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Vandal Break Bus

RESERVATIONS FOR FALL VANDAL BREAK BUS ARE SOLD OUT AS OF NOV. 1, 2022.

Students are encouraged to contact Northwestern Trailways at 800-366-3830 to inquire about their daily bus service between Moscow and Boise. Reservations are still available for Winter and Spring Vandal Break Bus.

Parking and Transportation Services and the Office of the Dean of Students partner to provide chartered buses to students for low-cost, safe and convenient transportation for academic breaks.

Vandal Break Bus reservations for the 2022-23 academic year will be available for purchase online beginning July 6, 2022. Routes include Moscow to Idaho Falls (via Boise) and Moscow to Boise. Round-trip and one-way reservations are available, and a number of additional departure/return points are available, depending on which route is selected.

  • Vandal Break Bus Bucks: Students who purchase round trip reservations for all three breaks in the same academic year and who don’t purchase an annual parking permit will receive a gift card to the VandalStore equal to the amount of one, one-way reservation to their destination (Boise-$45; Idaho Falls-$65; Coeur d’Alene-$15) after they return from spring break. Students who prefer a credit to their account instead of a gift card should contact PTS.
  • Students interested in visiting the Spokane area during breaks are encouraged to contact Northwestern Trailways for information on daily bus service between Moscow and Spokane.
  • Students interested in visiting the Portland or Seattle areas during breaks are encouraged to contact Wheatland Express. Their Vacation Express offers economical service to both the Portland and Seattle areas with the same departure and return dates as Vandal Break Bus. Follow Wheatland Express on Facebook to get up-to-date information about their pricing, travel routes and other regional transportation services.

Break Buses Depart Promptly. Break Buses leave campus early on Saturday morning following the last day of classes and return the Sunday immediately prior to classes starting. Ticket holders should arrive early for all bus trips. Each rider may bring no more than three pieces of luggage that are tagged for identification; please tag luggage before arriving for the bus. These are long trips and riders should be prepared with snacks, food and beverages as needed. A confirmation email with detailed itineraries, including times and locations of stops, will be sent to each rider.

Safety Precautions. Riders will be required to comply with any COVID-19 safety precautions as set forth by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the CDC.

2022-23 Vandal Break Bus Schedule

Fall 2022: Departs Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 | Returns Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022

Winter 2022-23: Departs Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 | Returns Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023

Spring 2023: Departs Saturday, March 11, 2023 | Returns Sunday, March 19, 2023

Transportation Details

Travel on the Vandal Break Bus requires a unique reservation per each academic break.

Cost per Break, by Destination Round-Trip One-Way
Boise route $80 $45
Idaho Falls (via Boise) route $120 $65
Coeur d'Alene route $25 $15

Vandal Break Bus reservations must be made by noon the Wednesday prior to departure from U of I. Students who cancel Break Bus reservations after purchase are eligible for full or partial refunds depending on the date of cancellation, as explained below.

FALL '22: Departs 11/19/22 | Returns 11/27/22

  • Final purchase date: Wednesday, 11/16/22 by noon (PST)
  • Full refund deadline: 11/12/22
  • 50% refund deadline: 11/19/22

WINTER '22-'23: Departs 12/17/22 | Returns 1/8/23

  • Final purchase date: Wednesday, 12/14/22 by noon (PST)
  • Full refund deadline: 12/10/22
  • 50% refund deadline: 12/17/22

SPRING '23: Departs 3/11/23 | 3/19/23

  • Final purchase date: Wednesday, 3/8/23 by noon (PST)
  • Full refund deadline: 3/4/23
  • 50% refund deadline: 3/11/23

Idaho Routes

Arrival times for all routes of the Vandal Break Bus schedule are estimated. Delays could be possible due to weather, road conditions, etc.

Buses on the Boise/Idaho Falls routes make their first stop at New Meadows and travel to towns along Highway 95 and I-84 through Boise, continuing to Idaho Falls. 

Moscow to Boise and Boise to Idaho Falls
Town Place Time
MOSCOW Stop 1: Wallace Complex 7 a.m.
Stop 2: Bruce M. Pitman Ctr 7:40 a.m.
New Meadows Turning Point Chevron (Lunch stop) Noon
Weiser Maverik | 703 E Main 2 p.m.
Payette Jackson's Food | 565 S 16th St 2:20 p.m.
Caldwell Flying J | 3512 Franklin Rd 2:50 p.m.
Nampa Denny's | 607 Northside Blvd 3 p.m.
Meridian Lowe's | 305 W Overland Rd 3:15 p.m.
BOISE Albertsons (Snack/Dinner) | 6560 S Federal Way, Exit 57 3:30 p.m.
Mountain Home McDonald's| 2840 American Legion Blvd, Exit 95 4:15 p.m.
Bliss Ziggy's Express Station/Philips 66 | US 30, Exit 141 5 p.m.
Twin Falls Flying J | Exit 173 5:35 p.m.
Burley Maverik | 701 Overland Ave 6:20 p.m.
Pocatello/Chubbuck Exxon (in front of Walmart) | 4230 Yellowstone Ave 7:40 p.m.
Blackfoot Stinker Station | 1228 Parkway, Exit 93 8:05 p.m.
IDAHO FALLS Shaka's Chevron | 1520 Grandview Dr, Exit 119 8:30 p.m.

 

Idaho Falls to Boise and Boise to Moscow

Town Place Time
IDAHO FALLS Shaka's Chevron | 1520 Grandview Dr, Exit 119 6:30 a.m.
Blackfoot Stinker Station |1228 Parkway, Exit 93 7 a.m.
Pocatello/Chubbuck Exxon (in front of Walmart) | 4230 Yellowstone Ave 7:30 a.m.
Burley Maverik | 701 Overland Ave 8:45 a.m.
Twin Falls Flying J | Exit 173 9:30 a.m.
Bliss Ziggy's Express Station/Philips 66 | US 30, Exit 141 10 a.m.
Mountain Home McDonald's| 2840 American Legion Blvd, Exit 95 11 a.m.
BOISE Albertsons (Lunch stop) | 6560 S Federal Way, Exit 57    Noon
Meridian Lowe's Home Improvement | 305 W Overland Rd 12:15 p.m.
Nampa Denny's | 607 Northside Blvd 12:30 p.m.
Caldwell Flying J | 3512 Franklin Rd 1 p.m.
Payette Jackson's Food | 565 S 16th St 1:45 p.m.
Weiser Maverik | 703 E Main 2:15 p.m.
New Meadows Turning Point Chevron | (Dinner/snack stop) 4 p.m.
MOSCOW Stop 1: Wallace Complex 7 p.m.
Stop 2: Bruce M. Pitman Ctr 7:15 p.m.

Vandal Break Bus reservation sales begin July 6, 2022, for the 2022-23 academic year.

Questions? Please contact Parking and Transportation Services at parking@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6424.

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Contact Us

Physical Address:

1006 Railroad Street
Rm 135
Moscow, ID
83844-4106

Office hours:
M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Office hours during academic breaks:
M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 208-885-6424
parking@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/parking

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 4106
Moscow, ID
83844-4106