Shuttle Routes & Timetables

Holiday on Monday, January 20

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, shuttle service will be limited to on-demand shuttle service at Mission Bay and Parnassus Heights, 5:00 p.m. - 12:45 a.m. On-demand service within about a half mile of campus, including the 16th Street BART station from Mission Bay. To request a ride, visit or call 415.915.4283.

UCSF Shuttle Service Alert:
Changes Based on Rider Feedback Go Live Monday, January 13, 2020

We hear you, and we’re making changes!

Gold route:
The Gold shuttle stop at Parnassus Heights will be relocated from Parnassus Ave. at LPPI to Parnassus Ave. at the Library. By moving the stop across the street, the Gold shuttle will avoid the Irving Street loop, resulting in faster travel times from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. A larger shuttle will also be used to accommodate additional riders.

Blue route:
The first blue shuttle will hit the road at 4:55 a.m., an earlier start time to accommodate early shifts. And, a larger shuttle will welcome more riders on board each bus.

Grey Express route:
A new 7:27 a.m. departure from Mission Bay will ease overcrowding during peak morning commutes on this express route between Mission Bay and Parnassus Heights.

Orange route:
Shuttles will depart every 17 minutes to offer more frequent service to get you where you need to go faster.

Red route:
The 7:10 p.m. departure from Mission Bay is back by popular demand! After 6:30 p.m. shuttles will run from Mission Bay to the 16th Street BART Station every 20 minutes.

Yellow route:
Look out for a new 3:10 p.m. departure on the Yellow from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

To view shuttle schedules, please click on Routes & Timetables below.


UCSF shuttle route map

To print this shuttle map, click here.

Routes & Timetables

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

Click on the shuttle name to view a PDF of the shuttle timetable.

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

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

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

GREEN: Mission Bay > China Basin > 654 Minnesota St. > 499 Illinois St.  
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.

GREY Express: Parnassus Heights > Mission Bay

LIME: Parnassus Heights > Buchanan Dental Center (BDC) > Mission Center Building (MCB)

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

PINK: Parnassus E/R > Kezar

RED: Mission Bay > Mission Center Building (MCB) > 16th St. BART Station

View map: shuttle stop location at 16th & Mission St. BART Station.

VA: Parnassus Heights > VAMC

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

New Shuttle Schedules Effective Oct. 21, 2019

New Shuttle Schedules

Enhancements to the UCSF shuttle system went live on Monday, Oct. 21. A new Orange route debuted, service on the Red shuttle increased, and timetables for most existing routes have been updated to more accurately reflect shuttle arrival and departure times.

“We’re committed to expanding transit service to meet the growing needs of the UCSF community,” said Amit Kothari, interim director of Transportation Services. “With the opening of Tidelands and the Precision Cancer Medical Building in Mission Bay, we’re pleased to be able to offer more service and streamlined routes to get riders to their destination quickly and conveniently.”

Red shuttle extended to 9:30 p.m.
On the Red shuttle route, you will see more frequent service – shuttles will arrive every 8 minutes during peak commute hours (compared to 10-15 minutes previously) – and service on the Red will be extended 2 hours in the evening, from 7:30 to 9:30pm, to provide more service to the 16th Street BART Station.

New Orange shuttle, connection to St. Mary’s Hospital
The Orange shuttle will replace the current Black, Tan and Purple routes and add a new connection at St. Mary’s Hospital. The new St. Mary’s Hospital stop will be located on Hayes Street, in the white zone, between Stanyan and Shrader streets.

1550 Bryant Street via Yellow shuttle
The Yellow shuttle, which runs from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital to 20th Street, MCB, and the 16th Street BART station, will now stop at 1550 Bryant Street during peak commute hours, in place of the Red Plus, which will no longer stop at 1550 Bryant St.

Currently, we are evaluating feedback and suggestions received since the new scheduled were introduced. In some cases, we intend to slightly revise schedules, as appropriate in response to rider feedback. Any additional adjustments to the new schedules will be complete by January 2020.

To view shuttle schedules, click Routes & Timetables above to view new schedule timetables.  Check out what’s new, or visit the UCSF Mobile app Go tab for shuttle resources on your phone, including UCSF Live Shuttle for real-time shuttle info.

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


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.

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

Mission Bay Local
Weeknights and Holidays 5:00 PM to 12:45 AM.

The Mission Bay Jitney
Services Mission Bay Campus, 654 Minnesota, and 499 Illinois. Weekdays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

To request a ride for any of the three services during their operating hours through the online portal, click here. You may also use the automated phone line at 415.915.4283.

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.

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

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