Campus Transit Shuttle Routes and Schedules

During the fall, winter, and spring quarters UCSC Campus Transit operates three on-campus routes: The Loop, Upper Campus, and the Night Core.

Note: Per County and State physical distancing standards, Campus Loop Shuttles have maximum capacity of six to nine people. Due to low ridership during the COVID-19 Shelter in Place,  shuttle service has been reduced.

Current Printed Shuttle Schedule

Google Maps Transit Information

Transit information about UCSC campus shuttles on Google Maps lists the counter clockwise trips as "LoopO" (for Outer Loop) and the clockwise trips as "LoopIn" (for Inner Loop).

Loop Routing

Loop buses run both directions through campus. Loop buses do not enter the Quarry Plaza.

Counter Clockwise (east to west) Loop buses depart from the main entrance transit stop and travel on Coolidge Drive, Hagar Drive, McLaughlin Drive, and Heller Drive, and return to the main entrance (base of campus) via Empire Grade/High Street.

Clockwise (west to east) Loop buses depart from the Barn Theater transit stop on High Street, travel on High Street/Empire Grade, entering campus through the west gate at Heller Drive, and travel on McLaughlin Drive, and Hagar Drive, and return to the Barn Theater (base of campus) via Coolidge Drive.

Clockwise direction, Monday-Friday:

Shuttles depart the Barn Theater every 20 minutes from 7:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

  • First run departs the Barn Theater at 7:30 a.m.
  • Last run departs the Main Barn Theater at 5:50 p.m.

Counterclockwise direction, Monday-Friday:


Shuttles depart the Main Entrance at the following times:


  • 2:40 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m.
  • 3:20 p.m.
  • 3:40 p.m.
  • 5:00 p.m.
  • 5:20 p.m.

Please use clockwise Loop Shuttles for other times


There is no loop bus service on weekends.

Upper Campus Routing

Upper Campus buses have been temporarily suspended due to low ridership during the COVID-19 Shelter in Place.

Night Core Routing

Night Core service is suspended through 9/15/2021.

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