USF Hilltop - Downtown Shuttle

USF now offers a complimentary shuttle service between the Hilltop campus and downtown San Francisco for full time and adjunct faculty and full time staff members. The shuttle runs mornings and afternoons Monday - Friday.


Shuttle Stop Locations

Intersection of Howard and Main streets (south of Howard, east of Main; white zone along Charles Schwab entrance)

Hilltop Campus:
White zone on east side of Parker Avenue, between Fromm and St. Ignatius (USF side of the street)

Hilltop Lone Mountain:
Atop Lone Mountain, at Spanish Stairs, south side of driveway

Morning Route Times

Departure Location Departure Time Arrival Location Arrival Time
Departs Hilltop campus   Arrives downtown (Howard & Main) 6:40 a.m.
Parker Ave. 6:10 a.m.    
Lone Mountain 6:15 a.m.    
Departs downtown 6:45 a.m. Arrives at Hilltop 7:10 a.m.
Departs Hilltop campus   Arrives downtown 7:40 a.m.
Parker Ave. 7:10 a.m.    
Lone Mountain 7:15 a.m.    
Departs downtown 7:45 a.m. Arrives at Hilltop 8:20 a.m.
Departs Hilltop campus   Arrives downtown 9:05 a.m.
Parker Ave. 8:20 a.m.    
Lone Mountain 8:25 a.m.    
Departs downtown 9:10 a.m. Arrives at Hilltop 9:45 a.m.
Departs Hilltop campus   Arrives downtown 10:25 a.m.
Parker Ave. 9:45 a.m.    
Lone Mountain 9:50 a.m.    
Departs downtown 10:30 a.m. Arrives Hilltop 11:00 a.m.

Afternoon Route Times

Departure Location Departure Time Arrival Location Arrival Time
Departs Hilltop campus*   Arrives downtown (Howard & Main) 4:25 p.m.
Parker Ave. 3:50 p.m.    
Lone Mountain 3:55 p.m.    
Departs downtown 4:30 p.m. Arrives at Hilltop 5:10 p.m.
Departs Hilltop campus*   Arrives downtown 5:45 p.m.
Parker Ave. 5:10 p.m.    
Lone Mountain 5:15 p.m.    
Departs downtown 5:50 p.m. Arrives at Hilltop 6:30 p.m.
Departs Hilltop campus*   Arrives downtown 7:05 p.m.
Parker Ave. 6:30 p.m.    
Lone Mountain 6:35 p.m.    
Departs downtown 7:10 p.m. Arrives at Hilltop 7:40 p.m.

* The 3:50 p.m., 5:10 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. routes from Hilltop to downtown will make a Civic Center stop, depending on need of passengers.

The route from downtown to Hilltop campus first stops at Parker Avenue then Lone Mountain. Arrival time at Hilltop campus (i.e. 5:10 p.m.) refers to arrival at Parker Avenue, where the shuttle will simultaneously drop off passengers coming from downtown and pick up passengers heading downtown. The shuttle will then head up to Lone Mountain to pick up additional passengers. Please note the different departure times from Parker Avenue and Lone Mountain.

The new schedule, beginning Tuesday, June 9, 2015, can be viewed and saved as a PDF here: Hilltop-Downtown Shuttle.

Reservation Directions

* Please note, Monday reservations will not be available until Sunday at 7:00pm.

  1. From your smart phone or computer, go to
  2. Login using your myUSF username and password.
  3. On the left hand side, you will see a menu of options. Click shuttle reservation, and a shuttle reservation box will appear in the center of the screen. Using the pull down bar, select a pick-up time from your starting location by highlighting your preferred time. Once you highlight the time and pick-up location, click the green submit request button. You will receive an email confirming your reservation.
  4. Please have your USF ID on hand to show the driver each time you ride the USF shuttle.

You must reserve your spot on the shuttle using the CS Gold online registration each time you use it. This reservation system will assist during this pilot phase to gather data needed to assess the demand, decide whether to continue the service, and how best to shape the offering.

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