Kentucky Wildcab

Kentucky Wildcab is a free, late night on-demand transportation option for UK students using four and six passenger vehicles. This free service is primarily designed to provide a ride home to UK students and their guests while promoting responsible late-night transportation decisions. It's funded, in part, by the UK Student Government Association and the Student Transportation Council and operated by Transportation Services.

Hours of Operation

Kentucky Wildcab runs Thursday through Saturday, from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m., when fall and spring semester classes are in session. 

Using Kentucky Wildcab

Rides are just a tap away! Download the UK Wildcab app, available on the App Store and Google Play, to request a ride. Average wait times are between 10 to 15 minutes; however, riders may experience shorter waits when demand is low and longer waits during peak demand. Once a ride has been requested, users receive an alert notifying them when the cab is on the way and when their ride has arrived at the scheduled pick-up point.  Kentucky Wildcab drivers will wait for three minutes before cancelling the ride and moving on to other requests. Students may be asked to show a valid student ID.

Requesting a Ride:

  1. Download the UK Wildcab app in the App Store or Google Play
  2. Log-in with your university linkblue credentials.
  3. Enter your phone number, to be sent ride updates
  4. Select "Start"
  5. Select a pick-up and drop-off location on the map or type in the addresses for these locations.
  6. Select "Confirm" to confirm your ride.

Where Can I Go?

The Kentucky Wildcab service area is limited to the general campus vicinity. The pre-established travel zone is designed to accommodate the majority of areas adjacent to campus frequented by students and is generally bounded by Clays Mill and Versailles Road to the west, Sixth Street to the north, Tates Creek to the east and Southland Drive to the south.

ADA Accessibility

Kentucky Wildcab operates several ADA-accessible vehicles. Users requiring special accessible accommodations may contact the assistance number provided below.

Service During Delays and Closures

In the event that the University is closed or operating on a delay or early dismissal, Kentucky Wildcab service will follow the established guidelines for Bus Policies During Delays and Closures. However, 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 at www.twitter.com/UKParking.

Contact Us

For technical assistance during Kentucky Wildcab hours of operation, call 859-323-RIDE (323-7433).

For general inquiries, email ukbuses@lsv.uky.edu and for comments and feedback, complete the Kentucky Wildcab Feedback Form.

Please Note: Kentucky Wildcab does not operate during summer and winter breaks, on the weekend of fall and spring graduation, the weekend of Thanksgiving break, and the weekend before or during spring break. Kentucky Wildcab also runs a restricted route of service during UK home football games.