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5 ½ ways to get to and from campus affordably

Gas prices are notoriously high these days. Driving isn’t the only way to get to campus. Here are some money-saving, environmentally friendly options:

Boise City bus

You can ride Valley Regional Transit for free. Get a bus stick for your Boise State ID card at the Info Desk or Transit Center in the Student Union Building. New students and employees can get stickers on their 2022-23 cards.

Share the Ride Idaho

Commuters can connect with Share the Ride Idaho to find the most cost-effective transportation solution that fits their needs – carpool, vanpool, transit route, bike route, or pedestrian path. Riders from Caldwell to Mountain Home use this service. State of Idaho employees receive a 10% discount.

Ride a bike

Need a bike? Rent or buy one at Boise State’s Cycle Learning Center on campus at 1607 W. University Dr. The center also offers flat tire repair and tune-ups. The Boise State Bike Barn in the Lincoln Garage provides safe and affordable bike storage.

Bronco Shuttle

If you live close to downtown Boise, the Orange line shuttle runs from the Main Street Station at 777 W. Main St. to campus and back again into the evening on weekdays. The Blue line shuttle carries riders around campus making numerous stops. Both shuttles are free. Find the Shuttle Tracker app online.


Bird, Lime and Spin offer scooters. Download the app of your choice. Wear a helmet and watch for no-ride zones on campus.

And finally, if you must drive…

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