SafeRide Updates: 


  • UPDATE: We are experiencing some technical difficulties as we are transitioning our phone system to Zoom phone. Your calls may take longer to go through to our office. Please use TapRide to book and cancel rides to receive faster service until further notice. We apologize for this inconvenience, and thank you for your patience!


    • Monday: 6 PM - 9:00 PM 

    • Tuesday: 6 PM - 12:30 AM 

    • Wednesday: 6 PM - 12:30 AM 

    • Thursday: 6 PM - 12:30 AM 

    • Friday: CLOSED

    • Sunday: CLOSED 

  • SafeRide drivers can only wait for passengers for 4 minutes. Please make sure you arrive to your pickup spot on time.

  • SafeRide requires showing your CatCard to get a ride to confirm your affiliation as an active student, staff, or faculty member with the University. If you are seen using another persons CatCard then you will be denied a ride and may be denied service for the following month. 

  • SafeRide hours and days of operation are subject to change contingent on staffing and COVID-19. Announcements will be made on days of closure.

SafeRide Hours: 

​Monday: 6 PM - 9:00 PM 

Tuesday: 6 PM- 12:30 AM 

Wednesday: 6 PM - 12:30 AM 

Thursday: 6 PM - 12:30 AM​


Remember we truncate our boundaries 20 minutes prior to close every night. 

Need A Ride?

SafeRide is available to all students and faculty at the University of Arizona. Grab a FREE ride by downloading our app TapRide or give us a call at (520) 621-7233.

For riders with a mobility device please call (520) 621-7233 and press extension 2 for a ride in our Accessible Van.

Download our app TapRide on your mobile device to request a ride and track your car! Click on the tab titled "How it works" to see more details on how it functions. 


SafeRide is a free rideshare service for University of Arizona affiliates. Since 1981, SafeRide has provided a nighttime alternative to walking alone on campus and in the Tucson community.  It is managed and operated entirely by students under the sponsorship of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA).  As an academic service, SafeRide’s mission is to serve those going to and from campus, while also providing a friendly and official presence on the streets at night.

Call us at 520-621-7233!

If you are interested in an alternate resource for late night transportation use Night Cat by Lyft.  


Parking & Transportation Services offers eligible UArizona students, faculty, and staff free Lyft rides up to $10 for complete trips starting and ending on campus, Safeway on Broadway, and Walmart at El Con Mall. Rides are available Monday - Friday from 5 PM to midnight, visit the Night Cat by Lyft page for full details.

Did you need a jump start? Lock your keys in the car? Unable to find your vehicle? Fix a flat? Low on fuel? Contact PTS Dispatch at (520) 621-1158 for this free resource. Services are available Monday – Friday between 7am - 11pm. More info can be found on their website.


Interested in some UAPD recommended safety guidelines?

Try the LiveSafe app, available for Android or iOS.