Local Transportation

Here you can find information on local public transportation options as well as transportation options for out-of-town travel.

Loper Bike Program

Students should worry about their grades, not their wheels. The Loper Bike RENT-AND-RIDE program allows students to zoom around campus on a quality bicycle, at a low cost, with no hassle.

It’s simple – contact the campus rec office at Wellness Room 120, or go online to unk.edu/loperbikes and apply for your very own bike to use during each semester

$25 | per semester

  • Faster commute
  • Save money on gas
  • Great for the environment
  • Convenient rentals
  • Build a community of riders

R.Y.D.E. Transit Public Transportation

R.Y.D.E. Transit is a public transportation bus system that provides rides to any location in Kearney from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Each one-way ride is a $2.00 charge.

Phone: 308-865-5677
Website: http://www.mnca.net/ryde.html

Steps to Make R.Y.D.E. Transit Reservation

  • You must call to schedule the ride 24 hours in advance, or at least the day before. Same day rides cannot be scheduled.
    • State the following when you call:
      • Good morning/afternoon. My name is _________ and I would like to schedule a ride. I will need to be picked up at location of pick-up at time of pick-up. I would like to schedule this ride on day and date.
    • The first time you call, you will need to provide:
      • First and last name
      • Your campus address
      • U.S. phone number (if you have one)
      • Date of birth
    • If more than one student is going to the same place at the same time, the caller can schedule a ride for all students. Please just state: There will be ___ (number of) riders.
    • There will be a 15 minute window for the pick-up time. Therefore, you should be ready 15 minutes before the pick-up time and be willing to wait 15 minutes after the pick-up time.
    • The bus will only wait for 5 minutes after arrival. If the student is not there, the bus will leave.
    • Cash is accepted to pay the $2.00 at the time of pick-up; exact change is requested.
    • Pick up and drop off location is the parking lot by the Student Union.
  • To schedule your ride home:
    • When you are ready (or getting close to being ready) to go, call the R.Y.D.E. Transit number to schedule your ride.
    • State:
      • Good morning/afternoon. My name is _____________ and I am ready to go. I am at location of pick-up.
        • Your pick-up place does not have to be the same as your drop-off. Example: the bus can drop you off at Hy-Vee but pick you up at the mall.
    • You will need to pay $2.00 for the ride home.

Kearney Cab Taxi Service

  • Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Call 308-234-6725 for pick up.taxi cab

Out of Town Travel

Traveling Out of Town by Bus

Traveling Out of Town by Train

  • Amtrak is a passenger train service in the U.S. They make a stop in Holdrege, Nebraska (30 miles from Kearney) and then they go on to Denver and the West Coast.
  • http://www.amtrak.com/home

Traveling Out of Town by Air

  • Kearney Airport (EAR) has air service to and from Denver International Airport (DIA). Call 308-233-5040 or go to www.flykearney.com 
  • Central Nebraska Regional Airport (GRI) in Grand Island (40 miles from Kearney) has air service to and from Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW). http://www.flygrandisland.com/