Shuttle Services

Bearcats Transportation System

The Bearcat Transportation System provides free shuttle service for UC students, faculty and staff with 16 shuttles covering 13 routes.

The shuttle routes operate at various times during the academic terms and connect UC's Uptown Campus with the nearby neighborhood, Blue Ash Campus and Victory Parkway Campus.

  • Shuttles DO NOT OPERATE on academic term breaks, on official UC holidays, or Winter Season Days (except where noted) or when hazardous driving conditions exist. Please check DoubleMap for up-to-date announcements.
  • All schedules are subject to change.

Announcements

CP Cincy was recently created and runs both Fall and Spring semesters.  It runs Monday through Sunday, 7:00am-10:00pm, with 7 stops.  The route can be tracked and will be shown as CP. The route map is available below.

Shuttle Services

22/23 Fall Shuttle Hours

Monday-Friday

  • Campus Express 7am-10pm       
  • Main/Eden 7am-9:30pm
  • Main/1819 8am-10:30pm
  • North 8am-8pm
  • North Express 6am-10:30pm    
  • Ludlow 7am-9pm
  • CCM 8am-10:30pm
  • Southwest 7am-10pm                
  • East 7am-9pm
  • Blue Ash 1 shuttle 7:15am-7pm M-Th
  • Blue Ash 2 shuttle 7:15am-10pm M-Th
  • Blue Ash 3 shuttle 8:15am-5pm M-Th
  • Blue Ash 1 shuttle 7:15am-5pm Friday
  • Blue Ash 2 shuttle 7:15am-5pm Friday
  • Blue Ash 3 shuttle 8:15am-5pm Friday

Saturday-Sunday

  • Housing Weekend 10am-10pm

Monday-Sunday

  • NightRide Shuttle 8:00pm-2:00am
  • CP Cincy7am-10pm

23' Fall Shuttle Schedule

  • August 18        Full Service resumes:UCBA runs just 1 shuttle 8am-5pm on the 18th and 19th
  • September 5   Labor Day (UC Closed-No Shuttle Service) Housing weekend and Nightride will run regular schedule

Reading Days

  • October 10    Fall Reading Days All Shuttles running normal routes except UCBA 7:15-5pm
  • November 8   Fall Reading Days All Shuttles running normal routes except UCBA 7:15-5pm
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  • November 11             Veterans Day (UC Closed-No Shuttle Service) Housing weekend and Nightride will run regular schedule November 24-27      
  • Thanksgiving Holiday (UC Closed – No Shuttle service)
  • Dec 4-Dec 10th          Fall Semester Exams
  • December 11th         Last day for Fall Semester Shuttles

    Semester Break

  • December 12-22       Campus Wide & Mainstreet/1819 7am-6pm
  • December 23-Jan 2   Seasonal Closure (UC Closed- No Shuttle Service)
  • January 3-8                Campus Wide & Mainstreet/1819 7am-6pm


23' Spring Shuttle Schedule:Preliminary

  • January 3-8            Campus Wide & Mainstreet/1819 7am-6pm
  • January 3-4            Campus Wide & Mainstreet/1819 7am-6pm
  • January 5-6            Main St/18/CX/CCM & North only 7am-6pm
  • January 7               Housing Weekend and Nightride Service starts 
  • January 9               All shuttle service resumes
  • January 16            MLK Day (UC Closed- No Shuttle Service)
  • March 13-19         Spring Break     Main St/18/CX/CCM/North only 7am-6pm
  • April 22-27            Spring Semester Exams  

Semester Break

  • April 29-May 8th   Main St/18/CX/CCM/North only 7am-6pm

23' Summer Shuttle Hours

  • May 9-August 6 Monday-Friday
  • Main/1819 will alternate with the North route 7am-7pm
  • Campus Express 7am-11pm
  • CCM 7am-7pm
 

ROUTE MAPS


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  • If the University of Cincinnati closes due to severe weather, etc., shuttles will continue to operate for one hour after the official university closing time, provided the roads are safe and passable.
  • However, some routes may stop operating even when the university remains open, if road conditions are unsafePlease follow the Shuttles Live for the most up-to-date travel information concerning route operations and estimated times.

It is best to check with the driver when you reboard the shuttle to see if your lost item(s) were found. If not, please contact Public Safety (Clifton Campus) at 513-556-4925 or (Blue Ash Campus) at 513-745-5707.

Shuttle Services

  • Consider Metro - the regional public transportation system in Hamilton County and southwest Ohio. Click here to see their routes and timetables.
  • Consider CTC - the Clermont Transportation Connection is the primary public transportation provider for Clermont County, Ohio. Click here to read about their services.
  • Consider TANK - the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky serves Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky, and downtown Cincinnati. Click here to read about their services.

Fun Facts

Number of miles driven per year

  • 2020 - 171,154=6.87   times around the world
  • 2019 - 365,498=14.67 times around the world
  • 2018 - 431,710=17.33 times around the world
  • 2017 - 432,924=17.38 times around the world

Shuttles began in 2004 with 6 shuttles operating

  • 2020 - 16 shuttles operating, total passengers:   96,044
  • 2019 - 17 shuttles operating, total passengers: 600,744
  • 2018 - 19 shuttles operating, total passengers: 854,298
  • 2017 - 18 shuttles operating, total passengers: 845,467