If you live in the dorms, the Student Housing tram stops at the University Park Suites, Parking Lot F8, near the soccer and baseball fields and in front of Redwood Hall. During finals week, trams operate until midnight.
The paratransit van is available for disabled students who live within a five-mile radius of campus and need a ride to class. Eligible students must be approved by Disability Resources and Educational Services. Upon approval, students have to contact the Department of Police Services to reserve their pickup time.
You may store your bike at one of the fully enclosed Matador bicycle compounds on campus. Bicycle registration is also free for students. If your bicycle is stolen or lost, you are more likely to recover it if it is registered.
If you plan to be a frequent Metro rider, apply for a student monthly pass at the Associated Students Ticket Office. Transit passes go on sale the 25th of each month.
The Antelope Valley Transit Authority, Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) and Metro provide direct service to campus. Buses pick up and drop off at the CSUN transit station on Etiwanda Avenue and Vincennes Street.
Check the CSUN Metro page and the CSUN Metro pocket guide for maps, bus and rail schedule information, and attractions near campus. Follow Metro’s Twitter account if you want to get the most up-to-date information about delays or street closures.
CSUN offers Zipcar, a program for students to rent cars on an hourly basis. Gas, insurance, maintenance and roadside assistance are all included in the rate. Renters must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver's license. To sign up for and make a reservation online, visit www.zipcar.com. Upon registration, you will receive a Zipcard that will allow you to access the rental vehicle. The CSUN rental station is located on Lassen Street and Lindley Avenue.
Local Train Service
CSUN runs a free shuttle between campus and the Northridge Metrolink Station for student commuters. In the morning the shuttle picks up riders at the Metrolink train station and drops them off at the CSUN transit station on Etiwanda Avenue and Vincennes Street. In the afternoon the shuttle picks up at two locations: the CSUN transit station and the University Student Union on Lindley Avenue. The shuttle arrives at the CSUN transit station about 30 minutes before train departure times and at the University Student Union about 25 minutes before. Check the Metrolink website for train schedules.
If you need to travel to or from the Northridge Metrolink Station outside of shuttle operating hours, you can take the LADOT DASH bus. The nearest bus stop is the southwest corner of Reseda Boulevard and Nordhoff Street. Buses arrive every 10 to 15 minutes; however, the route is not a direct trip from campus, so allow 25 to 30 minutes for travel time.
There are several Amtrak stations around Northridge, but the closest one is in Chatsworth, which is about five miles from campus. You can save 15 percent on Amtrak fares by applying for a Student Advantage Card. The card costs $20. To use the Student Advantage discount, you must reserve your tickets at least three days in advance.
21510 Devonshire St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
You may take a cab there or book a SuperShuttle; the latter option takes much longer but is half the cost of a taxi. Or, consider the Van Nuys-LAX FlyAway bus, which is more cost-effective. Travel time ranges from 35 minutes to an hour, and a one-way ticket is $8. The FlyAway service only accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Parking is available in the long-term terminal lot at the structure off Woodley Avenue. The daily rate is $4 with a 30-day maximum. Parking can be paid for with cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Unfortunately, there isn't a direct public transit route to the bus terminal. Check the Metro Trip Planner to determine the best way to get there. Passengers can be dropped off or picked up at the terminal entrance on Woodley Avenue.
Van Nuys-LAX FlyAway bus terminal
7610 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406
531 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501