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Ride Free With Campus ID

University Shuttles

Get connected in, around,
and between campuses


Get connected in, around, and between campuses when you get a ride on the University’s shuttle fleet. Convenience and gas savings abound with the eleven shuttle lines available to get you to and from University of Rochester destinations.

No application is needed.
Just hop aboard, swipe your ID*, and enjoy the ride.
Rides are free with campus ID.
*except for Scottsville Road shuttle

Rides Are Free With Campus ID

All shuttles are free with a University ID so be ready to swipe your University of Rochester ID as you embark on your journey. Swiping helps ensure transportation services meet demand and support a safe and secure environment for riders.

Winter 2023-2024 Shuttle Schedules

Reduced shuttle service to the River Campus will begin on Tuesday, December 26. and end on Friday, January 12  Medical Center shuttles — Corporate Woods, Evening Staff Shuttle, and Lot 24-Scottsville Road — will operate according to their normal schedules during winter break (these schedules can be found in the section titled “Employee Shuttles”). There will be no shuttle service for any University shuttle routes on December 25 and January 1 due to University holidays.

The Orange/Blue Line connects students, faculty, and staff to the Eastman School of Music, River Campus, Medical Center, and South Campus during breaks.

Orange/Blue Line Winter Schedule

The Green Line offers easy access from River Camps to area shopping & entertainment destinations.

Green Line Winter Schedule

The Silver Line runs continuously weekdays between Zone 3 South, Wilmot, Intercampus Dr. at Library Rd., Towers, and Rush Rhees Library. Reduced hours of 7 am to 6 pm during breaks.

Silver Line Winter Schedule

Fall 2023 Shuttle Schedules

Fall shuttle service will begin on Monday, August 21 and end on Saturday, December 23. There will be no service on September 4, November 23, and November 24 due to University Holiday.

The Blue Line runs between Whipple Park, Southside/University Park, Medical Center, Goler House/College Town, and River Campus.

Blue Line Fall Schedule

The Green Line offers easy access from River Campus to popular local shopping and entertainment destinations:


The Orange Line offers daily morning and evening service between River Campus to Downtown Housing (East Ave., Monroe Ave., Alexander St.); this shuttle stops at Eastman Living Center on weekends and after 6:30 pm weekdays.

Orange Line Fall Schedule


The Red Line offers direct weekday service from Rush Rhees Library to Eastman Living Center weekdays (the Orange Line stops at Eastman after 6:30 p.m. and on weekends)

Red Line Fall Schedule

The Silver Line runs continuously weekdays between Zone 3 South, Wilmot, Intercampus Dr. at Library Rd., Towers, and Rush Rhees Library.

Silver Line Fall Schedule

Employee Shuttle Schedules

Following are employee shuttle schedules:

Offers convenient travel for meetings between the Medical Center, the Lattimore office building, Ronald McDonald House, and the Corporate Woods offices.

Corporate Woods Weekday Schedule

Real-Time Tracking

Where’s My Shuttle?

University shuttles are outfitted with real-time tracking equipment. Simply go to the TransLoc site on your computer or smartphone, or download the free smartphone app to see the buses on a map. Live tracking, arrival predictions, real-time capacity, and proximity alerts are also available for all University bus lines.

Did You Know?

What’s the Difference Between the University Shuttles and U-Pass?

University shuttles provide rides to and around University campuses, as well as local shopping and entertainment destinations. Rides are free with campus ID. No application is required.

U-Pass provides unlimited bus rides via RTS public transit around the city of Rochester and the surrounding counties. Must meet eligibility requirements. A completed application is required.

Bring your bike!

Shuttles are cycle-friendly

All University shuttles have racks on the front that hold up to two bicycles. If you wish to use the bike rack, signal the driver that you are going to the front of the bus. You’re responsible for loading and unloading your bicycle but it’s a convenient way to get around town when you need or want to add exercise to your commute.

Check out our handy tips for loading and unloading your bicycle from a shuttle bus.

Event Transportation

Need a Shuttle Bus
for Your Event?

Shuttle bus charter services are available for any University-related event by a University department, organization, or event organizer. Buses can be booked for local or long-distance travel. Round trip and continuous looping transportation is available for local travel.

Find out more

Operational Changes and
Safety Requirements During COVID-19

Face Masks No Longer Required

Masking is no longer required on University campuses or on University transportation/shuttles.

The University continues to encourage anyone who chooses to wear a mask to do so. It is important to remember that masking is a personal choice, and no individual should be shamed or ridiculed for choosing to wear one.

Cleaning of Shuttles

All shuttles are disinfected multiple times throughout the day to ensure hand rails and other commonly touched surfaces remain clean. All shuttles will be sanitized overnight. A hand sanitizer dispenser has been added to each shuttle bus. COVID-19 signage has also been placed on buses and shuttle stops.

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