Commuting to Campus

Commuter and Access Services is a program coordinated by the University Police Department with a focus to assist students, faculty, staff, and visitors find and use alternative transportation.

Let us help you with your alternative transportation choices. Contact Commuter and Access 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 ›

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Bus Services

Affordable. Convenient. Less stressful. Sound good? Get on the bus and rest your mind. OPTIONS can provide maps and schedules and even help you plan your best route. No worries—just time and space to enjoy your journey.

Learn More about Bus Services ›
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Wheels when you want them. 8 Zipcars are on campus and availible 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. This program also allows ridesharers to get home quickly in case of personal or family illness or emergency. It is available to all faculty and staff who are "registered" at iRideshare. 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. Cal Poly students are eligible to receive a discount from Amtrak through the The Amtrak Student Discount Program.

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Vanpooling (Staff)

Cal Poly currently has 11 employee vanpools in operation, with over 160 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, on California Boulevard, and in the parking area near Kennedy Library to help you stay charged. Charging fees apply.