There are many options for riding buses both around Ann Arbor and also to and from the city. The University buses stay on campus and are perfect for moving across campus (most importantly, from Central to North Campus). Simply wait at a stop until the bus arrives, and when you want to get off the bus, pull the yellow cord to signal the driver.
- Logistics, Transportation & Parking – Blue buses offer free transportation around campus. On this site are maps of the routes as well as hours of operation.
- MAGIC Bus – A website that provides GPS location and E.T.A. for blue buses.
- Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA–The Ride) – Routes around Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti (free with your Mcard!)
- Greyhound Buses – Budget transportation to popular locations like East Lansing
- Airbus – A cheap and easy way to get back and forth from the Detroit Airport during school breaks
- Michigan Flyer – A cheap and easy way to get back and forth from the Detroit Airport
- UM Detroit Center Connector
Riding a bicycle is a great way to get around campus and get some good exercise. But before you decide to use your bicycle around town there are a few things you should know:
- Invest in a good bike lock! It will pay off in the long run, bicycle theft is more common than you think.
- Lock your bike up in a well-lit area to something sturdy.
- Keep your bike well-maintained and it will last a lot longer and be more reliable.
- A seasonal tune-up at a local bike shop is always a good idea.
- Bicycles aren’t allowed on University buses.
Michigan can be pretty harsh on bikes in the winter – and so can Ann Arbor’s bike thieves. Here are some places where you can buy replacement parts, get repairs done, or even buy a whole new bike if you need it.
- Michigan Department of Transportation
- Michigan Drivers License and Plates Learn how to get a Michigan driver license or state I.D.
- Logistics, Transportation & Parking – University parking information.
- Parking in Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor parking information, including fines, permits, and different structures.
Taxi cabs are a great way to get around the city, and are fairly cheap too. Here are a few cab companies in Ann Arbor:
There are other alternatives to cab companies when looking for a lift late at night:
- NightRide – A late night ride service provided by AATA, only $5 per person.
- After Hours Transit Services – Services provided by the University after the buses stop running.
Need a way home but can’t afford plane tickets? Take Amtrak. It’s cheap, convenient, and you can do all your scheduling online just as you would for a plane trip. Remember: the station code for Ann Arbor is ARB.