Parking and Transportation

Transportation Services

Welcome to the CSUN Transportation Program!

Thank you for visiting our website. Our mission is to reduce the number of single-occupant vehicles commuting to the campus. The air quality and traffic congestion in the San Fernando Valley can improve if we each do our part.

If your schedule and route allow you to use an alternative commute mode (i.e., carpool, vanpool, public transit, walk, or bicycle) any day of the week, we encourage you to do it. You will not only help yourself by reducing your exposure to car traffic and stress, but you will lower the cost of your commute and give the next generation cleaner air to breathe.

Rideshare Program for Employees

The Rideshare Program for Employees provides assistance and information for employees who want to commute to the campus using an alternate commute mode.  The most popular choices of alternate commute modes include carpools, vanpools, and public transit.  Also available are "people-powered" modes of transportation.  Those are walking to work or using a bicycle to commute to the campus.  

Please refer to the Rideshare Program for Employees webpage for more information.


CSUN Shuttle Services

There are two CSUN Shuttle Systems that serve the campus.  They are:  the Housing Shuttle and the Metrolink Shuttle.  Campus departments also have the option of making arrangements to hire the shuttle contractor to provide shuttle services for special events.  

More information is available on the CSUN Shuttle Services webpage.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are located on the CSUN campus.  

Additional information is available on the Electric Vehicle Charging Station webpage.

CAPS Program

The CAPS Program a new version of "Preferential Parking" that enhances the campus by providing Clean Air Parking Spaces (CAPS) for vehicles that meet specific requirements as identified by the California Clean Air Resources Board. Click here to get details on the program

Student Carpool Services

The Associated Students of CSUN provides a service exclusively for students who are searching for a carpool arrangement.  Students looking to register to find a carpool partner can use the Associated Students web page to begin their search.  

CSUN Transit Station

The CSUN Transit Station is an excellent example of the University's commitment to encourage the campus community to use transit as a commute mode to access the campus.  The three bus lines that use the CSUN Transit Station offer easy travel solutions from 4 directions (north, south, east, and west).  The bus lines that serve the CSUN Transit Station are:

o Metro Bus Line 167 (accessing Plummer Street) 
o Metro Bus Line 744 (Rapid) (accessing Reseda, Ventura, and Sepulveda Boulevards) 
o AVTA Express Line 787 (accessing Palmdale/Lancaster) 
o CSUN Metrolink Shuttle (accessing the Northridge Metrolink Station)

All bus services operating at the CSUN Transit Station run Monday through Friday, except Metro Line 167). The CSUN Transit Station 
is not open on weekends. Metro Line 167 stops at Reseda/Plummer, 7 days a week.

Use Metro's Next Trip to Determine Bus Arrival Time

To find out when the next Metro bus is arriving at the CSUN Transit Station, it's very easy to use Metro's Next Trip feature.  

  • 30018 is the CSUN Transit Station stop number
  • Select the route number (167 for the east- westbound bus; or 744 for the north- southbound bus)
  • Select the direction of travel you need for the bus line you have selected

The Next Trip feature will display the number of minutes until the next arrival of the bus, and show a few subsequent arrival intervals so that you can plan your trip as efficiently as possible.  

Additional Local Transit Agencies

The primary transit agencies that serve the CSUN campus are:  

  • Metro Bus
  • Metrolink Train
  • AVTA Express Bus

Information about these services can be accessed on this page to the right of this reading panel under the section labeled, "Transportation Assistance."  

We have provided a link here to get information on Additional Local Transit Agencies.  If you do not see the local agency you are searching for, please send an email to the Transportation Coordinator, and we can include information about that agency on the list, as well.  

Commute to CSUN by Metrolink Train

CSUN-Specific Bus/Transit Options

The Metro website has a CSUN-specific page that provides information about the various Metro transit options that serve the CSUN campus.  There are also links available that are specific to other local colleges and universities that may be helpful for the campus community that needs to access other campuses via transit.  Click on CSUN Transit Options.