Nite Ride - (319) 384-1111


  • Nite Ride is a safe means of transportation for women only.
  • Full-time University of Iowa Security Officers operate the mini-bus at all times and never check IDs.
  • No need to make that long walk home alone after a night out or studying.

Downtown Route

Schedule: Friday, and Saturday: 10.00 pm – 6:00 am

Pickup Location: The intersection of Clinton St. and Washington St. just south of the Pentacrest.

Drivers reserve the right to refuse service to passengers. Passengers who are too intoxicated to stand or walk on their own or are vomiting on the bus will not be tolerated. A $100 clean-up fee for bodily excretions may be charged to a passenger.

Academic Route

Schedule: Sunday through Thursday, 10:00 pm to 6:00 am

The Academic Route is available on call.

Academic Route will pick up women riders at any UI academic building (with the exception of residence halls), parking lot or ramp and transport within the specified boundaries below. See a boundary map here.


Nite-Ride services Studio Arts, Hawks Ridge Building 3, out to Mayflower and Beckwith Boathouse and as far north as Foster Road and will drop off passengers along Benton Street and Sunset Streets as well as any other street within the Nite-Ride boundaries.  Find a full map of our footprint here.

Disability Accommodations

The NITE RIDE driver will stay with the person requesting assistance and contact a patrol officer to respond.  Other resources that are available include: The Bionic Bus and the Accessible Fixed Route Service provided by Cambus.  More information on these services and their operation hours is available at:

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