Transportation Options

OSU encourages all staff, faculty and students to consider transportation options such as bicycling, walking, carpooling, and public transit to get to and around campus. Choosing transportation options, even once a week, is good for you and better for the environment.

While a lot of attention is given to the upcoming parking changes, new resources are also being provided to expand trans­portation options such as carpooling, bicycling, and transit programs. Plans for transportation options will support OSU priorities, such as the Healthy Campus Initia­tive; the University’s 40-year legacy of environmental and sustainability leadership; the OSU Campus Master Plan update; OSU’s commitment to enhancing work-life balance; and increasing safety for all those who attend school, work or visit Oregon State’s campus.

Walking and Biking

Walking and biking provide a number of benefits including:

  • Lower transportation costs
  • Health and fitness benefits
  • No stress about available parking
  • Cleaner air
  • Less traffic congestion

If you are riding your bike to campus, we recommend reviewing the following helpful links from the Department of Public Safety & Oregon State Police:

There is a Corvallis & Benton County Bicycle Guide, which offers a network of paved roads for cyclists.

Bike lockers are available for rent at the Ballard Extension Hall, east of 26th St.

Public Transit

Corvallis Transit, Philomath Connection, Albany Transit and Linn-Benton Loop bus systems provide an excellent and convenient public transit system. Ride for free by showing your valid OSU ID card. Visit the links below for service, routes and park and ride locations.

Paratransit bus service is available at low cost through Dial A Bus .

A late night bus service is offered by the Corvallis Transit System.

Students attending night classes around campus can get a ride from the ASOSU Saferide Van. The van operates seven days a week during the regular school year (Fall, Winter and Spring terms.) You can contact Saferide for a pick-up by calling 541-737-5000 or visit the Saferide website for more information.   

Carpooling and Vanpooling

If you drive to campus, consider sharing a ride with classmates or friends. If you are looking for a carpool or vanpool, visit the sites listed below for ways to contact others in your area.

The Hut Shuttle, AMTRAK, WeCar and Greyhound including Valley Retriever are additional local transit options.