Inter-campus shuttles

Please be advised that effective Tuesday, September 06, 2016, the Inter-campus shuttle bus pick-up and drop-off location Downtown will be in front of the Strathcona Music Building, located on the North side of Sherbrooke Street just East of University Street (555 Sherbrooke Street West). 

We will do our best to adhere to the posted schedule of the buses as indicated on the website but with changing traffic patterns, construction in the downtown core and everyone back from vacation this may not be possible at all times. Thank you for your patience. 

 

On this page:
General information | How to ride | Shuttle schedules


Please note: Regular Shuttle Bus Schedule (Academic Year) will run until Thursday, December 23, 2016; service will resume January 3, 2017.


TO ALL STUDENTS USING THE SHUTTLE BUS

As of September 26, 2016, students must have a sticker on their McGill ID card.

In order to have access to the Shuttle Bus, students must present their ID card, with the sticker, to the driver.



FACULTY & STAFF: may only purchase shuttle bus tickets electronically, using the online request form. A McGill ID and FOAPAL will be required. Please allow one working day for your request to be processed.

VISITORS with University related business must have a McGill Faculty & Staff member obtain passes for them using the online Visitor Pass request form.

Please allow one working day for your request to be processed.


General information

McGill's inter-campus shuttle service transports students, staff and faculty members between the University's downtown and Macdonald campuses. However, the primary purpose of the service is to transport students who are taking courses on both campuses and for Faculty and Staff who have Administrative or Academic University-related business on both campuses.

Buses run Monday through Friday, and can carry a maximum of 48 passengers at a time. Service is on a first-come first-serve basis, and buses can get crowded during the exam period and other busy times. Please plan accordingly.

Please consult these schedules regularly, as they may occasionally be modified. Note that road construction and traffic may create unavoidable delays. To view departure times, choose a shuttle schedule below.

Travel between both campuses is also possible by public transport.

Directions to the Macdonald Campus.

 

How to ride

STUDENTS

To ride the shuttle, students must apply a free shuttle sticker onto their ID cards. Students must present their McGill ID card with valid sticker to the driver when boarding. Stickers are available at:

 

  • Service Point (Downtown)
    3415 McTavish Street
    Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Wed 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Laird Hall (Macdonald)
    Student Affairs Office
    Laird Hall 106
    Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00
    OR
    Post Office
    Confirmation of Enrolment is required
    Wednesday
    9:30-11:30 a.m.only

 

FACULTY AND STAFF

Faculty and staff can only purchase shuttle bus tickets electronically, using the online request form. A McGill ID and FOAPAL are required. Please allow one working day for your request to be processed.

NOTE: Each ticket is good for a single one-way trip only - tickets are not reusable. Tickets must be given to driver when getting on the bus.

 

VISITORS

Effective immediately, faculty and staff can only purchase shuttle bus passes for visitors electronically, using the online visitor pass request form. A McGill ID is required to login and a FOAPAL is require to purchase tickets.

A visitor is defined as someone who will need transportation from one campus to the other for university affairs. Visitors must show proof of McGill/Macdonald affiliation (ie: letter from supervisor). Please note that McGill/Macdonald faculty and staff going to either campus are not considered visitors.

NOTE: Each ticket is good for a single one-way trip only - tickets are not reusable. Tickets must be given to driver when getting on the bus.

 

Shuttle schedules

Download a printable version of the 2016-2017 Shuttle Bus Schedule (effective as of September 1, 2016)

Shuttle Bus Tracker - Find out where the buses are now with this mobile-friendly website that uses Google Maps to show the inter-campus buses on their routes.

Access free wifi on all shuttle buses.

 

Academic year

Monday - Friday

September 1, 2016 - April 28, 2017

Regular Schedule (Academic Year) will run until Thursday, December 23,2016; Service will resume January 3, 2017.

Click here to view the academic year shuttle schedule

Macdonald
(Centennial Centre
parking lot)
Downtown
(north side of Sherbrooke St.,
just west of the Roddick gates)
7:00 7:20
7:45 7:30
8:40 7:45
9:00 8:30
9:15 9:15
10:00 10:00
10:45 10:30
11:30 10:45
11:50 11:30
12:15 12:15
13:00 13:00
13:45 13:15
14:30 13:45
14:45 14:30
15:15 15:15
16:00 16:00
16:45 16:15
17:45 16:45
18:00 17:45
18:15 18:15

Note: there will be no service Sept. 5, 2016 & Oct. 10, 2016 and April 14 & 17, 2017

 

Reading Week

Monday - Friday

Feb. 27, 2017 – March 3, 2017

Click here to view the reading week shuttle schedule

Macdonald
(Centennial Centre
parking lot)
Downtown
(north side of Sherbrooke St.,
just west of the Roddick gates)
7:00 7:20
7:45 7:45
9:15 9:15
10:00 10:00
10:45 10:45
11:30 11:30
12:15 12:15
13:00 13:00
13:45 13:45
14:30 14:30
15:15 15:15
16:00 16:00
16:45 16:15
17:45 17:45
18:15 18:15

 

Summer schedule

Monday - Friday
TBD

Click here to view the summer shuttle schedule

Macdonald
(Centennial Centre
parking lot)
Downtown
(north side of Sherbrooke St.,
just west of the Roddick gates)
7:30 8:30
18:30 17:30

Note: There will be no service May 22, 2017; other dates to be determined