Contact CAMBUS

Phone: 319-335-8633


The Parking and Transportation Department is committed to promoting campus accessibility through mobility solutions for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors.  In addition to fixed-route bus services, CAMBUS also operates a door-to-door paratransit bus service, called "Bionic Bus".  

Learn more about Bionic bus service.

CAMBUS Service Alerts

CAMBUS service alert: VA Loop bus stop to close for one day on Wednesday, June 26

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
The VA Loop bus stop will close for one day on Wednesday, June 26 due to the ongoing construction project on Newton Road. Alternative boarding locations include stops to the east near MERF and Newton Road Ramp, and stops to the west at Dental College.

CAMBUS service alert: Route 34 Research Park to detour East Lot beginning Friday, June 21

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Due to a railroad project at Old Hospital Road, CAMBUS will be detouring at the Research Park campus beginning Friday, June 21. The East Lot bus stop will be relocated east of the parking lot to Oakdale Road. The Old Hospital stops will be closed during the detour. The detour is anticipated to go through the end of July 2024.
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CAMBUS service reminder for 2022-2023 winter break

Friday, December 2, 2022
CAMBUS will operate break service Saturday, Dec. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 15. Academic service resumes Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.
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Service added on CAMBUS routes 31, 32, 41, 42 beginning Monday, Nov. 28

Monday, November 21, 2022
CAMBUS will be adding service during the morning to 31 Red Route and 32 Blue Route and during the evening to 41 Hawk Lot-Hospital and 42 Hawkeye-Pentacrest beginning Monday, Nov. 28.
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CAMBUS service for 2022 Fall Break

Thursday, November 17, 2022
CAMBUS will operate break service Saturday, Nov. 19 through Saturday, Nov. 26. Academic service resumes Sunday, Nov. 28. Riders should use the Transit App to see estimated departures or see schedules on the Routes, Schedules, and Maps webpage.

CAMBUS service for Winter Break 2021

Thursday, December 9, 2021

CAMBUS temporary service reductions due to driver staff shortage beginning Aug. 30, 2021

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
UI CAMBUS will be temporarily reducing frequency on some routes beginning Monday, Aug. 30 in response to a driver staff shortage. Routes that will have reduced frequency: 31 Red Route and 32 Blue Route, 35A Interdorm-WCTC, 41 Hawk Lot-Hospital, 51 Hospital-Finkbine/Arena, and 52 Finkbine-Pentacrest.

CAMBUS announces fall 2021 academic service beginning Aug. 21

Monday, August 16, 2021
University of Iowa CAMBUS is announcing service details for the fall 2021 academic session, beginning Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. During academic sessions, service is increased on some routes, including more late night and weekend services.