Park & Ride


Additional parking is available at The Alhambra office complex near the University.
The parking lot is located at Date Avenue between Orange Street and Mission Road (one block east of Fremont Avenue) in Alhambra. Please see the map below.

Park and Ride map

General Information

  • Enter at 801 Date Ave only. Plan on allowing extra time.
  • No charge with pre-paid Cal State LA parking permit
  • $2 for daily permit when purchased at the lot. (Must show Cal State LA ID)
  • Permits are cash only when purchased at the lot. Please bring exact change
  • Lot opens at 7 a.m., Monday through Thursday
  • Parking attendants will be available at the lot to assist

Shuttles to Cal State LA

Cal State LA shuttle

  • Shuttles to and from campus available every 15 minutes.
  • First shuttle leaves Alhambra lot at 7 a.m. (near Date Avenue)
  • Last shuttle departs Cal State LA at 8 p.m. from the University-Student Union
  • Shuttles stop at the following campus locations: Lot 8, Transit Center, Administration building and University-Student Union.
  • Click on the following link for a map of campus shuttle stops.



Nearby Public Transportation 

In addition, the Alhambra Community Transit (ACT) shuttle bus stops near the parking lot on Freemont Avenue and continues to Cal State LA. The cost is 25 cents, and shuttles operate from the parking lot to Cal State LA between 7 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. and from the University to the parking lot from 2:55 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. For more information, see the ACT website.

Metro bus lines stop near the parking lot and at various locations near campus. For routes and schedules, see the Metro website.

Public Transporation Incentives

For students and employees thinking about using public transportation, Cal State LA and the Metro and Foothill transit agencies provide the following incentives:

  • The University has a Metrolink station, and the agency offers students a 25 percent discount on tickets. For more information, visit the Metrolink website.
  • The University has a Transit Center and Busway Station that serve both the Metro and Foothill Transit systems, which have lines across the L.A. region. Both agencies offer discounts of more than 50 percent on monthly passes for college students. Visit the Metro and Foothill Transit websites for information.
  • Employees receive monthly bus and train subsidies to help reduce the cost of transit passes.
  • Employees can load their Metro TAP cards with monthly bus passes at the Parking & Transportation Service Center and receive a 25% discount. You can even have the cost of the monthly pass deducted before taxes from your paycheck.
  • An additional 25% discount toward transit passes can be won from monthly drawings.
  • Employees can reserve vehicles at no cost to leave campus for lunch or to attend off-campus appointments.
  • Quarterly gift cards are issued to employees who do not bring a car on campus and are dropped off by a non-employee.
  • Taxi vouchers are provided to employees when an emergency arises and they cannot return home on public transportation.
  • Bicycle riders can rent a bicycle locker ($10/quarter for students; $20/quarter for others).

For more information, call Cal State LA Parking and Transportation Center at (323) 343-6118.