Schedules & Options Penn Bus West

Penn Bus West operates Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., year-round except for holidays observed by the University of Pennsylvania. Passengers from Penn, Drexel, and the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) need only show a valid institutional ID to ride Penn Bus for free. Penn Bus will pick up and deliver passengers only at designated Transit Stops on campus, and at certain intersections with a stop sign or traffic light along its off-campus route.

Effective March 9, Penn Bus West not stop at the Schattner Building.  Passengers may pick up the route at 40th and Walnut Streets, 40th and Spruce Streets, or the Quad.

Download the free PennRides on Request app  or visit www.upenn.edu/pennrides to track buses along their designated fixed route. Scroll below to see a map of the route. 

The Penn Bus West runs from 5 p.m. until 12 midnight; Monday - Friday*.

  • Transit Stop
    • Approximate Time
  • Rosenthal Building (Vet School)
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):00
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):20~
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):40~
  • The Quad
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):01
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):21
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):41
  • Gates Pavilion
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):02
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):22
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):42
  • David Rittenhouse Labs (DRL)
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):04
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):24
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):44
  • Franklin's Table
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):05
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):25
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):45
  • Penn Bookstore
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):06
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):26
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):46
  • Pottruck Gym
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):07
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):27
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):47
  • 40th and Walnut Streets
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):09
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):29
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):49
  • 44th and Walnut Sts.
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):12
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):32
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):52
  • 48th and Baltimore Sts.
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):17
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):37
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):57
  • 40th and Spruce Sts.
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):25
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):45
    • APPROXIMATE Time (on the hour):05

~ The last bus starts out at midnight; there is no 12:20 a.m. or 12:40 a.m. bus. * All schedules are APPROXIMATE and may vary due to unforeseen circumstances.