Quinnipiac University
A Quinnipiac shuttle parked outside the Rocky Top Student Center on a fall day

Public Safety

Shuttle System

The Quinnipiac Shuttle System gives students access to the world — at no additional cost. 

The fixed schedule provides safe, convenient and reliable transportation between our campuses and surrounding community. All buses offer free WiFi.

The university’s fleet of shuttles brings students to area shopping and entertainment destinations, restaurants, and transportation hubs — including Metro-North and Amtrak railroads. 

Shuttle Routes Overview

See below for full details and schedules for each of our shuttle routes.

Shuttle Service Times Approx. Arrival Intervals Route/Stops
York Hill Express
(Red, orange and green shuttles)
Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
10-15 minutes Mount Carmel Campus (Harwood gate),
York Hill Campus
Bobcat Transit - on peak
(Blue and yellow shuttles)
Weekdays
7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Weekends
8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
10-15 minutes York Hill Campus,
Theatre Arts Center,
Whitney Village,
Mount Carmel Campus (Harwood gate),
Westwoods
Bobcat Transit - off peak
(Blue and yellow shuttles)
Weekdays
6 a.m. - 7 a.m.
11 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Weekends
11 p.m. - 1 a.m.
20-30 minutes York Hill Campus,
Theatre Arts Center,
Whitney Village,
Mount Carmel Campus (Harwood gate),
Westwoods
North Haven Campus
(Purple shuttle)
Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Hourly*
See detailed schedule below
York Hill Campus,
Mount Carmel Campus (Harwood gate),
North Haven Campus,
The Flats @ 520 apartments
Shopping and Restaurants - Hamden and North Haven Friday, 6 - 11 p.m.
Saturday, 2 - 8 p.m.
Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.
Hamden: 45-minute loop
North Haven: 1-hour loop
See schedule below for days
Shopping centers in Hamden and North Haven
Union Station/Downtown New Haven
(Yellow shuttle)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings See schedule below Mount Carmel Campus
York Hill Campus
Union Station
Church & George Street

Learn more about shuttles during holiday breaks.

York Hill Express Shuttle Loop

Monday through Friday
7 a.m. - 8 p.m., every 10-15 minutes

The York Hill Express shuttle loop connects students directly to and from York Hill Campus and Mount Carmel Campus with no other stops. Three shuttles run continually and arrive at each campus approximately every 10 to 15 minutes.

Stops include:

  • Mount Carmel Campus (Harwood gate)

  • York Hill Campus

Shuttle colors:

  • Red

  • Orange

  • Green

 

Bobcat Transit Shuttle Loop

Weekdays, 6 a.m. - 1 a.m.

  • On Peak: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m., every 10-15 minutes
  • Off Peak: 6 a.m. - 7 a.m., and 11 p.m. - 1 a.m., every 20-30 minutes

Weekends, 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.

  • On Peak: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., every 10-15 minutes
  • Off Peak: 11 p.m. - 1 a.m., every 20-30 minutes

The Bobcat Transit shuttle loop connects the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses with additional smaller stops along the way. It runs 7-days per week.

Stops include:

  • York Hill Campus

  • Theatre Arts Center

  • Whitney Village

  • Mount Carmel Campus (Harwood gate)

  • Westwoods

Shuttle colors:

  • Blue

  • Yellow

North Haven Campus Shuttle Loop

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 11 p.m., hourly*

The North Haven Campus shuttle route connects students from the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses and The Flats @ 520 apartments to the North Haven Campus.

*The shuttle runs every hour, with a break from 7-8 p.m. See the full schedule below for details.

Stops include:

  • York Hill Campus

  • Mount Carmel Campus (Harwood gate)

  • North Haven Campus

  • The Flats @ 520 apartments

Shuttle color: Purple

York Hill Campus Mount Carmel Campus (Harwood Gate) The Flats @ 520, Washington Avenue North Haven Campus
7 a.m. 7:10 a.m. 7:25 a.m. 7:30 a.m.
8 a.m. 8:10 a.m. 8:25 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
9 a.m. 9:10 a.m. 9:25 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
10 a.m. 10:10 a.m. 10:25 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
11 a.m. 11:10 a.m. 11:25 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Noon 12:10 p.m. 12:25 p.m. 12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. 1:10 p.m. 1:25 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
2 p.m. 2:10 p.m. 2:25 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
3 p.m. 3:10 p.m. 3:25 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
4 p.m. 4:10 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
5 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 5:25 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
6 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 6:25 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Break
8 p.m. 8:10 p.m. 8:25 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
9 p.m. 9:10 p.m. 9:25 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
10 p.m. 10:10 p.m. 10:25 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
10:45 p.m. 11 p.m.    

