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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?
Given Michigan's expansive campus, it is relatively easy to get from point A to point B. Though buses are available when needed, walking is Michigan's best mode of transportation. Most classes are no more than a 10-minute walk apart, and the University's "Michigan Time" policy allots walking time into even the busiest of schedules. Biking popularity is also on the rise. Local bicycle stores comply with the University's academic calendar, renting out bikes by the semester. Recent installations of bike racks outside of many campus buildings also encourage this mode of transportation. University bus stops are conveniently located near most major University facilities, some routes even making stops in nearby off-campus neighborhoods. Though arrival times can be unpredictable, interactive touch-screen maps are installed in a number of bus stops to track the shuttles as they move through their routes. These maps can also be accessed through the "MBus" iPhone app.
Students often complain about the lack of University-provided buses on the weekends, and the jam-packed late-night shuttles back to North Campus. Ann Arbor's public transportation is even more unreliable, running at odd hours and often requiring transfers. If you find yourself in need of a ride outside of Ann Arbor, finding a car (or looking into renting a Zipcar) will be worth your while. Fortunately, however,most—if not all—necessities can be found right on campus.
Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?
Monday–Friday 11 p.m.–6 a.m., Saturday–Sunday 7 p.m.–7:30 a.m.
Daily 10 p.m.–2 a.m.
Daily 2 a.m.–7 a.m.
Campus ShuttleWhat's This?
The bus stops every 10 minutes at points scattered throughout South Campus (athletic facilities), Central Campus, and North Campus.
Public TransitWhat's This?
Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA or "The Ride")
There are more than 1,500 bus stops located around campus.
(745) 973-6500 business office
(745) 973-6997 TDD
331 S. Fourth Ave.
Nearest AirportWhat's This?
Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Detroit Metro is only 20 miles east of campus, approximately 30 minutes away.
Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?
The Greyhound bus terminal is in downtown Ann Arbor, approximately 10 blocks from campus.
Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?
The Amtrak train station is near downtown Ann Arbor, about one mile from the Union and Central Campus.