SacRT Launches Express Bus Service between Elk Grove and UC Davis Medical Center

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) partnered with UC Davis Health to launch a new bus service called the Elk Grove/UC Davis Medical Center Express (bus route 137) which operates between the city of Elk Grove and the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. The express bus began service on September 5, 2023, and operates Monday through Friday with six morning trips and six evening trips.

Funding for the new bus service was provided by UC Davis Health as a way to offer a convenient transportation solution to employees and students who commute from Elk Grove.

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Morning Trips Departing Elk Grove

The UC Davis Medical Center Express bus picks up in Elk Grove at four key locations, plus convenient neighborhood stops along the way on Bruceville Rd and Laguna Blvd. From the last stop at the Caltrans Sheldon Road Park-and-Ride lot, the route runs non-stop on Highway 99 to the UC Davis Medical Center in just seventeen minutes.  The first trip arrives at 6:15 am and the last morning trip arrives at 8:45 am, with trips arriving every 30 minutes in between.

Key Stops:

  • Bruceville & Whitelock (next to Starbucks)
  • Laguna & Bruceville (next to Chili’s restaurant)
  • East Stockton Blvd, north of Bond Rd (next to Hobby Lobby)
  • East Stockton Blvd, south of Sheldon Road (Caltrans Park-and-Ride lot)

Afternoon Trips Departing UC Davis Medical Center

The UC Davis Medical Center Express bus departs the UC Davis Medical Center every 30 minutes starting at 4:15 p.m. through 6:45 p.m. headed back to Elk Grove.

Cost to Ride

A single ride is $2.50. All SacRT tickets and passes, and exact cash/change are accepted, including ZipPass and Connect Card.

Employees and students at UC Davis Health can receive free fare by obtaining a Connect Card from the Parking and Transportation Office. Affiliates can visit Elk Grove Commuter Bus (ucdavis.edu) for more information.

First Week Free for UC Davis Health Employees
To celebrate the launch of the UC Davis Medical Center Express bus, SacRT is offering free rides to UC Davis Health employees between Tuesday, September 5 through Friday, September 8, 2023. To ride free, UC Davis Health employees simply show their valid ID badge to the bus operator when boarding.

Holiday Service
The UC Davis Medical Center Express bus will not operate on the following holidays: New Years Day, MLK Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

BUS STOPS: Morning Trips to UC Davis Medical Center
*Bold text is timepoint locations on schedule.

  • Bruceville Road & Whitlock Parkway
  • Bruceville Road & Del Webb Blvd.
  • Bruceville Road & Barcella Drive
  • Bruceville Road & Elk Grove Blvd.
  • Bruceville Road & Soaring Oaks Drive
  • Laguna Blvd & Bruceville Road
  • Laguna Blvd & Trenholm Drive
  • Laguna Blvd & Big Horn Blvd
  • Laguna Blvd & Elk Grove Creek Bridge
  • East Stockton Blvd & Bond Road
  • East Stockton Blvd & Marketplace
  • East Stockton Blvd & South East L
  • East Stockton Blvd & First Baptist
  • East Stockton Blvd & Sheldon Road
  • Stockton Blvd & Broadway (Sacramento)
  • 45th Street & Y Street (UC Davis Medical Center)

BUS STOPS: Afternoon Trips from UC Davis Medical Center to Elk Grove
*Bold text is timepoint locations on schedule.

  • 45th Street & Y Street (UC Davis Medical Center)
  • Stockton Blvd & Broadway (Sacramento)
  • East Stockton Blvd & Sheldon Road
  • East Stockton Blvd & Staples
  • East Stockton Blvd & IHOP
  • Bond Road & East Stockton Blvd
  • Laguna Blvd & West Stockton Blvd
  • Laguna Blvd & Laguna Creek Bridge
  • Laguna Blvd & Big Horn Blvd
  • Laguna Blvd & Trenholm Drive
  • Bruceville Road & Laguna Blvd
  • Bruceville Road & Seasons Drive
  • Bruceville Road & Beaver Falls Way
  • Bruceville Road & Kilconnell Drive
  • Bruceville Road & Ackley Drive
  • Bruceville Road & Whitlock Parkway

For trip planning assistance, please contact SacRT Customer Service at 916-321-BUSS (2877).