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BruinBus Major Service Enhancements

BruinBus2018After conducting a comprehensive system review, BruinBus is excited to announce several major service enhancements. Effective April 16, 2018, BruinBus riders can now look forward to more frequent peak period service, additional bus stop locations, and modified routes, all aimed to reduce travel time and improve reliability.

To review a complete list of changes as well as an updated map, please click below on the Service Announcements & Updates tab.

 

Bruinbus!BruinBus is a year-round bus serving the UCLA campus and the Wilshire Center. Everyone is welcome to board at one of our many stops. BruinBus also offers charter and driver services to UCLA departments and student organizations.

The BruinBus complimentary campus service operates buses that are clean, wheelchair accessible, air conditioned and environmentally conscious. Our professionally trained and courteous drivers are very knowledgeable about the campus and the Westwood community.

 

NEW ROUTES AND ROUTE NAMES

Effective April 16, 2018BruinBus operates two routes in clockwise and counter-clockwise loops:

  • The new U1 route operates in a counter-clockwise direction with limited stops from Weyburn Terrace to Wyton Drive via Parking Lot 36 and Westwood Village, then makes regular stops on its way back to Weyburn Terrace.
  • The new U2 route operates in a clockwise direction with limited stops from Wyton Drive to Wilshire Center, then makes regular stops on its way back to Wyton Drive via Westwood Boulevard.

BruinBus has also added service on select days and times to respond to increased demands, especially during peak morning and afternoon travel hours. Additionally, the University Apartment shuttle route has been renamed U4.

NEW BUS STOP LOCATIONS

Both U1 and U2 routes utilize a new stop at Wyton Drive on Charles E. Young Drive East. This new Wyton Drive stop replaces the current stop at Macgowan Hall and improves northeast campus access to locations such as the School of Law and Luskin School of Public Affairs. The U2 route has also added stops at the following locations:

  • Botany Building
  • Westholme Avenue at Hilgard Avenue
  • Geffen Hall

The U4 route utilizes the new stops at Wyton Drive and the Botany Building.

For an updated map with the new U1 and U2 routes, please click here.

BruinbusVisitors, students, staff and faculty alike are welcome to board any BruinBus at one of our designated stops. These year-round buses serve the UCLA campus and the Wilshire Center:

U1 Weyburn

  • Monday to Friday (excluding Holidays)
  • Operates 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Stops approximately every 6 - 15 minutes
  • Evening service (7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) operates from southbound stops only and will not stop at Macgowan Hall.
U1 Weyburn Northbound Bus StopsU1 Weyburn Southbound Bus Stops
Weyburn TerraceWyton
Parking Lot 36Murphy Hall
Hammer Museum (Lindbrook at Westwood Blvd.)Parking Structure 2
WytonGonda Research Facility
 Reagan Medical Plaza
 Weyburn Terrace

U2 Wilshire

  • Monday to Friday (excluding Holidays)
  • Operates 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Stops approximately every 6 - 15 minutes
  • Evening service (6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) operates from southbound stops only via Weyburn Terrace  

U2 Wilshire Northbound Bus Stops

U2 Wilshire Southbound Bus Stops

Wilshire CenterWyton
NPIHIlgard at Westholme
Botany Le Conte at Tiverton
Parking Structure 2Lindbrook and Westwood (NS)
Murphy HallWilshire Center
Wyton 

U4 University ApartmentS

UCLA Transportation provides transit services for residents of select off-campus UCLA apartments. These are specifically contracted by the housing units they serve.

Ridership is exclusive to residents, residents’ spouses, and residents’ children who reside at the Keystone/Mentone, Venice/Barry and Clarington apartment complexes. A boarding pass is required to ride the bus, which is available at the University Apartments South Rental Office at 3200 Sawtelle Blvd., Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Upon presentation of valid photo identification, the boarding pass can be picked up by each individual tenant only. There is a $100 replacement cost for lost passes during the year and at move-out. Please call the Rental Office at (310) 398-4692 for additional information.

