Bus System

Transportation between, within, and around the Grand Rapids Campuses and the Allendale Campus is easy, convenient and free.

Grand Valley State University offers four separate routes for students, faculty, and staff. All Grand Valley and Rapid routes are free to ride with your student or faculty/staff ID card. All Grand Valley routes are listed below. Please view additional routes at ridetherapid.org.

Schedules and frequencies for all services are subject to change. Please note that frequencies of service are reduced during spring/summer semesters and Grand Valley State University break periods.

Laker Line (Route 50/LL)
The Campus Connector Route 50 transitioned to the Laker Line in Fall 2020! This route provides service between the Allendale Campus and the Grand Rapids Campuses with runs Monday through Friday during fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters. The Laker Line makes round trips from Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences (Lafayette Station) on Grand Rapid's Health Hill to Russel H. Kirkhof Center on the Allendale Campus with stops in downtown Grand Rapids, along Lake Michigan Drive and at Mackinac Hall. 

North Campus Apartment Shuttle (Route 37)
The North Campus Express provides service between a variety of private apartment complexes immediately adjacent to the northwest portion of the Allendale Campus. The North Campus Apartment Shuttle runs Monday through Friday during fall and winter semesters only.

South Apartment Shuttle (Route 48)
The South Campus Express provides service between a variety of private apartment complexes immediately adjacent to the southwest portion of the Allendale Campus. The South Campus Apartment Shuttle runs Monday through Friday during fall and winter semesters only.

Weekend Service (Routes 50/LL & 85)
Weekend Service consists of two separate routes. Route 50/LL continues to connect Allendale Campus to the Grand Rapids Campuses, and Route 85 services the off-campus apartments near Allendale Campus that are served by Routes 37/48 during the week.  Weekend Service for routes 50/LL and 85 runs Friday evening to Sunday evening each weekend during fall and winter semesters only.