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Rider Announcements

  • Memorial Day: There will be no Buff Bus service on Monday, May 27th. Route S: Stampede will resume service on Tuesday, May 28th.
  • Buff Bus Summer Schedules: Route S: Stampede will continue to run Mondays through Fridays through the summer months. Routes W, WL, B, ECX and M will not have any summer service.
  • Summer Holiday Rider Alerts: There will be no Buff Bus service on Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day), Wednesday June 19 (Juneteenth), Thursday, July 4 (Independence Day), and on Monday, September 2 (Labor Day)
  • Fall Welcome (limited) Buff Bus service will start August 19 and there will be weekend service on August 24 and 25.
  • Regular Fall Buff Bus service begins August 26.

Spring 2024 Bus Routes and Schedules

Buff Bus Route Map (updated January 9, 2024)

This map is not fully accessible for users who employ screen readers.If you use assistive technology and need information on Buff Bus routes or schedules please call 303-492-7152 for assistance.

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

    Spring 2024:

    • Limited service offered Thursday, Jan 11 through Friday, Jan. 12
    • No service on Monday, January 15 (MLK, Jr. Day - campus closed)
    • Regular service begins Tuesday, Jan 16 and ends Thursday, May 2 at 11pm

    Spring Finals 2024

    • Finals service runs from Friday, May 3 through Wednesday, May 8

    Summer 2024

    • No Buff Bus service starting Thursday, May 9 through the summer

    Fall 2024

    • Regular Fall Buff Bus service begins August 26

    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

      Spring 2024:

      • Limited service offered Thursday, Jan 11 through Sunday, Jan 14
      • No service on Monday, January 15 (MLK, Jr. Day - campus closed)
      • Regular service ends Thursday, May 2 at 11pm

      Spring Finals 2024

      • Finals service runs from Friday, May 3 through Wednesday, May 8

      Summer 2024

      • No Buff Bus service starting Thursday, May 9 through the summer

      Fall 2024

      • Fall Welcome (limited) Buff Bus Service will start August 19 and there will be weekend service on August 24 and 25.
      • Regular Fall Buff Bus service begins August 26

      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

      Spring 2024:

      • Limited service offered Thursday, Jan 11 through Friday, Jan. 12
      • No service on Monday, January 15 (MLK, Jr. Day - campus closed)
      • Regular service runs through Thursday, May 2

      Spring Finals 2024

      • Regular service ends Thursday, May 2 at 11pm
      • Finals service runs from Friday, May 3 through Wednesday, May 8

      Summer 2024

      • No Buff Bus service starting Thursday, May 9 through the summer

      Route ECX connects Williams Village to the Discovery Drive area of East Campus. There are two stops on this route, one at Williams Village and one at the SEEC building. Route D: Discovery operates Monday through Thursday when classes are in session as detailed below. There is no Friday, Saturday or Sunday service.

      Schedule

      Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 :

      • Regular Spring service begins Tuesday January 16
      • Monday and Wednesday from 7:50am - 3:50pm (approximately 20 mins between buses)
      • Tuesday andThursday from 3:40pm - 8:00pm (approximately 20 mins between buses)
      • Friday - Saturday - Sunday: no service

      Summer 2024

      • There will be no summer service on Route ECX

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

      Schedule

      Fall 2023 - Spring 2024:

      • 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 2024

      • Route S: Stampede will continue to run through the summer, Monday through Friday from 7:00am - 6:30pm daily (approxmately 15 minutes between buses)
      • Summer Holidays: There will be no Route S: Stampede Buff Bus service on Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day), Wednesday June 19 (Juneteenth), Thursday, July 4 (Independence Day), and on Monday, September 2 (Labor Day)

      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 2023 - Spring 2024:

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

      Spring Break 2024

      • No service from Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 20
      • Regular service resumes Monday, April 1

      Summer 2024

      • No Buff Bus service starting Thursday, May 9 through the summer

      On home football game days, Buff Buses run on slightly alterted routes to accomodate game day traffic and parking. For Saturday games, Buff Buses run the Saturday Football game day re-route (click to view the Saturday map). For Friday games, Buff Buses run the Friday football game day re-route (click to view the Friday 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 Buff Bus routes map.

      Complimentary Buff Bus shuttle bus service will be available from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2024 (in 15 minute intervals) to provide transportation from the public parking areas to the Stadium before the Commencement Ceremony, and from the stadium back to the parking areas after the ceremony:

      • Regent Shuttle: Lot 436/Regent Parking Garage, Buffalo Walk, Technology Learning Ctr., Center for Community/Regent Hall, CU Events Center
      • East Campus/Discovery Express: SEEC building, Space Science, Biotech, Buffalo Walk

      View the commencement Buff Bus Shuttle routes[1]

      Transit App

      Real-time location tracking for CU Boulder’s Buff Buses, RTD, HOP, B-cycleand more is available via the Transit app. Theapp alsoincludes expected arrival times and service notifications. Download: dzor the.

      Buff Bus FAQs

      On the day you lost the item, you may check with any Buff Bus driver to see if the item has been turned in. Found items are turned into Transportation Services' main office at 3205 Marine St. at the end of each day. Call us at 303-735-6244. Found items will be kept for 30 days, after which all unclaimed items will be donated or discarded.

      • No alcohol, smoking, drugs or illegal activities
      • No pets, bicycles or flammables
      • Drivers will not stop at unauthorized locations
      • For your safety, do not chase after the bus
      • Be courteous to the drivers and other passengers
      • Listen to the drivers
      • Stay behind the yellow standing line
      • Allow passengers to unload before boarding
      • Use trash receptacles

      Buff Buses are available for charter to CU affiliated groups and non-profits. All Buff Buses are ADA compliant and rental rates include a professional driver. There are three bus sizes available to accommodate from 22-59 passengers. For information on who is eligible to charter a Buff Bus and rental rates, please visit our Buff Bus Charter webpage.

      The buses will continue to operate during inclement weather, however, severe weather conditions that cause the university to close, may impact Buff Bus service. Give yourself extra time to get to your destination as road conditions and traffic may make the ride take longer than usual. Under certain conditions the Buff Bus may need to take alternate routes. Download the Transit app to stay updated on delays and reroutes.

      There is no Buff Bus service on Labor Day, fall break, winter break, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, spring break, or Memorial Day. Williams Village/Bear Creek and Marine Street Express buses do not run over summer break. Stampede buses run through summer break with one exception: there is no service on the 4th of July holiday.

      There is no Buff Bus service on Labor Day, fall break, winter break, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, spring break, Juneteenth and summer break. Route S: Stampede runs through summer break. Real-time Buff Bus tracking for all routes is available via the Transit app.

      City and Regional Routes

      A variety of local transit routes connect campus with key Boulder locations. For hours, schedules and route details, or use 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 , or for more options.

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

      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 for more details.

      If you are commuting to Longmont the following bus services provide the best options. Visit the or use to plan your commute.

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

      For other options between Boulder and Longmont, see the

      • N (RTD Ski-n-Ride) – to Nederland and Eldora from Boulder Station
      • CU SKI BUS – 鶹Ժ only. Destinations vary. Visit the for more information.