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Campus Shuttle Bus Information

Salem State University offers a free campus shuttle service called the Viking Shuttle.

You can monitor the location of the shuttle buses via the Vikings Shuttle App. The locations of the buses and the approximate arrival times will be displayed on the map in real time. The app can be downloaded for free via the App Store or Google Play

2021 Viking Shuttle Schedule:
Monday-Friday 7:15 am to 4 pm

Two buses will operate daily on a continuous loop. Buses will arrive at each stop in approximately 20-minute intervals. Both buses will stop at all locations to discharge and pick up passengers. Once passengers waiting at a stop have boarded, the bus will depart.

Bus Stops

  1. Central Campus - bus shelter located between Viking Hall and the Enterprise Center.
  2. Horace Mann - bus shelter located on Loring Avenue in front of the Horace Mann building.
  3. Meier Hall - bus stop in front of Meier Hall, Lafayette Street entrance.
  4. Peabody Hall - bus stop in front of Peabody Hall.
  5. School of Social Work - bus stop in front of the building at 287 Lafayette Street.
  6. O’Keefe Center - bus stop in front of the Gassett Fitness Center entrance; near the Viking statue.
  7. Canal Street Parking Lot - bus stop located in the parking lot on the bike path side.
  8. South Campus - bus stop located in front of the Harrington Building.

The stops above are listed in order. The two buses will start at 7:15 am in different locations. Bus #1 will start at Central Campus. Bus #2 will start at Peabody Hall. 


  • If you are leaving Central Campus and need to get to South Campus, then it is best to walk across Loring Avenue and get on the bus at the Canal Street Lot. The next stop will be South Campus. 
  • If you are leaving North Campus (Meier Hall or Sullivan Building) and going back to Central Campus you should get on the bus at Meier Hall or Horace Mann and get off at the Canal Street Lot. Walk across Loring Avenue to Central Campus.

Under normal circumstances and throughout most of the day the buses will arrive at each stop in 20-minute intervals.  These intervals will be slightly longer in the middle of the day as each driver must take a meal break which leaves only one bus operating for a 30-minute period.  Bus arrival times may occasionally be more spaced out during peak traffic or inclement weather. 


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