Why worry about rising gas prices, crowded parking lots, and speeding tickets if you don't have to? The University of Central Florida makes it easy for students, professors, and staff to commute to and from the campus, with complimentary shuttle routes sprinkled throughout the area, including at 22 apartments near UCF’s campus. Whether you're in a dorm or an apartment near UCF, you can take advantage of the shuttle's services for free with your UCF ID.
Some apartments have their own private shuttle service that will take residents straight to and from the community and campus. To find which apartments near UCF are on the shuttle bus route stops, you can visit our map of UCF apartments on UCF shuttle routes.
About Shuttle Routes
Whether you're headed to campus for a regular class, extracurricular activity, or even just to hit the gym, the UCF Shuttle has a wide variety of pickup times that should meet your schedule.
Getting around campus has never been easier! The on-campus shuttle operates two routes, the black and the gold, with two buses per route. To better serve the area, the two lines travel opposite each other with the black line running clockwise and the gold line counterclockwise. Operating Monday through Friday, the shuttle makes its rounds from 7 am – 7 pm during the fall and spring semesters and from 7 am – 4 pm in the summer, except on Fridays. Students won't have to wait long, as stops are visited in 15-minute rotations. The shuttle visits nine stops: the Student Union, Lake Claire, CFE Arena, Engineering, Academic Village, 63 South Dining, the Welcome Center, the Teaching Academy and the Transit Center Education Complex.
In addition to stops around the main campus, there are separate routes to the Rosen College and the Health Sciences campus. The Rosen College line, which operates Monday through Thursday, starts and ends at the Pegasus Circle roundabout near the Student Union. The shuttle drops riders off at Rosen's main entrance and picks them back up in the main parking lot. You can catch a ride as early at 6:45 am and as late at 9:00 pm. On weekdays, the Health Sciences shuttle covers three stops: the Physical Sciences building, Biomolecular Research Annex and the Health Sciences Campus.
Looking for an easy way to get from your UCF apartment to campus? The off-campus shuttle serves over 20 apartment communities in the area including Orion on Orpington, Northgate Lakes, Mercury 3100, and the Lofts. Operating nearly all day, you can catch the shuttle from 5:30 am until 10:00 pm. The shuttle runs between stops every 15 minutes, and you can track the shuttle's location through the UCFMobile app or online to see when and where your ride is.
Alternatively, you can drop your car off in Lot E4 and take a stress-free ride into campus. This route operates Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. UCF has also partnered with Lynx so that students may ride throughout Orlando free of charge with their UCF ID.
On Tuesdays we grocery shop! Thanks to the UCF Shuttle, students can easily catch a ride to Publix for all of the essentials. Running every 45 minutes from 10 am- 8 pm, the shuttle stops on-campus at the Marketplace, Academic Village, Towers, and Lake Claire. View the grocery route here.
Whether you're looking to avoid gameday traffic or let loose with a few drinks before the game, the shuttle makes getting to and from the game a breeze! During home games, the shuttle operates on 15 routes in the UCF area. The shuttle runs 5 hours before each game and 2 hours after, allowing for plenty of celebratory fun pre- and post-game.
What it's like on the UCF Shuttle
The UCF shuttle is air-conditioned and has a bike rack on the front just in case you need a bike to help you get around UCF's campus once you arrive. You can expect to ride the shuttle with other students and can use the time to skim notes for an upcoming quiz or to catch up with your social media feeds. The UCF shuttle is a social experience, so don't be afraid to introduce yourself to your shuttle-mates - you might make a new friend!
Getting around campus shouldn't be difficult, and thankfully with the UCF Shuttle it doesn't have to be. Just sit back and enjoy the ride!
To check out more, visit the UCF shuttle page. For more information on the on-campus Pegasus Express, check here.