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College Transportation: 4 Options for Students on a Budget

It’s important to get to school on time, but doing so can be costing you a lot of money. However, there are plenty of options open to you to get to school when you’re on a tight budget. Below, are the four best options for you to get to school on a tight budget.

Carpool

One of the most affordable ways to get to school on a budget is to carpool with your friends or other classmates. This may not be the most practical way to get to school since classes can differ among your friends, but it certainly can save you money in the long run. However, just keep in mind, your friends might ask you for gas money down the line, so be prepared to pitch in a few dollars for carpool rides.

Buy a Car

Although buying a car may sound expensive, it doesn’t have to be. Certain companies, such as Young Subaru, know that buying a new car will ensure that it will run for years, and will end up being inexpensive in the long run. Plus, buying a car can lower your weekly expenses of carpooling, taking a bus or train, or using a rideshare service. However, keep in mind that you will have to pay for weekly gas expenses and regular maintenance.

Local Bus/Train Line

The next most affordable option of transportation for students to get to school on a budget is by using the local bus and/or train line. Usually, a one-way ticket to get to school only costs a few dollars. Plus, riding a bus or taking a train to school can give you extra time to get any assignments you might have “forgot” the night before. Just make sure the bus or train stop is close to your school, or else you might be walking a while to get to school.

Rideshare

Using rideshare services like Uber or Lyft is an affordable way of getting somewhere. Plus, there are even passes that only cost a few dollars a month for rides around your city. This can help you stay within your budget while getting to school on time. You can even ride share with your friends and share the cost to lower the overall cost as well.

If you’re a student on a budget, there are plenty of transportation options open to you. Whether you want to buy your own car, hop on a bus, or ride share with your friends, you’re open to a wide variety of choices.

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