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Tram Information and Hours

The Tram Service is an on-campus shuttle service that moves students, faculty, staff and visitors to various stops on the campus.

The trams run in a circular loop throughout the entire campus as well as short loops (see Blue Route, Red Route, or Yellow Route on the map) to accommodate heavier traffic from Manchester Village and the West Parking Structure. The Tram Service also provides morning and evening service to Old Town Trolley Station. The Tram Service operates full time during the fall and spring semesters and on a limited basis during intersession and summer. The Tram Service is not a bus service and as such do not have an exact time schedule, however, trams are at stops approximately every 15 minutes.

The Tram Service can also be reserved for special events (when trams are available); a request must be received fourteen (14) working days prior to the date of the event. The fee to use a tram is $80.00 per hour with a two hour minimum. If you have any questions please call extension 8899.

This summer tram services installed bicycle racks on all of our trams to better serve the campus community.

Please click here (usdtram.com) to view a live map of each route displaying the vehicle's location.

Summer Session/Intersession Hours

During the Summer Session, Tram Services runs on a minimum schedule due to low ridership. Expected wait times can range from 10 – 20 minutes. If you are experiencing a wait time greater than 20 minutes please call the Tram Services office or the Public Safety Dispatch center. Tram Services office hours are from 8am-4:00pm and can be reached at 619-260-8899, Public Safety Dispatch can be reached 24/7 at 619-260-7777.

On–Campus Service Hours
6:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday through Friday

Old Town Service Hours
Morning Shuttle from Old Town Transit Center to USD
6:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (approximately every half-hour)

Afternoon Shuttle from USD to Old Town Transit Center
3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (approximately every half-hour)

Regular Semester Hours

On-Campus Service Hours
7 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Old Town Service Hours
Morning Shuttle from Old Town Transit Center to USD
6:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (approximately every half-hour)

Afternoon Shuttle from USD to Old Town Transit Center
3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (approximately every half-hour)

Note: The stops for the on-campus Old Town Transit Center Tram Service are located just West of Colachis Plaza, Copley Library, West Parking Structure, and in front of Mother Rosalie Hill Hall at 4:07pm & 4:37pm only.

Additional Information

  • Some tram stops are serviced by multiple tram routes; others are not. The tram service signs will tell you which trams will service that particular stop. Be aware that at busy times trams frequently are full… give yourself plenty of extra time to arrive to class on time.
  • There are special events frequently going on at USD. Trams providing service for these events will display a “SPECIAL EVENTS” sign. These trams may pass any/all tram stops without stopping.
  • During Intersession and Summer session tram service is limited; as ridership is low and on-campus parking is more available. Be mindful of this when planning events and inviting guests to campus.

Jon Oberg
Tram Services & Fleet Safety Manager


Location: Hughes Administration 152
Phone: (619) 260-8899 between the hours of 8am - 4pm
After Hours: (619) 260-7777
Fax: (619) 849-8406
E-Mail: trams@sandiego.edu

DURING FINALS WEEK, TRAM SERVICE TO AND FROM COPLEY LIBRARY WILL RUN UNTIL 2AM.

If you do not see a tram, please call the After Hours number and a tram will be dispatched to your location.