Alternative Transportation

Your ride to campus is just a click away, and it's free! VIA U-Pass begins fall 2019.

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

VIA U-Pass

Through the VIA U-Pass program, current students and employees have free, unlimited access to VIA Metropolitan Transit bus service between campuses and throughout San Antonio beginning fall 2019. Learn more here.


Looking for a way to make your commute to campus more eco-friendly? Find a rideshare and register your carpool with Campus Services. Learn more here.


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

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

Taxi Service

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



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.

Walking Trails

Whether you to like to walk, jog, run, or hike, the City of San Antonio offers more than 140 miles of trails across the community. Visit San Antonio's Parks and Recreation Trails for details.


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VIA Link

On-demand rides for free with your VIA U-Pass.
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