Commuting to Campus

Commuter Services is coordinated by the University Transportation and Parking Services Department with a focus to assist students, faculty, staff, and visitors step out of their single occupant vehicles and use alternative means of transportation.

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

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Currently, there are over 6,500 bike rack spaces and 224 secure bike lockers available on campus. 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 ›

Local and Regional Bike Maps

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Bus 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.

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Wheels when you want them. 9 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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Whether you are looking to register for incentives with your established rideshare, or looking for somebody to carpool with, check out Cal Poly iRideshare. Expand your carpool or find a carpool partner. Additional incentives and rewards are available to faculty and staff who are registered and actively recording their smart commutes. This program also allows ridesharers to get home quickly in case of personal or family illness or emergency. 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 California Discounts.

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Vanpooling (Staff)

Cal Poly currently has 9 employee vanpools in operation, with over 115 vanpool riders.

Check the Vanpool Schedule ›

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Electrical Vehicle Charging

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