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Mask notice

Due to COVID-19, please be aware that masks will be required on all campus shuttles. 

Accessible Transportation

We provide transportation services to students with disabilities between on-campus locations via a wheelchair-capable van. To schedule: transportation@umassd.edu.

For questions regarding this service, contact the Transportation Office at 508.999.9175. If the shuttle service is cancelled, contact UMassD Police at 508.999.8107.

Corsair Shuttle

On-campus transportation during the academic year

DayTime
Sunday 6pm–midnight
Monday–Thursday 7am–midnight
Friday 7am–2am
Saturday 6pm–2am

Transportation dispatch can be reached at 508.999.9175.

Getting around campus

Resources to help you move around Ring road.

  1. Visit buswhere.com/umassd and sign up with your UMassD email.
  2. A confirmation email will be sent to you. If you don't see it, make sure to check your spam or trash folder. Click the link to register.
  3. Download "BusWhere for UMassD" in your phone's app store.
  4. Login to the app using your UMassD email.

When the Safe Rides Shuttle Service hours conclude, you can contact the UMassD Police dispatch at 508.999.8107 to request a Safe Walk to your campus destination.

Bike racks are available outside most buildings around campus.

Commuting to satellite campuses

UMassD offers a shuttle and bus transportation to our satellite campuses: UMass Law, the CVPA Star Store, and SMAST.

Track shuttles in realtime: Download BusWhere*

  1. Visit buswhere.com/umassd and sign up with your UMassD email.
  2. A confirmation email will be sent to you. If you don't see it, make sure to check your spam or trash folder. Click the link to register.
  3. Download "BusWhere for UMassD" in your phone's app store.
  4. Login to the app using your UMassD email.

UMass Law Route*

(departs from the Campus Center)

The Loop: Star Store Arts Campus*

Traveling between the main campus (Dartmouth) and the Star Store arts campus (downtown New Bedford) is easy when you ride the Loop bus. The Loop bus runs during the academic year. 

Flash your UMass Pass & ride FREE between the Campus Center  & Star Store.

Star Store Loop Schedule 2022 (PDF)

*There is no service on holidays, winter, spreak or summer breaks, or school closings due to inclement weather. 

SMAST

To travel to SMAST in the south end of New Bedford, ride local public transportation (covering New Bedford & Fall River: SRTA: Southeastern Regional Transit Authority. See route maps for exact stops.

See New Bedford route map

See Fall River route map

In partnership with SRTA, we offer students the ability to ride SRTA buses at no cost by simply showing your UMass Pass. View the SRTA 2020-2021 Route Schedule (PDF). SRTA provides access to routes and stops in Fall River, New Bedford, and the surrounding area.

LAST BUS: The SRTA #9 bus provides transportation from the Main Campus (Campus Center) to the New Bedford Bus terminal. The bus also makes all intermediary stops along its route from UMassD to the New Bedford terminal. The bus normally arrives at the Campus Center at approximately 8:27pm and waits until 8:35pm before it begins its route to the New Bedford Terminal.

Dattco Bus Services

The Dattco bus runs from Boston to New Bedford, and makes stops at UMass Dartmouth on Fridays and Sundays. Tickets can be purchased on the Dattco Website.

Read the Dattco 2021 schedule and ticket information (PDF)

Exploring the surrounding areas

Want to go to the explore the Southcoast or head to Boston?   There are multiple ways to do that too!

Dattco Bus Services

The Dattco bus runs from Boston to New Bedford, and makes stops at UMass Dartmouth on Fridays and Sundays. Tickets can be purchased on the Dattco Website

Read the Dattco 2021 schedule and ticket information (PDF)

Retail Loop

Monday–Friday, 4pm–10pm

  • Last pickup at the Campus Center: 9pm
  • Students on last shuttle will be dropped off at residence halls

Saturday, 6pm–10pm

Last pickup from Campus Center 9pm

Stops include:

  • Target
  • Stop and Shop
  • Dartmouth Mall
  • Dollar Store
  • Walmart
  • Cross Road Bus Stop (near Walgreens)

Bus service via SRTA to Fall River & New Bedford

In partnership with SRTA, we offer students the ability to ride SRTA buses at no cost by simply showing your UMass Pass. View the SRTA 2020-2021 Route Schedule (PDF). SRTA provides access to routes and stops in Fall River, New Bedford, and the surrounding area.

LAST BUS: The SRTA #9 bus provides transportation from the Main Campus (Campus Center) to the New Bedford Bus terminal. The bus also makes all intermediary stops along its route from UMassD to the New Bedford terminal. The bus normally arrives at the Campus Center at approximately 8:27pm and waits until 8:35pm before it begins its route to the New Bedford Terminal.

Peter Pan bus service to Boston

The Peter Pan bus runs from the New Bedford Bus terminal to Boston (South Station) daily. To purchase tickets, visit their website

Bluebird Cab

1551 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
508.999.1124

Checker Cab Services

2277 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA 02746
508.999.4545

Yellow Cab

987 Pleasant St
New Bedford, MA 02740
508.999.5213

Zipcar, the world’s largest car-sharing provider, allows you to reserve a car by the hour or day. Available in Lot 5, the cars are self-service and on-demand. Reservations start at $7.50/hour and $69/day. Included in every reservation:

  • Gas
  • Insurance
  • Maintenance
  • 180 miles/day

More information

Zipcar quick info (PDF)

Zipcar details (PDF)

Zipcar membership rates and plans

Coach Vehicles

Academy Express (Contract UMDAR-01374)
POC: Kim Lennox
(401) 828-4100 ext. 3283
KLennox@academybus.com

A&A Metro (Contract UMDAR-01384)
Fernanda Amaral
(508) 697-0017

School Buses

Tremblay's Bus Co., LLC (Contract UMDAR-01334)
Colleen Casmira
(508) 999-6436 ext. 217
Colleen@tbcbus.com

Special hours

There are currently no special hours for the University's transportation schedules.

Singular/Special Events and ReservIt

  • To request transportation for special events, contact the transportation office, 9am–4pm.
  • Approval is based upon the availability of staff and shuttles
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