Travel Options

UGo NightRide Shuttles

View the NightRide Shuttles map.

The University provides a comprehensive nighttime shuttle service to the entire campus community on a fixed schedule along highly used routes. The goal of NightRide is to provide safe, timely, and reliable transportation during late-night hours to students, faculty, and staff throughout campus and the Hyde Park neighborhood.

Shuttles run approximately every 20 to 30 minutes throughout the evening. The routes cover the campus core as well as the Hyde Park neighborhood. Riders are able to access a shuttle within one to two blocks of nearly every building on campus. Routes are designated with specific University destinations in mind to make traveling around campus easy. All College Housing residence halls are designated as a destination stop.

Shuttles leave their hub area approximately every 15-30 minutes; see the schedule below. To track the movement of the shuttles, check the TransLoc system on a mobile app and on display monitors in the lobbies of some campus buildings. TransLoc provides the most up-to-date information of all NightRide shuttle locations, arrival times, and any route announcements.

Starting Autumn Quarter 2014 all, UGo Shuttle riders are asked to tap their valid University of University of Chicago Medicine ID on a card reader each time they board a shuttle. See the Shuttle ID Guidelines page for more information.

NightRide Schedule

Hours of operation:

  • Sunday through Wednesday: 5 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Thursday through Saturday: 5 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Shuttles Start Near the Transit Hub

  • North Route – in front of Regenstein Library on 57th Street
  • South Route – in front of Regenstein Library on 57th Street
  • East Route – in front of Ellis Parking Garage across from Ratner Atheletic Facilities
  • Central Route – southwest corner of University Avenue and 57th Street

Schedule

  • 5 p.m. to midnight – Each route operates on approximate wait time of 15-20 minutes
  • Midnight to close – Frequency is reduced to every 30 minutes. Shuttles will leave the hub on the hour and half-past the hour
  • For all routes, the final departure from the transit hub is at 3:30 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and at 5:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday

The NightRide system is continually monitored and evaluated to provide the best, most useful service. Riders are invited to offer feedback on the NightRide program to nightride@lists.uchicago.edu.

In addition to NightRide, any students, faculty, or staff members can use a Safety Escort, a service of the University of Chicago Police Department. Anyone feeling concerned about their safety can call the UCPD at 773.702.8181 and the next available patrol car will be sent to follow you to your destination.

South Loop Shuttle - Service will resume Friday, October 3

The South Loop Shuttle departs Friday and Saturday nights from 57th Street and University Avenue and drops off at the south entrance of Roosevelt Station in the South Loop. The shuttle from the South Loop back to campus picks up riders at the same place, the south entrance of Roosevelt Station. The shuttle departs campus beginning at 6 p.m., every hour on the hour through midnight. The shuttle leaves Roosevelt Station beginning at 6:30 p.m., every hour on the half hour through 12:30 a.m.

Use Roosevelt Station to connect to Red, Green, and Orange line trains and several CTA bus routes. Visit transitchicago.com for more information. Show your UChicago ID or University of Chicago Medicine ID to ride the free South Loop Shuttle.

The South Loop Shuttle does not operate during academic breaks.