How to Ride

Route Identification

All buses have destination signs on the front and on the curb side near the front door. The destination sign displays the route number and destination of the bus (example: 6 Downtown). Read the signs carefully to ensure you are boarding the correct bus.

Bus stop sign

Locating a Bus Stop

Passengers are allowed to board or exit a vehicle at any marked bus stop. Bus stops are identified with signs. People using mobility devices are allowed to board and exit at the nearest ADA accessible location to a bus stop.

Getting on the Bus

  • Wait at a marked bus stop.
  • Stand back from curb when the bus is approaching.
  • Alert driver if you need the ramp to board the bus.
  • Insert ticket or cash fare (exact change only) into farebox, or show driver KU Card, bus pass, mobile ticket or transfer slip.
  • No fare required on KU circulator routes.
  • Take a seat if available, and remain seated.

Getting off the Bus

  • Pull the bell cord above the windows prior to your destination stop.
  • Remain seated and wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before attempting to exit.
  • After you exit, stand to the side of the road or on the sidewalk until the bus has pulled away.
  • Never cross the street in front of the bus.

Tips for Riders

  • A bus is considered on time up to 5 minutes after the scheduled time.
  • Arrive at the bus stop early. Too early is better than missing the bus.
  • Have your pass, ticket, or fare ready before the bus arrives.
  • Waving at the driver will help them know you want to board.
  • Bus drivers are good resources and are willing to help. If you need assistance, please ask.
  • Make sure you leave with all items you brought on the bus.