Winter and Spring 2018 Schedule
Leaves Clarington
(Venice/Jasmine)
Leaves
Keystone/Mentone
Leaves
Venice/Barry
Leaves
KREC/Lot 36
Leaves
NPI**
Leaves
Murphy Hall**
7:00 a.m.7:05 a.m.7:10 a.m.7:30 a.m.7:40 a.m.7:45 a.m.
8:05 a.m.8:10 a.m.8:05 a.m. 8:30 a.m.*8:35 a.m.*
9:00 a.m.9:05 a.m. 9:25 a.m.9:30 a.m.9:45 a.m.
  9:05 a.m.9:25 a.m.9:30 a.m.9:45 a.m.
 10:10 a.m.10:15 a.m. 10:40 a.m.10:45 a.m.
 12:00 p.m.12:05 p.m. 12:30 p.m.12:35 p.m.
 1:00 p.m.1:05 p.m. 1:30 p.m.1:35 p.m.
 1:55 p.m.2:00 p.m. 3:05 p.m.3:10 p.m.
 3:30 p.m.3:35 p.m.4:00 p.m.4:10 p.m.4:15 p.m.
4:40 p.m.4:45 p.m.4:55 p.m. 5:25 p.m.5:30 p.m.
5:55 p.m.6:00 p.m.6:10 p.m.6:20 p.m.6:30 p.m.6:35 p.m.
6:55 p.m.7:00 p.m.7:05 p.m. 7:30 p.m.7:35 p.m.
 8:30 p.m.8:35 p.m. 9:05 p.m.9:10 p.m.
 9:30 p.m.9:35 p.m.9:55 p.m.10:05 p.m.10:10 p.m.

*Two buses assigned to this UA route

**Please note that UCLA Transportation has added two new stops (currently not reflected in the above schedule) at the Botany Building and at Wyton Drive. The U4 bus will leave the Botany Building about one minute after the NPI departure. Expected departure time from the Wyton stop will also be one minute after the Murphy Hall departure time. The schedule will be updated to reflect the two new stops soon. 

The shuttle bus operates Monday through Friday beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018, and ending Friday, June 15, 2018. Due to holiday breaks and closures, this bus service will not be offered on the following days:

  • Monday, January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 19 - Presidents' Day
  • Monday, March 26 - Friday, March 30 - Spring Break
  • Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day

For a detailed UA shuttle schedule, click here

Please Note: Occasional delays in shuttle bus service may occur due to construction, traffic, weather, mechanical problems, etc. This schedule is subject to change. For lost & found and service delays, please call UCLA Transit Operations at (310) 206-2908.

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Whether it's football or baseball season, we want to help you enjoy every Bruin home game without the hassle of driving and parking, especially at the Rose Bowl. BruinBus offers convenient transportation from campus to the Rose Bowl or the Jackie Robinson Stadium for all home games.

Buses leave from the top of Bruin Walk. For football games, the first bus departs 2½ hours prior to kick-off and the last bus departs 2 hours prior. We drop off at the Rose Bowl in Lot B with return buses leaving from the same location. Return buses are available beginning after the third quarter (buses will leave when full). For baseball games, the first bus departs 1 hour prior to the start of the game. 

Please reserve your tickets at the Central Ticket Office by 4 p.m. on the Wednesday of game week. So come join the fun and let us get you there in BruinBus style!

Baseball GameDate
UCLA vs. BaylorFebruary 23, 2018
UCLA vs. VanderbiltMarch 9, 2018
UCLA vs. StanfordApril 6, 2018
UCLA vs. USCApril 20, 2018
UCLA vs. USCApril 21, 2018
UCLA vs. OregonMay 18, 2018

Take BruinBus to the grocery store Saturday and Sunday afternoons! The shuttle picks up at De Neve Plaza and Hedrick Hall and drops off at Tiverton and Le Conte next to Ralphs Market.

The grocery shuttle runs every Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:35 p.m., starting April 7, 2018. The service will not operate on the following day(s): 

  • Saturday, April 14
De NeveHedrickLot 36Tiverton/Le Conte
11:00 a.m.11:03 a.m.11:10 a.m.11:20 a.m.
11:30 a.m.11:33 a.m.11:40 a.m.11:50 a.m.
12:00 p.m.12:03 p.m.12:10 p.m.12:20 p.m.
12:30 p.m.12:33 p.m.12:40 p.m.12:50 p.m.
1:00 p.m.1:03 p.m.1:10 p.m.1:20 p.m.
1:30 p.m.1:33 p.m.1:40 p.m.1:50 p.m.
2:00 p.m.2:03 p.m.2:10 p.m.2:20 p.m.
2:30 p.m.2:33 p.m.2:40 p.m.2:50 p.m.
3:00 p.m.3:03 p.m.3:10 p.m.3:20 p.m.*
   3:35 p.m.**

* Last departures from residence halls
** Last return trip to residence halls

The BruinBus Westwood Shuttle is brought to you by UCLA Housing and Hospitality Services.

