Tips for Traveling Around Campus

Now that the weather is cooling off, walking everywhere is not going to be ideal. The good news is that students can ride on the Champaign-Urbana MTD for free! Here are some tips to make your ride as smooth as possible. 

Download the UIUC Bus App

While there are several apps that will show you the bus schedules, I find this one to work the best. In this app, you can look at the stops the CUMTD serves and see live tracking of where the buses are! This app will keep you from missing the bus with its live countdown until the bus arrives and list of stops near your current location. 

Use the MTD Trip Planner

If maps aren’t your strong suit, use the MTD Trip Planner website. By plugging in where you want to depart from and where you want to arrive to, the website will tell you which stops to get on and off at as well as the walking time. You can use this for trips in the future! Under the “when” section, you can choose the day and time you want the trip to take place. This is an amazing tool to have if you don’t have the routes of the buses memorized (much like myself). 

It might take a little getting used to, but you’ll become a pro in no time! The CUMTD is an amazing resource available to students, so make sure to take advantage of it on the cold days approaching us.  



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I’m a social work major with a passion for people and the betterment of society. Listening to my friends share their experiences sparked my love for the University of Illinois, so I can’t wait to share my own with prospective and incoming students!

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