Parking and Transportation Services connects students with a variety of transportation options on campus.

Getting Around Campus

Colorado State University offers students multiple options for getting to and around campus. For assistance with transit, biking, walking, long boarding, or parking, please call (970) 491-7041 or email

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PTS-carA variety of parking options are available for students living in the residence halls, campus apartments, or those commuting from off-campus .

Campus Parking Map

Virtual and Physical Daily Permits

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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.

Visit the Bicycle Page

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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 20 minutes.

On-Campus Transit Options

Photograph of a student riding longboard on the bike path that runs just south of the CSU Rec Center.


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

Plan Your Longboard Ride

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Red circular icon of a car.Organize or join a carpool to reduce vehicle wear and tear while splitting driving duties. Share the cost of a parking permit with another commuting student to support a limited or hybrid class schedule.

Sharing a Permit

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 MarkInstead of storing a car on campus for infrequent use, try Zipcar, a rental car program that students 18 and older may use for personal trips, recreation and errands. CSU students get a discounted membership rate of $15/year, then pay an hourly rate when renting a vehicle. Join now.

Get Started with ZipCar


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 ride 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.

Visit the Student Transit Page


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.

Visit CSU Surplus to find a used bike.

Plan Your Bicycle Ride


Spin E-bikes and E-scooters logoElectric scooters and bicycles from Spin are available for rent on campus and throughout the City of Fort Collins. Just download the app, create an account, and get riding. Remember to ride in bicycle lanes (not sidewalks) and obey the slow and dismount zones.

Take an e-bike or e-scooter for a Spin

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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PTS-busIn addition to campus and local fare, your RamCard connects you with free Flex bus service to Loveland, Berthoud, Longmont, Boulder, and RTD in Denver.

Bustang offers direct service to Denver Union Station, with connecting routes to Glenwood Springs and Colorado Springs.

Plan your trip off-campus

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Carpool LogoTwo private shuttles are available to pick you up and take you to the airport. Book a ride with the Groome shuttle or Landline charter bus.

Book your airport shuttle ride

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

Get started with Zipcar