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Below you will find information regarding services provided by Campus Bus, Riding Tips, Ridership Statistics, Financial Data, and other pertinent Information.


Riding Tips

The Campus Bus Service provides basic transportation on campus for the Indiana University community and Bloomington residents. The system operates as a fixed-route, scheduled service which is based on class times. Service is scheduled to have the maximum number of buses on campus during class times.


How to Ride the Bus:

  • Wait at designated bus stops only. For your safety buses may only board or alight passengers at designated stops. Since other persons may be waiting for a different bus please be attentive for your bus.
  • Board at the front door only. 
  • Do not stand forward of the white line in the front of the bus. This is a federal safety regulation to allow the bus driver a clear field of vision.
  • Move to the rear of the bus after boarding, so that as many as possible may board the bus.
  • Pull the stop request cord to signal the driver that you would like to exit at the next stop.
  • Exit at the rear door. This will expedite the boarding of passengers.
  • Do not cross in front of the bus after exiting. Wait until the bus has pulled away from the bus stop and you have a clear field of vision in both directions before crossing the street.



On days of inclement weather, generally, buses will be overcrowded. Plan to leave early on those days and expect a longer trip. When boarding a crowded bus, standees should move to the rear of the bus to allow additional passengers to board.


Laws require that no passengers stand in front of the line marked on the floor of the bus to ensure that the driver has a clear view and to protect passengers in the case of a sudden stop.



Night Owl Service
  • Weekday service operates from 7:30 AM to approximately 12:00 midnight Mon-Thurs and 7:30 AM to 3:00 AM on Fri.
  • Saturday service operates from 10:00 AM to approximately 3:00 AM.
  • Sunday service operates from 12:00 PM until approximately 10:00 PM. 
  • Campus Bus Service will operate regular weekday service on all holidays that classes are in session. 
  • Reduced service will be provided during University break periods.
  • No bus service is provided on Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.



  • Campus Bus Service is a fare free system. 
  • No fares are charged or collected from any passenger.



  • Campus Bus Service provides no transfers to other public transportation systems.



  • The Campus Bus Fleet is 100% accessible. All buses are equipped with a kneeling feature and a wheelchair ramp.


Ridership Statistics

2005-14 Ridership by Month

Ridership (Annual 2006-2014)


Financial Data

Transportation Fee Budget 2010-15

Comparative Financial Statements FY1999-FY2015


Campus Master Plan

Circulation and Parking


Other Information

Transportation Demand Management Plan 2012

External Funding IDS Article

Bus Stop Inventory & Master Plan Recommendations