Getting Around (The Basics)


The University's 12 bus routes carry approximately 7.2 million passengers per year. The bus system is free to the general public, and generally operates from about 5:00 AM to about 2:30 AM weekdays (7:00 AM to about 3:00 AM weekends), with reduced hours during spring/summer terms and on holidays. Be sure to check the routes and schedules section for exact operating times.

Additionally, you can:

  • Check out our Magic Bus system for real-time bus arrival data.
  • Use Google Maps or your favorite transit app to plan trips using the most updated information.
  • Use your smartphone to "scan the sign" and retrieve an up-to-date, full schedule at any campus bus stop.
  • Check out the Campus Information Center's interactive campus map for a full and customizable bus system map.
  • Through the MRide program, any member of the University community with a yellow MCard can ride AAATA "TheRide" routes without cost. Just swipe your card at the AAATA bus fare box and ride! Find more information on this program on AAATA's website.

SafeRide and Late Night Services (Fall/Winter Terms Only)

In addition to operating many residential-area bus routes until 3:00 AM (fall/winter terms only), from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM Transit Services also offers on-demand, free van service for students and staff to/from locations within a specified distance of campus.

  • Those who wish to use the service must have a valid MCard and should contact the Department of Public Safety directly at (734) 647-8000.
  • See the after-hours transit services page for other late-night services.


If you need short- or long-term assistance in moving about campus due to an injury or disability, Transit Services is happy to help! Paratransit service operates weekdays year-round, offering curb-to-curb service for eligible members of the University community.

  • Students, faculty, and staff who would like to use this service should first contact the Services for Students with Disabilities office, at (734) 763-3000 or visit their website.
  • For more information, visit the paratransit page.

Chartered Services

For University-affiliated groups, Transit Services offers chartered vehicles at competitive rates. Vehicles available (with driver) include full-size transit coaches, paratransit vehicles, and sedans. Range limit and other conditions apply.

Questions, Comments, and Suggestions

Transit Services seeks to be a leader in safety, service, and convenience for the Campus and Ann Arbor communities. Please contact us during weekday business hours at (734) 764-7475 with your questions, comments, and suggestions.