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Coaster Shuttle

See the schedule for the Coaster Shuttle, one of many free shuttles that conveniently transport UCSD faculty, staff, and students between various on- and off-campus locations.

The Coaster Shuttle runs weekdays, year-round (excluding university holidays), between the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station and campus.

Check Parking and Commuter Alerts for updates and schedule changes during academic breaks.

During peak morning and late afternoon hours, 2 routes serve campus (Look for these symbols on signage and on the campus shuttle map to identify the route.):

Coaster west icon
Coaster West
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Coaster East
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Note: During off-peak midday hours, one combined route serves all stops, except as indicated below. Track the combined route or download a comprehensive printer-friendly schedule (PDF).

Board at these stops:

  • Sorrento Valley Coaster station (map)
  • North Torrey Pines Road transit stop, west side, just south of Genesee (map)
  • Salk Institute Road (map)
  • Muir College Drive at North Torrey Pines Road (map)
  • La Jolla Shores Drive at North Torrey Pines Road (map)
  • Expedition Way at North Torrey Pines Road (map)
  • Villa La Jolla Drive at La Jolla Village Drive, at gas station (not served by combined route) (map)
  • Gilman Drive and Osler Lane (map)
  • Gilman Drive and Mandeville Lane (map)
  • Gilman Drive and Myers Drive (map)
  • Lot P701 (map)
  • Thornton Hospital (map)

Riders must show a valid UCSD ID and either a monthly or quarterly Coaster pass or transit pass to the shuttle driver upon request. For more information, consult the North County Transit District’s Coaster schedule.

Register with the UCSD Transit/ Coaster Club for additional benefits.

Coaster west icon

Coaster West Shuttle to Campus

Sorrento Valley

Torrey Pines

Salk Institute Rd.

Muir College Dr.

La Jolla Shores

Expedition Way

Villa La Jolla Dr.

5:49

5:55

5:55

5:57

5:58

6:00

6:02

6:32

6:42

6:42

6:44

6:45

6:46

6:48

7:14

7:24

7:24

7:25

7:26

7:29

7:31

7:50

7:57

7:57

7:59

8:00

8:02

8:04

8:15

8:25*

8:25*

8:27*

8:28*

8:30*

8:32*

Coaster West Shuttle to Sorrento Valley

Torrey Pines

Salk Institute Rd.

Muir College Dr.

La Jolla Shores

Expedition Way

Villa La Jolla Dr.

Coaster train

3:35

3:35

3:37

3:38

3:40

3:42

4:11*

4:20

4:22

4:24

4:25

4:25

4:27

4:54*

4:50

4:51

4:52

4:53

4:55

4:58

5:19*

5:20

5:20

5:22

5:23

5:25

5:27

5:55*

* Drop-off only

Note: Times may vary due to traffic delays.

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Coaster east icon

Coaster East Shuttle to Campus

Sorrento Valley

Gilman/ Osler

Mandeville Ln.

Gilman/ Myers

Lot P701

Thornton Hosp.

5:49

5:58

5:59

6:01

6:03

6:07

6:32

6:44

6:45

6:47

6:49

6:53

7:14

7:26

7:27

7:29

7:31

7:35

7:50

8:06

8:07

8:09

8:11

8:14

8:15

8:27*

8:28*

8:29*

8:31*

8:34*

Coaster East Shuttle to Sorrento Valley

Gilman/ Osler

Mandeville Ln.

Gilman/ Myers

Lot P701

Thornton Hosp.

Coaster train

3:35

3:36

3:38

3:40

3:44

4:11

4:15

4:16

4:18

4:20

4:24

4:54

4:48

4:49

4:51

4:53

4:57

5:19

5:27

5:28

5:30

5:32

5:34

5:55

* Drop-off only

Note: Times may vary due to traffic delays.

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Combined East-West Coaster Shuttle to Campus

Sorrento Valley

Torrey Pines

Salk Institute Rd.

Muir College Dr.

La Jolla Shores

Expedition Way

Gilman/ Osler

Mandeville Ln.

Gilman/ Myers

Lot P701

Thornton Hosp.

9:45

9:45

9:47

9:48

9:50

9:52

9:53

9:54

9:56

9:58

10:14

10:21*

10:21*

10:23*

10:24*

10:26*

10:28*

10:29*

10:30*

10:32*

10:34*

11:15

11:15

11:17

11:18

11:19

11:21

11:22

11:23

11:25

11:27

11:39

11:45*

11:45*

11:47*

11"48*

11:49*

11:51*

11:52*

11:53*

11:55*

11:57*

12:35

12:35

12:37

12:38

12:39

12:41

12:42

12:43

12:45

12:47

1:06

1:12*

1:12*

1:14*

1:15*

1:16*

1:18*

1:19*

1:20*

1:22*

1:24*

2:06

2:06

2:08

2:09

2:11

2:13

2:14

2:16

2:18

2:22

2:43

2:45*

2:45*

2:47*

2:48*

2:49*

2:51*

2:52*

2:53*

2:55*

2:57*

Combined East-West Coaster Shuttle to Sorrento Valley

Torrey Pines

Salk Institute Rd.

Muir College Dr.

La Jolla Shores

Expedition Way

Gilman/ Osler

Mandeville Ln.

Gilman/ Myers

Lot P701

Thornton Hosp.

Coaster train

6:10

6:10

6:13

6:14

6:17

6:19

6:20

6:22

6:24

6:26

6:52

6:55

6:55

6:57

6:58

7:00

7:02

7:03

7:05

7:07

7:09

7:34

* Drop-off only

Note: Times may vary due to traffic delays.

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