How to Ride
Roadrunners, did you know you have a variety of transportation choices at your fingertips? Discover easy-to-use options and uncover your ticket to experiences and opportunities on campus, in San Antonio and beyond. Explore the information below for guidance on different modes of transportation!
The Runner, UTSA’s campus bus system, provides service to and from on-campus parking lots and select nearby apartment complexes.
The Runner GPS App
View shuttle locations in real-time, check schedules, receive important alerts, and more with The Runner GPS. Personalized options include the ability to save favorite routes and set reminders for frequently-used stops. Download it for free from the App Store and Google Play.
View Flyer: How to Ride The Runner
UTSA and VIA Metropolitan Transit partner to provide free, unlimited bus service as well as on-demand rides through VIA Link to current UTSA students and paid employees. The VIA U-Pass program offers cost savings and makes it easier for the campus community to leave vehicles at home, reducing traffic on campus roads and parking lots.
Access Your VIA U-Pass
To access your VIA U-Pass, download the VIA goMobile+ ticketing app and sign up with your UTSA email address. To ride, simply open your U-Pass and show it to the operator when boarding the bus. No smartphone? Contact Campus Services for instruction.
Bike to reduce air pollution. UTSA provides bike racks throughout the Main and Downtown Campus. Register your bicycle for free, and remember to practice bicycle safety. Bicycle responsibly by using signals at intersections and being aware of roadway hazards.
Check out B-Cycle San Antonio, a bicycle sharing program in downtown San Antonio.
Looking for a way to make your commute to campus more eco-friendly? Find a rideshare and register your carpool with Campus Services.
In a hurry? Call a cab. Options in San Antonio include zTrip San Antonio and Alamo City Taxi.
Get from Campus to Campus with VIA
Roadrunners enjoy free ridership on VIA buses with their VIA U-Pass, including convenient route options offering transportation between UTSA campuses.
Traveling Between Campuses
Main Campus Downtown Campus
To travel from the Main Campus to the Downtown Campus, use VIA Route 93. Board the bus at the Campus Oval on the Main Campus. Disembark at the Downtown Campus – Buena Vista stop. Approximate travel time is 28 minutes.
Downtown Campus Main Campus
To travel from the Downtown Campus to the Main Campus, use VIA Route 93. Board the bus at the Downtown Campus – Frio Street bus stop. Disembark at the Campus Oval on the Main Campus. Approximate travel time is 31 minutes.
Downtown Campus Southwest Campus
To travel from the Downtown Campus to the Southwest Campus, use VIA Route 17/96. Be aware that this route includes a transfer from Route 17 to Route 96. Board the bus at the Downtown Campus – Buena Vista bus stop. Disembark at the Southwest Campus. Approximate travel time is 20 minutes.
Southwest Campus Downtown Campus
To travel from the Southwest Campus to the Downtown Campus, use VIA Route 3. Board the bus at the Southwest Campus. Disembark at the Centro Plaza bus stop, which includes a two-block walk to campus. Approximate travel time is 13 minutes.
Bus Stop Locations
The following map shows bus stop locations for VIA Routes that connect our campuses. For more information on VIA routes and stops, visit the VIA website or plan your trip with the VIA goMobile+ app.
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