Campus Bus and Accessible Transportation Study

Transportation consultant group 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.

Campus Bus Routes

The UW Campus Bus is free to all riders. Click on the route number below for schedules and maps. All campus bus stops are on the interactive 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.

Material Transport on Madison Metro Buses

The research and medical functions of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the UW Hospital require that materials sometimes be transported across campus. Madison Metro restricts, and may deny, the transport of any item on its buses. Materials that Metro generally restricts includes, but is not limited to: flammable liquids; dangerous, toxic or poisonous substances; storage batteries; vessels containing caustic materials, chemicals, acids or alkalis; fishing rods which are not broken down or have unsecured or exposed hooks or lures; ski poles unless secured to skis or have tip covers; sheet glass and sharp objects. Metro may also deny transport of any other item that the driver perceives as hazardous. To reduce the likelihood of UW research materials that are not infectious or do not otherwise present a safety threat being rejected for transport on Metro buses, Transportation Services has implemented the Metro Bus Material Tranport Policy.

Please use the Metro Bus Material Tranport Label (PDF) when transporting such materials.

Madison Metro City Routes

Madison Metro runs routes travelling 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.

Finals Week Overnight Shuttle Pilot

From Dec. 14-21, 2017, the UW Transportation Services, the Division of Student Life, and College Library teamed up to provide a late night pilot shuttle service that ran between College Library and University Residence Halls for students studying for finals. Funded by Division of Student Life and Transportation Services, the pilot shuttle which ran every 30 minutes on the half hour from midnight - 6 a.m., Dec. 14-21. During finals week, this service supplemented other late travel options, such as SAFEwalk (available at 608-262-5000 until 1 a.m.) and bus routes 81 and 82, which aren't available all night.

There was no charge to board the shuttle. All shuttles are Badger Bus vehicles and are wheelchair accessible. See the announcement from the Division of Student Life here.

To view the shuttle map and schedule: Finals Week Overnight Shuttle Pilot map and schedule PDF

UW Health Shuttles

Shuttles run by UW Health (CSC/HSLC to WID/MIR Shuttle, Lot 76 to University Bay Drive and University Station Shuttle, Lot 76 and 131 to CSC Shuttle) have their schedules available on the SMPH Commuting Options page.