Student Services Transportation
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Whether you're offering a ride or need a ride, ridesharing is a great way to reduce traffic congestion during peak times, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental pollutants that result from commuters driving each day*. To get started, visit iCommute or zimride.

Bike or Walk

Commuting to and around UC San Diego Extension campuses by bike or by foot is a healthy, inexpensive and reliable form of transportation. While enjoying fresh air and the most scenic views of the city and campuses, you're also reducing traffic congestion and making a valuable contribution to the environment. For your convenience, we offer bike racks at all three Extension locations. Explore UC San Diego scenic walk routes and maps. For more information, contact 858-534-3400.

Locking Tips

  • Always lock your bike to a bicycle rack
  • Use a high quality "U" shaped lock. Avoid using lightweight cables or chains, or low quality U-locks
  • Always attach your bicycle to the rack through the frame and both wheels
  • Lock all free or easily detachable parts or take them with you
  • Avoid leaving your bicycle locked outside overnight
  • Check the lock before departing to ensure it is secured

Bicycling Resources

  • is a web-based library of pedestrian and bicycling-related materials and documents
  • League of American Bicyclists: Advocacy and support for bike-friendly communities
    • Traffic Skills 101 free online course
  • Bicycle Street Smarts: Legal and safe bicycling techniques for public roads. Pick up a copy at the Commute Solutions desk in Gilman Parking Structure (map).
  • Google Maps offers directions for bicyclists in a select group of cities, including San Diego. Click Get Directions and choose Bicycling from the drop-down menu.

Public Transportation

Public transportation is convenient, inexpensive and operates day and night to get you to your campus or city destination.

Other transit options

UC San Diego Shuttle Service (main campus only)

Two shuttle systems operate on the UCSD campus to assist UCSD Extension students. The campus loop system connects 20 locations on campus and operates from 7:00am - 12:15am The North parking shuttle connects the northern parking lots with the middle of campus at the Mandeville Center/Faculty Club area; it also operates from 7:00am -12:15am. Both shuttle systems are free. Phone the Transportation Alternatives Office at (858) 534-RIDE for information or see the posted schedules at the shuttle stop locations.


If you're driving during peak commute hours, allow plenty of time for traffic congestion and, if you're new to any of the UC San Diego campuses, for locating your campus destination and the closest parking facility. Additional parking information.

Campus maps and directions:

*UC San Diego Extension does not endorse either or, and is not in any way affiliated with the aforementioned or other rideshare services. Users ride at their own risk. UC San Diego Extension does not provide transportation services, is not a transportation carrier, and has no responsibility or liability for any transportation services provided to you by third parties. Our goal is to provide you with information and links to alternative commute solutions.