Transit and Commuting
Biking and Walking
As part of the University’s commitment to sustainability, we recommend that all members of campus consider bicycling and walking as methods of transportation for commuting, meetings and other University-related functions. Both methods of transportation offer excellent health benefits, as well as reducing fuel consumption and campus vehicle traffic.
Additionally, Transportation and Parking Services offers daily and weekly parking decal options to allow our customers flexibility for days when bringing a vehicle to campus is absolutely necessary.
In 2015, TAPS and the UF Office of Sustainability partnered to launch the Gator Gears student bike rental program. Gator Gears is designed to offer students a convenient full-service cycling experience at an affordable price. Students who participate in the program can rent a bike for one or two semesters or a full academic year, and each bike comes with a free helmet, U-lock and maintenance service. For additional information on Gator Gears or to sign up, please follow the link below.
The Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP) was implemented in 1976 to provide safe, nighttime transportation on the University of Florida campus. The “buddy system” has long been recognized as a means of enhancing personal safety and security. SNAP provides an on-call “buddy” ready to escort university students, staff and visitors.
Gator Lift provides fast, dependable and comfortable on campus transportation to members of the UF community with permanent and temporary disabilities.
With rates starting at just $8/hour, Zipcar is the world’s largest car sharing and car club service.
Zipcars are available by the hour or by the day, and gas, insurance and 180 free miles are included with every reservation. Zipcars are available to students, faculty and staff – if you’re 18 years of age or older, you can drive a Zipcar today!
For more information, visit Zipcar UF
The Carpool Program encourages eligible University of Florida and Shands faculty and staff members to share the ride to and from campus.
Carpool groups consist of two registered members (additional riders are welcome and strongly encouraged, but only two will be registered members in each group). Both registered members must be full time, benefits-eligible UF or Shands employees. Both are required to work compatible day-shift schedules on the main campus and live along a reasonable commuting path.
Campus Cab taxi service provides free point-to-point transportation for University of Florida Faculty and Staff on the Main Campus, East Campus, and some UF facilities in Alachua County (Shands, UAA, PK Yonge, and several other auxiliaries are not participants in this program).
Taxi service is intended for official University business only.
Regional Transit System
UF students, faculty and staff may ride RTS public transportation fare-free by presenting their Gator 1 card. RTS offers multiple bus routes on campus with service to every area of the University, as well as routes to all points of the City of Gainesville. Transportation and Parking Services offers daily and weekly parking decal options to allow our customers flexibility for days when bringing a vehicle to campus is absolutely necessary.
Get where you need to go quickly, avoid traffic and parking hassles, and save money – all by using RTS!
UF Zimride is a fun and easy way to share the seats in your car or catch a ride. With Zimride, you can find UF friends, classmates, and coworkers going the same way you are.
UF Zimride is available to all students, faculty and staff members and requires a GatorLink username and password. Have a car? Need a ride? UF Zimride helps you offer or request rides for commutes, road trips, and popular events. If you have a car, split costs by offering rides. If you don’t have a car, find rides where you need to go.