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Access to Mass Transit

All current students and employees can use their ID cards to access all University at Albany and CDTA buses, including Northway Xpress and STAR Services. Volunteers, interns, Empire State Fellows, visiting and research scholars, and employees of the Rockefeller Institute of Government are not eligible for CDTA services through the Universal Access Program.



CDTA Buses

CDTA provides service throughout the Capital Region and offers several routes that service UAlbany's campuses. CDTA access becomes inactive one week after each term or semester for students who are not registered for the next term or semester.

CDTA Bus Routes on Campus

Route 10: Western Avenue with stops at Crossgates Mall, entry to Uptown Campus, Downtown Campus, and Lark Station. 

Route 11: Western Avenue with stops at Uptown Campus, Downtown Campus, ETEC, and Alumni Quad.

Route 12: Washington Avenue with stops at Crossgates Mall, Uptown Campus, Downtown Campus, and South Pearl Station.

Route 114: Madison and Washington Avenues with stops at Uptown Campus, Crossgates Mall, and Albany-Rensselaer Rail Station.

Route 115: Western and Madison Avenue with stops at Uptown Campus, Downtown Campus, NYS Museum and South Pearl Station.

Route 190: Fuller and Wolf Roads with stops at Uptown Campus, SUNY Polytechnic, Latham Farms, and Crossgates Mall.

Route 712: Harriman State Office Campus and Patroon Creek with stops at ETEC, Uptown Campus, Crossgates Mall, and Quail Station.

UAlbany Buses

The UAlbany transit system provides services to all three campuses and buses are equipped with two-way radios, interior camera systems, first aid kits, and fire extinguishers. See UAlbany bus locations in real time using the UAlbany Bus Tracker


UAlbany Bus Schedules

Summer Intersession 2022 schedules will operate weekdays May 16, 2022 through August 19, 2022.  

The Uptown Campus On-Demand Bus will also operate weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by contacting 518-424-9614. 


Route 3 Health Science Campus

This route operates weekdays May 16, 2022 through August 19, 2022.

Campus Center to Health Sciences Campus Route
Campus Center ETEC Western & Homestead Western & Allen Western & Quail New Scotland & Albany Law Madison & NYS Museum Eagle & Warren Green St & Renn St Health Science Campus

7:25 a.m.

7:30 a.m. 7:35 a.m. 7:40 a.m. 7:43 a.m. 7:50 a.m. 8:00 a.m. X X 8:10 a.m.

8:25 a.m.

8:30 a.m. 8:37 a.m. 8:41 a.m. 8:44 a.m. 8:50 a.m. 9:00 a.m. X X 9:10 a.m.

9:35 a.m.

9:42 a.m. 9:47 a.m. 9:51 a.m. 9:54 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:10 a.m. X X 10:20 a.m.

10:40 a.m.

10:45 a.m. 10:52 a.m. 10:56 a.m. 10:59 a.m. 11:05 a.m. 11:15 a.m. X X 11:25 a.m.

11:55 a.m.

12:00 p.m. 12:07 p.m. 12:11 p.m. 12:14 p.m. 12:20 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:33 p.m. 12:37 p.m. 12:45 p.m.

12:40 p.m.

12:45 p.m. 12:52 p.m. 12:56 p.m. 12:59 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 1:15 p.m. X X 1:25 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 2:35 p.m. 2:42 p.m. 2:46 p.m. 2:49 p.m. 2:55 p.m. 3:05 p.m.

3:08 p.m.

3:12 p.m. 3:20 p.m.
3:25 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

3:37 p.m. 3:41 p.m. 3:44 p.m. 3:50 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

4:03 p.m.

4:07 p.m. 4:15 p.m.


Health Sciences Campus to Campus Center Route

Health Science Campus

Green St & Renn St Eagle & Warren Madison & Empire State Plaza New Scotland & Albany Med New Scotland & Albany Law Washington & Draper Hall Western & Downtown Campus Western & Allen UAlbany ETEC Western UAB/MSC Campus Center

8:15 a.m.

X X 8:25 a.m. 8:32 a.m. 8:34 a.m. 8:40 a.m. 8:42 a.m. 8:47 a.m. 8:54 a.m. 8:57 a.m. 9:00 a.m.

9:20 a.m.

X X 9:30 a.m. 9:37 a.m. 9:39 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 9:47 a.m. 9:52 a.m. 9:59 a.m. 10:03 a.m. 10:05 a.m.

