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Academic Year: M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer: M-F 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Moving thousands of students around campus each day the Buff Bus routes (Williams Village/Bear Creek, Athens North and Discovery Express) and the RTD Bus routes (Stampede, Bound and HOP) are key cogs in CU Boulder’s transportation program.
The Williams Village/Bear Creek and Athens North buses are administered by PTS and sponsored by Housing and Dining Services. The campus shuttles connect students living in Williams Village, Bear Creek and Athens North to main campus and operate through the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. Please visit our Buff Bus FAQ for information on holiday closures, event reroutes and lost and found.
The Williams Village/Bear Creek bus route operates Monday - Sunday throughout the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. The route runs clockwise with stops at Bear Creek, Williams Village, Engineering Center, C4C, Euclid/CASE, Physics, Math and Colorado/30th Southside. Hours of operation are: Mon. - Fri. from 7:00 a.m. - midnight, Sat. & Sun. from 10:00 a.m. - midnight, with Late Night Transit Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from midnight - 3:00 a.m.
The Athens North bus route operates Monday - Friday throughout the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. The route runs clockwise, and stops at Stadium Plaza, Technology Learning Center and Athens North. Hours of operation are: Mon. - Fri. from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m (every 20 minutes). There is no service on Saturday or Sunday.
The Marine Street Express is a campus shuttle route connecting the Marine Street area of East Campus to Main Campus. The Marine Street Express operates Monday through Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m., with no Saturday/Sunday service. This express route serves two stops along Marine Street and three on Main Campus: the Engineering Center/Lot 436, the Center for Community (C4C) and the University Memorial Center (UMC). The bus leaves Marine Street every 30 minutes at 15 and 45 past each hour, with buses leaving the Main Campus UMC stop at roughly the top and bottom of each hour. Service will begin with the first bus leaving Marine Street at 6:45 a.m. The last bus each day will leave Marine Street at 6:45 p.m. and complete the half-hour loop to Main Campus and back.
Late Night Transit features three lines of service connecting Williams Village, UMC, the Hill, and Pearl street until 3am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights of the regular semester. The HOP changes to the Late Night Transit routes at 10:00pm and the Buff Bus changes at midnight. Regular routes and schedules are run prior to that. Please visit the Environmental Center’s Late Night Transit website for details.
When the weather outside is frightful...the bus is so delightful....let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. But remember snowy weather can cause road closures and bus reroutes. Review the Buff Bus Inclement Weather Reroute map for the Williams Village, Athens North and Discovery Express Buff Bus reroutes. Situations may occur where administration must change bus reroutes to accommodate safe and accessible roads to/from main campus. Students should check the CUBusTracker app for campus bus updates and reroute alerts. Commuting students riding to/from campus via RTD bus routes are encouraged to sign up and receive RTD Rider Alerts.
There will be certain times during the fall and spring semesters when the Buff Bus runs on a limited schedule or does not run at all. When limited service or no service will be provided, Transportation Services will keep you updated with the schedule.
No Service: All campus holidays and summer.
Reduced Service: Beginning of semesters, finals and campus closures.
If you lose an item while riding the Buff Bus you may check with any bus driver, on the same day, to see if it has been turned in. Items found on the buses and not claimed will be turned into Transportation Services' main office at the end of each day. Items will be kept for 30 days after which all unclaimed items will be donated or discarded.
Certain areas become impassable during storms and construction and the Buff Bus may need to use alternative routes. Follow CUBuffBus on Facebook and Twitter for delays due to traffic and weather. You can also text "followCUbuffbus" to 40404 to subscribe to Twitter.
Maps on this page are not fully accessible for users who employ screen readers and other assistive devices. If you use assistive technology and need access please contact the Customer Service Specialists at (303) 735-PARK (7275) for assistance.