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 5 a.m. everyday, however wait times are often higher after midnight due to limited service.

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.

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Operating Hours:


Every day 8 p.m. - 5 a.m.

Nov. 1 to March 11: 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Last call for rides is taken at 4:30 a.m.

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