Parking Services and Transportation offer a variety of options for travelling around campus. Whether you bring a car and need a parking pass or prefer public transportation and need a ride around campus, these resources will suit every student’s needs.

Parking Services

If you park on campus between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, you must have a valid UA parking permit. Students must park according to specific zones, which are assigned based on where you live on campus or your commuter status. Avoid a ticket by always displaying your permit and parking in the correct zone.

Location: Transit Hub

Crimson Ride

Catch a ride on the Crimson Ride! It is a great way to get around campus. Be sure to download The University of Alabama app for your smartphone, where you can find a real-time route of the Crimson Ride.

Location: Transit Hub and various bus stops around campus


When the Crimson Ride buses are not in operation, call 348-RIDE to travel across campus or to nearby residence locations. For even quicker response, contact 348-RIDE via the Ridecell app or the UA app to request a ride.

348 Express Route provides riders the availability of bus transportation during the late night hours including Thursday-Saturday, 9PM to 3AM and starting at 11AM Saturday/Sunday.

Location: Transit Hub
Contact: 205-348-7433

Airport Shuttle

Flying home for a break? Book a round trip through the Airport Shuttle Service. For a small fee, the shuttle will transport you to the Birmingham airport so you can arrive home safely.

Location: Pick up from Transit Hub

Motorist Assistance Program (MAP)

Flat tire? Dead battery? Empty gas tank? The Motorist Assistance Program is happy to help you get back on the road for free. Just dial 205-348-0121.

Bama Bikes

For only $15 per month, you can rent a bike from Outdoor Recreation. With new bike lanes and additional bike racks on campus, UA bike rentals have become very popular; so be sure to reserve your bike early. Also, make sure to buy a bike lock!

Location: University Recreation Center