Late Night Transportation Options On Campus

Out late? Don’t walk back to your residence hall alone. Here are some options for transportation around BU at night.

Scarlet Safe Walk

Members of the student-run escort security service are available to walk with you to your on-campus destination late at night. They are stationed at Mugar Library, but can walk you from and to wherever you may need on the Charles River Campus and Fenway Campus. Call them at (617) 353-4877 between the hours of 9 p.m. and Midnight, for a safe walk to your destination. Please note that this service only is available during the fall and spring semesters. 

BU Shuttle/BU Bus

The BU Shuttle (or the BUS) runs a late night Charles River Campus Service that runs in the early morning hours. The late night schedule and specific stops are available on their website.


There are many taxi services around Boston. We don’t endorse one service above any other, but we do recommend that you find one or two and program their numbers into your phone, even if you think you will never need one. It’s always good to be prepared.

There are also several phone applications that you can download to your smartphone that will send a cab to you and allow for you to pay for it via a stored credit card number. Uber and Lyft are two apps that serve the BU campus.

For taxi and ride sharing-specific safety tips, check out, “Staying Safe in a Taxi.”


  1. Dear Sir / Madam
    I was wondering if you could tell me whether you have any escort support form BU Dental school to the 650 Columbus ave for late night.


  2. Hi Maryam –

    Thank you for the question.

    Shuttle service is available until the 11 o’clock hour on the Medical Campus. I would look at the route for that and see if it meets your needs.

    Currently, the Charles River Escort Security Service does not extend to the Medical Campus. Let me know if you have any other questions


  3. Lois, The Scarlet Safewalk is available during the fall and spring semesters. Thank you, Danielle Staub

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