Express Service

TheRide is committed to serving Ann Arbor commuters with fast, reliable transportation. ExpressRide shuttles run non-stop from the Canton and Chelsea areas to downtown Ann Arbor and U-M campuses.

ExpressRide

Pick-Up Locations

Canton

Meijer

Free parking spaces are available for Canton Express commuters. Please park in the section of the lot closest to the bus stop sign located next to Max & Erma’s. 

Buses pick up at the bus stop sign in the parking lot.

Cherry Hill Village

Chelsea

Arctic Coliseum

Free parking spaces (100) are available for Chelsea Express commuters. Please park along the north edge of the arena building, closest to Coliseum Drive.

Buses pick up at the bus stop sign located between the parking area and the main entrance.

Routes & Schedules

ExpressRide operates Monday-Friday excluding holidays.

Make sure to reach your stop a few minutes ahead of the bus's scheduled arrival time.

Fare Information

ExpressRide - Canton & Chelsea Fares table for Adult

Riders can pay for one-way fares using cash or purchase a multi-ride pass at a designated location.

Fare Type Cost One-Way Cost Round-Trip Cost How To Buy Where To Buy
One-Way Fare $6.25 Cash When Boarding, In-Person at Sale Location
10-Ride Ticket $62.50 Cash When Boarding, In-Person at Sale Location
30-Day Commuter Pass $125.00 Cash When Boarding, In-Person at Sale Location

ExpressRide - Canton & Chelsea Fares table for go!Pass Card Holder

*Proper identification required to receive discounted rates. Riders without identification will pay the regular adult fare to ride.

10-Ride Ticket: Riders must have a valid go!pass through a qualified employer to receive the discounted 10-Ride ticket cost.

30-Day Commuter Pass: Riders must have a valid go!pass through a qualified employer to receive the discounted 30-Day Commuter Pass cost.

Fare Type Cost One-Way Cost Round-Trip Cost How To Buy Where To Buy
One-Way Fare $6.25
10-Ride Ticket* $31.25
30-Day Commuter Pass* $62.50

ExpressRide - Canton & Chelsea Fares table for MCard I.D. Holder

*Proper identification required to receive discounted rates. Riders without identification will pay the regular adult fare to ride.

10-Ride Ticket: Riders must have a valid yellow MCard I.D. to receive the discounted 10-Ride Ticket cost.

30-Day Commuter Pass: Riders must have a valid yellow MCard I.D. to receive the discounted 30-Day Commuter Pass cost.

Fare Type Cost One-Way Cost Round-Trip Cost How To Buy Where To Buy
One-Way Fare $6.25
10-Ride Ticket* $31.25
30-Day Commuter Pass* $62.50

Transfers

Transfers from ExpressRide routes are valid on fixed route service. Riders pay an additional $4.75 when using a fixed route transfer on an ExpressRide route.

Discounted Passes

U-M employees with a valid MCard and Downtown Ann Arbor employees with a valid go!pass receive 50% off ExpressRide passes. If you qualify for an ExpressRide discount, purchase your pass through your employer's designated outlet.

University of Michigan

Be prepared to show proof of your employment status in order to buy the pass.

Purchase Locations

  • University of Michigan Parking Sales Office - 523 S. Division St., Ann Arbor
  • University of Michigan Hospital Cashiers Office - Second Floor near Gift Shop, Ann Arbor

getDowntown

Before you can purchase your pass online, you must fill out the getDowntown form.

Register Your Pass

We encourage you to register your ExpressRide pass. This extra step makes it easier for us to issue you a new pass if your current pass is lost or stolen.

To register your pass, send us an email with the following information:

  • A request to register your pass
  • Pass number (5-digit number on upper edge, front side of pass)
  • Full name
  • Home address
  • Work address
  • Phone number

Emergency Ride Home

ExpressRide passengers can receive transportation reimbursement in the case of an emergency. TheRide's Emergency Ride Home program ensures that you can easily return to your vehicle, or to any other location (home, school, daycare provider, etc.) to appropriately respond to an unexpected situation.

Learn More About Emergency Ride Home

Ypsilanti Township Express

The Ypsilanti Township Express (Route 81) provides two non-stop rush hour trips in the morning and afternoon between Ypsilanti Township and Ann Arbor. Use this service for the same fare price as our standard fixed route service. 

The following passes are accepted on the Ypsilanti Township Express: 

  • Fixed route reduced fares
  • 30-Day pass
  • go!Pass
  • Valid MCard