Commuter Services and Parking
For commuting students there are several convenient and flexible public transportation options to choose from providing an alternative to driving alone to campus, while students living in UCLA Residence Halls really can leave their car at home and still have mobility.
With the BruinGO! program, commuting students use their BruinCard to travel to and from campus at a reduced rate on any Santa Monica Big Blue Bus or Culver CityBus lines. On-campus residents can go round-trip to dozens of off-campus destinations. Students can either buy a Flash Pass ($33 a per quarter) or pay a 50-cent co-payment per trip.
UCLA Transportation subsidizes 50% of the cost of LADOT Commuter Express monthly bus passes. Line 573 offers express bus service to campus from the north San Fernando Valley and Encino.
City of Santa Clarita Transit
Take advantage of convenient express trips on City of Santa Clarita Transit, offering direct service between several Santa Clarita communities and UCLA/Westwood. UCLA Transportation is on board with a 50% subsidy of the cost of a quarterly pass to ride.
Antelope Valley Transit Authority
Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) offers direct commuter bus service to UCLA from Lancaster and Palmdale, and UCLA Transportation is on board with a generous subsidy of the cost of a monthly pass.
Learn about UCLA Transportation's many alternative commute options including bicycling, carpooling, vanpools, and car sharing. We also have a Student Campus Access page to help you decide which commuting option is the best fit for you.
Extend your range and go farther, faster: Bike to the bus stop and then take your bike on the bus. Nearly all buses provide bicycle racks. UCLA students can rent on a quarterly basis deluxe hybrid city-style 8-speed cruiser bicycles fully equipped from the Bike Library.
Bruin Bike Share is a service that makes public bicycles available on a short-term basis. The bikes can be unlocked from one hub and returned to any hub in the system. There are a total of 130 bikes in 18 hubs across campus and in Westwood Village. UCLA students can enjoy discounted monthly and annual rates.
Bruin Commuter Club
The Bruin Commuter Club provides all UCLA alternative transportation commuters access to benefits and incentives. This club welcomes student commuters who are:
- in a UCLA three-person varpool
- a full-time passenger on a UCLA vanpool
- a bus rider participating in one of the UCLA's fare-based public transit subsidized pass programs
Car Sharing with Zipcar
No car on campus? No problem! UCLA Transportation has teamed up with Zipcar to give Bruin students access to vehicles parked all around campus for mobility when you need it. Pay only for the hours you use, and the hourly fee covers the cost of the car, mileage, insurance, parking, gas and maintenance.
Be a Green Commuter
The Be a Green Commuter blog is UCLA's site for Bruins committed to finding more environmentally friendly ways to get to campus.
More information about alternative transportation and other commuting options can be found at UCLA Transportation or by calling Bruin Commuter Services at (310) 794-RIDE .
Due to traffic congestion, air quality concerns, and limited parking, UCLA encourages individuals not to drive alone to campus. In fact, parking is not guaranteed to individual students. To increase your chance of receiving a parking permit, be sure to apply on time and meet payment deadlines.
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Commuting students who form a two- or three- person carpool and apply together at UCLA Parking are guaranteed parking at a discounted rate.
For specific information about the student parking application process, quarterly fees, and deadline dates, contact: