The Fairfield University campus is very large and buildings are spread out. The primary way to get around campus is by walking. There are numerous well-lit paths giving access to every building. It is very safe to walk on-campus at any time of the day or night.
Cars are the most efficient means of transportation to go into town. However, first-year students are not allowed to have a car on campus. Cars are expensive to buy, insure, and maintain. As an international student, you may drive with an international driver's license as long as you carry a valid license from your home country.
The University provides an off-campus shuttle with many different stops among which are the movie theaters, the train station, supermarkets, the shopping mall, downtown Fairfield and many other commercial areas.
If you prefer walking, the stroll to town takes about 15 minutes from campus. It is a very scenic walk, but on the cold months it can be very difficult.
From Fairfield's train station, you can connect to national lines at Stamford, Bridgeport, CT, or Grand Central Terminal, in New York, or go to one of the airports in the area. The best airports are: La Guardia, JFK, Newark, and New Haven Tweed. From there you can connect to all over the world. For more information on traveling, please go to the travel section of the website.