Parking and Transportation

CSUN Shuttle Services

California State University, Northridge operates several complimentary shuttles to assist the campus community.  Among them are the Housing Shuttle, the Metrolink Shuttle, and the special shuttle that operates for selected events at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC).  In addition to these on-campus services, campus departments may hire the current shuttle contractor for their special events both on and off campus at the current hourly rate.  

Housing Shuttle

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

The Housing Shuttle Bus operates Monday through Thursday from 7:00am to 10:00pm, and on Friday from 7:00am to 4:30pm. At 5:30pm, Monday through Thursday, the route is adjusted to accommodate the Housing gate closure.

LOCATION OF STOPS

For convenience, the Daytime Housing Shuttle stops are located in the following places:

  • On the south side of Redwood Hall
  • East of the soccer field (near the restrooms)
  • On the south side of the F8 parking lot near UPA Building 9--NORTHBOUND ONLY
  • At the F8 parking lot on Lindley Avenue (at the shelter)--NORTHBOUND ONLY
  • Inside the F10 parking lot on Lindley at Lassen

Please note that the shuttle will stop at the E8 and F8 locations only while traveling NORTHBOUND. For safety reasons the shuttles will not stop at these locations while traveling southbound (toward the main campus).


The Evening Housing Shuttle stops avoid the interior of the CSUN Housing area. Beginning at 5:30pm, Monday through Thursday, the evening shuttle stops for the Housing Shuttle are in the following locations:

  • On the south side of Redwood Hall
  • At the F8 parking lot on Lindley Avenue (at the shelter)--NORTHBOUND ONLY
  • Inside the F10 parking lot on Lindley at Lassen

The Housing Shuttle Map indicates where the shuttle stops are located.

Metrolink Shuttle

FREE NORTHRIDGE METROLINK SHUTTLE

There is a Free Shuttle between the CSUN Campus and the Northridge Metrolink Station. There are no other shuttle services operating between any Metrolink Train Station and the CSUN campus.

SHUTTLE STOPS

In the morning, the CSUN Metrolink Shuttle will bring passengers to the CSUN Transit Station (located on Vincennes just north of University Hall). In the afternoon, the CSUN Metrolink Shuttle will return to the CSUN Transit Station to pick-up passengers and take them back to the Northridge Metrolink Station.

For passenger convenience, there is a second shuttle pick-up location in the afternoons that is located at the University Student Union (USU) (Lindley Avenue, near Matador Walk). But the primary shuttle stop remains at the CSUN Transit Station.

WHICH TRAINS ARE SERVED BY THE FREE SHUTTLE?

In the morning, the CSUN Metrolink Shuttle picks up passengers from all trains that are scheduled to arrive at the Northridge Metrolink Station between the hours of 7:00am and 9:00am.

In the afternoon, the CSUN Metrolink Shuttle will return passengers to trains that are scheduled to depart from the Northridge Metrolink Station between the hours of 2:50pm and 5:30pm.  The last shuttle departs the campus at 5:05pm from the USU Stop.  

The current train schedule is available on the Metrolink website.  CSUN is served by the Ventura County Line.  The closest Metrolink station to CSUN is the Northridge Metrolink Station. 

Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Shuttle

The CSUN Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Shuttle operates only for certain selected events.  There is a specific Shuttle Stop Zone located on the eastern edge of the B1 parking lot.  Patrons wanting to board a shuttle to go to a VPAC event must be at the boarding zone. Shuttles are not permitted to pick up passengers in other locations.  Neither are shuttles permitted to allow passengers to dismount in areas not designated as Shuttle Stopping Zones.  Please refer to the VPAC website for specific information on special assistance shuttles for VPAC performances.  

Hiring a CSUN Shuttle for a Department Special Events

Campus departments can hire the CSUN shuttle contractor to do charter shuttle service for special events. These special event services are invoiced directly to the department requesting the service.

Hourly Rate:  $50.74 (per bus, per hour)

Minimum:   4 hours per bus for the event

Shuttle buses can seat a maximum of 22 passengers when wheelchair spaces are not used, and 16 passengers when both wheelchair spaces are used.  

Email Astrid B. Logan, Transportation Coordinator for more information.