The BruinBus Saturday Shuttle takes students from UCLA to Santa Monica (Wilshire & 3rd Street)! The shuttle picks up at De Neve Plaza and Hedrick Hall, and runs every Saturday starting at 11:00 a.m. on April 7, 2018. The service will not operate on the following day(s): 

  • Sautrday, April 14 
DestinationDate
Santa Monica (Wilshire & 3rd Street)January 13, 2018
Santa Monica (Wilshire & 3rd Street)January 20, 2018
Santa Monica (Wilshire & 3rd Street)January 27, 2018
Santa Monica (Wilshire & 3rd Street)February 3, 2018
Santa Monica (Wilshire & 3rd Street)February 10, 2018
Santa Monica (Wilshire & 3rd Street)February 17, 2018
Santa Monica (Wilshire & 3rd Street)February 24, 2018
Santa Monica (Wilshire & 3rd Street)March 3, 2018
Santa Monica (Wilshire & 3rd Street)March 10, 2018
Leaves De NeveLeaves HedrickArrives in Santa Monica/Westfield Century City
11 a.m.11:05 a.m.11:30 a.m.
12:15 p.m.12:20 p.m.12:45 p.m.
1:30 p.m.1:35 p.m.2 p.m.
2:45 p.m.2:50 p.m.3:15 p.m. (final return trip to UCLA)

The BruinBus Saturday Shuttle is brought to you by UCLA Housing and Hospitality Services.

Did you know you can find real-time BruinBus movement online? You can also set up automatic alerts on your computer or mobile phone so you can be notified when the next BruinBus will arrive.

Four ways to find your next BruinBus arrival:

Download the NextBus Appbus graphic

 

 

Real-Time BruinBus MapBruinBus Map

 

 

 

 

Predictive BruinBus Arrival TimesBruinBus Nextbus App

 

 

Automatic alertsNextBus Alert

Learn how to set up alerts for your computer or via text so you can be automatically notified when the next BruinBus arrives.

BruinBusBruinBus provides a variety of charter and driver services to UCLA departments and registered student organizations.

Take the hassle out of chartering your event! BruinBus provides a variety of charter and driver services to UCLA departments and registered student organizations. We will review logistics, offer suggestions for different modes of service and coordinate drivers before and during event. Our professional staff and drivers understand the needs of UCLA community. 

BruinBuses and other vehicles may be chartered for on- and off-campus events and trips. Reservations can be made by completing an online Vehicle Service Request.

The benefits of chartering with BruinBus

  • 24 hour services and support staff
  • Pre-trip consultations
  • Professional, trained and certified commercial drivers
  • Pick-up and drop-off services at your designated location
  • On-campus convenience
  • Clean and comfortable BruinBuses, vans and vehicles to meet all of your needs
  • Green fleet of CNG transit BruinBuses
  • ADA compliant wheelchair lift-equipped transit buses also available
  • Convenient interdepartmental recharge billing
  • University insured

Charter and Driver Services Rates

Service Type  

Rate  

Driver Service (Driver only)

$50/hour

Charter Van Service (11-passenger van with driver)

$69/hour

Charter Transit or Trolley Bus Service (27-36 passenger trolley with driver)*$100/hour
Charter Coach Bus Service (47 passenger bus with driver)*$104/hour

Bus Services Event Coordination Fee (Non-UCLA vehicles only)

18% per invoice

Service Cancellation Fee (If less than 24-hour notice is given)

3-hour minimum

Non-UCLA Service Cancellation Fee (If less than 48-hour notice is given)5-hour minimum

*Must be reserved for a minimum of three (3) hours.

All University drivers hold commercial licenses (Class B) with passenger and air brakes endorsement. They are authorized to drive 35-foot transit buses, 40-foot coach buses, 30-foot trolley buses, passenger vans and automobiles. You can be assured that all vehicles are in safe operating condition in accordance with CHP/DOT regulations.


BruinBus Charter and Driver Services
Email: fts@ts.ucla.edu | Phone: (310) 825-2963, Option 6, 2

Bruin Bus Ads

BruinBus keeps UCLA moving by providing complimentary shuttle service for the UCLA community including all staff, faculty, students and visitors. The service has grown to include contract services to and from some off-campus housing and athletics events in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Why Advertise with BruinBus?

Our buses provide a uniquely captive audience for your advertisements. With travel times for our passengers ranging from 8–60 minutes, internal bus ads offer longer viewing time than online ads and other forms of outdoor media. Also, all advertising revenue directly supports BruinBus services so you can take pleasure in knowing that your advertising dollars are working hard to serve the UCLA community!

Reservations can be made by completing an online advertisement request.

Our Services

BruinBus operates three on-campus routes carrying over 1 million passengers annually. The University Apartments Shuttle serves several off-campus apartments in the Palms and Mar Vista areas. Our charter services are in high demand as the preferred service provider for UCLA home football games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and also routinely provides service around the UCLA community and surrounding areas.

Advertising Rates/Plans

Please download the BruinBus Advertising Guide for rates, full details and artwork specifications. To place an advertisement reservatiion, please fill out an online request form.

BruinBus Services
Email: fts@ts.ucla.edu | Phone: (310) 825-2963, Option 6, 2