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Campus Shuttles

Campus Bus & Shuttle Routes

Buses do not operate on a set time schedule. Instead, they operate on a headway system with continuous, frequent service. No need to learn complicated or confusing bus schedules - simply find the nearest bus stop and the next bus is never far away.

All campus routes - as well as the Red Mile (Lextran 15) service frequently used by the campus community - are viewable real-time on Transloc, UK’s GPS-based bus locating system. Transloc can be accessed at uky.transloc.com and via the free Transloc Rider Android, iPhone and Blackberry apps. Additionally, you may send a text message to 41411 with UKY and the appropriate stop number to receive a message back listing the next three arrival times for that stop.

Route Operation Departure
Blue Route Monday - Friday
6:45 am - 8:00 pm
Every 7 -10 minutes
White Route Monday - Friday
6:45 am - 8:00 pm
Every 7 -10 minutes
Green Route Monday - Friday
6:45 am - 8:00 pm
Every 15 minutes
Yellow Night Route Monday - Friday
7:00 pm - midnight
Every 15 or 30 minutes
On-Demand Service Sunday - Friday
hours vary by day
Call 221-RIDE (7433) for pick-up.

Service limited to UK Campus.

Orange Route (UK HealthCare) Monday - Friday
5:00 am - midnight
Every 3-5 minutes
Pink Route (Kentucky Clinic) Monday - Friday
6:45 am - 9:00 am
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Lextran Campus Loop (Route 14)

New for 2015-2016, the enhanced route (Lextran Route 14) will now operate as two overlapping routes (Blue and White) travelling in opposite directions. The new bi-directional campus loop ensures that all areas of campus are less than a 5 minute walk from any bus stop and provides easy access in either direction so that students and employees arrive at their destinations faster than it would take to walk the same distance.

The Blue Route (Lextran 14) buses will run clockwise from Commonwealth Stadium to the west along Limestone, with its first stops at Cooper and Ag Science. The White Route (Lextran 14) buses will operate in a counterclockwise direction from the Stadium to the east along University toward the W.T. Young Library, with its first stops at Complex Drive and Huguelet Drive.

Campus Area Transit

The Campus Area Transit fleet buses support four routes serving the campus community. This includes the Green Route connector and the Yellow Night Route, which operate during the fall and spring semesters, and the UK HealthCare Route and Kentucky Clinic Shuttle, both of which operate year-round. During the summer months and academic breaks, Parking and Transportation Services operates a Break Route that provides service to the entire campus.

How to Ride Campus Buses

  • Buses are only permitted to stop at designated bus stops. Do not attempt to flag down the bus at other locations.
  • Look for the route name displayed on the front of the bus.
  • Wait to board until riders have finished exiting the bus.
  • To indicate that you need to depart the bus, pull the cord above the window or say "Next Stop" to alert the driver; be sure to do so with enough advance notice for the driver to safely come to a stop. Allow the bus to come to a complete stop before you stand to exit. Exit at the rear when possible.
  • If you have any questions about your trip, ask the driver.

Bus Service During Delays and Emergency Closures

In the event that the University is operating on a delay, closure or early dismissal, the campus bus service will follow the guidelines listed below. However, bus service operating during campus emergency closures and delays will be contingent upon campus conditions. Service may be interrupted due to imminent severe weather, road conditions, or at the direction of emergency officials. Any updates to service will be communicated in real-time on the TransLoc Rider app and at www.twitter.com/UKParking.

  • Closure: Blue and White Routes (Lextran Route 14) and Green Route (Connector) will operate. Purple Route (UK HealthCare), Pink Route (Kentucky Clinic), Yellow Night Route and On-Demand service will run on normal schedule, unless circumstances prevent.
  • Delay: Blue and White Routes (Lextran Route 14) and Green Route (Connector) will operate as normal, as circumstances allow. Purple Route (UK HealthCare), Pink Route (Kentucky Clinic), Yellow Night Route and On-Demand service will run on normal schedule, unless circumstances prevent.
  • Early Dismissal: Blue and White Routes (Lextran Route 14) and the Green Route (Connector) will continue to operate on a normal schedule. Purple Route (UK HealthCare), Pink Route (Kentucky Clinic), Yellow Night Route and On-Demand service will run on normal schedule, unless circumstances prevent.
  • Delay Turned to Closure: Blue and White Routes (Lextran Route 14) and the Green Route (Connector) will operate as normal, as circumstances allow. Purple Route (UK HealthCare) and Pink Route (Kentucky Clinic) will run on normal schedule, unless circumstances prevent. Yellow Night Route and On-Demand service will run on normal schedule, unless circumstances prevent.
  • Kentucky Clinic Early Dismissal/Closure: In the event that the Kentucky Clinic does not open for the day, the Pink Route (Kentucky Clinic) will not run. In the event that the Kentucky Clinic closes early, the Pink Route (Kentucky Clinic) will cease operation one hour after the Clinic officially closes.