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Ready to roll

The University of Washington is located in a vibrant metropolitan region with access to a wide range of transportation options.

The U-PASS makes getting around a breeze — no car required. Your student’s quarterly U-PASS fees let them access public transit with their Husky Card, including unlimited rides on Metro and regional buses, as well as Link Light Rail.

The U-PASS also provides discounts on vanpools, carpools and transportation-related items, such as bicycles.

Talk with your Husky

  • How to use public transportation
  • Safety while biking or walking
  • Places to explore in Seattle and beyond

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Bus and light rail

The Link Light Rail station at Husky Stadium and the U District Light Rail station provide convenient access to downtown Seattle, Sea-Tac Airport and other regional transportation networks. Dozens of bus routes operated by Sound Transit and King County Metro serve the University District, connecting students to neighborhoods and cities throughout the Puget Sound region.

UW Transportation Services

Bicycling routes and safety

The UW is a national leader in campus bicycle facilities. Thousands of Huskies cycle to school and work each day, many using the Burke-Gilman trail, which runs through campus.

You can help your student plan their route, figure out where to keep their bike, and learn about rules and safety.

Bicycling resources


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Walking and accessibility

Walking is by far the most popular way to get around the UW campus. Help your student plan their route and learn more about campus accessibility.

Pedestrian resources at UW

Nighttime safety

The UW offers several resources to help students get around safely at night, including Husky NightWalk and the NightRide Shuttle.

Safety escort services

A place for commuters

The Commuter & Transfer Commons has day-use lockers, phone chargers, a kitchenette, changing and lactation rooms, a study area and other resources — just for students who live off campus.

Commuter & Transfer Commons


Campus contacts

Transportation Services
Transit, parking & nighttime services
Public transportation pass
Love Your Stuff
Bike Registration