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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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Special holiday shuttle schedules for UCSF Christmas & New Years holiday weeks:  December 22, 2014 to January 2nd, 2015.  Please see Routes & Timetables for more information.

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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).

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Holiday Schedule

Upcoming Holiday:  Christmas & New Year Holiday December 22nd, 2014 - January 2nd, 2015

UCSF Transportation offices at Parnassus and Mission Bay will be closed for the holidays on December 25, 26, 31, and January 1.  The offices will reopen on weekdays in between the holidays, for permit and public transit sales.

Special holiday shuttle schedules for UCSF Christmas & New Year holiday weeks:  December 22nd, 2014 to January 2nd, 2015.  Normal service resumes on Monday, January 5th, 2015.  On the official UCSF holidays (12/25/14, 12/26/14, 12/31/14 and 1/1/15) shuttle service will be limited to the evening Parnassus Heights and Mission Bay Local.  Please click on the link below for complete listing of the limited shuttle schedules.

Summary Schedule link here (for 1 page summary)
Complete Schedule link here (for 13 page pdf with all routes)


For a list of future Holiday routes and timetables, please click Shuttle Holiday Calendar.

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.

Traveling between Parnassus and Mission Bay at peak commute times? We offer direct service.
Monday-Friday, 7:20 am-7:25 pm

BLACK: Parnassus > Mount Zion > Laurel Heights
Monday-Friday, 6:40 am-8:00 pm

BLUE: Parnassus > SFGH > Mission Bay > Mount Zion
Monday-Friday, 5:35 am-8:47 pm

BRONZE: Parnassus > Aldea > Surge/Woods
Monday-Friday, 6:45 am-6:29 pm

Eastbound/Westbound/Parnassus Night/Evening
Eastbound: Monday-Friday, 4:00 pm-12:00 am
Westbound: Operates weekdays, weekends, and holidays, 5:00 pm-1:00 am

GOLD: Parnassus > Mount Zion > Mission Bay > SFGH
Monday-Friday, 5:45 am-9:25 pm

GREEN: Mission Bay > China Basin > 654 Minnesota
Monday-Friday, 6:25 am-6:55 pm

GREY: Parnassus > Mission Bay
Monday-Friday, 6:30 am-9:40 pm

LIME: Parnassus > BDC > MCB
Monday-Friday, 6:00 am-8:35 pm

Mission Bay Local
Monday-Friday, 5:00 pm -1:00 am
“On demand” service that takes you anywhere you want to go within the service area outlined.

PINK: Parnassus E/R > Kezar
Monday-Friday, 5:15 am-9:00 am

PURPLE: Parnassus (Library) > 3360 Geary > Mount Zion > 3360 Geary
Monday-Friday, 6:15 am-6:38 pm

RED: Mission Bay > MCB > 16th Bart
Monday-Friday, 6:00 am -7:50 pm

TAN: Parnassus > Laurel Heights > Mount Zion
Monday-Friday, 6:50 am-7:45 pm

VA: Parnassus to/from VA
VA: Parnassus > VAMC
Monday-Friday, 6:35 am-7:05 pm

YELLOW: 16th BART > MCB > 20th & Alabama > SFGH > 20th & Alabama
Monday-Friday, 6:05 am-8:20 pm


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