Transportation

Transportation

Getting around in the Bay Area and the United States is something of a cultural adjustment for many students. Unlike the big cities of Europe and Asia, transportation for Americans is often private as opposed to public. The individual car is the preferred method of transportation for most Americans, so public transportation such as buses, taxis, trains, and even bicycles seem often undeveloped and difficult to use for many students coming from countries where the public transportation is modern, convenient, and reliable. Although you can use public transportation in America, you should expect longer waiting times, fewer options, higher prices, and sometimes reduced schedules (not running all night). Taxi services are mostly limited to the larger cities. Outside the cities, taxis are usually dispatched (you have to call and request a taxi), and the prices are much higher for such taxi services outside the cities. Please visit some of the links on this page to review your transportation options while a student in Fremont.

From the Airport

Taking a taxi from the San Francisco Airport to Fremont (only a 30 minute ride) can cost you over $100. For this reason, NPU offers a discounted service for students from the San Francisco Airport. Please make sure to read the terms of service, then contact the service provider in advance to get a seat reservation upon arrival to the U.S. You can find the information from NPU Airport Shuttle Service