For a college town, Radford offers very little in terms of public transportation—in fact, the city has none. You might think that this isn't a huge problem since the town is small, but stores that students need for food and living supplies are a good 45-minute walk away. University-provided transit does run to Walmart and Food Lion and can make stops along the way by student request, but this system is incredibly unreliable, and students often complain about being stranded for several hours due to "shift changes." The best ways to get around include walking or bringing a car, the latter of which most students do. If you don't have a car, try to become good friends with someone who has one. Radford is working to improve its transit system, but don't hold your breath. For now, the best way to get around Radford is a car.
In terms of long-distance travel, the closest airport is 45 minutes away, and you will definitely need a car or gracious ride from a friend to get there. There are no shuttle runs from the school to the airport or the Greyhound station in Roanoke. There is a home ride program offered for students who live along a certain route, but the timing is inconvenient and the tickets are often expensive.