Due to traffic congestion, air quality concerns and limited parking, UCLA encourages students to carpool 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.
Commuting students who form a two- or three-person carpool and apply together at UCLA Parking are guaranteed parking at a discounted rate.
Complete a parking application.
For specific information about the student parking application process, quarterly fees, and deadline dates, contact UCLA Transportation or UCLA Parking.
Commuting and Getting Around
Learn about UCLA Transportation’s many alternative commute options including bicycling, carpooling, vanpools and car sharing. Explore Student Campus Access 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.
The BruinBus is a free, year-round bus serving the UCLA campus and Wilshire Center. Everyone is welcome to board at one of our many stops. BruinBus also offers charter and driver services to UCLA departments and student organizations.
UCLA Safe Ride (Evening Van Service)
UCLA Safe Ride provides complimentary safe, reliable, evening campus transportation between campus buildings, on-campus housing, and nearby residential areas.
Car Sharing with Zipcar
No car on campus? No problem! UCLA Transportation has teamed up with Zipcar to give Bruins access to vehicles parked 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.
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 vanpool
- a full-time passenger on a UCLA vanpool
- a bus rider participating in one of UCLA’s fare-based public transit subsidized pass programs
Be a Green Commuter
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 .
Commuting students have several convenient and flexible public transportation options to choose from that provide an alternative to driving alone to campus. And students living in UCLA Residence Halls can leave their car at home and still have mobility. Here are a few options:
With BruinGO!, commuting students use their BruinCard to travel to and from campus at a reduced rate on any Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Culver CityBus lines. On-campus residents can go round-trip to dozens of off-campus destinations.
Go Metro is an unlimited quarterly bus pass sold at a 50% discount to eligible UCLA students. It provides unlimited rides on all Metro Bus and Metro Rail lines.
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.