Transportation between, within, and around the Grand Rapids Campuses and the Allendale Campus is easy, convenient and free. Please watch our short videos about the GVSU bus system and how to read the bus schedule.
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 valid student or faculty/staff ID card. All Grand Valley routes are listed below. Please view additional local 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 LL)
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 LL & 85)
Weekend Service consists of two separate routes. Route 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 LL and 85 runs Friday evening to Sunday evening each weekend - Route 85 runs during fall and winter semesters only.