Parking and Transportation Services connects students with a variety of transportation options on campus. As you prepare for the upcoming semester, call our transportation team for a personalized transportation option plan 970-491-7041 or contact us online.

Getting Around Campus

Colorado State University offers students multiple options for getting to and around campus.

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PARKING

PTS-carA variety of parking options are available to students, including annual, monthly and daily permits. Students are also eligible for a 10-pack daily permits.

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BICYCLE

PTS-bike As a part of CSU’s bicycle-friendly campus designation, convenient trails, bike lanes, and rack spaces make two wheels a practical solution to getting across campus.

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TRANSIT

PTS-busCampus is home to the City of Fort Collins Transfort system’s largest transit center and Around the Horn, our free on-campus shuttle running every 10 minutes.

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LONGBOARD

PTS-longboard-2-01Did you know you can cruise a longboard at a speed of 10 miles per hour? CSU provides trails and secure racks for longboards so our students can make cross-campus trips.

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Getting Around Fort Collins

Exploring Fort Collins is easy. Without a car, you can hop on a bicycle or use your free bus pass can get you most anywhere. For a quick trip across town, check out a Zipcar.

ZIPCAR

Zipcar MarkInstead of storing a car on campus for infrequent use, try Zipcar, a rental car program that students may use for personal trips, recreation and errands. Zipcar is for students 18 and older and requires a simple membership billed hourly against a credit card.

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TRANSIT

PTS-busYour RamCard is your ticket to Transfort. Covered by student fees,  you can ride any Transfort route in the city, via bus or MAX. From CSU’s Campus Transit Center, many transit routes travel to off-campus locations where students often live. MAX, the city’s rapid bus transit system, provides service every 10 minutes north and south from campus.

For trips just off major routes, take your bike with you. Standard Transfort busses carry three bicycles while MAX busses carry four.

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BICYCLE

PTS-bikeFort Collins is one of four bicycle platinum bike-friendly cities in the country. Students can safely ride on more than 200 miles of trails and bike lanes across the city. Not sure what routes to take? Map your trip.

Visit CSU Surplus to find a used bike.

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Getting Around Outside of Fort Collins

CSU helps students get out of town when they need to. Popular destinations are the Denver International Airport, Denver, and the mountains.

 

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TRANSIT

PTS-busIn addition to campus and local fare, your RamCard connects you with free bus service to Loveland, Berthoud, Longmont, Boulder, and RTD in Denver. There are also options for direct service to Denver and other cities nationwide.

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SHUTTLES

PTS-carpoolTwo shuttle companies will pick you up and take you to the airport.

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CARPOOL MATCHING 

parking-icon-carCSU hosts an online student carpool matching website to help you find someone to share trips and the cost of driving.

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ZIPCAR

Zipcar MarkZipcar can be used for weekend trips. Students often carpool together and share the cost of the vehicle.

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