Transportation and Parking
Whether you’re walking, bicycling, carpooling, vanpooling, taking transit, driving or a combination of them all, UW Transportation Services is your one-stop shop for learning about your options, providing you with products and services you need, and helping take the stress out of transportation. And no matter where you are coming from, Transportation Services can help you find a commute you love with Commute Concierge. Contact them online or call 206-221-3701 for more information.
- 82 percent of trips to campus are made by walking, biking, transit or rideshare.
- Two-thirds of all UW employees who commute to campus have a U-PASS. U-PASS provides unlimited rides on buses, light rail and the commuter train, as well as carpool benefits, emergency rides home and more.
- Faculty are more than twice as likely as students to bike commute to campus (13% of faculty trips to campus are made by bike!).
- Parking options range from annual permits to flexible Pay Per Use Parking. Prices range depending on your parking frequency and what type of permit you decide to purchase. Compare the cost of different commute options using UW’s Commuter Calculator.
- UW offers free shuttle services between worksites (including UWMC, Harborview Medical Center, UWMC Roosevelt, the UW Tower, and South Lake Union) as well as around campus for those with mobility limitations.
- The University also offers the use of UCARs, which can be rented hourly.
- The University of Washington administration encourages all employees to seek alternatives to driving to campus alone whenever possible.
Contact UW Transportation Services to discuss what the best options are for you as a commuter to the University of Washington. To purchase a U-PASS, you must have an Employee ID number (EID) and Husky Card. To purchase a parking permit, you need an EID and an updated copy of your vehicle registration or a photo of your license plate.
UW Tacoma and UW Bothell
For faculty whose appointments are at the UW Tacoma or UW Bothell campuses, there are specific resources regarding transportation options for both campuses.
- For UW Tacoma, see their Getting To Campus page for specific information on transportation options.
- For UW Bothell, see their Commuter Services page.