One of the most used services at Michigan is the University’s bus system. While students of engineering, art, or architecture, may find themselves on North Campus every day, trips between Central and North are likely for many!
Get acquainted with the Blue Bus:
There are 12 bus routes which operate 5:00 AM to about 2:30 AM weekdays (7:00 AM to about 3:00 AM weekends). You can find descriptions of each of the routes along with maps and service periods here: https://ltp.umich.edu/transit/routes.php
A journey between Central and North often starts at one of two stops—on North by Pierpont at the corner of Bonisteel and Murfin, or on Central at the Central Campus Transit Center in front of the North University Building. These are two of the busiest stops as they are centrally located and along most bus routes. Of course, there are plenty of other stops around campus, so check a map to see what works for you!
Once you find a stop by where you need to be, find out which routes stop there, so you know which bus to get on. Bursley-Baits, Commuter North, and Commuter South are popular, frequent routes for traveling between North and Central.
Worried about being on time? Download the bustracking app DoubleMap so you can see where buses are in real time and plan accordingly.