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University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services: Bike E-newsletter
October 19, 2010

Get Your Ride Home Express Tickets Today

Have you or your student made holiday travel plans yet? Are you interested in saving time, money or both? Look no further! UK Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) is offering an alternative way to travel for UK students and employees headed to select cities. Tickets are now on sale for the PTS Ride Home Express, an express bus service travelling to 29 cities at the start and end of each academic break.

The PTS Ride Home Express will provide reliable, comfortable and affordable transportation to and from hometowns or break destinations during the three major academic breaks. The program offers significantly cheaper fares than airlines, and faster travel times than other major bus companies.

PTS has selected eight initial routes spanning five states, based on historical student geographical information provided by UK Admissions and Registrar’s Office. The final destinations include the metropolitan areas of Atlanta, GA; Charleston, WV; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Nashville, TN; Paducah, KY; Pikeville, KY and Whitesburg, KY. For individual route maps, visit

Round-trip fares for the PTS Ride Home Express range from $39-$129, with prices varying based on the final destination. Riders can purchase tickets through the Student Center Ticket Office in person, online at or by telephone at (859) 257-TICS (257-8427). Those interested in travelling on the Ride Home Express are encouraged to purchase tickets as soon as possible, as seating is limited.

The motor coaches used for PTS Ride Home Express offer many amenities, including restrooms, televisions and Wi-Fi.

For more information on the Ride Home Express, including a list of ticket prices, visit the Ride Home Express page or the Ride Home Express Frequently Asked Questions.

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