Alternative modes

Why do you

choose to walk, bike, ride transit, vanpool, or carpool?

University of Iowa Parking and Transportation offers and supports several alternative modes of transportation. The alternative modes provide sustainable options that help:

- Reduce carbon emissions
- Save money
- Reduce stress
- Enhance mobility

Unpark Yourself

Our ‘Unpark Yourself’ campaign is rooted in making the transportation of those in our community easier, and more efficient.

Coralville Transit

Bus Pass | U-PASS

Discounted passes are available for unlimited rides on Iowa City Transit or Coralville Transit.

White van parked in parking ramp with graphic stating University of Iowa Employee Van Pool

Employee Van Pool Program

Parking and Transportation offers leasing of University owned vans and provides them to groups of University faculty and staff for the purpose of getting them to and from work.

rideshare network

UI RideShare Network

UI RideShare Network uses ridesharing software to help university employees and students find commuting partners who also work or study at the University of Iowa. 

Dark blue bus with green lettering 380Express turns at intersection by stadium with glass facade

380 Express

Discounted passes are available for the bus service that travels between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City and stops in Coralville.

person wearing black ball cap and red sweatshirt walks past two rows of bicycle racks with bikes parked


Miles of biking and pedestrian paths provide safe and scenic routes to travel around campus. 

carpool permit form

Carpool Permits

Permit holders may convert their parking permit into a carpool arrangement if they want to share the ride and drive with others.



Borrow a Zipcar! The City of Iowa City has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area. Register as a member to begin using Zipcar. 

Contact Commuter Programs

Phone: 319-353-5770

Alerts for Alternative Transportation

Service alert: Parking and Transportation offices closed and no CAMBUS service Sept. 3 - 4, 2022

Thursday, September 1, 2022
In recognition of the Labor Day holiday, Parking and Transportation offices will be closed and services will be modified Saturday, Sept. 3 through Sunday, Sept. 4. Standard academic weekday service will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 6.