The University of Iowa

STUDENT SEMESTER BUS PASS PROGRAM

Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty Transit Bus Pass Prices and Refunds Iowa City Free Shuttle

20 Ride Bus Pass

UI students (including graduate, teaching, and research assistants) may purchase deeply discounted unlimited-ride Iowa City, Coralville or North Liberty Transit bus passes if they meet the requirements below.  Passes sell at a yearly rate and will be prorated according to the date of sale.  Students may either pay with cash, credit card or have the cost charged to their University bill.  To cancel a pass, the pass must be returned to the Parking Office. North Liberty has contracted with Coralville Transit to provide bus service.  Coralville bus passes will be used on the North Liberty routes.

Student U-PASS

We are excited to announce several improvements for the 2014 University Student Bus Pass Program. The bus passes are changing to an annual pass and will now be called a U-PASS.  The U-PASS will only will need to be renewed once a year instead of every semester. The U-PASS will be valid from June 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015.  If you do not need the pass the entire year, order it when you need it and cancel it when you don't.  For short-term needs, other options include purchasing 31 day passes directly from Iowa City Transit or Coralville Transit.

For your convenience order your Student U-PASS through My Parking & Transportation in ISIS. Passes may be picked up starting Wednesday May 28, 2014 at either the West Campus Transportation Center or the IMU Parking Ramp. Click here for address and contact information.

Bongo: Real-time Passenger Information System

Iowa City Transit schedules and maps

Coralville Transit schedules and maps

North Liberty schedules

Requirements for Subsidized U-PASS
  • Must be a registered UI student for the current semester

  • Must not be a full time UI faculty or staff

  • May have a "Night", "Storage", "Motorcycle" or no parking permit

  • May not have a "Day", "Law" (R or S), "Commuter", "Hancher Lot", "Parklawn Lot" or "Mayflower Lot" parking permit. If one of these permits is obtained after a bus pass has been issued, the cost of the U-PASS will increase to the non-subsidized rate for the month the permit was issued and every month after until the pass expires.

  • Students must reside in Iowa City to get an Iowa City Transit pass.  Students must reside in Coralville or North Liberty to get a Coralville Transit pass.  Exceptions may be made on an individual basis for students not residing in Iowa City or Coralville.

  • Only one current pass will be issued to a student at a time.  Pass is to be used only by the purchaser.

Requirements for Non-Subsidized U-PASS
  • Must be a registered UI student for the current semester

  • Must not be a full time UI faculty or staff

  • Students must reside in Iowa City to get an Iowa City Transit pass.  Students must reside in Coralville or North Liberty to get a Coralville Transit pass. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis for students not residing in Iowa City or Coralville.

  • Only one current pass will be issued to a student at a time.  Pass is to be used only by the purchaser.

Replacement passes cost $20
 

Student U-PASS Prices
for Midterm Purchases & Refund Schedule

*Rates subject to change.

  Iowa City & Coralville U-PASSes
  If an active U-PASS goes from Subsidized to Non-Subsidized or vice versa at anytime within the month, the U-PASS costs for the entire month is $20.
Month/Price  $14/mo Subsidized Pass (with Night, Storage or No Permit)   $20/mo Non-Subsidized Pass (with Day or Commuter Permit)  
Sale Price  
Refund  
Sale Price  
Refund  
June 1 - 30 $168 $154 $240 $220
July 1 - 31 $154 $140 $220 $200
August 1 - 31 $140 $126 $200 $180
September 1 - 30 $126 $112 $180 $160
October 1 - 31

$112

$98 $160 $140
November 1 - 30 $98 $84 $140 $120
December 1 - 31 $84 $70 $120 $100
January 1 - 31 $70 $56 $100 $80
February 1 - 28 $56 $42 $80 $60
March 1 - 31 $42 $28 $60 $40
April 1 - 30 $28 $14 $40 $20
May 1 - 31 $14 $0 $20 $0

Iowa City Free Downtown Shuttle

 

If you live on the east side of town, the Iowa City Shuttle may be your best option to get to campus. Best of all, there is no fare to ride this bus.  Iowa City Transit telephone number is 356-5151. This bus does not run during the summer.

Private companies provide weekend transportation to and from Iowa City and Chicago.  Check their website for information: 

(These links are for your information only, they do not constitute endorsement of the services by this department.)

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Commuter Programs Page

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Revised: May 30, 2014