UCLA Transportation offers a variety of options for students who need to commute every day, weekends or holidays, or just want to get around the city. There are options for walking, biking, public transit, carpool, and vanpool.
Driving directions to UCLA.
If you will be driving to campus most days and need to park remember that parking passes go very quickly and there are specific due date for parking application. It is important to stay on top of these dates and deadlines as parking off campus can be very difficult and time consuming.
Important dates and deadlines regarding parking pass applications.
There are many options as a commuter at UCLA, especially if you use public transportation. Certainly, try to team up with other transfers who are commuting from where you live (post it on the UCLA Transfer Facebook Group or UCLA Bruin Commuters) and share the driving. There are also the Bruin Commuter Club, BruinGo! Transit, and the UCLA Vanpool that offer less expensive travel options.
- Route planning and riding tips
- Metro options
- Biking at UCLA and the UCLA Bike Shop
- Bruin Commuters Instagram
Transfer Commuter Parking Permit Appeal (TCPPA)
Week 2 of each quarter (fall winter spring)
Transfer Commuter Parking Permit Appeal Application (TCPPA) is for transfer students with extenuating circumstances who need permit access to campus and have been unable to attain a parking permit on campus through the appropriate channel. There are 12 permits allocated each quarter, and the details on eligibility are listed below. Priority goes to those who have a carpool partner and/or missed the UCLA Transportation application deadline.
Eligibility Guidelines for Transfer Commuter Parking Permit Appeal
- Student must be a new or current transfer student enrolled at UCLA
- Priority consideration will be given to those who have a carpool partner and/or missed the UCLA Transportation application deadline.
- Priority consideration will be given to students NOT eligible for the standard parking exemption (see page 2)
- Priority consideration will be given to students who live more than 10 miles away from campus. In order for us to consider for priority, proof of residency must be attached.
- Priority consideration will be given to students who work at an off-campus site (Employment Verification letter must be attached)
- Students are eligible to receive the Transfer Commuter Parking Permit for a maximum of two quarters, pending availability.
- The Transfer Commuter Parking Permit payment is due within 3 days of receiving the offer ($258 per quarter for off-campus students, $324 per quarter for students living in the residence halls if considered.) If granted a Transfer Commuter Parking Permit you must visit parking services and purchase your permit within a 3-day permit or the permit will be put back in the queue for other applicants. Payments must be made in full.
- Applicants must provide a brief detailed description as to why they need a parking pass this quarter. Please let us know if you are in a situation which entails you to drive to work and/or campus. (Max 100 characters)