Routes & Timetables

Wherever you’re going on campus, we can help get you there.

Our award-winning shuttle system operates for FREE to UC San Francisco faculty, staff, students, patients and patient family members, and formal guests according to scheduled timetables. Our drivers work to maintain our 90% 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. Download the UCSF shuttle route map.

If you already know which shuttle you want to catch, visit UCSF NextBus to view estimated arrival and departures times from your campus location.

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Upcoming Holiday
Monday, May 29th – Memorial Day

On this holiday the shuttle service will be limited to the following:

  • Parnassus, East/Westbound (5:00pm – 12:45am)
  • Mission Bay Local (5:00pm – 12:45am)

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

UCSF Shuttle Map

Routes & Timetables

All Fixed-Route shuttles operate Monday to Friday. Service does not operate on weekends and all university holidays.

Click on the shuttle name to view a PDF of the shuttle timetable, alpha sort by route color.  For complete information on service changes, visit the Important Shuttle Changes page.

BLACK: Parnassus > Mount Zion > Laurel Heights Weekdays 6:30 AM to 7:45 PM.

BLUE: Parnassus > SFGH > Mission Bay > Mission Bay Hospital > Mount Zion  Weekdays 4:55 AM to 9:30 PM

BRONZE: Aldea > ACC > Library > 6th > Dental > LPPI Weekdays 6:40 AM to 6:49 PM

GOLD: Parnassus > Mount Zion > Mission Bay > SFGH   Weekdays 5:25 AM to 9:30 PM

GREEN: Mission Bay > China Basin > 654 Minnesota > 499 Illinois Weekdays 6:00 AM to 7:15 PM.  Note: Family House and 499 Illinois stops are FLAG STOPS. Please ask your driver to drop you off at these locations. If you are waiting for a shuttle, please “flag or wave” to obtain the driver’s attention.

GREY: Parnassus > Mission Bay Weekdays 5:50 AM to 12:05 AM.

LIME: Parnassus > BDC > MCB  Weekdays 6:05 AM to 8:41 PM.

PINK: Parnassus E/R > Kezar  Weekdays 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM.

PURPLE: Parnassus (Library) > 3360 Geary > Mount Zion > 3360 Geary Weekdays 6:15 AM to 6:38 PM.

RED: Mission Bay > MCB > 16th Bart Weekdays 5:55 AM to 7:45 PM.

RED Limited: 16th BART > MCB> Bryant Weekdays 6:30 AM to 9:40 AM and 3:40 PM to 6:45 PM.

TAN: Parnassus > Laurel Heights > Mount Zion Weekdays 6:40 AM to 7:40 PM.

VA: Parnassus > VAMC Weekdays 6:35 AM to 9:05 AM and 4:35 PM to 7:05 PM.

YELLOW: 16th BART > MCB > 20th & Harrison > SFGH > 20th & Harrison Weekdays 6:07 AM to 8:30 PM.  Note: 20th and Alabama stop is a FLAG STOP. Please ask your driver to drop you off at this location. If you are waiting for a shuttle, please “flag or wave” to obtain the driver’s attention.

On Demand Service: Parnassus and Mission Bay

The 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.

The Parnassus East/West and MB Local night shuttles will be taking requests for service through the Ridecell platform via mobile application, their website, or automated telephone. Please see the following videos for how to use the mobile application and/or kiosk.  Visit the FAQ’s page to learn how Ridecell works.

Eastbound/Westbound/Parnassus Night/Evening Weekdays 3:45 PM to 1:00 AM. Weekends and Holidays 5:00 PM to 12:45 AM.

Mission Bay Local Weekdays 4:45 PM to 1:00 AM.

Follow the Eastbound/Westbound Parnassus and Mission Bay Local Night shuttle live map at

The Mission Bay Jitney will provide on-demand shuttle service within the boundaries of Mission Bay campus and 654 Minnesota location.

UCSF Shuttle: general rules, regulations & passenger guidelines

  • NO unnecessary conversations with Driver
  • NO standees
  • 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
  • Patrons wishing to board any UCSF shuttles are required to show their UCSF ID badge prior to boarding the shuttle.  UCSF shuttle ridership is restricted to campus faculty, staff, students, patients and patient family members and formal university guests.

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.

For up-to-the-minute alerts, including travel delays and holiday schedules, please follow us on Twitter (@UCSF_Shuttles).  Should you have additional questions or want to provide specific feedback, feel free to contact us.