Buses, Bicycles & More

It's easy to get around on campus without needing to walk long distances. Several services—most of which are no cost to you—are available to help you get to your destination. New to campus? Learn about all your options in the Michigan Transportation Musical.

U-M Buses

Michigan's Blue Buses run seven days a week year round except for major holidays. Don't forget to check out the Magic Bus for a real-time view of where your bus is headed!

MRide AATA Program

U-M students can ride Ann Arbor Transit Authority (AATA) buses for free. Just show your Mcard and ride any fixed-route bus anytime. 

Night Ride

Night Ride is a late-night, shared taxi service that anyone may use within the city of Ann Arbor. This service provides safe, low-cost transportation late at night and on major holidays. Call 734.528.5432 to request a trip. 

Ride Home

This free shared-ride taxi service will take you to your residence hall, parked vehicle or local residence after University transit buses and shuttles have concluded daily service (from 2:00 a.m. through 7:00 a.m.) seven days a week. A valid U-M ID is required to catch a Ride Home.

  • Central Campus: Rides are available from the Shapiro Undergraduate Library. Use the phone provided by the Library to call SafeRide at 734.647.8000 and select Option 2.
  • North Campus: Rides are available from the Duderstadt Center. The Duderstadt staff will book your ride home for you.

SafeRide

Coordinated by the University of Michigan Police Department (UMPD), SafeRide provides a free service as an alternative to walking alone at night. During the fall and winter semesters, the service is provided daily from 10:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m. To request a ride, call SafeRide at (734) 647-8000 and select Option 1. An employee from U-M Transportation Services will come to your campus location and drive you to your requested location (within a one-mile driving radius of Central and North campuses). During non-service hours, alternative service providers will be identified by UMPD.

Bicycles

Bicycles are an efficient mode of transportation, with bike rack areas at almost every residence hall, Northwood Community Apartment, academic building and campus recreational facility. The Parking and Transportation Services website contains all you need to know about biking basics, lockers, racks and more.

Bicycles cannot be left in the bike racks or with University Housing over the summer. Abandoned bikes will be collected by the Department of Public Safety and Security and if unclaimed will be disposed of within 30 days. At the end of the academic year please consider one of the following options:

Ship or Store:  To inquire about bicycle shipping or storage, you may wish to contact John's Pack and Ship or a vendor of your choice.

Donate: If you don't want to ship or store your bike, consider donating it to the University of Michigan. The bike will be used to support bike programs on campus. Check the Rec Sports web page for "Bike Donation" to find dates and times to bring your bike to the NCRB, CCRB, or Outdoor Adventures (at Elbel Field) during move-out. Make sure you see a staff member so we can record the bike as a donation. The staff will be able to provide you (or your parents) with a donation receipt.

Zipcar

Parking and Transportation Services has partnered with Zipcar, a car-sharing company, to provide several vehicles for the use of U-M students, staff and faculty. Learn more about Zipcars.

GreenRide Connect

Take advantage of this alternative transportation service and save money, help the environment and better manage your time. Use GreenRide Connect to access U-M's ridesharing network and search for other students who are potential matches for ridesharing.  GreenRide Connect makes it easy!

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Email: housing@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-3164