The AAATA, a not-for-profit unit of government, operates the local public transit system for the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area. AAATA enables the area's residents to reach their destinations at reasonable cost, and offers the region efficient, environmentally sound transportation alternatives. AAATA transportations include The College of Business Shuttle, The Ride, ExpressRide, Holiday Ride and Night Ride.

Campus Shuttle

Route 41 the College of Business Shuttle

Common destinations: Best Hall ¤ Boone Hall ¤ College of Business ¤ Downtown Ypsilanti ¤ Hoyt Conference Center ¤ Halle Library ¤ McKenny Hall ¤ Pray Harrold Hall ¤ Sill Hall ¤ Ypsilanti Transit Center.

The campus shuttle is free to all EMU students; proof of their student identification (EagleCard) required.

The Ride

The Ride is bus transportation for both Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor residents. Stops include downtown Ann Arbor, downtown Ypsilanti, Arborland Mall, Meijer, Depot Town, and Briarwood Mall. Route 3, 4A, 4B, 4C, and 5 travel nearly to campus; these routes, along with route 42,43 and 44,45,68, intersect with the two main campus shuttles listed above (41). Most of the buses can transport passengers from Ann Arbor to Ypsilanti, except for few bus routes such as the route 42, 43, 45, 47, and 44, 68, which are only found in Ypsilanti areas. The bus map and schedule booklet is available at the OIS and at the entry of all public buses. The map and schedule is also available online at The public ride is $1.50.

The AAATA also provides various other services including affordable private taxis, and buses. ExpressRide, Holiday Ride and Night Ride are just among the several other services by AAATA. Further information can be found by contacting the AAATA at (734) 996-0400, or visiting the AAATA website at

Other Transportation

Cabs / Taxis
There are also an abundance of cabs and taxis that are available within the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area.
Information on cabs/taxis can be found at

Uber and Lyft organize transportation from community drivers to pick up those that need transportation.

The Greyhound bus line
The greyhound bus line connects you with many different cities and states across the United States. You can easily travel to places such as Chicago, New York, Grand Rapids, St. Louis, and other cities. The Greyhound website has all the bus stations you can travel to within the United States as well as schedules and fares. The nearest stations to EMU are in Ann Arbor is located at 116 W Huron St, Ann Arbor, and in Detroit Michigan at 1001 Howard St, Detroit. For more information on Greyhound you can visit their website at

MegaBus services Ann Arbor with direct trips to Chicago. They provide daily service to Chicago that can cost as low as $1 (really!) but are typically under $20 each way. The closest station is in Ann Arbor on State St, just north of Eisenhower Parkway. For more information on MegaBus you can visit their website at

The Amtrak train provides rail transportation to various cities within the United States. Amtrak has been the primary source for passenger rail transportation and is a reliable way to travel if you do not want to fly or drive. Their website has locations, schedules and fares.
The closest stations:

  • Ann Arbor, (325 Depot Street)
  • Detroit, (11 West Baltimore Avenue)
For more information on Amtrak you can visit their website at

The OISS does not endorse or recommend any of the above companies. They are provided merely as an informational resource.

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