#KDUB Freshman Survival Guide :: Transportation in The Scruffy City

We love supporting the Big Orange, but sometimes it's nice to get off campus! Here's five ways to get around Knoxville without breaking the bank.

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Buy an affordable ride from DreamBikes! The non-profit is a full service bike shop open to anyone! Their mission is to provide employment for area kids and bikes to the community.

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Knoxville Area Transit

Travel all of Knoxville on the bus! With over 20 routes and cheap bus fare you can be from the heart of campus to a different part of town in minutes! A one ride pass will cost you $1.50, 1 day is $4 and a 20 ride pass is $25. You can even receive text alerts about your ride!

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Grab a golf cart from campus to downtown! JoyRide offers $3 pickups anywhere from sorority village, the fort or even the landings! Call (865)-333-4569 or just hail a cart from the street!

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Pace Bikes

It’s as easy as 1,2, ride! Use the Pace app to find a bike nearby, tap “hold bike” in the app and your ride will be waiting, and close the built-in-lock to end your ride!

Pay as you go, every 30 minutes on the bike is $1. If you join the monthly plan, you’ll get a 50% student discount.

This bike sharing program is an easy and affordable way to explore our city!

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Knoxville Trolley

Hop on the Orange Line for a trip around campus and downtown. Trolley rides are always FREE! Grab a ride through The Old City on the Green Line and all the way up to The Civic Coliseum by riding Blue.

Find a ride every 7 minutes Monday through Friday, and every 15 on Saturdays. Trolley services go from 6:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays – Thursdays, 6:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays rides go from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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