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 COVID-19 changes that are in effect. Masks are required on all buses and the passenger limit is 15 people, effective August 14th. UBUS Service Routes 40U, 44U and 49U will stop running effective 12/6/20 and resume hourly service January 25, 2021. Please see Post-Thanksgiving Transportation Updates for more transportation changes.



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 and U-buses

UPDATE: For the Fall 2020 semester, there will not be any Freeway Flyers, and U-buses will have a reduced schedule – pickups roughly every 30 minutes. The official schedule will be released in late August, so please check the MCTS U-bus schedules for more information.

Below are links to the U-buses that come to UWM

  • 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

MCTS U-PASSes and Consumer Value Passes are NOT valid on Wisconsin Coach Lines.

Waukesha Coach operates three trips and from UWM for Waukesha Metro Transit, starting September 1st, 2020. Their 901 and 904/905 routes are running at reduced schedules due to COVID-19. Service may change over time based on rider demand and other factors.

Students are eligible for a $1 fare discount from the normal fare when they show a valid student ID. Prices vary based on where you board the bus. The normal one-way fares are $3.75 and $4.50, so student fares are $2.75 and $3.50. Students can purchase a ticket book worth 10 rides by calling 262-542-8861 with a credit card and purchases will be mailed to them. Riders can also pay the one-way fare into the fare box when boarding the bus.

Wisconsin Coach has enhanced cleaning procedures in place per CDC guidelines, and also are limiting capacity on its buses for social distancing so riders feel confident about riding our buses safely. Free wifi is included on buses.

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/