Although LA is famous for its “car culture,” and USC students are welcome to bring cars to campus, most students will find they don’t need one. University-operated shuttles provide daily service around the University Park Campus, as well as easy access to the university’s Health Sciences Campus for pre-health students. Students who live off-campus in the North University Park area will find that the main campus is a short walk or bike ride away. And USC fosters an active “bike culture,” with plenty of bike lanes and bike storage areas.
Getting Around Los Angeles
USC partners with several Los Angeles companies and services to help students navigate the city. The city’s DASH buses and the new Expo rail line provide easy, affordable access to Downtown LA and the LA Live entertainment complex, as well as to Pasadena, Hollywood and Culver City.
The innovative Zipcar program, university ride-sharing and matching services, and the Enterprise rental car office can help you get where you need to go, inexpensively and in a hurry.
Find bus schedules, plan your trip, or purchase daily or monthly passes on LA’s public transportation system. USC students qualify for discounts.
Plan your commute or daytrip and take advantage of discounts for USC students on LA’s rail system.
Join this innovative car-sharing program for only $25 and save on all the costs associated with car ownership.
Enterprise offers discounted rates for USC students. Visit them online or at their on-campus location in the Transportation Services office in Parking Structure X.
Learn more about the university’s bus service and find schedules. Bus service is free for USC students.