Important info for college students

Rideshare can help you get to and from class without the costs and hassle of driving solo. Avoid the costs of parking permits, tickets, gas and the time it takes you to find a place to park by taking the bus, carpooling or riding your bike.

Cal Poly

Cal Poly students ride SLO Transit for FREE. All you need is your student I.D. Cal Poly students also get $5 off an RTA 31 day pass. Go to the Cal Poly Commuter Services office to purchase your discounted pass. Also, check out and


RTA Route 12A & 12 B is your connection to Cuesta College. Purchase your pass from the Cuesta College Student Center and get $5 off a 31 day pass. RTA has expanded service to Cuesta College North Campus. Click here for more information.

Also, check out for ridematching info and more!

Allan Hancock

RTA routes 10 is your connection to Allan Hancock from South County.

Laurus College

RTA Route 9 directly serves the Atascadero Campus and RTA’s Route 10 directly serves the San Luis Obispo Campus and indirectly serves the Santa Maria Campus.


Whether you’re looking to carpool to class or catch or share a ride out of town. Use Rideshare’s Ride Matcher to register for carpool matching or the Single Trip Finder.

Take the train

Students get 20% off Amtrak tickets. Study and relax the next time you need to get out of town. Cal Poly Students call 756-6680 for more information.

Car Sharing

You don’t need to bring a car home to get around town. Students have access to Zipcar or FunRide.