Parking & Transit Office

KU on Wheels works together with Lawrence Transit to provide safe, convenient, reliable and responsive public transit services to enhance the social and environmental well-being of the University of Kansas and wider Lawrence community.

19th Street Construction Begins 3/11/19

Due to the long term closure of 19th Street between Naismith and Iowa beginning on 3/11, Routes 11 and 38 will be on the following reroutes. Drivers will stop at all existing posted stops on the alternative route.

Route 11 will miss stops on West Campus and along 19th Street:

  • Northbound from Naismith: Continue past 19th, left on 18th left on Irving Hill Rd., right on Engel (okay to drop at Daisy Hill stops), right on 15th, right on Burdick, left on Irving Hill Rd., to normal route.
  • Southbound from Naismith Hill: Right on 15th, remain on 15th to Engel, left on Engel (okay to pick-up at Stops 251 & 374), left on Irving Hill Rd., right on 18th, right on Naismith, remain on Naismith to normal route.

Route 38 will miss stops on Stewart Avenue:

  • Northbound from 23rd and Ousdahl: Right on 21st, left on Naismith, left on 18th, continue on 18th to normal route.
  • Southbound from Irving Hill Rd./18th: Continue on 18th past Ousdahl, right on Naismith, right on 21st, left on Ousdahl to normal route.

These reroutes will continue for the rest of the semester/summer. 

Figure out how to get there

  • First-time rider? Try our Google Trip Planner - type in an origin and destination and see which routes it suggests.
  • Repeat rider? If you are more familiar with the system, you might find the Routes and Times more helpful.

If you need assistance, call (785) 864-4644. Or ask any bus driver - they are there to help!

Mobile Tools

Check out our mobile tools for finding out when the next bus is coming to your stop.


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.