NightRide, a program within the University of Cincinnati’s Public Safety Department, provides on-demand safe transportation for students, staff and faculty within one mile of UC’s main campus. In addition, the students who drive NightRide vans serve as extra eyes and ears for law enforcement.

NightRide has 11 vans and operates from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. everyday, with limited service after midnight provided by the UC Police Division, and from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

A Bearcat card is required to utilize NightRide. Each person who presents a valid card is allowed one guest.


Students, staff and faculty can also request NightRide service using the NightRide app, available on the App Store and Google Play. The app can be used to set your pickup and drop-off location, search for locations, receive notifications when your van arrives and more.

Operating Hours:



Sunday - Wednesday  8 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Thursday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 a.m.

NightRide Shuttle

Every day 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Campus Watch

Every day from 9 a.m. - 2 a.m.

NightRide Shuttle

Beginning on March 1, 2017, NightRide is launching a shuttle service, which will operate on the south side of campus from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. everyday. The vans, which will run on two routes, a west route and an east route, will move from one location to the next every 20 minutes. View the map for more details. Shuttle stops, indicated by circles on the below map, are clearly marked with NightRide Shuttle signage.