Public Transportation

In association with UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) provides bus transportation for students, faculty, and staff. There are 7 local bus routes and 3 express bus routes in Milwaukee County that take passengers directly to the University.

UPDATE: Please follow this link to see MCTS route changes that go into effect on January 5, 2020.

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MCTS Trip Planner

Need help planning a trip to campus or any other MCTS destination? Use ridemcts.com/trip-planner/

The address of the UWM Student Union is 2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Union WG25

MCTS Real Time Bus Information

Want to track where your bus is? You can use an app, your phone (text or call), or their website to get real-time information. Visit MCTS.com for more details.

Local MCTS Routes that come to UWM Campus

*Note that the 21 and 60 only come to campus during Fall, & Spring semesters

More MCTS Routes. Google Maps with busing enabled.
Freeway Flyers

To access express freeway flyer routes to campus, visit the Park and Ride page.

  • Route 40U: Runs from the W. College Avenue and W. Holt Avenue Park and Ride Lots (on I-94), servicing Oak Creek, Franklin, South Milwaukee, and Milwaukee’s South Side.
  • Route 44U: Runs from the Hales Corners (Highway 100 and W. Layton Ave at I-43) and State Fair (N. 76 St. and W. Kearney St) Parking and Ride Lots, servicing Franklin, Greenfield, Greendale, Hales Corners, New Berlin, Wauwatosa, and West Allis.
  • Route 49U: Runs from Brown Deer East Park and Ride Lot (W. Brown Deer Rd and I-43), servicing Brown Deer and Milwaukee’s North Shore.
Waukesha County Transit - Operated by Wisconsin Coach Lines/Coach USA

Waukesha County Express offers transportation between Waukesha and Milwaukee counties via Wisconsin Coach Lines. Free Wi-Fi is included on all buses operated by Wisconsin Coach Lines. Routes to UWM include 901, 904, and 905.

Previously, to reduce traffic congestion on the freeway during the Zoo Interchange project, Waukesha county received funding to allow UWM students/staff to display their UPASS/CVP for free access to ride their routes. These routes provide service to Brookfield, Delafield, Pewaukee, Oconomowoc, and Waukesha. Unfortunately, that project is coming to a close and the government did not renew the funding for the bus routes. Routes 901, 904, and 905 will no longer be free for students/faculty/staff. Please see Waukesha County Transit Fares for information on pricing.

MCTS Social Media
Twitter – twitter.com/ridemcts
Facebook – facebook.com/RideMCTS


Student Bus Pass (UPASS)

UW—Milwaukee developed the UPASS transit program to serve both commuting students and students living on or near campus.

If you are experiencing any issues with your UPASS, please visit Transportation Services for a solution.

More information at UPASS page uwm.edu/transportation/upass/

Faculty and Staff Bus Pass (CVP)

UW–Milwaukee offers through the Transportation Services office an unlimited ride, bus pass for faculty and staff. This pass is commonly known as the Employee Bus Pass or also the Commuter Value Pass (CVP) and provides access to all Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) buses.

More information at CVP page uwm.edu/transportation/cvp/

Transit Plus

Transit Plus is a transportation service for individuals with disability or condition that prevents them from using Milwaukee County Transit System(MCTS) buses.

More information at Transit Plus page uwm.edu/transportation/transitplus/