Shopping and Restaurant Shuttle - Hamden and North Haven

Friday, 6 - 11 p.m.
Saturday, 2 - 8 p.m.
Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.

The shuttle runs to North Haven on Friday evenings, and alternates between Hamden and North Haven on Saturdays and Sundays, according to the schedule below.

The essentials you need are never far away. Our Shopping and Restaurant shuttle route connects students with shopping districts in both Hamden and North Haven, featuring grocery, clothing, box-store and craft stores, as well as a host of nationally known and local restaurants.

Stops include:

North Haven loop

  • Mount Carmel Campus (Harwood Gate)

  • Washington Avenue - near Stop and Shop, Dairy Queen, Bagelicious II and more shopping options

  • Universal Drive - multiple stops, near places like Target, Cinemark North Haven movie theater, Barnes and Noble and several restaurants

Hamden loop

  • Mount Carmel Campus (Harwood Gate)

  • Dixwell Avenue - multiple stops near Stop and Shop, Walmart, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Staples and several restaurants

The Hamden shuttle runs on a 45-minute loop

The North Haven shuttle runs on a 1-hour loop

Friday
6 - 11 p.m.
Saturday
2 - 8 p.m.
Sunday
1 - 5 p.m.
Sept. 2: North Haven Sept. 3: Hamden Sept. 4: North Haven
Sept. 9: North Haven Sept. 10: North Haven Sept. 11: Hamden
Sept. 16: North Haven Sept. 17: Hamden Sept. 18: North Haven
Sept. 23: North Haven Sept. 24: North Haven Sept. 25: Hamden
Sept. 30: North Haven Oct. 1: Hamden Oct. 2: North Haven
Oct. 7: North Haven Oct. 8: North Haven Oct. 9: Hamden
Oct. 14: North Haven Oct. 15: Hamden Oct. 16: North Haven
Oct. 21: North Haven Oct. 22: North Haven Oct. 23: Hamden
Oct. 28: North Haven Oct. 29: Hamden Oct. 30: North Haven
Nov. 4: North Haven Nov. 5: North Haven Nov. 6: Hamden
Nov. 11: North Haven Nov. 12: Hamden Nov. 13: North Haven
Dec. 2: North Haven Dec. 3: North Haven Dec. 4: Hamden
Dec. 9: North Haven Dec. 10: Hamden Dec. 11: North Haven

Union Station/Downtown New Haven Shuttle

Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings

The Union Station/Downtown New Haven shuttle route connects students with the heart of New Haven, featured shopping, dining, music and theater venues, cultural centers, museums and more. Union Station is a hub for train service by Amtrak, Metro-North Railroad and Shore Line East, so students can easily hop on to get places like New York City for a day trip, or Bridgeport where they can connect with the Port Jefferson Ferry. 

The shuttle is available on weekends during the Fall semester, except during Thanksgiving Break.

Stops include:

  • Mount Carmel Campus (Harwood Gate)

  • York Hill Campus

  • Union Station

  • Church Street and George Street intersection

Shuttle color: Yellow

Friday Schedule
Mount Carmel Campus York Hill Campus Union Station Church and George Streets intersection
Depart: 6 p.m. Depart: 6:15 p.m. Arrive/Depart: 7 p.m. Arrive/Depart: 7:05 p.m.
    Depart: 9:45 p.m. Depart: 9:50 p.m.

 

Saturday Schedule
Mount Carmel Campus York Hill Campus Union Station Church and George Streets intersection
Depart: 8 a.m. Depart: 8:15 a.m. Arrive/Depart: 9 a.m. Arrive/Depart: 9:05 a.m.
Depart: Noon Depart: 12:15 p.m. Arrive/Depart: 1 p.m. Arrive/Depart: 1:05 p.m.
Depart: 6 p.m. Depart: 6:15 p.m. Arrive/Depart: 7 p.m. Arrive/Depart: 7:05 p.m.
    Depart: 9:45 p.m. Depart: 9:50 p.m.

