Campus Transit Shuttle Routes and Schedules

Please Note: Face covering are REQUIRED to ride campus shuttles and METRO buses. No mask, no ride. More information about appropriate face covering is available from Environmental Health & Safety Services.

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

Current Printed Schedule

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


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.

Monday through Thursday:
Loop buses depart the main entrance stop every 10-20 minutes from 7:25am - 9:05pm
 (last departure from main entrance at 8:45pm).
Loop buses depart the Barn Theater stop every 10-20 minutes from 7:25am - 9:05pm (last departure from Barn Theater at 8:45pm).

Friday:
Loop buses depart the Main Entrance stop every 10-20 minutes from 7:25am - 6:05pm 
(last departure from main entrance at 5:45pm).
Loop buses depart the Barn Theater stop every 10-20 minutes from 7:25am - 6:05pm
(last departure from Barn Theater at 5:15pm).

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 shuttles travel between East and West Remote parking lots. These shuttles are supplemental to the Campus Loop Service.

View a full schedule with timetables for Upper Campus Routes here.


Night Upper Campus Routing

Night Upper Campus buses depart the Main Entrance every 15 minutes from 8:00pm–12:00am Monday–Thursday; 6:00pm–12:00am Friday, and 4:30pm–12:00am weekends.

Night Core Upper Campus shuttles start at the Main Entrance and travel to West Remote.

Call (831) 459-2829 for rides from McHenry Library or Performing Arts.

 

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