Bengal Bus

An Occidental Bengal Bus, parked

The Bengal Bus is a FREE shuttle service available to ALL Oxy students, staff and faculty! We offer errand runs, safety escorts, airport shuttles as well as special weekly trips to beaches and museums.

For more than 40 years, the student-run Bengal Bus program has provided students with free and low-cost transportation to the surrounding neighborhood, L.A. airports, and other locations around town. Destinations include the cultural (museums), the practical (Trader Joe’s and Target), and the purely fun (SoCal beaches and Old Pasadena).

How to Use the Bengal Bus

Meet us down by the fountain near the gym, hop in a bus and request where you want to go. It's that easy! We will take you anywhere within a set radius. Request Bengal Bus rides by texting or calling us at (213) 349-5464. For the most up-to-date information about our running hours, email us at or contact the phone number above.

Fall 2021 Hours

  • 6 - 10 pm Wednesday-Saturday

Saturday Wildcard Trips

Our Saturday Wildcard trips allow all Oxy students to experience LA in all of its glory. We usually leave in front of Rush Gymnasium around 11 am and return by 3 pm. Past trips have included Malibu, The Getty, The Huntington Gardens, Santa Monica, Echo Park, LACMA, The Getty Villa, and more. These are FREE weekly trips determined largely by demand. If you have somewhere specific you want to go, please email with suggestions!


We would love to have your input on how to improve the Bengal Bus! If you have Wildcard Trip suggestions or any other reccomendations please email us at!

Work for Us

Want to work for us? You must be an authorized driver of Occidental College to work for the Bengal Bus. To become authorized, visit the Facilities Management website.