University Transportation Services provide safe, free transportation to all students, faculty, administrators, alumni and staff through the Department of Public Safety.
Our bus system operates four scheduled routes which connect the Washington Square campus with locations that are beyond a reasonable walking distance from the center of campus. The system generally operates during the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session from 7 a.m. to 12 midnight on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 12 midnight on weekends.
Free overnight Safe Ride Van Service is provided 7 Days Per Week when fall and spring semester classes are in session. Safe Ride is a shared ride, on demand van service, intended to provide safe overnight transportation to and from NYU facilities. Passengers who require transportation during these hours should request a van by using the NYU Mobile App or by calling the Department of Public Safety at 212-992-VANS (212-992-8267). A Safe Ride van, operated by Academy Bus, will then be dispatched. The average wait time for a van is 15 minutes, but wait times during busy periods may be longer.
A valid NYU ID, Langone ID, or Alumni card is required to board any campus transportation vehicle, and it must be presented to the bus or van operator when boarding. Bus passes are available for guests from residence hall managers or the Department of Public Safety Office at 7 Washington Place.
Please do not eat or drink while on board any vehicle.
Vehicles will pick up and drop off passengers at designated stops only. Drivers are not permitted to allow passengers to board after the door has been closed at a bus stop. This rule is for our passengers’ safety.
Scheduled times may be printed from the Department of Public Safety website at www.nyu.edu/ride. Departure as listed within all timetables are approximate, and due to New York City traffic congestion, your trip may be delayed. Please plan your trip accordingly and allow for sufficient time when riding University Transportation vehicles. Your patience is appreciated when delays occur, and University Transportation apologizes for any such delays that you may encounter.
New York University's Office of Public Safety is committed to providing quality campus transportation services to all members of the NYU community. For individuals with physical disabilities, every bus and trolley operated on our scheduled routes is accessible.
Passengers who require an accessible Safe Ride van should clearly state the need for such an accommodation when requesting Safe Ride service. There is always at least one accessible van in service during Safe Ride operating hours.
If you are a person with a disability using our service for the first time, do not hesitate to identify yourself as such, as this will help the bus and van operators to better serve you.
|Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Terms|
|September 2||Start of Fall Semester |
|September 7||Labor Day: No transportation services.|
|October 12||Fall Recess: Friday Schedule|
|November 25||Final trips depart 715 Broadway at approximately 5:00 PM.|
|November 26-28||Thanksgiving Holiday: No transportation services.|
|November 29||Service Resumes|
|December 10-23||Final Exams Period: Overnight Safe Ride van service is replaced by scheduled bus service to and from Bobst Library|
|December 23||Final day of fall semester service. Final trips depart 715 Broadway at approximately 5:00 PM|
|December 24-January 24||No transportation services|
|January 25||Start of Spring Semester|
|February 16||Presidents Day: Friday Transportation Schedule |
|March 11||Final trips depart 715 Broadway at approximately 5:00 PM|
|March 12-19||No transportation services|
|May 5-17||Final Exams Period: Overnight Safe Ride van service is replaced by scheduled bus service to and from Bobst Library|
|May 17||Final day of Spring Semester service|
|May 18-22||No transportation services|
|May 23-August 16||Summer Service (no service on weekends)|