 

Sunday Schedule
Mount Carmel Campus York Hill Campus Union Station Church and George Streets intersection
Depart: 8 a.m. Depart: 8:15 a.m. Arrive/Depart: 9 a.m. Arrive/Depart: 9:05 p.m.
Depart: Noon Depart: 12:15 p.m. Arrive/Depart:1 p.m. Arrive/Depart: 1:05 p.m.
Depart: 6 p.m. Depart: 6:15 p.m. Arrive/Depart: 7 p.m. Arrive/Depart: 7:05 p.m.

Holiday Breaks - Shuttle to Union Station in New Haven

This shuttle connects students to Union Station in New Haven during university breaks to assist students traveling home by train. Train service from Union Station is provided by Amtrak, Metro-North Railroad and Shore Line East. The station will also be used by the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield line once it is complete.

Students can take a Metro-North train from New Haven to Bridgeport to get to the Bridgeport/Port Jefferson Ferry, which is approximately a 5-minute, outdoor walk from the train station in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Stops include:

  • Beginning of holiday breaks: Pick-up from Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses to Union Station

  • End of holiday breaks: Pick-up from Union Station back to Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses

Thanksgiving Weekend
  Mount Carmel Campus York Hill Campus Union Station Mount Carmel Campus York Hill Campus Union Station
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 Depart: 6 p.m. Depart 6:15 p.m. Arrive: 6:45 p.m.      
Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 Depart: Noon Depart: 12:15 p.m. Arrive: 12:45 p.m. Depart: 6 p.m. Depart: 6:15 p.m. Arrive: 6:45 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022     Depart: 1 p.m.     Depart: 7 p.m.

 

Winter Break
  Mount Carmel Campus York Hill Campus Union Station Mount Carmel Campus York Hill Campus Union Station
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 Depart: 6 p.m. Depart 6:15 p.m. Arrive: 6:45 p.m.      
Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 Depart: Noon Depart: 12:15 p.m. Arrive: 12:45 p.m. Depart: 6 p.m. Depart: 6:15 p.m. Arrive: 6:45 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 22, 2023     Depart: 1 p.m.     Depart: 7 p.m.

 

Spring Break
  Mount Carmel Campus York Hill Campus Union Station Mount Carmel Campus York Hill Campus Union Station
Thursday, March 9, 2023 Depart: 6 p.m. Depart 6:15 p.m. Arrive: 6:45 p.m.      
Friday, March 10, 2023 Depart: Noon Depart: 12:15 p.m. Arrive: 12:45 p.m. Depart: 6 p.m. Depart: 6:15 p.m. Arrive: 6:45 p.m.
Sunday, March 19, 2023     Depart: 1 p.m.     Depart: 7 p.m.

 

Easter Weekend
  Mount Carmel Campus York Hill Campus Union Station Mount Carmel Campus York Hill Campus Union Station
Thursday, April 6, 2023 Depart: 6 p.m. Depart 6:15 p.m. Arrive: 6:45 p.m.      
Friday, April 7, 2022 Depart: Noon Depart: 12:15 p.m. Arrive: 12:45 p.m. Depart: 6 p.m. Depart: 6:15 p.m. Arrive: 6:45 p.m.
Sunday, April 9, 2022     Depart: 1 p.m.     Depart: 7 p.m.

We do not provide shuttles to the airport, but here are some options for getting a ride to the airport:

Download the Shuttle App

To keep you on time, Pro Park, which services the shuttle system at Quinnipiac, maintains up-to-date shuttle information on its app, Ride Systems. Simply download "Ride Systems" on your smartphone, and, then search “Quinnipiac” in the app.

Key Dates

The shuttles between campuses do not run during university breaks, though the university does provide a shuttle to Union Station in New Haven during holiday breaks. Please see the Holiday Breaks - Shuttle to Union Station in New Haven section above for more information.

  • Tuesday, August 23 - Sunday, August 28: Bobcat Transit service begins

  • Monday, September 5 (Labor Day, university holiday): No shopping shuttle

  • Saturday, November 19 - Sunday, November 26: Thanksgiving Break (No regular shuttle service, Holiday shuttle provided)

  • Saturday, December 17 - Saturday, January 22: Winter Break (No regular shuttle service, Holiday shuttle provided)

  • Saturday, March 11 - Saturday, March 18: Spring Break (No regular shuttle service, Holiday shuttle provided)

  • Thursday, April 6 - Sunday, April 9: Easter weekend (Shuttles run as regularly scheduled, Holiday shuttle provided)

 

Questions? Contact Public Safety

Call: 203-582-6200

View the full shuttle policy in the student handbook