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.

Shuttle schedule time tables for each block are available below:

The schedule will be adjusted on holidays and final exam days.

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. Select Loop bus routes enter the Remote parking lots. 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.

Loop Weekday Schedule
Fall quarter service: 9/23/19 – 12/13/19
Winter quarter service: 1/3/20 – 3/20/20
Spring quarter service: 4/2/20 – 6/12/20

Monday through Thursday:
Loop buses depart the main entrance stop at least every 20 minutes from 7:25am - 9:45pm
 (last departure from main entrance at 9:45pm).
Loop buses depart the Barn Theater stop at least every 20 minutes from 7:25am - 9:45pm (last departure from Barn Theater at 9:45pm).

Friday:
Loop buses depart the main entrance stop at least every 20 minutes from 7:25am - 6:35pm 
(last departure from main entrance at 6:35pm).
Loop buses depart the Barn Theater stop at least every 20 minutes from 7:25am - 6:35pm
(last departure from Barn Theater at 6:35pm).

Weekends:

There is no loop bus service on weekends. Refer to the Night Core schedule for weekend campus transit service.

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: 9/23/19 – 12/13/19
Winter quarter service: 1/3/20 – 3/20/20
Spring quarter service: 4/2/20 – 6/12/20

Upper Campus shuttles travel between East and West Remote parking lots every 15-20 minutes from 7:30am–8:45pm, Monday–Thursday and 7:30am–5:00pm Friday. The last East and West Remote departures are at 8:45pm, Monday through Thursday and 5:00pm Friday.

Night Core Routing

Night Core buses depart the Quarry Plaza every 30 minutes from 8:00pm–12:00am Monday–Thursday; 6:00pm–12:00am Friday, and 5:00pm–12:00am weekends (last departure from Quarry Plaza at 11:30pm).

Night Core Blue
Night Core Blue Route buses start at Quarry Plaza and stop at: Main Entrance, East Remote, Bookstore, Colleges 9 & 10, Porter/Rachel Carson, West Remote, Core West Parking, and McHenry Library before returning to Quarry Plaza.

Night Core Gold
Night Core Gold Route buses enter various colleges to drop off riders closer to their residences in the events. Buses start at Quarry Plaza and stop at: McHenry Library, Music Center, Porter Circle, Oakes Circle, Social Sciences, Crown Circle, and Cowell Circle before returning to Quarry Plaza.

Night Core Gold
Night Core Gold Plus Route buses follow the same route as Night Core Gold Route buses, but the route is extended to enter the East and West Remote parking lots.

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