxi service is available from VU to the South Shore Train Line Dune Park Station in Chesterton. Contact Clay’s People Express at (219)465-8561. Fare is $15.00 plus tip. Passengers should call a day or two ahead to make arrangements

     

Train
  • There is not a train station in Terre Haute.  However, Amtrak offers a daily train service from Indianapolis to Chicago and vice versa.  The fare is reasonable (about 15-25 dollars each way). The train also passes through Lafayette as well as a few other towns along its way to Chicago. The time of travel is roughly about 4.5 hours as compared to about 3-3.5 hours by car.

     Learn more about Amtrak’s services at the following link: www.amtrak.com.

Train
  • The Depot downtown connects local bus services with national bus and train services. From The Depot riders may connect to Amtrak trains or Greyhound buses. (GTA and HEAT buses connect here for rider transfers).

    From The Depot downtown, riders may board an Amtrak train with northbound service to Washington, DC and New York City; southbound service to Atlanta and New Orleans; plus connections to other stations and destinations throughout the country. To learn more about all the places you can go by train, visit www.amtrak.com.

     

Train
  • The South Shore Train Line runs frequently from Dune Park Station in Chesterton to downtown Chicago. The fare is $7.25. Find more information at http://www.nict.com or contact them at 1-800-248-8747.

AIrplane
  • The main way to get into Indiana is by flight if you are coming from somewhere far away. The biggest airport that is most often used is the Indianapolis International Airport in Indianapolis.

     

Airplane
  • A variety of airlines serve Piedmont Triad International (PTI) airport (http://www.flyfrompti.com/) and provide frequent direct and connecting flights to a variety of cities nationwide.

    The least expensive way to PTI is to take a HEAT or GTA bus to The Depot (fare-free) and then take a PART Bus to the Regional Hub ($1.50 for students with ID). From the PART Hub, take a PART Airport Shuttle to PTI (free).

    HEAT Route 71 or 72 to the Depot http://www.rideheat.com
    GTA Routes 1, 2, or 9 to the Depot http://www.ridegta.com
    PART Airport Connector http://partnc.org/shuttle-PTI.html

    In a hurry? Blue Bird Taxi offers a $22 student rate from UNCG to PTI, http://bluebirdtaxigreensboro.com.

    For direct campus-to-airport transportation to the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro (GSO), the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), or the Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU), contact GFW Shuttle Services and ask for UNCG discount rates, http://gfwshuttleservices.com.

     

Airplane
  • Students and visitors should fly into Chicago O’Hare International Airport. From there they can take a Coach US bus to Portage, IN, where they can arrange to be met at the bus stop by an INTERLINK employee.

    Coach USA from Portage is $28 one way and $50 round trip. Find more information at http://www.coachusa.com/index.asp or contact them at 1-800-248-8747.

    Student can also arrange for Clay’s People Express will take them to the Portage bus stop for $25 with their VU ID (219-465-8561). Clay’s People Express also provides service directly to the airport.

     

Rental Car
  • The following rental car services are available in Terre Haute:

    Avis at  www.avis.com.

    Budget at www.budget.com, or by phone at (812) 238-9963.

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car at www.enterprise.com, or by phone at (812) 235-3142.

    Hertz Car Rental  at www.hertz.com, or by phone at (812) 232-3762.

     

Rental Car
  • Visit Enterprise Car Rental at http://www.enterprise.com/car_rental/home.do to rent a car or contact them at (219)531-2700.

    Car-sharing services are also made available by ZIPCAR. ZIPCAR rental on campus provides hourly and daily car rental. Renters must be 18 or older. Foreign licenses are accepted. Visit http://www.zipcar.com/campus for more information about ZIPCAR car-sharing services and use the promo code CAMPUSINT to join for $25.

     

     

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