Vanderbilt University community members have options for getting around campus and Nashville, such as walking to Centennial Park, taking WeGo public transit to Taste of Nashville restaurants, biking to Hillsboro Village and more. MoveVU, part of the Office of Transportation and Mobility, can assist you with your daily travel decisions and help reduce your carbon footprint in the process. Check out the following resources to help you get where you need to go.
Walking is the most efficient way to travel around campus and nearby neighborhoods. Individuals with personal bicycles are encouraged to register their bikes with Vanderbilt University Public Safety. Vanderbilt also has partnered with Spin to provide an on-campus e-bike sharing option available for on- and off-campus use. Bicyclists must follow the circulation patterns on campus; yield to pedestrians to maintain physical distance; walk their bikes in dismount zones noted on campus, such as the 21st Avenue pedestrian bridges, Rand wall and Medical Center Plaza; and park responsibly at bike racks. View a map of bike parking (covered and uncovered), bike repair stations and shower facilities on campus.
The university recently announced that it is deploying an all-electric multi-vehicle shuttle fleet this fall. The new fleet will provide eco-friendly vehicles for VandyRide, a nighttime shuttle service for Vanderbilt students. Passio GO has also replaced Double Map this year, and all real-time information about shuttles in operation is accessible on the VandySafe app. Once logged into the app, click on “Maps & VandyRide,” then “VandyRide.” VandyRide routes and stops have changed from last year. You can view the new map on the VandyRide website, on VandySafe or on Passio GO.
WEGO PUBLIC TRANSIT
WeGo Public Transit is Nashville’s provider of local and regional bus and commuter rail service. Vanderbilt University provides all full-time and part-time Vanderbilt University students with free access to WeGo local buses, regional buses and the WeGo Star commuter train with their physical Commodore Card. This service is available for any place and time, not just when commuting to and from campus.
BUS ROUTES NEAR VANDERBILT CAMPUS
- No. 3A and No. 3B on West End Avenue
- No. 7 on 21st Avenue South
- No. 75 on Edgehill Avenue
OTHER POPULAR DESTINATIONS
- Time* from The Ingram Commons:
- BNA Airport / 20 minutes on No. 18 after a transfer in downtown Broadway / 11 minutes on No. 7
- Bridgestone Arena / 10 minutes on No. 7
- The Frist / 9 minutes on No. 7
- Green Hills / 14 minutes on No. 7
- The Gulch / 15 minutes on No. 7
- The Ryman / 11 minutes on No. 7
*All times factor taking the bus to the closest stop and walking. Times may vary due to location and traffic.
Ridehail services like Uber and Lyft can be used on campus. The locations are marked with signs and are available to select in the Uber and Lyft mobile apps. The areas include E. Bronson Ingram Circle, Kirkland Esplanade, Sarratt Student Center/Rand Hall, the Engineering and Science Building, McGugin Center, Blakemore House, VRWC Lot 27 across from Morgan Circle, Crawford House and Hank Ingram House. Learn more and view locations on map>>