Campus Bus and Accessible Transportation Study

Transportation consultant Nelson Nygaard has completed their study of on-campus accessible transportation and campus bus services. The complete report is available online. No changes to accessible transportation or campus bus services are planned at this time, but Transportation Services will review the recommendations and implement as appropriate in the future.

Changes coming to Campus Bus for Fall 2012

Transportation Services at the University of Wisconsin - Madison is announcing changes to campus bus services (the 80 routes) starting fall 2012. A budget deficit of $1 million and a significant amount of construction in the campus area has caused changes to routes. The following service changes will be effective August 26th, 2012:

  • Route 81 will be adjusted to the same frequency as route 82 – 30 minutes.
  • Route 85 will be absorbed to form the “new” route 80.
  • Route 81 & 82 geography will be adjusted to accommodate Memorial Union construction.
  • Route 80 geography will be adjusted to accommodate Memorial Union construction.

While some bus stops may no longer be served, other stops will see improved service. Transportation Services encourages all members of the UW - Madison community to familiarize themselves with the changes by visiting Madison Metro’s Madison Metro's website.

Campus Bus Routes

The UW Campus Bus is free to all riders. Click on the route number below for schedules and maps. All campus routes are also on the official UW campus map. When riding the campus bus, be sure to remain behind the yellow standee line at the front of the bus for safety. Standing beyond this line obscures the driver's view and can lead to crashes.

Routes 80 and 84 provide daytime service. Service calendar for Routes 80 and 84.

Routes 80, 81, and 82 provide nighttime service. Service calendar for Routes 81 and 82.

Madison Metro City Routes

Madison Metro runs routes that travel within campus and throughout the city. Visit or call 266-4466.Hard copies of the ride guide are available on all Madison Metro buses and Transportation Services Offices.


Check Madison Metro's Detour Page for up-to-date transit detours for both campus and city routes.