Buses & Shuttles Overview
Thousands of people visit the University of Kentucky campus each day. Transportation Services helps them get around once they're here by providing on-campus and off-campus bus service for UK students, employees and visitors.
UK's on-campus routes (the Blue, White,* Yellow, Green and Orange routes) operate on a continuous loop, providing riders with reliable and timely transportation. If you're looking to travel a little farther afield, consider UK's Free Citywide Transit program. This free service was developed through a partnership between Transportation Services and the Lexington Transit Authority (Lextran). It enables UK students and employees to travel all of Lextran's Lexington routes for free, simply by showing a University ID.
Transportation Services also offers several special shuttles throughout the year, including free transportation to and from the Blue Grass (LEX), Louisville (SDF) and Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati (CVG) airports for the Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks. A separate partnership with BreakShuttle gives students yet another travel option during academic breaks. This charter bus service operates three routes (Atlanta, Chicago and Cleveland) serving more than 15 cities, all within a six-hour radius of UK.
Chartered shuttle bus service is also offered by reservation. If you would like to schedule a charter bus, please review our bus charter information or contact the bus supervisor at 859-257-7202.
*Please Note: The White Route will not be in operation during the Fall 2020 academic semester. Instead, all available campus buses will operate on the clockwise Blue Route. This change is intended to decrease rider wait times during a period when the buses are running at reduced capacity.