Commute Options

Nearly 75,000 employees and students commute to UCLA on a regular basis.        

UCLA Transportation strives to provide smart and sustainable commute options for students, staff and faculty by offering discounted public transit passes, bicycle incentive programs, vanpool programs, carpool parking discounts and more. By embracing a low-car or car-free lifestyle, staff and faculty support UCLA's efforts to create a vibrant, sustainable and healthy campus.

Choose your smart commute:Options for commuting




WalkShoes walking

When you walk to class, Westwood or to a meeting, you'll become physically healthier and your footprints will be carbon neutral. Walking helps prevent cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.

Use a pedometer to count your daily steps. Walking for two miles a day can decrease your risk of heart disease by up to 40%








UCLA is a Bicycle Friendly University. There are over seven miles of bike routes, 3,000+ bicycle parking spots and three DIY bike repair stations on campus. The UCLA Bike Shop sells bike accessories and provides basic repairs and maintenance services for all types of bikes. Bike maintenance and safety classes are also offered each quarter.

Nearly all public buses coming to UCLA/Westwood have bicycle racks so you can bike to your neighborhood bus stop, ride the bus here and then bike where you need to be on campus.





Public TransiTBoarding a bus

Did you know that people who switch their commute mode from driving to public transit lose approximately seven pounds in the first year?

UCLA is served by a total of seven public transit providers that offer local, express and rapid express service. If you are a student, staff or faculty member, UCLA Transportation offers subsidized transit passes.






Sit back, relax and sleep or study while you commute to campus in one of nearly 150 UCLA commuter vans serving approximately 85 Southern California communities.

UCLA Vanpools serve communities as far away as Oxnard, Lancaster, Moreno Valley and Laguna Hills. Save time on your commute by taking advantage of carpool lanes and save money on gas, car maintenance, and insurance.





Save money by carpooling to or from campus. Our customer service team will help you create or join a carpool to campus with fellow Bruins within the UCLA community. You can save even more with a discounted UCLA Carpool Parking Permit.






Join the Bruin Commuter ClubBruin commuter club

If you are a UCLA student, staff or faculty member and commute to campus using one of the modes above, you may be eligible to join the Bruin Commuter Club (BCC). BCC provides special access to products, services, information, benefits, and incentives for sustainable UCLA commuters.






UCLA: Best Workplace for CommutersBest workplace logo

UCLA, as an employer, meets the National Standard of Excellence in commuter benefits—a standard created by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).