Jefferson Lines

Jefferson Lines Bus

Daily Bus Service between UMD Campus and the Twin Cities, Iron Range, and Fargo!

Let Jefferson Lines take you where you want to go. Jefferson’s College Connection turns campus into a convenient bus stop for students. Travel seven days a week, year round, with multiple daily departures. Board our College Connection Express service for faster travel home during the school year.

Ticket & Luggage Purchase:
To learn more about ticket fares or to purchase your ticket, visit the UMD Transportation Center, Street Level at 1120 Kirby Drive, across from the Kirby Center book store or visit Jefferson Lines online. Show your U-Card at time of purchase and receive 15% off your ticket fare.

Each student is allowed one (1) free carry on and one (1) free checked bag 50 pounds or less. Additional luggage is $20 per bag up to four total bags total and can be purchased at the UMD Transportation Center. When paying for your luggage, you will receive a luggage tag for each checked bag. Please complete your information on the back of the tag in its entirety to ensure your luggage properly arrives at your destinations. Attach to your bag, remove the bottom half, and keep with you.

For additional information about luggage, visit Jefferson Lines’ luggage policy page.

Pick Up & Drop Off:
Pick-up and drop-off is located at the Kirby Student Center, Shelter D. Look for Jefferson Lines’ pole sign for boarding. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early with your printed or digital ticket ready for scanning at time of boarding and all luggage tags attached to your luggage.

During winter travel, visit Jefferson Lines’ Travel Alerts page to monitor any potential impacts to your travel.

During travel, you can study or browse the web with Jefferson’s free passenger Wi-Fi and charging outlets. Recline in comfortable leather seats while your professional and friendly driver gets you home safely in Jefferson Clean buses.

Upon arrival, your driver will announce the current stop. If you have checked luggage, meet your driver at the side of the bus where they will unload all luggage.

To monitor the status of your bus arrival, track your bus location with our online Bus Tracker Tool also found in Jefferson Lines’ Mobile App found in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Simply enter your travel information to receive real-time updates about your travel.

Additional Information:
Pricing and schedules are subject to change. For current fare and schedule information, please call Jefferson Lines at 858-800-8898 or visit