Public transportation, walking, and bicycling are great ways to get around Platteville, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. You can do your part to help the environment, while using convenient and reliable ways to get around.

Learn about City of Platteville options, including taxis. Zimride is a ride-sharing service in Platteville and on campus. Platteville also has over eight miles of public trails for your use.

Pioneer Transit Campus Shuttle

UW-Platteville partners with the City of Platteville to provide affordable, sustainable transportation options in our community that allow our students to come to campus without needing a personal vehicle. The Platteville Public Bus operates six days per week on a fixed schedule, and all UW-Platteville students ride free with their campus ID.

When waiting for the bus, stand next to the bus stop sign so that the driver can see you, otherwise the bus may drive past the stop. Buses only pick up passengers at marked stops but may drop off passengers between stops on the existing route by request. Buses may arrive up to three minutes before or after the scheduled time.

Schedule and Routes

Bus service is offered six days per week while UW-Platteville classes are in session and is on a reduced five-day schedule per week when UW-Platteville classes are not in session.


UW-Platteville Students ride free with student ID.

  • All other rides are $1 (exact change only).
  • A one-month pass is $25.
  • Buy two months, get the third month free
  • Monthly passes available at City Hall Finance Office, the Platteville Public Library, and Southwest Health Information Desk
  • For non-students, one-way transfers (not return trips) are free. Ask the driver for a transfer ticket before leaving the bus.


The Red route and Blue route both are wheelchair accessible. Students with disabilities who would like special accommodations should contact the Services for Students with Disabilities Office to obtain a taxi voucher.

Emergency Cancellations

The bus will run as scheduled except in the case of a snow or other emergency. Emergency cancellations sent out through campus email announcements and via the city's emergency text alert system.


UW-Platteville encourages the campus community to get around by bicycle and skateboard as much as possible. Bicycling and skateboarding both provide convenient modes of transportation to travel around the UW-Platteville campus and the city of Platteville.

You can help cut down on traffic and parking congestion, and you can save time, considering the time needed to park a car on each end of the journey. Learn more about registering your bike, parking, locks, maintenance, and more.

Chicago/Rockford Bus

UW-Platteville hires a private charter bus to take students between Platteville, Rockford, Schaumburg, and Chicago during academic breaks. Learn more about cost, schedules, and more.