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Wherever you’re going at UC San Francisco, we can help you get there. With campuses across San Francisco, we make sure each one is accessible and equipped to meet your needs. From car and bike parking to free shuttles to commuter pools to savings programs, we have several ways we make your life better on your way here.

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Our award-winning shuttle system serves all primary UCSF campuses, as well as select secondary campus locations. Service is FREE to UCSF faculty, staff, students, patients, and visitors.

Should you have additional questions, or want to provide specific feedback, feel free to contact us.

For up-to-the-minute alerts, including travel delays and holiday schedules, please follow us on Twitter (@UCSF_Shuttles).

Click here for shuttle service alerts.

UCSF Shuttle:  General rules, regulations and passenger guidelines

  • NO unnecessary conversations with Driver
  • Shuttle buses are not permitted to stop at any location not identified in this timetable
  • UCSF Shuttle ridership is restricted for use by campus faculty, staff, students, patients and patient family members, and formal guest
  • No minors (less than 18 years old) may ride without a parent or chaperone
  • You maybe required to show the driver appropriate identification in order to board the shuttle
  • Drivers follow the printed timetables, as allowed by weather and enroute traffic conditions
  • Drivers are not permitted to make unauthorized stops (only at approved UCSF Shuttle stops)
  • Passenger safety will not be jeopardized to maintain the timetable
  • No eating, drinking or smoking is permitted in any shuttle vehicle
  • No animals may ride, except for service animals


Shuttle Routes & Timetables

As you can see on our System map, wherever you’re going on campus, we can help get you there:


UCSF Shuttle Map


Shuttles operate according to scheduled timetables. Our drivers work to maintain an on-time record, where weather and traffic conditions allow. However, passenger safety is our first priority and will not be jeopardized in order to maintain the schedule.

Please note the following changes (alpha sort by route color) with highlights and notes.  Please click on the link to view the PDF timetable:

BLACK: Parnassus > Mount Zion > Laurel Heights Service M-F 6:30 AM to 7:45 PM.

BLUE: Parnassus > SFGH > Mission Bay > Mission Bay Hospital > Mount Zion  Service M-F 4:55 AM to 9:30 PM.  Additional travel allotted to Blue route to account for current traffic conditions during peak commute hours.  New pilot “express” shuttle to operate solely between Mission Bay and Mt. Zion during AM and PM commute periods.

BRONZE: Aldea > ACC > Library > 6th > Dental > LPPI Service M-F 6:40 AM to 6:49 PM

GOLD: Parnassus > Mount Zion > Mission Bay > SFGH   Service M-F 5:25 AM to 9:30 PM.  Additional travel time allotted to Gold route to account for current traffic conditions during peak commute hours.  New pilot “express” shuttle to operate solely between Mt. Zion and Mission Bay during AM and PM commute periods.

GREEN: Mission Bay > China Basin > 654 Minnesota > 499 Illinois Service M-F 6:00 AM to 7:15 PM, and includes a new stop at the Family House Building. Note: Family House and 499 Illinois stops are now “flag stops.” Please ask your driver to drop you off at these locations, and if you are waiting for a shuttle, please make sure to “flag or wave” to obtain the driver’s attention.

GREY: Parnassus > Mission Bay Service M-F 5:50 AM to 12:05 AM.  Increased shuttles during peak AM and PM commute hours and extended service hours.

LIME: Parnassus > BDC > MCB  Service M-F 6:05 AM to 8:41 PM.  Minor changes, please check schedule.

PINK: Parnassus E/R > Kezar  Service M-F 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM.

PURPLE: Parnassus (Library) > 3360 Geary > Mount Zion > 3360 Geary Service M-F 6:15 AM to 6:38 PM.

RED: Mission Bay > MCB > 16th Bart Service Monday to Friday from 5:55 AM to 7:45 PM. Increased shuttles during peak AM and PM commute hours.

TAN: Parnassus > Laurel Heights > Mount Zion Service Monday to Friday from 6:40 AM to 7:40 PM.

VA: Parnassus > VAMC Service M-F 6:35 AM to 9:05 AM and 4:35 PM to 7:05 PM.

YELLOW: 16th BART > MCB > 20th & Harrison > SFGH > 20th & Harrison Service M-F 6:07 AM to 8:30 PM.  The 20th and Alabama stop is now “flag stop.” Please ask your driver to drop you off at these locations, and if you are waiting for a shuttle, please make sure to “flag or wave” to obtain the driver’s attention.

“On demand” service: The two shuttle services below are provided as “on demand” (no fixed timetables) and service wait times are based on actual demand.  Our drivers will take you within a ½ mile radius of the Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses.

Eastbound/Westbound/Parnassus Night/Evening Service daily Monday to Friday from 3:45 PM to 1:00 AM.

Mission Bay Local Service Monday to Friday from 4:45 PM to 1:00 AM.

Mission Bay Jitney  The Mission Bay Jitney will provide on-demand shuttle service within the boundaries of Mission Bay campus, including both northern and southern locations (new Mission Bay hospitals), and now include the Mission Bay Family House and 654 Minnesota locations.

Eating, drinking, smoking, and non-service animals are prohibited on shuttle vehicles. As a courtesy to other passengers and to ensure privacy of information, we ask that you be mindful of litter, noise levels, and cell phone conversations.

UCSF Shuttle ridership is restricted for use by campus faculty, staff, students, patients and patient family members, and formal guests

Holiday Schedule
For a list of future Holiday routes and timetables, please click here.