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The wheels on the bus can save you money!

Local Service
8 routes offer local service to the University of Houston main campus. Connect via transit centers to a network of additional local and Park and Ride routes providing service across the Houston metro area.

  • 29: TSU/UH Hirsh Crosstown, including Southeast and Kashmere Transit Centers
  • 30: Clinton/Cullen, including Southeast and Downtown Transit Centers
  • 42: Holman Crosstown
  • 52: Hirsch/Scott, including Downtown and Mesa Transit Centers
  • 68: Brays Bayou Crosstown, including Medical Center and Eastwood Transit Centers
  • 77: Liberty/MLK, including Downtown and Mesa Transit Centers
  • 80: Dowling/Lyons
  • 88: Hobby Airport/Downtown
  • Eastwood Transit Center – Located at I-45/Lockwood, commuters using the Eastwood Transit
  • Center can connect to the University of Houston via the Cougar Line tan route.
  • Downtown Transit Center – Located at 1900 Main Street, between St. Joseph and Piece, many Park and Ride routes have stops within a few blocks of the Downtown Transit Center, providing
    convenient connections to the University of Houston main campus.

Routes and Schedules for METRO service, including connecting routes can be found here.

Find your METRO stop on campus here.

Suburb Service – Park and Rides
METRO also provides Park and Ride service, allowing commuters to drive to a nearby transit center and ride in from there. Available from most all Houston suburbs, Park and Ride service allows you to save gas and skip the frustration of rush hour traffic.

Residents along the Gulf Freeway corridor can connect via the Eastwood Transit Center and ride the Cougar Line campus shuttle. All other areas will connect to local routes at the Downtown Transit Center.

View a map of Park and Ride service here, or view schedules and route information at ridemetro.org.

Q-Cards
METRO Q-Cards are reloadable cards used to pay fares on METRO buses and METRORAIL. You can access the application form on the parking website by clicking on the Q-Card logo on the left. You can also reload your METRO Q-Card at the Welcome Center Parking Services Desk.

Students
Students with a student Q-Card receive 50% off METRO fares. To sign up for a student Q-card simply visit the parking website and click the Q-Card logo on the left. On-campus residents can utilize METRO to access popular destinations across Houston, including Minute Maid Park, Reliant Park, the Museum District, or shopping at the Galleria.

Faculty/Staff
Faculty and Staff members who join the UH Commuter Club are eligible for ride sponsoring. When you enroll in the ride sponsoring program with a valid Q-Card, Parking and Transportation Services will pay 25% of your monthly METRO fare.

Resources
Need help planning your METRO trip? METRO and Google Maps both have customizable trip planners which allow you to enter a beginning and destination address, along with your desired departure or arrival times.




COUGAR LINE SHUTTLES




AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

Non-stop convenience to the airport.

METRO offers local service from campus to Hobby Airport via the 88.
METRO’s Airport Direct service provides a $4.50 one-way trip to Bush Intercontinental on a 30-minute frequency and is across the street from the downtown transit center.

Super Shuttle provides students, faculty and staff a discount on round-trip travel to either airport. Use discount code COUG1 when booking online. Super Shuttle picks up in front of the UC, or at the Hilton hotel.

Additionally, taxi service to either airport is charged according to a flat rate zone map.
Bush Intercontinental Zone Map
Hobby Airport Zone Map




LIGHT RAIL


Mass transit on the right track!

Construction is underway on the next piece of METRO’s Light Rail project. The Southeast line will connect the University of Houston to downtown Houston, at the Main Street Station, near the Downtown Transit Center. Long-term plans call for 3 lines to provide service to the campus. View the current system plan here!

Read our blog about the Southeast Light Rail project for the latest updates.

Current Q-Card holders can use their Q-card to ride METRORAIL. The Main Street Line connects the Reliant Park area with the Medical Center, the Museum District and Downtown. Learn more about MERTORAIL at ridemetro.org.





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Joining the UH Commuter Club is simple. Simply complete the online application and a member of Parking and Transportation’s Customer Service Team will contact you with additional information. You must renew your membership prior to the start of each academic year.


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