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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!

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HOW TO RIDE

 
 
“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+ (13) Silver Loop
The (13) Silver Loop is the route you will use most on campus. This loop operates every 6 minutes Monday-Friday, 7:05 a.m.-6:15 p.m. This route serves the central core of campus and includes destinations such as:

  • First Street Towers
  • Earhart Residence Hall
  • Córdova Recreational Sports Center
  • Ford Dining Court
  • Northwestern Avenue
  • Purdue Memorial Union
  • Memorial Mall


View Silver Loop Details
2+ (14) Black Loop
The (14) Black Loop operates every 30 minutes Sunday through Saturday, 5:45 p.m.-12:05 a.m. This loop provides a safe way to travel at night to and from campus. 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
  • Long Term Parking (hourly)
  • Purdue Village


View Black Loop Details
3+ (27) Outer Loop
The (27) Outer Loop runs every 11 minutes Monday-Friday, 8:10 a.m.-6:20 p.m. The route runs counterclockwise around campus. Destinations along this route include:

  • Rawls Hall
  • Wang Hall
  • Cary Quad
  • Ford Dining Court
  • Owen Hall
  • Córdova Recreational Sports Center
  • Hillenbrand Hall
  • Harrison Hall
  • McCutcheon Hall
  • Purdue Village
  • Discovery Lot
  • Lynn Hall


View Outer Loop Details
4+ (28) Gold Loop
The (28) Gold Loop operates every 15 minutes Monday-Friday, 6:57 a.m.-6:12 p.m. This route serves:

  • Purdue Airport
  • NISW
  • Purdue Village
  • Shreve Hall
  • Hillenbrand Hall
  • McCutcheon Hall
  • Honors College
  • Class of 1950
  • Stewart Center
  • Memorial Mall
  • Discovery Lot


View Gold Loop Details
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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

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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.