Fare Free Iowa City - Beginning Aug. 1, 2023, Iowa City Transit will provide fare free rides for at least the next two years during the Fare Free Iowa City pilot. During the fare free pilot program, the UPASS program for Iowa City Transit will be suspended. The UPASS program for Coralville Transit will continue with no changes. 

Enjoy cost savings and let someone else do the driving.  Get unlimited rides on Coralville Transit with a non-expiring U-PASS sponsored by UI Parking and Transportation.

Don’t delay, get your U-PASS today and start receiving the benefits. Apply for a pass through Parking and Transportation Department Online ServicesPasses can be mailed to your home address, campus mailed, or picked up at the West Campus Transportation Center. If unable to use the online service, please contact Parking Services at (319) 335-1475 or parking-office@uiowa.edu.

To keep current on routes and schedules, please visit pages for Iowa City Transit and Coralville Transit.  

For real-time bus information, check out the Transit App.  


About your U-PASS

  • Provides you with unlimited rides on Coralville Transit.
  • May be purchased at the discounted rate if you don't have a daytime parking permit (except motorcycle permit or SSB permit) or van pool assignment; standard rate applies if you do.
  • May be paid for on a monthly basis by pre-tax payroll deduction whenever possible; providing additional savings for you!
  • Does not expire. When you no longer need it or are no longer a University employee, simply return it to Parking Services for cancellation.
  • Provides usage of the Emergency Ride Home Program.


The Details

  • Available to University of Iowa faculty and staff employed 50% time or greater. UI students (including graduate, teaching and research assistants) are not eligible for a faculty/staff U-PASS but may purchase a Student U-PASS.
  • Your U-PASS is for your use only and cannot be transferred or sold. Fraudulent use or transfer of U-PASSes may result in confiscation, revocation of transit passes and other privileges.
  • If prepaying U-PASS fees, yearly fees will be due July 1st each year.
  • U-PASS must be returned to Parking Services for cancellation. If U-PASS is active at any time from the 1st to the last day of a month, payment for the month is required.
  • Standard rate will be applied for every month a daytime permit (including carpools) or van pool assignment is active.
  • Take care of your U-PASS. If your U-PASS is lost, stolen or damaged, contact Parking Services to complete a report and request a new pass. Replacement fees apply.
  • The terms and conditions of the U-PASS are subject to change.
Coralville U-PASS