Shuttle Service Increases with Improved BART Connections Starting June 1

View shuttle schedules effective Monday, June 1.

For real-time departures, visit Live Shuttle on the UCSF Mobile app. For trip planning, contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | 415.476.GOGO (4646)

*NEW* Improved BART Connections

Faster, Easier BART connections

UCSF shuttle service increases, including mid-day service on most routes, effective Monday, June 1. New shuttle schedules are available here.
To better serve commuters who travel on BART, we’re enhancing our service to make the connection from BART to UCSF smoother and faster. Expanding service to regional transit hubs aligns with our goals to improve transportation options for UCSF staff, faculty, students, patients, and visitors. 

Parnassus Heights | BART
UCSF’s Lime shuttle route will be expanded to include a stop at the 16th Street BART station during peak commute hours. This modified route will provide a direct connection between Parnassus Heights and BART that does not require any transfer. During mid-day, the Lime route will serve riders between Mission Center Building (MCB) and Parnassus Heights with a stop at Buchanan Dental.

Mission Bay | BART
Mission Center Building (MCB) | BART

Beginning June 1, connections between BART and Mission Bay, and BART and MCB, will be faster with increased capacity. During morning and evening commute hours, Red shuttles will provide direct non-stop service from Mission Bay to the 16th St. BART station only, effectively making all Red shuttles Red Express shuttles. This change reflects rider feedback and ridership data collected during regular service operations, prior to COVID-19 impacts.

For MCB riders, a new Purple shuttle will be introduced that will travel between MCB and BART.

Together, we can prevent the spread of COVID-19
For your safety and the safety of our drivers, all passengers are required to wear a mask or face cover. Each shuttle is limited to 6 passengers, in designated open seats, to allow space for physical distancing. Passengers not able board receive a Lyft ride (in the Lyft app, create an account, select menu (top left), select Promos, enter your promo code, then request your ride).

UCSF shuttle route map

Free shuttles provide transportation to UCSF faculty, staff, students, patients, patient family members, and visitors to all campus locations, including Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Mount Zion and more. All shuttles are ADA accessible and equipped with bike racks. To print the shuttle map, click here.

Routes & Timetables

UCSF shuttle service is available Monday through Friday, except on university holidays.

To view schedules, click on the shuttle routes listed by color:

Parnassus Heights > Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital > Mission Bay > Mount Zion

Aldea > ACC > Library > 6th > Dental > LPPI at Parnassus Heights

Parnassus Heights > Mount Zion > Mission Bay > Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Mission Bay > China Basin > 654 Minnesota St. > 499 Illinois St. 
(Not currently operating due to COVID-19 impacts)
Note: Family House 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.

Parnassus Heights > Mission Bay

LIME SHUTTLE: Parnassus Heights > Buchanan Dental Center (BDC) > Mission Center Building (MCB) > BART 16th & Mission Streets

Parnassus Heights > St. Mary’s Hospital > Geary St., Laurel Heights, Mount Zion

Parnassus E/R > Kezar
(Not currently operating due to COVID-19 impacts)

Mission Bay > Mission Center Building (MCB) > BART 16th & Mission Streets

View map of the Red shuttle stop at the BART station, which is located at 2970 16th Street (between Mission St. and Capp St.).

Parnassus Heights > VAMC

16th St. BART Station > Mission Center Building (MCB) > 1550 Bryant St. > 20th & Harrison streets > Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital > 20th & Harrison streets

Plan your trip

Plan your trip via UCSF shuttle, by using our Trip Planner

Shuttle Stop Maps, Photos

View maps and photos of the UCSF shuttle stop locations at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay, and the 16th Street BART Station.

Parnassus Heights

Mission Bay

16th Street BART Station


Request a ride from On-Demand Shuttle Service

On-demand shuttle service will transport riders within a ½ mile radius of Parnassus Heights and Mission Bay, including the 16th Street BART station, during the following times:

Parnassus Heights: 4:30 pm—9:30 pm daily, including weekends

Mission Bay: 8 am—9:30 pm weekdays, 4:30 pm—9:30 pm on weekends

To request a ride, click here or call 415.915.4283.

Passenger guidelines

UCSF shuttles welcome UCSF faculty, staff, students, patients and patient family members on board. Please show your UCSF ID when boarding. Minors are welcome, in the company of a parent or chaperone.

Please refrain from conversations with the driver while riding on the shuttles. Drivers are not permitted to stop at any location not identified on the shuttle schedule.

As a courtesy to other passengers, please refrain from eating, drinking and cell phone conversations while riding on the shuttles.

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

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