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Student Transportation Programs

Students can avoid the parking crunch and alleviate commuting stress by taking advantage of alternate transportation programs offered by CSUF. Reduce your commuting costs, and make productive use of your commuting time by carpooling, riding the bus or commuting by train to campus.

CSUF Student Carpool

Student Carpool Zone

Student Carpool Permit registration will be available August 1st for fall and January 1st for spring. A current student semester permit is required before submitting an application.

To purchase a permit, you must access your Parking Account by logging into the Campus Portal, click on the "Parking" tab then follow the steps. For more information regarding online semester permit sales please click here.

Click here for information on the Student Carpool program.

Student Carpool Message Board

CSUF students can post carpool needs and find a carpool partner on-line!

Train and Bus Programs

Ride Metrolink for 25% off - then show your Metrolink pass to board OCTA for free!

25% discounted student monthly passes and 10-trip tickets are available through the ticket vending machines at all Metrolink stations. While riding the train, students must show their student identification along with a valid pass or ticket upon request of fare enforcement personnel. For details, please visit Metrolink's website at:

After you ride the Metrolink train, simply show your Metrolink pass to complete your trip on any local OCTA bus at no extra charge.

Transportation to CSUF from local train stations

OCTA provides transportation between the Anaheim Canyon rail station (Route #24) and the Fullerton Transportation Center (Route #26) to CSUF. There is no fee to board an OCTA bus if you show your Metrolink pass.  Please visit OCTA’s website for current schedules and commute planning assistance.


Amtrak offers students 10% off rail fare to all of their destinations. Detailed information is available on their website at

Bus Program

Octa U-Pass Program

The U-Pass program was designed to get you to campus and back without the hassle on local OCTA bus routes. Click here for more information on the U-Pass program.

Commute Planning Assistance

Amtrak - commute planning assistance - (800) USA-RAIL or 872-7245

Metrolink - commute planning assistance - (800) 371-LINK or 278-3082

OCTA - commuter planning assistance - (714) 636-RIDE (7433)

Metro - commute planning assistance and bus schedules- 1-800-COMMUTE

Click here for Park and Ride locations within Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties

Cycling and Walking

Bicycling and walking are healthy, enjoyable forms of exercise. If you live 10 miles from campus, commuting by bike instead of by car will prevent 80 pounds of pollution from reaching the air we breathe. Bike commuting can save you money! According to the American Automobile Association the average cost to own and operate a car is 40 to 50 cents per mile. If you live 5 miles from campus, bike commuting can save you $1,000 per year. If you live 10 miles from campus, bike commuting can save you $2,000 per year. Additionally, you do NOT have to pay any parking fees!

Click here to view CSUF’s bike rack map.

Click here to view CSUF’s bike rack count.