10:50 a.m.

X X 11:00 a.m. 11:07 a.m. 11:09 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 11:17 a.m. 11:22 a.m. 11:28 a.m. 11:32 a.m. 11:35 a.m.

11:55 a.m.

X X 12:05 p.m. 12:12 p.m. 12:14 p.m. 12:20 p.m. 12:22 p.m. 12:27 p.m. 12:33 p.m. 12:37 p.m. 12:40 p.m.

12:50 p.m.

12:58 p.m. 1:02 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 1:12 p.m. 1:14 p.m. 1:20 p.m. 1:22 p.m. 1:27 p.m. 1:34 p.m. 1:33 p.m. 1:40 p.m.

1:35 p.m.

X X 1:45 p.m. 1:52 p.m. 1:54 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:02 p.m. 2:07 p.m. 2:14 p.m. 2:18 p.m. 2:25 p.m.
3:25 p.m.

3:33 p.m.

3:37 p.m. 3:40 p.m. 3:46 p.m. 3:48 p.m. 3:53 p.m. 3:55 p.m. 3:58 p.m. 4:04 p.m. 4:07 p.m. 4:10 p.m.
4:35 p.m.

4:43 p.m.

4:47 p.m. 4:50 p.m. 4:55 p.m. 4:57 p.m. 5:03 p.m. 5:05 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 5:17 p.m. 5:21 p.m. 5:25 p.m.

Rules for UAlbany Bus Passengers

Only current students, faculty and staff with a valid ID card may ride UAlbany buses excluding special on-campus events.

General Rules

Boarding the bus

  • Arrive at your bus stop at least two to three minutes before the scheduled departure.

  • Arrival times are approximate and depend upon traffic and weather conditions.

  • Stay clear of the bus until it has come to a complete stop.

Riding the bus

  • If you are standing, remain behind the white safety line and always use the handrail.

  • Eating, drinking, smoking, and inappropriate language are prohibited.

  • Passengers are not allowed to use audio players without headphones.

  • Always keep your body inside the bus.

  • Please do not request a non-authorized stop.

  • Do not block the aisle with baggage or other items.

Exiting the bus

  • Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before moving to depart. 

  • Once the driver has re-entered traffic, the bus cannot stop.

COVID-19 Protocols

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Passengers must still wear a mask on the bus and while entering and exiting the bus.

  • Drivers must wear a mask while passengers are on board.


  • Drivers wipe down surfaces and high touch areas several times per day.

  • University cleans and disinfects buses and shelters regularly.

  • Using fresh air settings and keeping windows open whenever possible.

Severe Weather Emergency Information for UAlbany Buses

When the University cancels classes or shifts to remote learning before the start of the academic day, all UAlbany bus routes are cancelled. This procedure is generally implemented during heavy snow, ice, or high wind events. CDTA should be used where available. 

When the University cancels, suspends, or shifts to remote classes after the start of the academic day, one to two hours’ notice will be provided that bus services will be canceled, suspended, or minimized at a specific time.

In all circumstances, Mass Transit Services advisories are communicated on the Parking & Mass Transit Alerts webpage, the Parking and Mass Transit Services’ Twitter account and the UAlbany Bus Tracker.


Charter Services

University departments and authorized student groups can request to charter UAlbany buses.

How to Request Charter Services

Complete a Charter Service Request Form.

Requests are approved based on availability and groups should note the following:

  • Limited to a 50 mile in-state radius around the University.

  • Buses and drivers cannot remain overnight with a charter group.

  • Must have one assigned contact person during the charter.

  • Must provide an itinerary at least 5 business days before the charter.

Rates for Charter Services

Weekdays: $100 per hour, per vehicle, with a minimum charge of four hours ($400)

Weekends: $135 per hour, per vehicle, with a minimum charge of four hours ($540)

The group that requests the charter is also responsible for all parking fees, tolls and other point-of-sale fees. The driver is not allowed to pay these fees.

Additionally, charters fees are to include pre-post trip inspections, fueling time, and drive time to/from arrival and departure points. This traditionally adds one hour to the entire charter. Example: Pick-up from a location is at 12:00 p.m. and final drop-off to a location is 4:00 p.m. you will be billed between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

Rules for Charter Services
  • Smoking and the possession of alcohol and/or illegal drugs are prohibited.

  • The driver should never be asked to break any law or circumvent any policy.

  • Locations must be accessible without requiring the driver to operate in reverse.