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


During the Fall semester and the Spring semester, the Housing Shuttle Bus operates Monday through Thursday from 7:00am to 9:00pm, and on Friday from 7:00am to 4:00pm.  

The Housing Shuttle does not operate holidays or during the summer, winter, or spring break periods.  


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

  • 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

Please note that the shuttle will stop at the F8 location only while traveling NORTHBOUND. For safety reasons the shuttles will not stop at that location while traveling southbound (toward the main campus).  Due to the construction of the G6 Parking Structure, the Housing Shuttle no longer travels through the Housing area.  All Housing passengers are to use the F8 parking lot stop along Lindley Avenue.  

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

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. The Metrolink Shuttle operates year-round on weekdays when campus offices are open for regular business.  


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.


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 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. 

Hiring a CSUN Shuttle for a Department Special Event

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:  $70.10 (per bus, per hour)

Minimum:   4 hours per bus for any 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.