Our Buff Buses move thousands of students, faculty and staff around campus each day.

A variety of local transit routes connect campus with key Boulder locations.

RTD offers bus and rail transit service to DIA, Denver, and surrounding cities in Colorado.

Buff Bus Campus Routes Information and Schedules

Fall 2022 Schedules

Rider Alerts
  • Buff Buses will be following the fall finals schedule from Friday, December 9 through Thursday, December 15.

  • Route WL and B will not run service during the finals, only W route will be in service for finals.

  • Route S will run a modified schedule from Thursday, December 15 through Friday, January 13.

  • Route M will be out of service beginning Monday, December 19 and resume in the spring semester.

Rider Alert
  • Buses will not stop at the eastbound/southbound 30th & Colorado stop due to construction projects in that area (until futher notice).

Route WL operates Monday - Friday throughout the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. There is no summer, fall or winter break service. The route runs clockwise with stops at Williams Village, Engineering Center, C4C, Physics, Math and Colorado/30th Southside.

Schedule

    Fall 2022:

    • Monday through Friday, 7am - 3pm (approximately 12 minutes between buses)
    • After 3pm Route W provides service

    Winter Finals 2022:

    • Regular service ends Thursday, Dec. 8 at 11pm
    • Finals service begins Friday, Dec. 9 and continues through Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 11pm

    Winter Break 2022:

    • No Buff service from Thursday, Dec. 16 through Wed. Jan. 11

    Spring 2023:

    • Limited service offered Thursday, Jan 12 through Friday, Jan. 13
    • Regular service begins Monday, Jan 16

    Spring Break 2023

    • Regular service ends Friday, March 17 at 11pm
    • No Buff Bus service from Saturday, March 18 through Friday, March 24
    • Regular service resumes Monday, March 27

    Spring Finals 2023

    • Regular service ends Thursday, May 4 at 11pm
    • Finals service runs from Friday, May 5 through Wednesday, May 10

    Summer 2023

    • No Buff Bus service starting Thursday, May 11 through the summer

    Rider Alert
    • Route W and WL buses will not stop at the eastbound/southbound 30th & Colorado stop due to construction projects in that area (until further notice)

    Route W operates throughout the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. There is no summer service. The route runs clockwise with stops at Bear Creek, Williams Village, Engineering Center, C4C, Music, Physics, Math and Colorado/30th Southside.

    Schedule

      Fall 2022:

      • Monday through Friday 3pm - 11pm (approximately 10-15 minutes between buses)
      • Service before 3pm is available via Route B or WL
      • Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 11pm (approximately 30 minutes between buses)

      Winter Finals 2022:

      • Regular service ends Thursday, Dec. 8 at 11pm
      • Finals service begins Friday, Dec. 9 and continues through Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 11pm

      Winter Break 2022:

      • No Buff service from Thursday, Dec. 15 through Wed. Jan. 11

      Spring 2023:

      • Limited service offered Thursday, Jan 12 through Friday, Jan. 13
      • Regular service begins Saturday, Jan 14

      Spring Break 2023

      • Regular service ends Friday, March 17 at 11pm
      • No Buff Bus service from Saturday, March 18 through Friday, March 24
      • Regular service resumes Saturday, March 25

      Spring Finals 2023

      • Regular service ends Thursday, May 4 at 11pm
      • Finals service runs from Friday, May 5 through Wednesday, May 10

      Summer 2023

      • No Buff Bus service starting Thursday, May 11 through the summer

      Route B operates Monday - Friday throughout the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. There is no summer service. The route runs out and back from Bear Creek directly to UMC/Case with no other stops.

