Getting Around Rexburg: Transportation Tips for BYU-Idaho Students

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Navigating a new city can be daunting, especially for students new to Rexburg, Idaho, attending Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-I). Understanding your transportation options is essential for getting to class, exploring the city, and even planning weekend getaways. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the most popular and convenient transportation methods available to BYU-I students.

Salt Lake Express – Your Gateway to and from Rexburg 

For those longer trips, whether you’re heading home for a break or planning a visit to nearby cities, Salt Lake Express is a reliable and comfortable option. Salt Lake Express is a shuttle service that offers routes connecting Rexburg to major transportation hubs and cities, including Salt Lake City.

The convenience of booking and the comfort of travel make Salt Lake Express a favorite among students. Their schedules are student-friendly, and the service is known for its punctuality and safety. You can check out schedules, routes, and book tickets on their official website: Salt Lake Express.

BYU-I Facebook Groups – A Community Resource for Ridesharing

BYUI ride board

BYU & BYU-I Ride Board

An often overlooked resource is the BYU-I community itself. Numerous Facebook groups are dedicated to BYU-I students, where you can find information about ride boards, carpooling, and ridesharing opportunities. These groups are not only great for finding a ride but also for connecting with fellow students.

Joining these groups can be an excellent way for international students to network and find travel companions for grocery runs, road trips, or simply getting around town. It’s a budget-friendly and community-oriented way to travel. Check out groups like “BYU-I Carpool/Rideshare” on Facebook to start connecting.

Local Rexburg Transportation – Biking, Walking, and the Walmart Shuttle

For day-to-day travel, many students find biking and walking to be the most convenient options, especially given the proximity of many housing options to the BYU-I campus. These methods are not only great for physical exercise but also offer a chance to explore Rexburg at a leisurely pace, all while being environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

Additionally, if you’re living in Rexburg without a personal vehicle, the Rexburg Walmart Shuttle is an excellent resource. This shuttle service offers a practical solution for students needing to run errands or shop for essentials. With 10 pick-up/drop-off locations around Rexburg, including Walmart, Aspen Village Apartments, Centre Square Apartments, The Gates Apartments, and several spots on the BYU-Idaho campus, it’s a convenient way to get around.

The shuttle runs all day long, taking about 45 minutes to an hour to complete its route through all the locations. To track the shuttle in real-time and view arrival times at each location, visit It’s recommended to arrive at your chosen location at least five minutes early, as the shuttle may arrive a few minutes ahead of schedule.

For those with limited time, it’s advisable to plan your shopping list in advance to make the most of the approximately 45-minute to 1-hour window before the shuttle’s return. However, if you’re not in a hurry, you can always take your time and catch the next shuttle. For tips on efficient shopping at Walmart, check out Explore Rexburg’s article, “How to Shop at Walmart in 45 Minutes.”

The Walmart shuttle is particularly convenient during the early hours of the morning when Walmart is less busy, making for a more relaxed shopping experience.

Final Thoughts

Navigating transportation in Rexburg doesn’t have to be complicated. From the convenience of the Salt Lake Express for longer trips to the community spirit of BYU-I Facebook ride boards and the simplicity of biking or walking, there are options to suit every need and preference. Plan your routes, connect with fellow students, and enjoy the journey in and around Rexburg.

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