Jump on a bus and you can leave the stress of driving behind you. According to the University’s 2016 Transportation Survey, 40% of students and 20% of staff and faculty travel to campus by transit. Winnipeg Transit currently operates thirteen transit routes to Fort Garry campus, ten to Bannatyne campus and four to William Norrie campus, including a number of rapid transit and express route options.
Transit makes it easy for you to plan your route options from origin to destination. Use Winnipeg Transit’s online tools, including Navigo, BUStxt and TeleBUS to get you where you need to go.
View your transit route options to the U of M using the UManitoba mobile app.
The U-pass is a universal transit pass available to full-time undergraduate and graduate students studying at the U of M. For more information on the U-pass program, visit UMSU.
You can now say goodbye to paper tickets and transfers with Winnipeg Transit’s new peggo card. Visit one of UMSU’s Answers booths in University Centre on Fort Garry campus or in Brodie Atrium on Bannatyne campus to purchase or reload your peggo card.
If you don’t live within walking distance of a great transit route, you still have options. Winnipeg Transit has 11 designated Park & Ride locations around the City. Simply park your vehicle in a designated space and hop on a bus. No need to worry about traffic or parking.
Transit offers a few bike storage and transport options for those who may be in biking distance of a great transit stop. On select routes (160, 162, 170) you can load your bike on a bike rack located on the front of the bus. Read Transit’s loading instructions and give it a try! Or, park your bike in one of Transit’s bike lockers located at rapid transit stations (Fort Rouge, Osborne and Harkness), and Osborne Junction and Taylor Park & Ride sites. Use your U-lock to secure the locker door and be sure to retrieve your bike before 1 a.m. each day.
Transit’s bus fleet includes a number of accessibility features such as next stop announcers and easy access low floor buses. Visit Winnipeg Transit for more details.
Transit routes at Fort Garry campus have been temporarily re-routed onto MacLean Crescent as work begins on the second phase of the Southwest Transitway project. Watch for further details in UMToday.