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Local Transit Routes

The local transit routes: SKIP, JUMP, BOUND, DASH, BOLT connect campus with several Boulder hot spots. These routes are free with a valid Eco Pass or Student Bus Pass.The RTD website features an easy to use Trip Planner to plan your commute to work.  If you do not have an ECO Pass please view the RTD web site for transit rate information.

Boulder County Transit Map

City of Boulder Transit Map

Route Specific Maps

The HOP bus route is a route that connects campus with the Twenty Ninth Street Retail District, Downtown Boulder, and University Hill.

For more information about these routes and schedules, visit the City of Boulder website.

Travel Outside Boulder

  • Please call RTD at 303-299-6000 or view the RTD web site to confirm the below information.
  • Faculty & Staff may use their Eco Passes, free of charge for every RTD local, regional, express routes, and lightrail. RockiesRide, BroncosRide, and SkyRide are not included.
  • Students may use their bus passes, free of charge for every RTD local, regional express routes, SkyRide, and lightrail.
  • Ride the J or Bolt route to the Roosevelt Park-n-Ride in Longmont to access the non-RTD FLEX route with service to Fort Collins via Berthoud and Loveland. Free with your Eco Pass/student bus pass.
  • Visit the RTD website for a listing of RTD park-n-Rides.

Getting to other CU campuses

  • CU Denver — Take the #B/BX Denver Express to Denver. Get off at the Market Street Station Gate 8. Go to Blake and 17th Streets (W corner of the intersection) and take the #12/12 Auraria 12 via Downtown. Get off at Larimer and 14th Streets. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes.
  • Anchutz Medical Campus/Fitzsimons Life Science District — RTD’s DM route offers daily weekday morning departures from Boulder to Fitzsimons and weekday evening returns to Boulder. Boulder stops include: Boulder Station, Broadway and 16th Street, Broadway and 27th Way and the Table Mesa park-N-Ride. Departure times vary, please visit the RTD web site for departure times.

Ski-n-Ride (Route N)

Get to the ski slopes of Eldora Mountain Resort quickly from the RTD Boulder Station at 14th and Walnut. This service is available 7 days a week during ski season with a schedule that accommodates full- or half-day skiing.

Accessible Transit

All Regional Transportation District (RTD) and Community Transit Network (CTN) buses, as well as light rail vehicles, are ADA accessible.

Special Transit

Special Transit is a not-for-profit organization that provides door-to-door transportation services to people of all ages who cannot access or afford other transit alternatives. Special Transit serves all areas of Boulder County as well as some adjoining towns in counties contiguous with Boulder County. Call 303-447-9636 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to start the new client process or to schedule a ride.


Special Transit also provides the access-A-Ride service for the entire Regional Transportation District (RTD). Users of this service must be certified for eligibility. Call 303-299-2960 for eligibility information. This program is not included in the Eco Pass or Student Bus Pass Program.

Check for RTD Service Changes

For a full list of the scheduled service changes and route schedules, please refer to RTD's website.

Sign-Up for RTD Rider Alerts

To receive rider alters about service changes, visit this RTD address. Input your e-mail address and tailor your alerts to specific routes!