The University of San Francisco provides a number of commuter incentive programs and services to the University community. These programs have been implemented in order to comply with the State of California's Clean Air Quality Act, American Disabilities Act and in a constant effort to better manage University parking resources.

(Updated 9/9/13)

For more information on public or alternative transportation please CLICK HERE.

Bay Area Commuter Check Program

The Clipper Program is available to all full-time faculty and staff that do not have a University parking permit. Effective July 1, 2009, the USF monthly commuter subsidy contribution will be $65. Please contact Human Resources at (415) 422-6707 for additional information on the program.

Guaranteed Trip Home Program

The Guaranteed Trip Home Program is available to faculty and staff whom either carpool or take public transit to work. The program is intended for those employees who live within the Bay Area and are forced with an emergency that requires an immediate departure from campus to home.

Zimride, Lyft and USF

 Zimride app logo
Zimride is a fun and easy way to share the seats in your car or catch a ride. The USF private Zimride community allows you to find friends, classmates, and coworkers going the same way you are. Together with University of San Francisco, Zimride provides private social network for ride-sharing through an online ride-sharing community where USF faculty, staff, and students can find one another and carpool together. It empowers you to create social, sustainable and convenient transportation.Sign up todayto start logging your commute!!!

Lyft logo

Lyft was launched from Zimride, which was founded in 2007.  

Lyft was launched in June of 2012 in San Francisco, and has quickly become one of the fastest growing products in Silicon Valley.  Lyft is the latest evolution of p2p transportation, and with its signature pink mustache have quickly gained widespread consumer adoption and public interest.  Through its mobile app, passengers can be connected with Lyft drivers for quick, convenient rides around the city.

Bike Racks, Commuting by Bicycle

USF has a number of bike racks throughout campus, growing its number of bike stalls over the years from 15 to 60. The location of the bike racks can be found on our transportation map. It is prohibited to secure a bicycle to anything other than a bicycle rack or to anything in an area that isn't designated by a proper bicycle parking sign. Please review the bicycle parking policy for more information regarding bicycle parking.  For tips on bicycle theft prevention, click here or to view the SFPD Park Station's page on Anti-Bicycle Theft , use this site:      

Please review the following policies on abandoned bicycles on campus:

Abandoned Bicycles 

Anabdoned Bicycle Authority

For more information on biking in San Francisco, or to find out more about biking to campus, check out the student-run organization USF Pedals.  



Save time and money with carpooling or vanpooling! Visit for more information on commuting alternatives.

Sign up with Ridematch Service ( and you will be able to contact people in your area that share similar commuting schedules to and from San Francisco. The service is FREE for users! Possible commuting rewards and incentives include free bridge tolls during peak commute hours and use of carpool lanes.

NEW! The City of San Francisco's Department of Environment has created an updated service from the 511 system, which allows users to have a local San Francisco contact regarding the rideshare program. Visit to sign up today! Questions? Call 415-355-3727 or e-mail

SF MUNI, BART and Commuter Information

SF Muni Train

The City of San Francisco is known for its amazing public transportation system. SF Muni offers a wide variety transit vehicles such as cable cars, historic streetcars, buses, metro, lightrail vehicles, streetcars. Undergraduate students have a semester pass for all SF Muni lines incorporated into their tuition. Undegraduate students may pick up the SF Muni pass at the Office of Public Safety located on the third level of the University Center building. Passes are available during the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. Student must have the USF One Card in order to pick up their SF Muni pass.

SF Muni Bus

SF Muni bus lines, 5 Fulton and 31 Balboa, run parallel to the University of San Francisco on Fulton and Turk Streets and stop directly at the Kendrick School of Law, Main Campus and the Lone Mountain Campus. Please visit the SF Muni website at for more information. BART--Bay Area Rapid Transit--is separate from the SF Muni system.

Bay Area Rapid Transits

For BART information please visit their website at .

Zipcar @ USF

 USF is now home to 10 Zipcars! (6 in the Upper Koret lot and 4 in the Loyola Lot). Students 18+ can apply for discounted membership fees using your USF email address. Zipcar on campus

 Right now, Students can join for just $15, and receive $15 in driving credit instantly!  Just enter the code usfzipcar when you are registering.  (credit applies to new members only)

Faculty and Staff can join for just $25 a year, with no annual fee! ($60 savings)  

Zipcar members have access to cars around the city for an hourly fee, with flexible options to extend or cancel a reservation by phone or through the Zipcar app for iphones.  


Zipcar App

To see which driving plans match your needs or to become a USF Zipcar member, visit Zipcar @ USF today!

Questions about Zipcar? Contact Zipcar San Francisco (located 191 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA) at (415) 495-7478.