We’re here to help UCSF students get around campus, and the city! We offer students complimentary shuttle service, discounted parking rates, and a Late Night Lyft program to help get students home after hours. Plus, you can visit our office at Mission Bay or Parnassus Heights to conveniently purchase public transit passes (Clipper card) and register your bike to access bike cages on campus.
Complimentary Shuttle Service to UCSF campuses and BART
Get on board to connect to campus locations and the 16th Street BART station, with a valid UCSF ID. Plan your trip: Shuttles.ucsf.edu
Discounted Parking on Campus
Students receive discounts on parking and have the option to pay for parking by the day or purchase a monthly parking permit. For daily parking rates, please visit our Parking webpage. To purchase a monthly student parking permit, please visit our Parking Permit Information webpage for instructions on how to purchase your permit.
Bike to and around UCSF
When you bike to UCSF, you’ll always find a place to easily and securely lock up your bike in well-lit cages or sturdy racks. Find bike cages, get a bike permit application, and discover more resources for bicycle commuters on our Biking webpage.
If you’re planning your first trip to UCSF, or looking for resources to plan your commute to campus, start here:
Discover transportation options tailored to your starting location and destination – public transit, UCSF shuttles, UCSF vanpool, carpool, biking and driving routes and more. You can even get matched with carpools in your area! For best results, login using your UCSF email address and create a profile.
Late Night Lyft
Missed the last shuttle due to a late night at the library or lab? We’ve got you covered with a Lyft! Students can ride Lyft from campus to home, a transit hub, or other UCSF campus after hours and UCSF will cover the first $10 of the ride, up to 15 rides per month.
Hours: 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. (after-hours)
Pick-up locations: Rides are restricted to on-campus pick-up only, from Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay, SF VA Hospital, and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
To get started, create a Lyft account with your UCSF email address (or add your UCSF email to an existing account). The Lyft Pass will be added to your Lyft account on the first day of each month. Use the Lyft app in “personal” mode (not “business” mode) to request a ride.
Save on Amtrak
On your next trip to visit family and friends, ride Amtrak and get 15% off on California routes, the Capitol Corridor, San Joaquin and Pacific Surfliner. A 3-day advance reservation is required. For details, visit Amtrak.