Campus Transit Shuttle Routes and Schedules

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

Real-time Shuttle Information Sources
Get real-time shuttle schedule information via these sources:

  • slugroute.com - a mobile and desktop-friendly app maintained by UCSC Transportation & Parking Services
  • Slug Bus Loop Tracker for UCSC - an app for both iPhone and iPad
  • Slug Route - an iPhone app available on iTunes (search Slug Route on the app store)
  • Slug Stop - an Android app

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

Printable Shuttle Schedule
A printable version of the schedule will be available in September 2017. A narrative version of the schedule is also available.

Loop Routing
Loop buses run both directions through campus. Loop buses do not enter the Quarry Plaza or the Remote parking lots.

Counterclockwise (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.

Loop Weekday Schedule
Fall quarter service: 9/25/17 – 12/8/17
Winter quarter service: 1/5/18 – 3/16/18
Spring quarter service: 4/2/18 – 6/8/18 

Monday through Friday:
Loop buses depart the main entrance stop from 7:25am -11:30pm
 (last departure from main entrance at 11:30pm).
Loop buses depart the Barn Theater stop from 7:25am -11:10pm (last departure from Barn Theater at 11:10pm).

Loop Saturday Schedule:
Fall quarter service: 9/23/17 – 12/9/17
Winter quarter service: 1/6/18 – 3/17/18
Spring quarter service: 4/7/18 – 6/9/18

Saturday:
Loop buses depart the main entrance stop from 6:00pm -10:40pm (last departure from main entrance at 10:40pm).
Loop buses depart the Barn Theater stop from 6:10pm -10:50pm (last departure from Barn Theater at 10:50pm).

Loop Sunday Schedule
Fall quarter service: 9/24/17 – 12/10/17
Winter quarter: 1/7/18 – 3/18/18
Spring quarter: 4/8/18 – 6/10/18

Sunday:
Loop buses depart the main entrance stop from 6:00pm -11:20pm
(last departure from main entrance at 11:20pm).
Loop buses depart the Barn Theater stop from 6:10pm -11:30pm (last departure from Barn Theater at 11:30pm).

Upper Campus Routing
Upper Campus buses depart from the East and West Remote parking lots and run both directions through campus, Monday through Friday.

Counterclockwise (east to west) Upper Campus buses depart from the inside stop of the East Remote parking lot, turn onto Hagar Drive, travel on McLaughlin Drive to Heller Drive, and end (or reverse direction) at the West Remote parking lot.

Clockwise (west to east) Upper Campus buses depart from the inside stop of the West Remote parking lot, turn onto Heller Drive, travel on McLaughlin Drive to Hagar Drive, and end (or reverse direction) at the East Remote parking lot.

Upper Campus Schedule
Fall quarter service: 9/25/17 – 12/8/17
Winter quarter service: 1/5/18 – 3/16/18
Spring quarter service: 4/2/18 – 6/8/18

Upper Campus buses run Monday through Friday only.
Upper Campus buses depart the East and West Remote parking lots every 15 minutes from 7:30am to 7:45pm at :00, :15, :30, and :45 with the following exceptions:

  • No 8:15am trips from the East Remote and the West Remote
  • No 11:00am trip for the East Remote

The last departure East and West Remote departures are at 7:45pm.

East Night Core Routing
East Night Core buses depart from the Quarry Plaza, travel down Hagar and enter the East Remote parking lot, pick up and drop off passengers inside the East Remote, return to Hagar Drive and travel to McLaughlin Drive, turn onto Chinquapin and enter Crown Circle and the Crown/Merrill Apartments parking lot, return to McLaughlin Drive and travel to Heller Drive and enter the West Remote parking lot to to drop off and pick up passengers inside the West Remote, return to Heller Drive, travel on Meyer Drive to the Performing Arts/Music Center area, and travel on the Baskin Arts Service Rd., Kerr Rd., and travel on Steinhart Way to return to the Quarry Plaza.

Pick ups at The Village available by phone request only by calling (831) 459-3228, or (831) 459-2231 if you get voicemail at (831) 459-3228. Notify the driver when you board for drop offs at The Village.

West Night Core Routing 
West Night Core buses depart from the Quarry Plaza, travel on Steinhart Way to Kerr Rd to the Performing Arts/Music/Center area and Meyer Drive, travel on Heller Drive and enter the West Remote parking lot to drop off and pick up passengers inside the West Remote, return to Heller Drive and travel on McLaughlin Drive to Chinquapin and enter Crown Circle and the Crown/Merrill Apartments parking lot, return to McLaughlin Drive, enter Cowell and Stevenson Circle, and return to Quarry Plaza via upper Hagar Drive.

Pick up at the North Remote parking lot are available by phone request only by calling (831) 459-3228, or (831) 459-2231 if you get voicemail at (831) 459-3228. Notify the driver when you board for drop offs at the North Remote lot.

East and West Night Core Weekend Schedule
Fall quarter service: 9/23/17 – 12/10/17
Winter quarter service: 1/6/18 – 3/18/18
Spring quarter service: 4/7/18 – 6/10/18

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

East and West Night Core Weeknight Schedule
Fall quarter service: 9/25/17 – 12/8/17
Winter quarter service: 1/5/18 – 3/16/18
Spring quarter service: 4/2/18 – 6/8/18

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

View dates when UCSC shuttles do not operate or have modified service.

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