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Navigating campus and Greater Lafayette is free and easy with a Purdue Student ID!

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Navigating campus and Greater Lafayette is free and easy with a Purdue Student ID!

Your health and safety are our top priorities. 

 

We know safety and cleaning protocols are important, especially on campus.

Each night, our buses are extensively cleaned and made ready for the next day. Here are a few other things you need to know that will help keep you, our drivers, and our community safe. 

 

 

By order of Governor Holcomb, passengers ages 8 and older must wear a protective face covering while on the bus or CityBus property effective Monday, July 27. Some exemptions may apply for health and safety reasons.


A mask or other face covering may be factory-made, sewn by hand, or improvised from household items such as scarfs, bandanas, and t-shirts. The mouth and nose should be covered.

While on the bus, please:

  • Be respectful and make good choices.
  • Try to physically distance yourself from other riders.
  • Wear a face covering at all times.
  • Utilize the wipes and hand sanitizer on the buses.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Do not utilize the bus system if you are sick, unless you are seeking medical attention.

Here are a few things you can expect from us:

  • Cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer will be available on all campus buses.
  • We deep clean and sanitize our fleet every night.
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It's easy to learn to ride CityBus!


Scroll through to learn how to ride the bus with these six easy steps.

If you have questions or need assistance, we're happy to help. Simply contact us.

 
 
  • #1



    Find your bus stop!






    Follow the instructions on the MyCityBus app. You’ll be looking for a bus stop sign that looks like the picture shown.

  • #2



    Look for and read the bus’s head sign.






    The head sign provides the bus number and route name. For Route 5, you will see "5 Happy Hollow" displayed. Other buses pass by and even stop at the same bus stop so be sure the bus number matches the bus you wish to get on.

  • #3



    Flag the bus to stop by waving or holding your arm up.






    At a bus stop, you'll need to flag the bus to stop. Simply wave or hold your arm in the air to signal the driver to pull over. Once the bus is fully stopped, the front doors will open.

  • #4



    Enter through the front doors of the bus.






    Once the bus has come to a complete stop, the front doors will open. Please remember to always enter the bus through the front doors.

    Show your Purdue ID to the driver and then find a seat.

  • #5



    Pull the cord when your stop is next to signal the driver to stop.






    When your stop is close, you’ll need to pull the cord so the driver will stop.

  • #6



    Get off the bus using the back doors.






    Only stand up when the bus has come to a full stop and then exit using the back doors. Sometimes they will open automatically or you may have to push. Just be sure to watch your step!

    After you get off, be sure to wait until the bus pulls away and look both ways before crossing the street.

“I had no idea how to use the bus to get around campus. These resources and the MyCityBus app helped me feel more comfortable.”
- Keaton J.
“It's so easy to use the CityBus loops around campus. I don't know how I'd get around without them!”
- Amy R.

Campus loops may seem a little like scheduled chaos, but we promise you'll quickly get the hang of it.

 

Before jumping on a bus...

...or even using the MyCityBus app, it is important to familiarize yourself with campus routes and how they function. Additionally, using the MyCityBus app will provide bus information to get you anywhere on campus and throughout the Greater Lafayette area.

 
There are several routes that run through campus, and we've outlined the top four for new riders in the section below.

But before you get started, remember these two key tips: Take time to ride all loops so you can get familiar with where they go, and all campus loops will bring you back to where you started. So, if you get on the wrong bus, you can ride that one until you get back to your starting point!

 

View Campus Loops   Download Campus Map

Get to know our campus loops.

There are several routes that run through campus. However, we've highlighted the top four routes for new riders.

And by using the MyCityBus mobile app, you'll be able to easily navigate anywhere on and off of campus. Click on a route to view details.

1+ (14) Black Loop
The (14) Black Loop operates every 30 minutes Sunday through Saturday, 5:45 p.m.-12:15 a.m.

This route serves all of campus. It operates in the evenings seven days a week, and can get you to your destination after the other campus loops have ended for the day.

