The University of Washington: Facilities Services

How to Ride

Interested in taking the NightRide shuttle?

Here’s our guide to a safe and smooth trip:


1)Head to your nearest NightRide shuttle stop.

  • Alder Hall
  • - wait outside District Market, south side of NE Campus Parkway at Metro Bus Stop
  • IMA
  • - the stop is located in front of the IMA, next to the E98 parking lot
    - NightRide does not stop at the IMA after midnight
  • Communications building
  • - Westside of Stevens Way at the Metro bus stop
  • HUB (Husky Union Building)
  • - Westside of Stevens Way at the Metro bus stop
  • Garfield Lane
  • - Northside of Stevens Way at the bus turnout
  • Meany Hall
  • - Northside of Stevens Way at the Metro bus stop
  • Flagpole
  • - Eastside of Memorial Way at the bus shelter

2) A shuttle will come by to pick you up within 20 minutes; 30 minutes after midnight.

    • You can check out our schedule, or see live shuttle progress by downloading our Android or iOS shuttle tracking apps.

  • 3) Make sure that your destination is within one of the two shuttle zones, then make sure that you board the appropriate shuttle.

    • For example, if heading to Poplar Hall, make sure you board the west zone shuttle; if heading to a fraternity or sorority house, board the east zone shuttle.
    • After midnight, the NightRide shuttle serves both the east and west zones.

    4) When boarding, tell the driver where you would like to be dropped off.

    • Some drivers prefer exact street addresses, others prefer intersections/cross streets and will ask for more directions once at the intersection.
    • If you decide to deboard the shuttle at a location other than what you told the driver, be sure to let him or her know so that they don’t have to continue driving to your destination.

    5) Show the driver your Husky Card (U-PASS) if asked.

    6) Ride the shuttle and be respectful of the driver and other passengers.


    Check out our FAQ’s if you have more questions about NightRide! You can always contact us at shuttles@uw.edu or at (206) 685-3146 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.