UCSC Shuttle Schedule Narrative

Weekday hours of operation

Campus Loop buses operate from 7:25am to 11:30pm.

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

West and East Night Core buses operate from 7:00pm to 12:00am.

Weekend hours of operation

Saturday Loop buses operate from 6:00pm to 10:50pm.

Sunday Loop buses operate from 6:00pm to 11:30pm.

West and East Night Core buses operate from 6:30pm to 12:00am both days.

Loop Shuttle schedule

Loop Shuttles travel in both directions.

Loops run every ten minutes or less until 6pm, and every ten to twenty minutes after 6pm on weekdays. On weekends, Loop shuttles run every twenty minutes.

Clockwise direction, weekdays:  

  • First run departs the Barn Theater at 7:25am
  • Last run departs the Barn Theater at 11:10pm

Counterclockwise direction, weekdays: 

  • First run departs the Main Entrance at 7:25am
  • Last run departs the Main Entrance at 11:30pm

Clockwise direction, weekends: 

  • First run departs the Barn Theater at 6:10pm
  • Last run on Saturday departs the Barn Theater at 10:40pm
  • Last run on Sunday departs the Barn Theater at 11:30pm

Counterclockwise direction, weekends: 

  • First run departs the Main Entrance at 6:00pm
  • Last run on Saturday departs the Main Entrance at 10:40pm
  • Last run on Sunday departs the Main Entrance at 11:20pm

Upper Campus schedule

Upper Campus shuttles travel between East and West Remote parking lots from 7:30am to 7:45pm Mondays through Fridays.

  • Departs the East and West Remote lots every 15 minutes at zero, 15, 30, and 45 minutes past each hour
  • Exception #1: there is no 8:15am departure from either lot
  • Exception #2: there is no 11:00am departure from the East Remote
  • Final East and West Remote departures each day are at 7:45pm

Night Core schedule

There are shuttle stops at the North Remote and Village that are served by request only. To request service at these stops, call the request line at (831) 459-3228. (If you get voicemail, call Campus Dispatch at 831-459-2231.) To be dropped off at these stops, simply notify the driver when you board the shuttle.

The following descriptions of the East and West Night Core routes list the name and timepoints of major stops; however, the shuttles stop at every bus stop along the route. The timepoints are listed with the number of minutes past each hour when the shuttle typically arrives (e.g., :03, :33 means that the shuttles stops there at 3 minutes and 33 minutes past each hour).

East Night Core

Start and End Times:  The East Night Core starts at 7pm on weekdays, and at 6:30pm on weekends. It ends at Science Hill at 9 minutes past midnight every night.

Route and Time Points: 
  • Quarry Plaza (:00, :30)
  • East Remote parking lot (:02, :32)
  • Crown Circle (:06, :36)
  • Science Hill (:09, :39),
  • West Remote parking lot (:20, :50)
  • Media Theater (:22, :52)
  • McHenry Library (24, :54)
  • Quarry Plaza (:00, :30)

West Night Core

Start and End Times:  The West Night Core starts at 7pm on weekdays, and at 6:30pm on weekends. It ends at the Kresge Bridge at 12 minutes past midnight every night.

Route and Time Points: 

  • Quarry Plaza (:00, :30)
  • Music Center (:03, :33)
  • West Remote parking lot (:10, :40),
  • Kresge Bridge (:12, :42), Science Hill (:13, :43)
  • Crown Circle (:16, :46)
  • Stevenson Circle (:20, :50)
  • Quarry Plaza (:00, :30)

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