      Schedule

      Fall 2022:

      • Monday through Friday from 7am - 3pm (approximately 12 mins between buses)
      • After 3pm Route W provides service

      Winter Finals 2022:

      • Regular service ends Thursday, Dec. 8 at 11pm
      • Finals service begins Friday, Dec. 9 and continues through Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 11pm

      Winter Break 2022:

      • No Buff service from Thursday, Dec. 16 through Wed. Jan. 11

      Spring 2023:

      • Limited service offered Thursday, Jan 12 through Friday, Jan. 13
      • Regular service begins Monday, Jan 16

      Spring Break 2023

      • Regular service ends Friday, March 17 at 11pm
      • No Buff Bus service from Saturday, March 18 through Friday, March 24
      • Regular service resumes Monday, March 27

      Spring Finals 2023

      • Regular service ends Thursday, May 4 at 11pm
      • Finals service runs from Friday, May 5 through Wednesday, May 10

      Summer 2023

      • No Buff Bus service starting Thursday, May 11 through the summer

      Route S connects Main Campus to the Discovery Drive area of East Campus. Stampede operates Monday through Friday as detailed below. There is no Saturday or Sunday service.

      Schedule

      Fall Finals 2022

      • Friday, December 9: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
      • Saturday, December 10 - Sunday, December 11: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. both days
      • Monday, December 12 - Wednesday, December 14: 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

      Winter Break 2022/2023

      • Route S will run a modified schedule from Thursday, December 15 through Friday, January 13.

      Spring 2023:

      • Monday through Friday from 7am - 10:45pm (approximately 15 mins between buses, 30 minutes between buses in the late evenings)
      • Saturday - Sunday: no service

      Summer 2023

      • No Buff Bus service starting Thursday, May 11 through the summer

      Route M is a campus shuttle route connecting the Marine Street and Exposition Drive areas of East Campus to Main Campus. This route serves two stops along Marine Street, one at the CINC building on Exposition Drive, and three on Main Campus: the Engineering Center/Lot 436, the Center for Community (C4C) and 18th Street (just south of Euclid Ave). Marine Street operates Monday through Friday as detailed below.  There is no Saturday or Sunday service.

      Schedule

      Fall Finals 2022

      • Friday, December 9: 9:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      • Saturday, December 10 - Sunday, December 11: no service
      • Monday, December 12 - Friday, December 16: 9:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

      Winter Break 2022/2023

      • Route M will be out of service beginning Monday, December 19 and resume in the spring semester.

      Spring 2023:

      • Monday through Friday from 9:15am - 3pm (approximately 45 mins between buses)
      • Saturday - Sunday: no service

      Summer 2023

      • No Buff Bus service starting Thursday, May 11 through the summer

      On home football game days, Buff Buses run on slightly alterted routes to accomodate game day traffic and parking. View the Football game day route map.

      On home basketball game days, Buff Buses run on slightly alterted routes to accomodate game day traffic and parking. View the Basketball game day route map.

      Buff Bus Frequently Asked Questions

      City Routes: Getting Around Boulder

      A variety of local transit routes connect campus with key Boulder locations. For hours, schedules and route details, visit the City of Boulder website or use RTD’s Trip Planner to plan your commute. 

      Key Bus Routes

      • HOP - Twenty Ninth Street Retail District, Downtown, and University Hill 
      • SKIP - Broadway Avenue 
      • JUMP - Arapahoe Avenue 
      • BOUND - 30th Street  
      • DASH - Table Mesa Drive / South Boulder 

       Don’t see a route for you? See the Boulder County Transit Map, or the City of Boulder Transit Map for more options.

      Regional Routes: Getting In and Out of Town

      To Denver   

      The Flatiron Flyer (FF) is RTD’s Bus Rapid Transit service along Highway 36. For specific routes, schedules and details, visit the Flatiron Flyer webpage.

      To the Airport (DIA) – SkyRide 

      With one stop adjacent to CU Boulder at 16th and Broadway, the SkyRide leaves hourly from Boulder Station. Free with an EcoPass or College Pass. Visit RTD’s SkyRide website for more details.  

      To Longmont & Fort Collins

      If you are commuting to Longmont the following bus services provide the best options. Visit the City of Boulder bus website or use RTD’s Trip Planner to plan your commute.

      Bus Routes North

      • 205 - Boulder to Gunbarrel
      • BOLT - Longmont via 28th then Diagonal Hwy
      • FLEX - Fort Collins - Loveland - Longmont - Boulder
        • FLEX service is provided by TransFort out of Fort Collins.  RTD EcoPasses are accepted on FLEX. 
        • For details and schedule, visit the Transfort website.   

      For other options between Boulder and Longmont, see the Boulder County Transit Map

      To the Mountains/Slopes