Transportation and Parking


IU School of Medicine’s Indianapolis campus is nestled in the heart of the Circle City, offering students, faculty and staff excellent quality of life in a culturally vibrant community. Classrooms and clinical education facilities are within walking or biking distance of many downtown attractions.

Campus Transit

For transportation between hospitals in Indianapolis, students, faculty and staff can use the People Mover, which connects IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health University Hospital, and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health via electric rail system.

In addition, the IUPUI campus shuttle runs every 10-15 minutes, Monday through Friday. An interactive bus app can help with trip planning.

Public Transit

IndyGo, the public transit provider for the City of Indianapolis, provides transportation through Indianapolis and into the greater Indianapolis area and offers students a discounted rate. Find information on the IndyGo S-Pass on the IUPUI website. An exciting new bus system, called RedLine, will be introduced to Indianapolis by the year 2020.


IUPUI Parking Services manages student parking at the Indianapolis campus. Parking permits are available from IUPUI Parking Services for fall, spring, summer, or a full academic year. Individuals with a valid parking permit from another IU campus can find information on where to park in Indianapolis.

In some situations, medical students may be able to park for free at the clinical sites. Some clinical entities offer parking and other hospital privileges to students who are assigned clinical duties.

Visitor parking is also available. The Indianapolis campus of IU School of Medicine has ten different visitor parking garages. If you don’t have a parking permit, find the area of campus you will be visiting and select the garage that is most convenient. For help, email or call 317-274-4232.

At the Indianapolis campus, the IUPUI Parking and Transportation Services team offers motorists assistance free of charge to anyone legally parked in an IUPUI parking location. Call 317-274-4232 for a battery jump, help with a flat tire or other vehicle issue. For information on a towed vehicle, visit IUPUI Emergency Services.


An Interactive Map of the IUPUI campus allows users to filter based on features like accessibility, construction and emergency/safety in addition to providing details about building names and parking locations. Just enter a destination in the search box.