KU on Wheels
KU on Wheels is the bus system run by the university. Bus stops include the residence halls, the KU campus, downtown Lawrence and other destinations. These buses are free to ride with a student ID. These bus lines do not operate during Summer Semester or during KU breaks.
Lawrence Transit System (“The T”)
You can also use the Lawrence city bus system. The bus is free to ride with a KU ID. The “T” runs all over town with numerous routes, some routes also include on-campus stops. Please note that buses do not run on Sundays or holidays. For more information and schedules, pick up a “transit guide”, available on any bus, or visit http://lawrencetransit.org/. You can also download the “MV Transit Where’s My Bus?” app from iTunes or the Google Play store. See http://lawrencetransit.org/mobile-tools for more information.
SafeRide & SafeBus
SafeBus and SafeRide (safebus.ku.edu) are free for KU students & staff with your KU ID. SafeBus has fixed bus routes between campus and main areas in Lawrence and runs from 9 pm until 3 am Thursday through Saturday during Fall and Spring Semesters. SafeBus does not operate during the summer or during class breaks and holidays. You do not need to call to make arrangements for the SafeBus.
SafeRide is similar to a taxi and runs from 10:30 pm to 2:30 am every night during Fall and Spring Semesters and Thursday through Saturday during Summer Semester. SafeRide does not operate during class breaks and holidays. You can arrange for a SafeRide by calling 864-SAFE (7233) for SafeRide.
Taxis in Lawrence
Although there are taxis in Lawrence, they may not be what you are accustomed to at home. You will need to call ahead to get a taxi as it will generally take at least 20 minutes for a taxi to pick you up. If you know you will need a taxi at a certain time, it is best to call several hours or several days in advance to request that a taxi pick you up at the designated time. You can find taxi companies by visiting www.Lawrence.com, selecting “business directory”, and searching for “taxis”. Or you can search for “taxis” on www.yellowpages.com.
There are several companies that offer shuttle service between Lawrence and Kansas City International Airport. These shuttles will be less expensive than taking a taxi to the airport but will need to be booked in advance. Check with AEC staff for information about the shuttle companies we use most often.
UBER service exists in Lawrence and can be another possibility for you to get around Lawrence or get into Kansas City. Please see https://www.uber.com/cities/lawrence for more details.
The K-10 Connector is a bus service run by RideKC, the Kansas City transit service. The K-10 Connector bus runs between Lawrence and Johnson County Community College (JCCC) in Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City. The K-10 Connector only costs $3.00 per ride, however, the K-10 Connector is primarily a commuter service and only operates Monday – Friday from about 6 am until 6 pm, with a couple buses Monday – Thursday evenings. Service during the summer is more limited and service during school breaks and holidays is even more limited. See http://ridekc.org/routes/510-k10-connector for a route map, the bus schedule, and more information about the K-10 Connector. The Carlsen Center transit center is located at JCCC, which is the end of the K-10 Connector route. This will allow you to get to other places in Kansas City. See http://ridekc.org/locations/jccc_carlsen_center for information on buses that stop at the Carlsen transit center.
Enterprise Car Share
Enterprise, a national car rental company, has recently set up a Car Share service on the KU campus. There are three cars on the KU campus which can be rented by anyone over 18 years of age who has a valid driver’s license from any country. You must also have a major credit card in your name to rent the car. Application, membership, and hourly rental fees apply. See www.EnterpriseCarShare.com/ku for more information on the Enterprise Car Share service at KU.