​​​​​Access to Mass Transit Services

Current students and employees can use their UAlbany ID cards to access all UAlbany and CDTA buses, including Northway Xpress and STAR Services.

Volunteers, interns, Empire State Fellows, visiting and research scholars, contractors, vendors, and employees of the Rockefeller Institute of Government are not eligible for CDTA services through the Universal Access Program.


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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.

Access the Health Sciences Campus via CDTA

Uptown Campus & Health Sciences Campus

Use CDTA Route 114 between Uptown Campus and Health Sciences Campus. 

Route 114 travels between the two campuses 23 times daily from 7:05 a.m. to 9:55 p.m.

Downtown Campus & Health Sciences Campus

Use CDTA Route 114 and transfer with CDTA Route 10 or Route 12 in downtown Albany at Broadway and Orange Street or at Broadway and Steuben Street.

Transfer wait time during the day is usually only a few minutes and never more than seven minutes in the evening.

Albany Medical Center & Health Sciences Campus

Use CDTA Route 114 and transfer with Route 13 at Broadway Station, in front of SUNY Administration Building, in Downtown Albany.

Alternatively, ride Route 114 between the Health Sciences Campus and Madison/New Scotland Avenue.

CDTA Routes Commonly Used by UAlbany Riders

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

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

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

Route 13:  New Scotland Avenue, via St. Peter's Hospital and Albany Medical Center, Albany Law, Broadway Station, SUNY Administration Building.

Route 114Madison and Washington Avenues with stops at Uptown Campus, Health Science Campus, SUNY Administration Building, Crossgates Mall, Empire State Plaza, Albany Bus Station, and Albany-Rensselaer Rail Station.

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

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

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

UAlbany Buses

The UAlbany transit system provides safe, reliable, and efficient services to the campus community. See bus locations in real time using the UAlbany Bus Tracker


UAlbany Uptown Campus On-Demand Bus Service will operate weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between May 11, 2023, and August 18, 2023, excluding May 29th, June 19th, and July 4th by calling 518-424-9614




Only current UAlbany students and employees with a valid UAlbany ID card may ride University 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 on 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 use the handrail.

  • Smoking, inappropriate language and the possession of alcohol, marijuana and/or illegal drugs are prohibited.

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

  • Keep your entire body inside the bus.

  • Please do not request a non-authorized stop. Buses only stop at designated stops.

  • 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.

Severe Weather & Other Emergencies

When UAlbany cancels classes or shifts to remote learning due to severe weather or another type of emergency, the University determines whether UAlbany bus services will be available.

For current mass transit alerts, please visit the Parking & Mass Transit Alerts page.

For general emergency information, please visit the UAlbany website's homepage and/or the UAlbany Alerts page.

Charter Services

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

Request Charter Services

Send a completed Charter Service Request Form to [email protected].

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

  • Trips are limited to a 15- to 20-mile, in-state radius around the University.

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

  • Services are more likely to be available on weekends and break periods.

  • Groups must:

    • Designate one assigned contact during the charter.

    • Provide an itinerary at least five business days before service.

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.

Buses range in size from 15 to 40 seated passengers. 


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

  • Never ask the driver to break any law or circumvent any policy.

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