The Parking and Transportation Department provides and supports access, mobility, and transportation services to faculty, staff, students, patients, and visitors of the University of Iowa. The department consists of five operating units: Cambus, Commuter Programs, Fleet Services, Facility Operations, and Parking Services. These units collaborate to provide a broad range of parking and transportation options and services.

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CAMBUS provides no-fare, fixed-route and ADA paratransit service throughout campus. CAMBUS reduces the number of single vehicle trips and is powered by biodiesel - creating an environmentally friendly campus.

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van pool members

The Employee Van Pool (EVP) considerably reduces the numbers of vehicles on campus and the roads. This program remains successful because of its members, main drivers, and backup drivers.

5,000 +

bicycle parking spaces on campus

Parking and Transportation creates an easy biking experience with access to various repair stations and over 140 bicycle racks - almost one at every building on campus.

CAMBUS in sunlight

36,300 +

single vehicle trips saved by riding 380 Express

Parking and Transportation provides discounted bus passes for 380 Express to current students and employees. The partnership offers a more efficient and sustainable way of commuting.

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Need Parking?

Student Parking

Parking and Transportation offers a variety of student parking options available for both permit and hourly use. Student parking options are based on student classification and where the student lives. 

Employee Parking

Parking and Transportation provides more than 60 different parking facilities to employee parking around campus. Employees who choose to park on campus need to meet eligibility criteria.

Visitor/Patient Parking

Visitor parking on campus is available in public parking facilities (gated ramps/lots) and parking meters.

Need Transportation?

Alternative Transportation

Walk, pedal, ride, roll, share. Parking and Transportation offers and supports several alternative modes of transportation. All are encouraged to use alternative transportation or CAMBUS rather than drive.


CAMBUS provides fixed-route service throughout campus at no fare and is available to the general public. CAMBUS is student operated and is a vivid example of the superior abilities and dedication of Iowa students.


Parking and Transportation sponsors the U-PASS program by offering bus passes to University faculty, staff and students at deeply discounted rates. U-PASS offers unlimited rides on Coralville Transit.  Iowa City Transit is fare free.

The Transit app covers all three systems on campus - CAMBUS, Iowa City Transit, and Coralville Transit. View upcoming departure times, trip planning, real-time locations for buses, closest stops, and much more.

The University of Iowa and the City of Iowa City partnered with the service ParkMobile to allow for online and mobile parking payments for hourly parking spaces.