Night Ride Options


Hesitant about walking home alone at night and in the cold? Luckily the University of Michigan has a variety of options that allow students, faculty, and staff to get free or subsidized transportation from campus to local residences or parked vehicles, and anywhere within Ann Arbor. Check it out!

SafeRide Ride Home

Free shared-ride taxi service for students, faculty, and staff to their residence halls, parked vehicles, or local residences. This service is available from 2:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m., seven days a week. You are required to show the driver a valid U-M ID.

  • To request a ride, call SafeRide at (734) 647-8000 and select Option 1.
  • On Central Campus, rides are available from the Shapiro Undergraduate Library.
  • On North Campus, rides are available from the Duderstadt Center.
  • On Medical Campus, rides are available from 1:20 a.m. through 7:00 a.m. with pickup at the Cancer Center exit. 
  • For more information, click here!
  • Note: Ride Home, SAFE Walk, and Night Ride are all services of SafeRide.

Night Ride

Night Ride is a $5 shared-ride taxi service within the city of Ann Arbor. This program runs from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

  • To request a ride, call the SafeRide number (734) 647-8000 and select menu option 3.

Emergency Ride Home

Free taxi rides can be provided in emergency situations for faculty, staff and students to return to their vehicle parked in remote lots or to any location (home, school, daycare provider, etc.). The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The use of this program is limited to six times per year per student.

  • To request a ride, call the Department of Public Safety at (734) 763-1131.

State Street Ride

Free after-hours taxi service from any U-M building to the South State Street Commuter (Park & Ride) lot after buses have concluded daily service. This service is available Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

  • To request a ride, call Blue Cab directly at (734) 547-2222.  
  • For more information, click here!                           

Night Owl Service

The Night Owl is a weekend bus route specifically designed to serve students living off-campus with routes that go through several of the most populated neighborhoods such as East University and Oxford Housing. It runs every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night from 10pm until 3 am.

  • For more information on the Night Owl, click here!


Contributed by Rebecca Liebschutz