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.
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
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
An official partner of The University of Alabama, Zipcar provides cars for daily or hourly rental. Students get a discounted rate on membership, and prices cover gas and insurance.
Location: Various Locations around Campus
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
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.
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