TheRide's FootballRide Shuttles to Begin August 31

TheRide will begin a new FootballRide shuttle season with the August 31 University of Michigan game against Central Michigan University.

The service will operate between many convenient hotel and parking sites and Michigan Stadium for seven home football games this fall.  Additional hotels will also be served indirectly at nearby pick-up sites.  Hotel parking may be limited to hotel patrons.

FootballRide runs approximately every 20 minutes starting two hours before game time with the last shuttles leaving 30 minutes before game time.  Return shuttles run for approximately one hour after each game.

FootballRide tickets are $1.50 each way for adults and may be purchased at most of the hotel sites, or in advance by mail or in person at TheRide’s main office at 2700 South Industrial Highway in Ann Arbor.  Riders are encouraged to purchase round-trip tickets, as drivers do not carry change. Reduced fares are available for those who qualify.

Boarding Locations
Free Park & Ride Lot Shuttle Stop Locations:
  • Plymouth Road Park & Ride Lot (North Shuttle)
  • Miller Road Park & Ride Lot (West Shuttle)
Public Paid Parking Shuttle Stop Locations (Downtown Shuttle):
  • Fletcher Street Parking Structure
  • Fourth & William Parking Structure
  • Pizza House (for Forest Street & Church Street Parking Structures)
  • Thompson Street Parking Structure
Hotel and Other Shuttle Stop Locations
* Indicates ticket sales locations

North Shuttle Stop Locations
  • Holiday Inn near the University of Michigan (parking for Guy Hollerin’s restaurant and hotel guests only)*
South Shuttle Stop Locations
  • Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel*
  • Hampton Inn South*
  • Kensington Court Ann Arbor*
  • Red Roof Inn*
  • Comfort Inn & Suites – board at Red Roof Inn*
  • Courtyard by Marriott – board at Sheraton*
  • Fairfield Inn – board at Sheraton*
  • Holiday Inn Hotels & Suites – board at Sheraton*
  • Holiday Inn Express (tickets available at Kensington Court)
Downtown Shuttle Stop Locations
  • Bell Tower Hotel*
  • Campus Inn*
  • Michigan Union
East Shuttle Stop Locations
  • Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites (Carpenter Road)*
  • Days Inn*
  • Comfort Inn (tickets available at Days Inn, Board at Days Inn)
West Shuttle Stop Locations
  • Weber’s Inn (parking for Weber’s patrons only)*
  • Clarion Hotel*
During each home game, Routes 6, 7, 8, 15, and 16 will be detoured while the streets are closed to through traffic.

Football Ride information is available on TheRide’s web site,, and by phone at 734.996.0400.