Department of Motor Vehicles:

2235 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica
(800) 777-0133 – General Information
(800) 777-0133 – Accidents/Violations
(800) 777-0133 – Registration appointments
(800) 777-0133 – Driver’s License appts.

Parking & Commuter Services:
Strathmore Bldg. 555 Westwood Plaza
Hours: 7:45 am-5:00 pm (Mon-Fri, except University holidays)
Commuter Services & Information: (310) 794-7433
Email: Website:

If you plan to drive to school, parking is available through the Department if you are a TA. You must apply for parking every quarter. Individual quarterly permits cost $213 – $279 per quarter. Two- and three-person carpool permits are available for significantly less. With a permit, you can also park in any of the lots on campus on weekends and after 4:30 PM on weekdays. If you are a TA or GSR, you can apply for employee parking for each quarter during which you are appointed to one of these titles. Graduate students who hold a current appointment as academic apprentice employees in either Graduate Student Researcher [GSR] or Teaching Assistant [TA] payroll titles, should apply for campus parking permits through the parking contact person for the hiring department. Since you will not be employed in either title during your first year of graduate school, if you need campus parking, you may go through the graduate program’s parking contact after asking for a letter (or e-mail) from the Graduate SAO to the parking contact person that verifies your student and funding status.  Be sure to observe all quarterly deadlines for application, otherwise your parking application will not be considered.

Automobile Insurance: It is the law in California that you must have proof of insurance in your car at all times.

AAA (ACSC, or Automobile Club of Southern California)
State Farm
21st Century
GEICO  1-800-841-1588
Wawanesa (based out of San Diego)

Ridesharing: Use My Transportation to find available ridesharing options to get back and forth from home to campus. Ridesharing is getting to and from campus other than driving alone in your car.

Bicycles: The LA ordinance that previously required a license for a bicycle (on city streets) was repealed on June 2, 2009.  However, UCLA does have some regulations for bicycles as well as resources for bike riders, and safety information. Please carry identification when riding a bicycle on city streets. In addition there are various ways of identifying your bicycle in the event it is stolen, photos and making a note of the serial number as well as including an identifier in the seat tube of the bicycle.

Bicycles, Mopeds & Motorcycles:
Licenses and Permits – Mopeds & Motorcycles
Contact the DMV
2235 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, (800) 777-0133

Lost or Stolen Registration
UCPD 601 Westwood Plaza (310) 825-1227

Bicycles on-campus must adhere to specific rules and parking regulations. UCLA Bike Safety, Regulations, and Resources can be found at:

Bus Information (On Campus and Off):
UCLA Transportation:
555 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1360
Lobby Hours
Monday – Friday 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Email:  | (310) 794-7433

On-Campus Bruinbus:
BruinBus is a shuttle that runs from 7:00 am-7:00 pm, Monday through Friday excluding holidays. A shuttle arrives at clearly marked stops across campus every 8-10 minutes.

There are three major city bus lines that operate to and from UCLA:

Los Angeles County Metro Bus Line
Disabled riders: (800) 621-7828

There are five Metro bus lines that run to and from UCLA:

  • Line 2/302: Pacific Palisades-UCLA-Downtown LA via Sunset Boulevard
  • Line 20: Downtown-UCLA-Santa Monica via Wilshire Boulevard
  • Line 720:  Santa Monica – Commerce via Wilshire Blvd & Whittier Blvd
  • Line 761 – Westwood to the San Fernando Valley (Pacoima) via Sepulveda Blvd & Van Nuys Blvd.

The basic cash fare on MTA buses is $1.50 per ride. Transfers can be purchased for $.25. Riders should have exact change. Tokens and/or monthly passes are available at the UCLA Central Ticket Office or any MTA customer service center.

Go Metro quarterly passes for full-time students cost $54 for Fall 2013.  Because UCLA Transportation subsidizes 50% of the cost of a quarterly Go Metro “TAP,” you must have a valid UCLA BruinCard and be registered and enrolled for the current quarter (this is verified with the UCLA Registrar’s Office) before you can apply.  The pass is good for unlimited rides on all Metro Bus and Metro Rail lines within LA County. Once you have your Go Metro Pass, go online at the beginning of the new sales period and sign-up for the next quarter. Within 3 business days, the new fare will be electronically loaded onto your existing TAP card. You must TAP on the bus or rail for the fare download to activate. Make sure to print out your receipt and confirmation number when you renew online. It takes up to 3 business days after you purchase the Go Metro pass for the electronic registration of fares to occur.

During this time, you may be required to pay regular fares on Metro. If you buy early in the sales period you will not have to pay these extra out-of-pocket charges.

Go Metro TAP passes are not valid on Metrolink commuter trains – a different, regional service – but are valid on any Metro Rail line (i.e. The Red Line).

Culver City Bus Line:
E-mail: or (310) 253-6510 City Municipal Bus Line #6 is a direct line to UCLA, serving residents who live near the 405 San Diego Freeway and along Sepulveda Boulevard to as far south as LAX. The basic fare is $1.00 for adults per ride and there are no zone charges. Transfers within the system are $.25; transfers from Culver City Municipal Bus Lines to a bus operated by another line cost $.40.

BruinGo! And Flash Pass both work on Culver City Bus Lines

Santa Monica Bus Lines: (“The Big Blue Bus”) (310) 451-5444
There are five Blue Bus routes to and from UCLA:

  • Line 1: Venice & Walgrove to UCLA via – Santa Monica Blvd.
  • Line 2:  Ocean Park & Main in Santa Monica to UCLA via Wilshire Blvd.
  • Line 3: Aviation & Imperial Green Line Station to UCLA via LAX-Lincoln Blvd
  • Line 8:  Broadway Blvd & 6th St to UCLA via Ocean Park Blvd
  • Line 12: EXPO Culver City Station to UCLA via Robertson Blvd.-Palms

BruinGo! The BruinGO! program allows UCLA students and employees to travel on any bus operated by Santa Monica Big Blue Bus (BBB) or Culver CityBus (CCB) at a subsidized rate.

Flash Pass Option: A Flash Pass is a prepaid card that you, as a UCLA Student, Staff or Faculty member, can purchase. Instead of dropping $1.00 in the fare-box each time you board, buy one card for $33 that is good for the entire academic quarter. Just show the Flash Pass card, and swipe your BruinCard when you board.

Note: To be eligible for a Flash Pass, you must be a UCLA student enrolled for the current quarter  (students enrolled for Spring Quarter are also eligible for a Summer Flash Pass). You must have a BruinCard and a UCLA Logon ID (BOL). You can purchase a Flash Pass even if you already have an individual parking permit or another public transit pass. Students and employees who are members of a valid carpool permit are not eligible to purchase a Flash Pass. Flash Passes are only sold online.

Co-Pay Option: If you are not a regular public transit rider, you can still ride Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Culver CityBus at a discounted rate.  Either swipe your BruinCard (on BBB) or show your card to the driver (on CCB), and you’ll be able to ride for $0.50, half the regular fare (cash co-payment not available during Summer Quarter)

Greyhound (Intra- and Interstate Bus Line)
Fare and schedule information:
(800) 231-2222 Email:

  • North Hollywood Terminal: 11239 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 (818) 761-5119
  • Downtown L.A. Terminal: 1716 E. 7th Street (213) 629-8401