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Commuting/Alternative Transportation

Students, faculty and staff can choose from several commuting and transportation options to avoid driving and parking on campus.

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Incentive Parking

Summer 2018 Renewal Now Available! See eligibility requirements and how to order quarterly incentive permits online.

Public transit



  • Lyft FLEX: Flexible Commute Pilot Program
  • Zimride: UC San Diego’s free, ridesharing network
  • Zipcar car-sharing service: Join to use any car on campus or in Zipcar’s global network at hourly rates
  • Carpools for two or more registered commuters
  • Vanpools: Faculty, staff and students may join vanpools at a subsidized rate. Commute Solutions and the vanpool program are evaluating options for continuing vanpool to campus, including a potential opt-in UC systemwide program. During this time, no new routes will be added. The vanpool coordinator will continue to maintain waiting lists and make open seats available on existing vanpool routes.
  • Guaranteed Ride Home: a SANDAG program that provides rides in case of illness, unscheduled overtime or family emergencies.