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Transportation

Explore the campus with the official CSUN mobile app, downloadable at m.csun.edu. The GPS-enabled map allows you to search for buildings and departments, campus dining facilities, etc., as well as walking directions. You can also look at or print a traditional map.

Campus transportation

CSUN Student Housing Tram

If you live in the dorms, the housing shuttle stops at the University Park Suites, Parking Lot F8, near the soccer and baseball fields and in front of Redwood Hall. During finals week, the shuttle operates 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

Bicycles

Male CSUN Student Riding a Bicycle

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.

Buses

CSUN Transit Station

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, schedules and nearby attractions, and follow Metro’s Twitter account for the most up-to-date information about delays or street closures.

Planning 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.

Local train service

CSUN runs a Metrolink shuttle between campus and the Northridge Metrolink Station for student commuters. Morning shuttles pick up riders at the Metrolink train station and drops them off at the CSUN transit station on Etiwanda Avenue and Vincennes Street. Afternoon shuttles pick up at 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.

To travel to or from the Northridge Metrolink Station outside of shuttle operating hours 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.

The closest Amtrak station is in Chatsworth, about five miles from campus. You can save 15 percent on Amtrak fares by applying for a Student Advantage Card. To use the Student Advantage discount, you must reserve your tickets at least three days in advance.

Amtrak
21510 Devonshire St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
(800) 872-7245

Electric vehicle charging stations

If you drive an electric vehicle, you’re in luck. CSUN supports sustainability with eight electric vehicle charging stations located in campus parking lots. Charging is free at CSUN, but your vehicle must display a valid CSUN parking permit. Check the time limit on the charging station stall to avoid a citation. For more information, visit the Parking and Transportation Services website.

Use the campus map to find the electric vehicle charging stations located in the following parking lots.

• B2 has four chargers (northeast corner)


• B4 has two chargers (south side, near Information Booth 2)


• B5 surface lot has three chargers (northeast, outside the north wall of the B5 parking structure)


• B6 has three chargers (southwest corner)


• G3 surface lot has four chargers (southwest corner)


• G9 has two chargers (southwest corner on the second level and west wall of the paring structure)

• F2 has three chargers (northeast corner)


• F5 has two direct current quick chargers (northeast corner)

CSUN Zimride

Starting in 2016, Associated Students has introduced Zimride by Enterprise, a free online ride-matching service exclusively for CSUN. Log in to the secure online environment to find friends, classmates and coworkers going where you are, whether it’s for a daily commute, road trip or one-time event. Both drivers and passengers can save money and help reduce carbon emissions.

Zipcar rentals

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. 

CSUN offers Zipcar, a program allowing students to rent cars on an hourly basis. Gas, insurance, maintenance and roadside assistance are all included in the fee. Renters must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver's license. Sign up and make a reservation online, visit www.zipcar.com, and upon registration, you will receive a Zipcard allowing you to access the rental vehicle. The CSUN Zipcar rental station is located on Lassen Street and Lindley Avenue.

Airports

Two major airports serve the Northridge community. The Burbank Bob Hope Airport is 17 miles from campus, and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 24.5 miles away.

Ground transportation options to and from Los Angeles International include:

FlyAway shuttle bus service

Van Nuys-LAX FlyAway bus terminal
7610 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406
(866) 435-9529

Public transportation

Shared ride vansSuperShuttle, Prime Time

Taxis

Transportation network companiesLyft, Uber

 

Ground transportation options to and from Burbank Bob Hope Airport include:

Public transportation

Shared ride vans — SuperShuttlePrime Time

Taxis

Transportation network companies — LyftUber