The Rutgers University-Newark Campus Buses use ADA accessible buses on multiple routes across campus, providing safe and reliable service to the Rutgers University community.
We will be examining performance data to continually evaluate the effectiveness of the service. Your thoughts and suggestions are important to this process. To provide feedback, visit dotshelp.rutgers.edu and file a bus/shuttle, get help inquiry, with your thoughts or suggestions.
- Bus Routes Descriptions and Schedules
Rutgers University Newark, NJIT, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Newark Campus, University Hospital, Essex County College, and Broad Street station)
The “Campus Connect” route is designated to connect the various institutions in Newark. It will serve Rutgers University Newark, NJIT, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Newark Campus, University Hospital, and Broad Street station. This route is in service Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM until 11:30 PM.
Campus Connect Express
This is an express version of the “Campus Connect” Route, providing more frequent service between the main Rutgers Newark Campus and the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Newark Campus. This route will operate Monday through Friday from 9:05 AM until 3:25 PM.
Newark Penn Station Local
The “Penn Station Local” route provides transportation to and from Newark Penn Station out to the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Newark Campus, University Hospital, NJIT, and the Rutgers Newark Campus (via Blumenthal Hall). This route will operate Monday through Friday from 6:45 AM until 12:15 AM.
Newark Penn Station Express
This is an express version of the “Penn Station Local” Route, providing frequent service only between Newark Penn Station, the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Newark Campus and University Hospital during the AM and PM peak/rush hour periods. This route operates Monday through Friday mornings 7:00 AM until 10:00 AM, and afternoons from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM. There is no “Penn Station Express” bus service between 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and after 7:00 PM.
Newark Penn Station Midnight Express Security Shuttle
This route is only in service from 12:00 AM until 4:00 AM every day; providing transportation between Newark Penn Station and the Rutgers Newark Campus via Boyden Hall.
Contact Rutgers Police Department [RUPD]-Newark Division for a Midnight Express Shuttle
- Bus Online Tracking
Rutgers University has a mobile application for various platforms and devices that you can use to connect to the university from anywhere. It’s not just used to check for Campus Bus times; but for other Rutgers University things, such as News, Sports Scores, and Dining Hall menus. Please visit the Rutgers Mobile App site oss.rutgers.edu/mobile for more information.
Transloc information is not a static schedule listing — it is actual arrival information, updated at regular intervals. Because traffic variations, breakdowns, and day-to-day problems faced by any transit provider can interrupt service, Transloc was designed to keep you on schedule even if your bus or train isn't. From the comfort and security of a protected place, you can learn when the next bus will arrive at your stop. Transloc uses satellite technology and advanced computer modeling to track vehicles on their routes. Each vehicle is fitted with a satellite tracking system. Click here to find your Transloc. Get on the bus and track your bus live! The Rider app puts you in control with real-time tracking so you'll never miss your bus again. Visit: Transloc or download the app for Iphones or Android phones free from the iTunes store or Google Play store.
What is the best way to ask a question or provide feedback on the bus system?
Please visit dotshelp.rutgers.edu
How I do I know if there is a delay or how can I track the location of the buses?
You can track the location of all of the buses in our system on the following web site: rutgers.transloc.com or download the app “TransLoc” for iPhone or Android phones free from the iTunes store or Google Play store.
Do I have to pay a fare to ride a Rutgers University bus?
You do not have to pay a fare to ride the bus.
Do I need to show an ID to ride a Rutgers University bus?
Yes, you are required to show ID that shows your affiliation with one of these schools or organizations: Rutgers University, The New Jersey Institute of Technology [NJIT], Rutgers University Biomedical and Health Sciences [RBHS] and University Hospital.
Does the University provide transportation between its Camden, Newark and New Brunswick campuses?
Rutgers University does not provide bus service between Rutgers University New Brunswick, Rutgers University Camden and Rutgers University Newark. The NJ Transit (NJT) “Northeast Corridor” trains provide frequent service between the New Brunswick and Newark train stations. A transfer to the NJT River Line service at the Trenton train station connects Camden to the “Northeast Corridor” trains.
How do I plan my travel between Newark and Kearny?
- NJ Transit has various services that service the city of Newark.
- Visit the NJ Transit website here, or plan your trip using NJ Transit’s Trip Planner.
Note that NJ Transit offers discounts for full-time college students on NJ Transit monthly rail, bus, or light rail passes. More information about student savings can be found here and Student Pass info can be found here.
- Rutgers University Newark full-time students can sign up for transit discount here.
- NJ Transit also offers travel discounts via its FLEXPASS program. Click here for more info.
Do I have to wear a face covering while I am on the Rutgers University buses?
All individuals using the campuses buses are required to wear a face covering. The face covering must cover your nose and mouth and must be worn prior to boarding the bus. When on board, please move to empty spaces within the bus, and keep a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others when possible.
Does the bus system run 24/7?
The Rutgers Newark Bus System is in service Monday-Friday from 6:45 AM until 12:15 AM, though specific routes only run during certain hours.
The Newark Penn Station Midnight Express Security Shuttle that operates between Newark Penn Station and Boyden Hall is in service daily from 12 AM until 4 AM.
What if I lose an item on a bus?
Items of value lost in a Rutgers Newark Campus Bus will be turned over to the Rutgers Police Department [RUPD]-Newark Division. More information about our Lost and Found system can be found here.
For more information or questions, please visit dotshelp.rutgers.edu.