Trip CalculatorTransportation Services provides safe, economical, and appropriate ground transportation for faculty, staff and students as they perform their official duties through the United States and Canada. For more information regarding available university vehicles, refer to the Reserve a University Vehicle page.
Ball State University transportation office is providing an airport
shuttle service between the campus and the Indianapolis International
Airport. Depending on the number of reservations, the transportation
office may use university cars, vans, or buses to transport passengers
to and from the Indianapolis International airport. For more information
or to make a reservation, please visit the Airport Shuttle Service page.
The University bus service provides buses for
student field trips, athletic teams, and other campus activities.
Contact the transportation office at least two weeks before your trip to
schedule a bus. Lift-equipped buses are available. To request a bus,
please complete the Bus Requisition Form (PDF) and e-mail the Transportation department at email@example.com.
Campus Shuttle Bus Service
During Fall and Spring semesters,
the university operates a shuttle bus service for the campus community.
Campus shuttle buses provide free service every 5 to 10 minutes Monday
through Friday, as well as limited service on Sundays for students,
faculty, staff, and visitors. Real-time bus tracking is available through the Transloc app.
For shuttle bus schedule information, visit Shuttle Bus Service.
The Ball State University Garage offers a full range of
automotive services including preventive maintenance, repairs, and
24-hour refueling. The Garage is staffed with ASE-certified mechanics
with a combined experience of over 150 years. The garage maintains
vehicles, generators, agricultural, and landscape equipment. The garage
is open Monday-Friday from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm and Saturday 6:00 am - 2:30 pm.
Call 285-5815 to arrange for servicing of a university vehicle.
Mobile Technology Center/Classroom
New to Transportation Services is a mobile technology center/classroom. The mobile classroom supports one instructor and 12 student workstations and can operate with its own generator-supplied electrical power at any location. The mobile classroom is ADA compliant and available for departmental use and is a great way to add Ball State's presence to communities both near and far.
Technology upgrades to the mobile classroom are ongoing, check back frequently for updates.
The university motor pool maintains a small fleet of automobiles and vans for temporary business use by the campus community. The motor pool office is open 6:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and 6:00 am to 12:00 noon Saturday. Special arrangements may be made to pick up a vehicle outside these hours by calling the reservation desk at 285-1022. A valid driver's license for all drivers must be shown at the time of vehicle pickup. To reserve a university vehicle, please visit the FleetCommander Online Vehicle Reservation System and complete the online vehicle request form.
Note: Vehicles cannot be released without a signed Authorization for Travel form and verification of driver license information.
Use the Trip Calculator to estimate costs of renting varying vehicles.
Driving Privileges Policy
For information regarding driving a BSU-owned vehicle, refer to the Driving Privileges Policy (PDF).
Private Shuttle Service
Catch A Ride
Catch A Ride provides “student only” bus
transportation during Thanksgiving, winter and spring break between BSU and
Chicagoland/Northwest Indiana areas.
Contact number 866-622-8242
Contact Email Catch A Ride (BSU)
Hoosier Shuttle provides daily shuttle service between Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.
Contact number 260-469-8747
Hoosier Ride provides shuttles to varying locations throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.
Contact number 800-544-2383
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