Getting Around Ann Arbor

Logistics, Transportation, and Parking

The University’s Logistics, Transportation & Parking website has just about everything
you need to know about getting around campus and the surrounding community.
Information is available about the free campus bus options, vanpooling, parking permits,
visitor parking, patient parking, and university vehicle leasing.

Public transportation – TheRide

TheRide is Ann Arbor’s bus system and serves all of Ann Arbor and some locations in neighboring cities and towns. Individuals with a University of Michigan Mcard ID are able to ride FREE on any of TheRide’s regularly scheduled fixed-route buses. TheRide also offers NightRide, a late-night, shared-ride taxi service. The fare is $5.00 per person, cash only.


This is a convenient option for those who don’t own a car, but may occasionally need a vehicle. Fuel cost and insurances are usually included.

  • Zipcar: partnered U-M to provide special membership plans and rates. You can rent a variety of vehicle types by the hour or by the day.
  • Maven: is free to join and offers hourly and daily rates.