Bus Route 48 - South Campus Express (Apartment Shuttle)

Route Schedule & Frequency:

Fall/Winter Semesters:
Monday - Thursday: 5:45a - 12a
Friday: 5:45a - 6p
(see Route 50 Weekend Connector after 6p)

  • NEW FOR FALL '14: We are extending Route 48 to include GVSU's new Greek Housing (Grand Village Apartments). The Copper Beech stop will be moved to Pierce St.
  • Every 4 min between 7a - 6p; Every 5 min between 6p - 10p; Every 8 min between 10p - 12a
  • Weekend service available (via Route 50 Weekend Connector)
  • "Exam Cram" extended bus service til 2a - available Wednesday prior to exams to Wednesday of exams (merges 37 and 48 from midnight to 2a. 20 min frequency - last departure from KC at 2:10a).

Spring/Summer Semesters:
No apartment shuttle service available during the Spring/Summer semesters

  • To find out where the bus is now, visit The Rapid's mobile site or download the "Laker Mobile" smartphone application.
  • NOTE: when classes are not in session the bus may be on a limited "Break Schedule",  which does include off-campus apartments on Route 48. When the University is closed there is no GVSU bus service.



Which schedule do I refer to?

"Fall / Winter Semesters" (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)

  • "Break Service" (dates of Holidays/Break Service) to include:
    • FALL: Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Week, December Semester Break, Christmas Eve & Day, New Years Eve & Day and days prior to start of Winter Semester.
    • WINTER: Spring Break, Semester Break prior to start of Spring Semester

"Spring / Summer Semesters" (in general, first day of class to end of exam week, with exceptions below)

  • "Break Service" (dates of Holidays/Break Service) to include:
    • SPRING: Memorial Day Weekend
    • SUMMER: Independence Day Recess, Semester Break prior to start of Fall Semester

Route Map:


Route Transfer Opportunities (Available Fall/Winter ONLY):

Featured Stops on this Route (Available Fall/Winter ONLY):

  • Kirkhof Center-Allendale Campus
  • Children's Center
  • Campus West
  • Country Place
  • Hillcrest Townhouses
  • Copper Beech
  • Pierce St & 42nd Ave (walk to: Laker Village Apts, Campus View Apts, Brian's Books, Campus Health Center)
  • Calder Dr & South Campus Dr (walk to: Connections, Honors Housing)
  • Kirkhof Center (continue loop)



Page last modified August 20, 2014