- How much does it cost to ride the Rapid?
The bus is free with a valid student, faculty, or staff I.D. Card.
- How late does the bus run?
Click here to view the latest schedules.
- Where can I get schedules?
Click here to access all of the routes and schedules.
- Which schedule do I refer to?
Fall / Winter Semesters (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)
Spring / Summer Semesters (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)
- What do I do if I left an item on the bus?
All items left on the bus are taken back to The Rapid Central Station.
- Can I take the bus to _________?
You can take any Rapid bus throughout the city for FREE. Click here for help getting to your destination.
- Why doesn't the bus go to ____________?
GVSU understands that there are many different needs for each individual person and we try to address each suggestion that we have. We simply cannot go to all locations and do our best to provide the most appropriate service that we can. If you have an idea for a location, click here to put in a suggestion. Also, don't forget to fill out our annual survey and let us know your ideas.
- When will the next bus arrive?
Click here to find out!
The GVSU Bus Service provides free transportation on and between campuses for faculty, staff and students. The system operates as a fixed-route, scheduled service. Service is scheduled to have the maximum number of buses going between campuses at peak times.
Laws require that no passengers stand in front of the line marked on the floor of the bus to ensure that the driver has a clear view and to protect passengers in the case of a sudden stop. When loading a bus, the driver will determine when the bus has reached its capacity even though it may seem to passengers that more space is available.
Be attentive of your destination. Do not ring the bell prior to the bus stop before your desired destination. Whenever possible, wait until bus has turned onto the street where your stop is located. Only one ring of the bell is necessary to alert the driver that you want to get off at the next stop. After exiting the bus, do not cross or stand in front of the bus. This will keep the bus from leaving the stop and delays other passengers. Wait until the bus leaves the stop before crossing the street.
A moving vehicle is always dangerous, especially a large bus. Never run alongside a moving bus, or pound on the side to get the driver's attention. Once a bus starts moving, the driver will not stop to pick up additional passengers. Large crowds often wait at the bus stops. It is dangerous to press towards an oncoming bus while it is still moving. Persons in front may be forced into the path of the bus
Walking To/From the Bus Stop:
On the Bus: