What is a Vanpool?

Ridesharing at UCLA

UCLA Vanpools are currently operating as possible to support medical and other essential functions.

UCLA Vanpools are groups of people who travel to UCLA or Westwood in a UCLA van. Vanpools typically operate Monday-Friday, traveling between a common pickup location (where you may leave your car) and the UCLA campus or Westwood. There are 140 UCLA commuter vanpools from 80 Southern California communities coming to UCLA daily.

What are the benefits?

Commuting by UCLA Vanpool is a great alternative to driving alone and offers several benefits:

  • Full-time vanpoolers are eligible to join the Bruin Commuter Club (BCC). Vanpool
  • BCC offers its members incentives, including the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) Program.
  • Save money on gas, car maintenance, and insurance.
  • Extend the life of your personal vehicle.
  • No need to purchase a UCLA parking permit.
  • Relax while you commute in a deluxe van equipped with air conditioning, reading lights, and reclining seats.
  • Save time on your commute by taking advantage of carpool lanes.
  • Reduce traffic congestion by taking more vehicles off the road.
  • Help the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.

where is my nearest vanpool?

Use the UCLA Trip Planner to find vanpool pickup locations, schedules, and fares. 

How do I join a UCLA Vanpool? 

Vanpools are in high demand and are continually created when enough individuals and volunteer drivers living in the same community and with similar work hours express interest. Find out how to join, change, or cancel a UCLA Vanpool. 

Be a Part of the Solution: Become a Vanpool Driver

Want to save even more money on your commute? Become a vanpool driver! UCLA employees volunteer to drive the van in exchange for a reduced-fare commute. Drivers are committed to ensuring the ongoing operation of their vanpool.

Contact our customer service team below to find out more.     

Customer Service

Email: [email protected] | Phone: (310) 794-7433