Bengal Bus

An Occidental Bengal Bus, parked

The Bengal Bus is a FREE shuttle service available to ALL Oxy students 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. You can also download our TapRide app to hail a ride to and from anywhere within the set radius.

For the most up-to-date information about our running hours, visit our Facebook page

Call rides with our TapRide app

Regular Hours:

  • 6 - 9 pm Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
  • 6 - 10 pm Thursday and Friday
  • 7 - 10 pm Saturday

Late-night Safety Shuttles:

  • 10 pm - 2 am Saturday

Saturday Wildcard Trips:

Our Saturday Wildcard trips allow all Oxy students to experience LA in all of its glory. Destinations are usually announced Wednesdays on our facebook and in the root. 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 or message us on facebook!

Work for Us

Check our Facebook page for new hiring opportunities. You must be an authorized driver of Occidental College to work for the Bengal Bus. To become authorized, visit the Facilities Management website.