Getting Around Winona

No car? No problem! There's plenty of options for getting around Winona easily and for cheap.

If you're looking to avoid the expense and hassle of maintaining a car on campus, consider these transportation solutions.

Catch a Bus

The WSU Shuttle is a free service for WSU students to get between Main Campus, West Campus and East Lake Apartments.

Students are also able to ride the Winona Transit bus around city-wide routes at no cost.

If you need a ride back to campus late at night, make use of the Safe Ride program (PDF). It's a free bus services that picks up from several downtown locations and stops at all the college campuses.

Borrow a Car

Winona State University has partnered with Enterprise CarShare to bring our students and staff a convenient and flexible transportation option.

The vehicles are located in the southwest corner of the Kryzsko Parking lot in the row nearest Huff Street.

Memberships include:

  • 24/7 vehicle availability
  • Convenient, designated parking spots
  • Hourly & daily rates that include fuel and driver liability protection
  • Available to students with any drivers license - any country

Students 18 years and older are welcome to join.

Visit Enterprise CarShare to learn more and join today!

Use a Bike

Take advantage of the bike paths and trails (PDF) around Winona.

Many students bring their bikes, and WSU offers free bike repair stations across campus and Lucas Hall basement so you can keep your wheels in great condition.

If you don't have a bike, the WSU Purple Bike Program has you covered. Reserve a bike for a day at no cost, or opt for the long-term rental at low fee.

Take a Walk

WSU Main Campus is located in the center of Winona.

Within 15 minutes, you can walk to banks, a grocery store, a movie theater and to shops, restaurants and coffeeshops downtown.

The two lake parks are just blocks away from main campus as well.

Get a Ride

Join the Wazoo's List Facebook group and ask fellow Warriors to car-pool on the commute to campus, errands or road-trips home over break.

You can also call a cab if you prefer. Lyft, Yellow Cab and Economy Cab all operate in the Winona area.