Alternate Transportation

The concept of transportation alternatives is not a new one; it is, very simply, finding an alternative to one-car, one-driver commuting. The alternative may be in the form of a carpool, transit bus, bicycle, moped/motorcycle, or as a pedestrian. Each of these alternatives offers benefits to the user as well as to the University and the community including:

  • Saving money

  • Saving vehicle wear and tear

  • Saving gas and reducing energy consumption

  • Reducing traffic and parking congestion

  • Providing an environment to meet new friends, and it is better for the environment. 


Still looking for a ride home for Spring Break?

Amtrak San Joaquins Route 7 – Students save 15% on Travel!

The Route 7 Amtrak Thruway Bus transports passengers from Arcata down to Martinez where it connects to the San Joaquins train line. The bus picks passengers up in Arcata at 925 E Street and departs at 7:15am and 9:55am daily. The bus features free Wi-Fi, outlets, restrooms, and reclining seats. You can purchase tickets at

Students get a 15% discount when they choose “Adult” as their ticket type and use the promo code V353.

Taking a Road Trip This Spring Break?

Check out Humboldt’s private rideshare community. Log in at and find other students heading your way! Zimride makes it easy to share the seats in your car with other HSU students by splitting the costs or catching a lift if you don’t have a car.








Explore the Options!

Below are links describing the variety of transportation alternatives available to the campus community. Try a new form of transportation today!