The University of Washington: Facilities Services

South Lake Union Shuttle

Service Information


UW/FHCRC South Lake Union Shuttle consists of two routes: UWMC to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to South Lake Union and South Lake Union to Harborview, with stops at certain affiliated medical research facilities.

Service is available to UW faculty, staff, students, as well as medical center patients and their families.

All shuttles are equipped with wheelchair lifts and two-position bike racks.

Lost & Found

Please call 206-300-9087 during South Lake Union service hours if you believe you left an item on one of the shuttles. Unclaimed items are turned in to South Lake Union lost & found, which can be reached at 206-897-1327.

SLU Shuttle Stop Locations Printed schedules are available at:
  • Commuter Services Office located at the University Transportation Center, 3745 15th Ave NE
  • The Health Sciences Information Kiosk off NE Pacific Street
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Transportation Department, 823 Yale Ave N
For further questions, please call us at 206-685-3146 during office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., M-F.

Transportation Services together with the University of Washington School of Medicine commenced operation of the South Lake Union Shuttle on July 12, 2004. On October 1, 2013, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center partnered with the UWSOM to extend the shuttle service to the FHCRC campus.

Service Updates


Shuttle service operates Monday through Friday, excluding University holidays.

University Holidays 2014

    NO SERVICE:
    New Year’s Day Wed, January 1
    Martin Luther King Day Mon, January 20
    Presidents Day Mon, February 17
    Memorial Day Mon, May 26
    Independence Day Fri, July 4
    Labor Day Mon, September 1
    Veterans Day Tues, November 11
    Thanksgiving Day Thurs, November 27
    Day after Thanksgiving Fri, November 28
    Christmas Day Thur, December 25

Rider Alerts

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  • Mercer Corridor Project
    Occasional delays may occur due to construction. Project details can be found on SDOT’s website.

Live Shuttle Tracking

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SMS Updates

Text uwslu # to 41411 where # is the shuttle stop number. For example, texting uwslu 11 to 41411 will return the arrival time estimate for the UWMC stop.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, schedule or service changes will be posted on our website. You can also call us 206-685-3146 for updates.