Parking & Transit Office

New Airport Shuttle Service for Winter Break

KU Transportation Services is pleased to offer airport shuttle services for up to 120 students each way this year over Winter Break.

  • Shuttle service will be offered to and from Kansas City International airport (MCI).
  • Return shuttles pick up each of Terminals B & C. Exact location (TBD) will be included in the final confirmation email.
  • The cost per trip each way is $27.
  • Shuttle service is provided using 7-passenger SafeRide vehicles. We ask that passengers please pack accordingly, space is limited to one suitcase and one carry-on item per person.
  • Once the request form closes, our staff will review the schedule, make necessary adjustments, and send out final e-mail confirmations with payment & special instructions.


  • In the event of flight cancellations or delays due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, we will work to accommodate passengers on other scheduled shuttles.
  • Discretionary cancellations and no-shows after final confirmation e-mails from Transportation Services staff are sent, or within 24 hours of the trip are non-refundable and will not be eligible for AURH sponsored discount.  


Airport Shuttle Schedule 2019-2020
Event Online
Request Opens
Request Closes
Shuttle Departure Dates Shuttle Return Dates Passenger Limit Sponsor

Winter Break

December 5
December 15

Wednesday, Dec 18
Thursday, Dec 19
Friday, Dec 20, 2019

Saturday, Jan 18
Sunday, Jan 19
Monday, Jan 20, 2020
each way
$10 discount for first
30 residents of university
housing to sign up
(limit one discount per student)


  • Standard Departure times are: 6 a.m., 9 a.m., Noon, and 3 p.m. With multiple pick-up locations, the exact loading time will be provided in your final confirmation email, and may be up to 30 minutes before the departure time.
  • Standard Return times from each airport arrival terminal are: 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 9 p.m.
  • AURH sponsored shuttle trips are capped at the first 30 requests made by students living in university housing. Only one discount applied per student.
  • A “Wait-List” will be used once the cap is reached. 
  • Once a reservation is confirmed, payment is required before your date of travel.
  • No-shows and cancellations within 24 hours of the above trips are billable to the traveler @ $27 per trip.

We have operated since 1971, and KU has owned its own wheelchair-accessible buses since 2007
Two routes (11 and 29) are co-funded by KU and Lawrence Transit
Students, staff, and faculty can ride any bus in town FREE with their KU Card
We keep items found on a bus for two weeks
For safety and efficiency, board at the front of a bus and exit at the rear
Game-day shuttles operate two hours before kickoff / tipoff
All buses have bike racks (first come, first served)
Visibility around buses is extremely limited; don’t cross the street in front of a bus
Visibility around buses is extremely limited; don’t run after a bus once it starts to pull away
We allow drinks in permanent travel mugs only. No paper or plastic drink cups
KU and Lawrence Transit gave 3 million rides in 2017.
KU on Wheels is funded by student fees and parking permit dollars.
KU off-campus routes will have service until 10:30 p.m. M-F beginning fall 2018.