Free and inexpensive local transit options
If we aren’t going to walk or ride our bike, local transit in Moscow, Idaho is inexpensive and sometimes free!
Please note: Fixed route resumed June 1. For physical distancing, buses will have limited seating. Be prepared to wait for the next bus if it is full. Avoid riding the bus if feeling ill. Please wear a face mask & distance yourself. More info available on SMART Transit's webpage.
SMART Transit’s Moscow Fixed Route service consists of two loops, one on the east side and the other on the west side of town. The routes cover diverse locations including high density living, medical, educational and shopping areas.
The fixed routes are FARE FREE!
The West Route covers the west side of Moscow and the U of I campus including stops at Deakin and College, Ash Street, Idaho Student Union Building (ISUB), Ag. Sci., Walmart, Moscow Family Medicine Quickcare, Winco, Palouse Mall, A Street, Rosauers, downtown and Gritman Medical Center.
The East Route covers the east side of Moscow from U of I campus including the Bruce M. Pitman Center, downtown, Rosauers, Moscow High School, East City Park, Aquatic Center, Moscow Junior High School, Skateboard Park, Latah County Fairgrounds, Eastside Marketplace and Styner Avenue.
Both routes leave the Moscow Intermodal Transit Center at 10 and 40 minutes after each hour from 6:40 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8:10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
Never ridden a public bus before? No problem! Watch the "magical" how-to video to get started.
Uber for University of Idaho
Parking and Transportation Services and ASUI have partnered with Uber to increase on-demand transportation options in and around Moscow. University of Idaho students are invited to request to join the Uber for University of Idaho network to take advantage of subsidized Uber trips. Once an email request is received, look for an invitation email direct from Uber within 48 hours. Follow instructions in the email to join the Uber for University of Idaho network. Trip options, subsidized by PTS, include:
- U of I Commute: up to two (2) one-way trip subsidies per day to/from anywhere within a 2-mile radius of campus.
- UI/WSU Pullman Commute: up to two (2) one-way trip subsidies per day to/from U of I campus and WSU campus.
- Moscow/Pullman airport: one (1) trip subsidy per day between the Moscow U of I campus and the Moscow/Pullman airport.
The Moscow VanPool program offers a safe, reliable and comfortable option to your daily commute. Each van offers a different set of options for your daily commute, depending on the traveler's needs.
Service amenities include a guaranteed ride home in case of emergencies, rider and driver discounts and the peace of mind that you'll get to work safely and on time while reducing your personal carbon footprint.
Fares are customized to routes and riders and the VanPool is strictly a cost-based service. This service is provided by the City of Moscow and is made possible by grants from the Idaho Transportation Department.
Each route does have limited seating, so please contact us to reserve your seat soon. Financial assistance for low-to-moderate income individuals is available.
Vandal Access: on-campus ADA mobility assistance
Parking and Transportation Services’ Vandal Access service provides University of Idaho students and employees with mobility-limiting disabilities or conditions equal access to facilities, programs and services on campus.
The free ADA accessible Vandal Access service operates during fall and spring academic sessions only, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If you’re used to big city taxi fares, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the affordable taxi services here in Moscow. Whether you’re getting home after a celebration or need to get to the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, taxis are a good option that won’t break your bank account.