UCSC Shuttle Schedule Narrative

Monday–Thursday hours of operation

Campus Loop buses operate from 7:25am to 9:45pm.

Upper Campus buses operate from 7:30am to 8:45pm.

Night Core buses operate from 8:00pm to 12:00am.

Friday hours of operation

Campus Loop buses operate from 7:25am to 6:35pm.

Upper Campus buses operate from 7:30am to 5:00pm.

Night Core buses operate from 6:00pm to 12:00am.

Weekend hours of operation

Night Core buses operate from 5:00pm to 12:00am both days.

Loop Shuttle schedule

Loop Shuttles travel in both directions.

On weekdays, Loops run at least every 20 minutes.

Clockwise direction, weekdays:  

  • First run departs the Barn Theater at 7:25am
  • Last run departs the Barn Theater at 9:30pm

Counterclockwise direction, weekdays:

  • First run departs the Main Entrance at 7:25am
  • Last run departs the Main Entrance at 9:30pm 

Upper Campus schedule

Upper Campus shuttles travel between East and West Remote parking lots from 7:30am to 8:45pm Mondays through Fridays. Shuttles depart the East and West Remote lots every 15-20 minutes with service breaks from 10:45am to 11:30am and 12:15pm to 1:00pm The last East and West Remote departures are at 8:45pm, Monday through Friday.

The schedule will be adjusted on final exam days.

Night Core schedule

Night Core buses depart the Quarry Plaza every 30 minutes from 8:00pm - 12:00am weekdays and 5:00pm - 12:00am weekends (last departure from Quarry Plaza at 12:00am).

Due to the campus’ support of last spring’s successful Measure 73 campaign, Night Core routes will be changing and expanding. Check back after September 26th for updated Night Core routes and schedules.