Shuttle Services

Bearcats Transportation System

The Bearcat Transportation System provides free shuttle service for UC students, faculty and staff with up to 21 shuttles covering 11 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

All shuttles riders are required to wear a face shield, mask or face covering prior and during shuttle rides. Masks will not be provided. Riders without a face covering will not be permitted on UC BEARCAT Shuttles.

Shuttle Services


21' Fall Shuttle Schedule

  • Starting 8/19/21 Full-Service resumes: UCBA running 1 shuttle until 23rd when the 2nd shuttle begins
  • September 6th Labor Day (UC Closed-Only Housing Weekend Route running)
  • October 11-12th Fall Reading Days Main St/18/CX/CCM & North only 7am-6pm
  • November 11 Veteran's Day (UC Closed-Only Housing Weekend Route running)
  • December 9-23rd Semester Break Campus Wide & Mainstreet/1819 shuttles only 7am-7pm
  • December 23-Jan 1 Seasonal Closure (UC Closed- No Shuttle Service)
 

21' Fall Shuttle Hours

  • Campus Express 7am-10pm       
  • Main/Eden 7am-9:30pm
  • Main/1819 8am-8pm
  • North 8am-8pm
  • North Express 6am-10:30pm    
  • Ludlow 7am-9pm
  • CCM 8am-8pm
  • 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
  • Housing Weekend 10am-10pm
 

 

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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.

  • 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