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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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
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
- Valid MCard