Destinations along this route include:

  • Tower Acres
  • Córdova Recreational Sports Center
  • Cary Quad
  • Armstrong Hall
  • Physics
  • Purdue Memorial Union
  • Stewart Center
  • Purdue Police Department
  • Discovery Learning Research Center
  • Discovery Parking Lot
  • Purdue Airport (9:03 pm ONLY)
  • Long Term Parking (hourly)
  • Purdue Village

2+ (15 A&B) Tower Acres
The (15) Tower Acres operates throughout campus, but has a split in service to Tower Acres.

Please note: There is NOT a 15 bus, you will need to choose either the 15A or 15B bus depending on your destination.

Both the 15A and 15B buses travel the SOLID ORANGE line on the campus map.

15A operates every 8 minutes Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m.-6:20 p.m.

15B operates every 20 minutes Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m.-6:20 p.m.

The route is divided into two parts for the 2020-21 school year. This route serves the central core of campus and the Greek and student living communities located in the northwest area of campus. Please refer to the Campus Map for specific details.

Destinations along this route include:

  • Northwestern Ave.
  • Purdue Memorial Union
  • Beering Hall
  • Circle Pines (15A ONLY)
  • Tower Dr

3+ (17) Ross Ade
The (17) Ross Ade runs every 8 minutes Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m.-6:12 p.m.

This loop provides service from Ross Ade Stadium and Discovery Park Lot to the academic core of campus.

Destinations along this route include:

  • Ross Ade parking lot
  • University Street
  • Purdue Memorial Union
  • Beering Hall
  • Krannert
  • Young Hall
  • Lynn Hall
  • Purdue Village
  • Purdue Student Health Center

4+ (28) Gold Loop
The (28) Gold Loop operates every 15 minutes Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m.-6:15 p.m.

This route serves:

  • Purdue Village
  • McCutcheon Hall
  • Class of 1950
  • Stewart Center
  • Memorial Mall
  • State Street
  • Niswonger Aviation Technology Building
  • Purdue Airport

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Find your way just about anywhere with the MyCityBus mobile app.

 

Using the MyCityBus app, you can access transit schedules and real-time GPS-based bus location information, track your bus on a map, and receive transit news and route-specific alerts.

Search for “MyCityBus” in your smartphone’s app store. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can plan a trip on our website here.

 

Using the app is easy and will get you where you need to go!

We've created a couple of resources for you that explain how to use the MyCityBus mobile app. Scroll down for text and picture tutorial or select "Watch Tutorial" for a quick video summary.

 

Watch Tutorial

View Steps

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Find your way just about anywhere with the MyCityBus mobile app.

 

Using the NEW MyCityBus app, you can access transit schedules and real-time GPS-based bus location information, track your bus on a map, and receive transit news and route-specific alerts.

Search for “MyCityBus” in your smartphone’s app store. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can plan a trip on our website here.

 

Using the app is easy and will get you where you need to go!

We've created a couple of resources for you that explain how to use the MyCityBus mobile app. Scroll down for text and picture tutorial or select "Watch Tutorial" for a quick video summary.

 

Watch Tutorial

View Steps

#1

Open the app.

 

To get started—open the app, click on the blue-lined menu in the upper left corner, and click "Plan a Trip."

 

Next Step

 


#2

Enter your starting location.

 

Click in the "Departing From" box and either select "My Location"—if you're in the location you are departing from—or begin to type to find the location you'll be leaving from. 

 

Next Step

 

#3

Enter your arrival destination.

 

Click in the "Going To" box to enter the location where you'd like to arrive. 

 

Next Step

 

#4

Select your departure or arrival time.

 

Select either "Leave By" or "Arrive By" (the app will list information based on your selection), the day you wish to travel, and the time.

 

Next Step

 

#5

Click the option that best suits your travel needs.

 

When your option appears, you may have several departure or arrival times to choose from, including walking. Simply select the one that best fits your travel needs.

 

Next Step

 

#6

Scroll down and review the detailed information.

 

Simply scroll down to see a map, bus stop information, directions, bus route, duration of travel, and more.

 

That's it! It's easy to plan a trip with MyCityBus!

 

Still have questions?

Simply contact us, and we'll be happy to help.