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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.

New 2015 Shuttle Schedules

Mt. Zion Express shuttle for Friday March 27, 2015, please click Mt. Zion Express.

Effective Tuesday January 20th, 2015 Transportation Services will implement revised shuttle routes and timetables. Please visit:  New 2015 Shuttle Schedules to view and print PDF versions of the shuttle schedules.

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.

BLACK: Parnassus > Mount Zion > Laurel Heights  Black route in service Monday to Friday from 6:30 AM to 7:45 PM.  1st Shuttle will depart five minutes earlier than current schedule.

BLUE: Parnassus > SFGH > Mission Bay > Mission Bay Hospital > Mount Zion  Blue route in service Monday to Friday from 4:55 AM to 9:30 PM, and includes a new stop at the Mission Bay Hospital.  Additional travel time allotted to Blue route to account for current traffic conditions during peak commute hours.  1st Shuttle will depart forty minutes earlier than current schedule.

BRONZE: Aldea > ACC > Library > 6th > Dental > LPPI  Bronze route in service Monday to Friday from 6:40 AM to 6:49 PM with departures leaving LPPI every 20 minutes throughout the service hours.

GOLD: Parnassus > Mount Zion > Mission Bay > SFGH  Gold route in service Monday to Friday from 5:45 AM to 9:20 PM, and includes a new stop at the Mission Bay Hospital.  Additional travel time allotted to Gold route to account for current traffic conditions during peak commute hours. Effective 3/2/15, one additional departure from Mt. Zion to Mission Bay has been added to the schedule; Gold departs at 6:20 AM.

GREEN: Mission Bay > China Basin > 654 Minnesota > 499 Illinois  Green route in service Monday to Friday from 6:00 AM to 7:19 PM, and includes a new stop at the 499 Illinois building, near the Mission Bay campus. 1st shuttle will depart twenty-five minutes earlier than current schedule.

GREY: Parnassus > Mission Bay  Grey route in service Monday to Friday from 6:15 AM to 10:08 PM, and includes a new stop at the Mission Bay Hospital. Effective 2/23/15 one additional departure from Parnassus to Mission Bay has been added to the schedule; Grey departs at 6:15 AM. Additional travel time allotted to Grey route to account for current traffic conditions during peak commute hours.  **Mission Bay Local shuttle provides two late night departures to service both Mission Bay and Parnassus locations.  Please see Mission Bay Local for complete details.

LIME: Parnassus > BDC > MCB    Lime route in service Monday to Friday from 6:05 AM to 8:35 PM.  No changes.

PINK: Parnassus E/R > Kezar   Pink route in service Monday to Friday from 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM.  No changes.

PURPLE: Parnassus (Library) > 3360 Geary > Mount Zion > 3360 Geary  Purple route in service Monday to Friday from 6:15 AM to 6:38 PM.  No changes.

RED: Mission Bay > MCB > 16th Bart  Red route in service Monday to Friday from 5:55 AM to 7:45 PM.  No changes.

TAN: Parnassus > Laurel Heights > Mount Zion  Tan route in service Monday to Friday from 6:40 AM to 7:35 PM.  1st shuttle will depart ten minutes earlier than current schedule.

VA: Parnassus > VAMC   VA route in service Monday to Friday from 6:35 AM to 9:05 AM and 4:35 PM to 7:05 PM.  No changes.

YELLOW: 16th BART > MCB > 20th & Harrison > SFGH > 20th & Harrison  Yellow route in service Monday to Friday from 6:07 AM to 8:24 PM.  Additional travel time allotted to Yellow route to account for current traffic conditions during peak commute hours. Effective 3/2/15 there is a slight change to the afternoon/evening departure times; please review updated time table.

“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  In service daily Monday to Friday from 3:45 PM to 1:00 AM.

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

Mission Bay Jitney (New) Effecive April 6, 2015, we have launched a new shuttle service for the Mission Bay campus, called the ‘Mission Bay Jitney’ line.  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).  Please click here for more details about the service.

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