Commuting to Campus

Commuter Options

RTA and SLO Transit schedules have been modified, please check their website for current schedules/routes.

Commuter Services is coordinated by Transportation & Parking Services with a focus to reduce the use of single occupant vehicles and promote the use of alternative means of transportation.

Let us help you discover the options that work best for you. Commuter Services (805) 756-6680 or

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Currently, there are over 7,000 bike rack spaces and 252 secure bike lockers available on campus. In 2019 57% students and 33% faculty/staff live within 5 miles of the Cal Poly campus; an easy bike commute.

Learn about Bike Storage and Parking

SLO City and County Bike Maps

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Transit Services

Affordable. Convenient. Less stressful. Get on the bus and rest your mind. Local and regional bus service available with stops located on campus. No worries—just time and space to enjoy your journey.

Learn More about Transit Services
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Wheels when you want them. Zipcars are located throughout campus and available to rent by the hour or day. Gas and insurance included. Start Zippin' today!

Learn more about Zipcar at Cal Poly

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Looking to join or expand your carpool, or record your smart commute trips and earn rewards or incentives? Check out Cal Poly iRideshare. Faculty and staff who are registered and actively recording their smart commutes qualify for an emergency ride home, allowing ridesharers to get home quickly in case of personal or family illness and emergencies. For help with accessing your account or logging trips, email

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Amtrak buses pick up and drop off on campus at the Amtrak San Luis Obispo - Cal Poly, CA (SLP) stop, supporting train connections to most northbound, southbound, and the San Joaquin Valley trains. Find the schedules, the most recent COVID travel restrictions and California discounts. Find California Discounts.

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Do you dread your commute? Want to save money? A vanpool is 5-15 people sharing a ride to campus. Cut your commute costs when you join today! Call us to learn more and find a vanpool that suits your schedule and saves you money. Available to students, staff, and faculty. Contact us at 805-756-6680 or email

Check the Vanpool options.

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Electrical Vehicle Charging

Cal Poly has charging stations located in the Grand Avenue Structure and in the H-2a parking lot across from Kennedy Library to help you stay charged. Charging fees apply.