Alternative Transportation

Alternative transportation reduces traffic on and around campus, helps limit your personal vehicle wear and tear, and promotes sustainability by reducing CO2 emissions.


Looking for a way to make your commute to campus more eco-friendly? Find a rideshare with AACOG today, then register your carpool with Campus Services. Enjoy the benefits of a UTSA carpool or vanpool, including free daily permits for each carpool member.


Bike to reduce air pollution. UTSA provides bike racks throughout the Main and Downtown Campus. Register your bicycle for free, and remember to practice bicycle safety.

Check out B-Cycle San Antonio, a bicycle sharing program in downtown San Antonio.


Access campus and the surrounding area by foot. Walking for 30 minutes a day increases health benefits and saves gas money.

LiveSafe App

Download the free LiveSafe app for immediately reporting crimes and suspicious activity. Peer-to-peer and self-service tools help university affiliates stay safe in everyday and high-risk scenarios by communicating safety information directly to the UTSA Police Department. Learn more about LiveSafe here.

Police Escort

The UTSA Police Department provides a complimentary safety escort to and from any campus location. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Call (210) 458-4242.

Zipcar Car Share

Zipcar's car sharing program allows current students and employees to reserve a car short-term, for as little as one hour or as long as a day. Two Zipcars are located in Resident Lot 2, outside the Roadrunner Café entrance. Visit to join.

Public Transportation

Transit to and from the Main and Downtown Campus is available through VIA Metropolitan Transit. VIA provides public transportation throughout the city of San Antonio and offers discount semester passes for students with unlimited rides in the city.

Planning a trip outside the city? Megabus offers affordable rates to Austin, Dallas, Houston, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans.

Taxi Service

In a hurry? Call a cab. Options in San Antonio include,, and

Bicycle Safety

Bicycle responsibly by using signals at intersections and being aware of roadway hazards.

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Last update: 03/12/2018

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