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Welcome to Huskie Line of Northern Illinois University!
Whether you're going to class, work, shopping, or appointments, ride Huskie Line! Your friends and classmates ride more than 250,000 times a year. We welcome you aboard!

Detours & Alerts:

  • December 9th, 2016: *BREAK SERVICE* We will begin running our Break Service routes on Saturday, December 10th, 2016. Break Service will operate from December 10th - December 23rd. There will be NO SERVICE December 24th - January 1st. Break Service will resume on January 2nd and extend through January 16th. Full bus service will resume on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017. For a listing of our Break Service routes, please visit the Bus Routes link at the top of the page and view the Route 7 and Route 11. Have a safe and enjoyable Winter Break!

  • December 8th, 2016: *ELBURN SHUTTLE* Due to the end of the semester, our Elburn Shuttle will be operating on a different schedule the week of December 5th. We will run two trips to the Elburn Train Station on Thursday, December 8th and two trips on Friday, December 9th. In order to purchase tickets for the shuttles, passengers must contact the NIU Box Office located on the ground level of the Holmes Student Center. Their phone number is 815-753-3146. A listing of departure and arrival times for the shuttles can be found below.

    Leaves Student Center 4:25 PM 6:25 PM
    Arrives at Elburn 5:15 PM 7:15 PM
    Leaves Elburn 5:20 PM 7:20 PM
    Arrives at Student Center 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
    Leaves Student Center 3:25 PM 5:25 PM
    Arrives at Elburn 4:15 PM 6:15 PM
    Leaves Elburn 4:25 PM 6:25 PM
    Arrives at Student Center 5:00 PM 7:00 PM

  • November 15th, 2016: *ROUTE 6 & 8R DETOUR Due to construction along First St., the Route 6 and Route 8R will be on detour the week of November 14th - November 18th. The Route 6 and 8R will travel along Locust St. and Fourth St. before returning back to its regular routing along Taylor St. A courtesy stop will be available at Fourth St. and E. Roosevelt St. If you have any questions about this detour, please contact us at 815-758-6900. Thank you for your patience!

  • August 23rd, 2016: *WELCOME BACK!* Welcome back, students! For those of you that are new to the Huskie Line, please take a moment to look over our routes to familiarize yourself with where our buses operate. Listing of routes and destinations can be found by clicking here. Please note that adjustments have been made to the Route 4, Route 8R, and the Barsema Express. Information about the changes can be found on the individual links for each of those routes. Please feel free to call our office with any questions: 815-758-6900.

    If you have not yet done so, please download the ETA Spot Application to your phone to keep track of where our buses are at, and when they will be at your stop! ETA Spot is available in both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
  • Click here to learn more about each of our bus routes!.

    Our office hours are between 8:00a and 4:30p Monday - Friday. In the event that you call outside of our designated office hours, please leave a voicemail, and we will return your call as soon as possible.
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