Alternative Transportation


The Butler campus is a great size for getting around by bicycle. There are nearly 100 bike racks spread out around campus for convenience. Bringing your own bike is highly encouraged. Register your bike for free with the Butler University Police Department at the BUPD station, located at 525 W. Hampton Drive at the southeast corner of Hampton Drive and Sunset Avenue.


Butler has partnered with Uber, an on-demand private driving app, to offer a safe, alternative transportation option to and from campus. New users to Uber can use promo code BUTLER101 to receive $20 off their first ride. Need information on how to use Uber? It’s simple:

Use the iPhone or Android app, or visit to request a ride.
Sit back and relax. Uber will text you when the vehicle arrives.
When your trip ends, Uber will auto-charge your credit card and email you a receipt.
Share the fare! Fare split rides with friends for an even more cost-effective way to get around!


IndyGo can get you there. They operate 31 bus routes throughout Indianapolis, providing nearly 10 million passenger trips a year. Along with the opening of the Julia M. Carson Transit Center in downtown Indianapolis, two IndyGo routes (Route 18 and Route 28) were modified to serve the Butler Campus directly with convenient stops along Sunset Avenue.

Electric Vehicle Charging (Personal)

The University is currently working towards installation of electric vehicle charging spaces on campus. An announcement will be made when they are available. Charging will be available for use upon obtaining an electric vehicle charging permit at that time.

Electric Scooters

Electric scooters made an official return to the City of Indianapolis. In the interest of campus safety, BUPD would like to highlight the campus guidelines regarding electric scooters.

  • Scooters are prohibited from use on campus sidewalks and are subject to traffic laws.
  • Scooters must be parked in an upright position, utilizing existing campus bike rack infrastructure.
  • Scooters are not to be abandoned or haphazardly left on campus, against buildings, or in grass/landscaped areas.
  • Electric scooters are prohibited from being charged inside campus residence halls, academic buildings, or other campus facilities.
  • Scooters are prohibited inside campus residence halls, academic buildings, or other campus facilities.

We encourage you to be familiar with Butler’s policies as well as Indianapolis’ ordinances. You can see both in Butler’s Electric Scooter Policy.