Park & Ride

There is an easy, cost-saving alternative to parking in Ann Arbor. Park & Ride lots offer free, all day parking and easy access to TheRide's fixed-route bus service.

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City-owned parking structures can charge up to $2,000/year. Avoid these fees by parking your car for free outside the city center and riding the bus to work or school. TheRide provides direct bus service to downtown Ann Arbor and U-M campuses. With low-cost bus fares and convenient commuter schedules, Park & Ride is your answer to an easier commute.

Make sure to park in a designated Park & Ride lot to avoid parking tickets or towing. Overnight parking is not permitted.

Park & Ride Lots

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1885 Green Rd, Ann Arbor, MI

This lot is located on the west side of Green Rd, south of Plymouth Rd.

Park here for direct service to downtown Ann Arbor on route 65 or to U-M North Campus on route 66.

Capacity: 100 parking spaces

Route Minutes Between Buses (Peak) Minutes Between Buses (Midday) Minutes Between Buses (Evening) Avg. Trip Time to Downtown
65 (U-M - Downtown - Green) 35 30 60 via RT 23A 20
66 (Carpenter - Huron Pkwy) 30 30 60 6
NE (U-M's North-East Shuttle) 15 15 15 30 to U-M Medical Ctr

 

3700 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI

This lot is located within the interchange of US-23 and Plymouth Rd (exit 41). The entrance is accessible from Plymouth Rd, or from the ramp from southbound US-23 to Plymouth Rd.

Capacity: 260 parking spaces

Route Minutes Between Buses (Peak) Minutes Between Buses (Midday) Minutes Between Buses (Evening) Avg. Trip Time to Downtown
23A & 23B (Plymouth) 10 10-20 30 23A: 30 to U-M Medical Campus

23B: 24 to U-M Medical Campus

 

2901 Miller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI

This lot is located within the interchange of M-14 & Miller Rd (exit 2).

Both route 32B and route 60 travel through downtown Ann Arbor en route to U-M Central Campus and the U-M Medical Center.

*Midday service to Miller Rd P&R via Route 32C. Evening service to Miller Rd P&R via 32A. Board routes 32A/32C at Blake Transit Center.

Capacity: 164 parking spaces

Route Minutes Between Buses (Peak) Minutes Between Buses (Midday) Minutes Between Buses (Evening) Avg. Trip Time to Downtown
32B (Miller - Skyline - W. Stadium) 25 - - 25 to U-M Medical Ctr
60 U-M - Dexter 30 - - 20 to U-M Medical Ctr

 

601 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI

This lot is located on S Main St, south of Stadium Blvd.

Downtown Ann Arbor is a quick ride away on route 24 and route 25. Service to the U-M Medical Center is available on route 64.

Spaces for TheRide commuters are located near the bus waiting shelter.

Capacity: 220 parking spaces

Route Minutes Between Buses (Peak) Minutes Between Buses (Midday) Minutes Between Buses (Evening) Avg. Trip Time to Downtown
24 (S. Main - East) 30 30 60 15
25 (Ann Arbor - Saline Rd) 30 30 60 11
64 (Geddes - E. Stadium) 35 - - 20 to U-M Medical Ctr

 

State Street Commuter Lot 

U-M Tennis Center Lot 

These two lots are located on the west side of State St, north of Eisenhower Pkwy. Route 62 connects the lots to U-M Central Campus.

Capacity: 550 parking spaces

Route Minutes Between Buses (Peak) Minutes Between Buses (Midday) Minutes Between Buses (Evening) Avg. Trip Time to Downtown
62 (U-M - State) 9 12 38 15

 

4125 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

This lot is located at the Washtenaw County Service Center. Park & Ride spaces are located in the designated parking area on Washtenaw Ave east of Hogback.

Park here for direct service to downtown Ann Arbor on routes 4 or 24 or to U-M North Campus on route 66.

Route Minutes Between Buses (Peak) Minutes Between Buses (Midday) Minutes Between Buses (Evening) Avg. Trip Time to Downtown
4 (Washtenaw) 5-10 20 30 30-34

18 to U-M Central Campus
24 (S. Main - East) 30 30 60 40
66 (Carpenter - Huron Pkwy) 30 30 60 26 to U-M North Campus

 

3825 Carpenter Rd, Ypsilanti, MI

This lot is located at the Meijer Store on Carpenter Road. Park & Ride spaces are located just north of the IHop Restaurant.

Park here for direct service to downtown Ann Arbor on routes 5 or 6 or to U-M North Campus on route 66.

Route Minutes Between Buses (Peak) Minutes Between Buses (Midday) Minutes Between Buses (Evening) Avg. Trip Time to Downtown
5B/5C (Packard) 10-15 30 - 35

20 to U-M Central Campus
6 (Ellsworth) 15 15 60

45

37 to U-M Central Campus

66 (Carpenter - Huron Pkwy) 30 30 60 30 to U-M North Campus

 

220 Pearl Street, Ypsilanti, MI

This Park & Ride lot has 22 designated parking spots located in the municipal parking lot adjacent to the north side of the Ypsilanti Transit Center (YTC). The parking area is shared. Park & Ride spots are only available from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Mon-Fri.

Capacity: 22 parking spaces

The YTC Park & Ride lot is only available to TheRide customers commuting to Ann Arbor for work or school. To avoid tickets and other fines, please follow these rules:

  • Obtain a hangtag from TheRide. There is no charge for the hangtag.
  • Hang the tag from the rearview mirror of your vehicle so it is plainly visible.
  • Park only in designated Park & Ride spaces.
  • Renew your hangtag before its expiration date. It's your responsibility to obtain a new hangtag at least 30 days prior to the expiration. 

*Spaces are limited at this location. All spaces are currently registered to other commuters. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for a hangtag, please contact us with your name, email address, and phone number.

Transit Routes

Weekday services shown. Weekend services may differ.

Route Destination
3 (Huron River) Eastern Michigan University (EMU), Washtenaw Community College (WCC), St. Joseph's Hospital, VA Hospital, University of Michigan (U-M), Downtown Ann Arbor
4 (Washtenaw) EMU, Arborland Mall, U-M Central Campus / Medical Center, Downtown Ann Arbor
5 (Packard) EMU, U-M Central Campus / Medical Center, Downtown Ann Arbor
6 (Ellsworth) Roundtree Shopping Center, Briarwood Mall, U-M Central Campus, Downtown Ann Arbor
41 (EMU College of Business Shuttle) EMU Boone Hall, McKenny Hall, Student Center, Towers Residential Halls, Best Hall
42 (Forest - MacArthur) Depot Town, Clark East Tower, Ypsilanti Superior Library
43 (E. Michigan Ave) Kroger (Michigan Ave)
44 (Ecorse - Tyler) New Beginnings Academy, West Willow neighborhood
45 (Grove) Chidester Place, Gault Village, Lakewood Shopping Center
46 (Huron - Textile) Paint Creek Shopping Center, Ypsilanti Whittaker Library, Ypsilanti Township Civic Center, Arbor Preparatory High School
47 (Harriet - W. Michigan) Perry Early Learning Center, Parkridge Center, Roundtree Shopping Center

 

MDOT Park & Ride Lots

Looking for a carpool meeting location to head out of town? The Michigan Department of Transportation has a complete list of maintained Park and Ride locations.

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