Commute Options

How to access campus


UCLA Transportation is committed to promoting access and mobility in an environmentally responsible manner. Because space on campus is extremely limited and emissions impact our environment, we highly recommend sharing you commute with others or participating in active transportation.

For questions regarding commute options, email [email protected].


    Public Transit    

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    UCLA Transportation subsidizes UCLA students and employee transit pass costs for seven transit agencies. Avoid traffic, relax, sleep, study, or read with transit. Students and employees who are new to the University or new to riding transit may be eligible for a free quarterly transit pass through the Bruin Commuter Transit Benefit program.

    Subsidized Transit Passes:


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    Telecommuting is a work arrangement in which an employee regularly performs work at a remote location for a specified portion of the workweek. For employees whose work does not require an on-campus presence, telecommuting offers more work-life balance by reducing commutes, resulting in less traffic and improved air quality. When telecommuting, employees are expected to meet the same performance standards as they would when working on site.

    For more information about telecommuting policies and how to begin a telecommuting arrangement, please visit Telecommuting at UCLA: Guidance and Resources.



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    Riding a bicycle to campus is a sustainable, economical, and healthy alternative to driving alone. Bicycle commuters can take advantage of over 3,500 bike racks and lockers located throughout campus, as well as these additional benefits:

    Eligible employees and graduate students can join the Earn-A-Bike program and receive a free $450 bicycle package in exchange for their parking permit.

    The UCLA Bike Shop offers DIY repairs, commuter group rides, and a variety of free classes.

    UCLA Faculty and staff can purchase a discounted Commuter Passport from UCLA Recreation for access to shower facilities on campus.




    When you walk to campus, across campus for a meeting, or Westwood for lunch and errands, you are doing something worthwhile for yourself and the environment. Studies show that walking promotes physical and mental health in addition to making a valuable contribution to cleaner air. For walking benefits and tips, visit UCLA Walking.




    Campus Parking

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    Space is extremely an extremely limited resource on campus. Although we highly recommend using alternative transportation options, we understand that is not viable for everyone. To park in UCLA facilities, UCLA Transportation offers drivers parking permit options. Faculty and staff may reach out to their department Commute Coordinator for more information on permit availability and pay via payroll deduction, while students may apply each quarter. 

    Student parking is not guaranteed and access for a single occupancy vehicle permit is offered based on a prioritization process. An application must be submitted within the parking application deadline, offers are not on a first-come, first-served basis, but on the following criteria:

    • Graduate students 
    • Regent Scholars  
    • Upperclassmen (seniors and juniors)
    • Underclassmen (sophomores and freshmen)

    Customer Service

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