San Jose State University houses zip cars on campus. With a Zipcar membership, you are able to rent any available car by the hour. To become a member, you have to be 18 years of age with a valid driver's license. All memberships include gas and insurance on the vehicles. For more information on how it works and to sign up, visit Zipcar's website.
BayWheels offers bicycle sharing memberships that allows downtown area residents to rent bicycles. There are exclusive student and employee offers and discounted rates for annual memberships. Baywheels also offers $5 memberships under their Bike Share for All program for individuals who qualify for CalFresh, SFMTA Lifeline Pass, or PG&E CARE utility discount. See the instructions below to obtain a discounted annual membership.
Discounted Annual Membership:
1. Login to your account at baywheels.com using the
phone number associated with your Lyft account, or create a new account
2. Under Annual Membership, click Join and Save
3. Enter a payment method
4. Click Student or corporate discount
5. Enter program code SJSUBikes3625 into discount
Membership pop up
6. Follow the remaining steps to complete enrollment
For more information, visit BayWheels.
Discounted Train Passes
Altamont Corridor Express
The General Services Center, located in the student union, offers 50% off 20-ride and monthly train passes. One ticket is sold per allotment cycle. Ticket purchases are accepted with cash, credit and debit card. You must present a valid Tower ID card at the time of purchase.
Discounted Bus Tickets to Santa Cruz County
Highway 17 Express
The General Services Center, located in the student union, offers discounted 15-ride and 31-day Highway 17 passes. Ticket purchases are accepted with cash, credit and debit card. You must present a valid Tower ID card at the time of purchase.
Effective 1/3/2022, enrolled students can obtain 20% off the regular price of 15 ride ($94.50) and 31 day passes ($145). This offer is only valid through the Spring term. Tickets must be purchased from the AS General Services Center.
Employees can still purchase discounted passes at the cost of $89.50 for the 15 ride, and $134 for the 31 day passes. The increased 20% discount is only available to students.
Please visit our regional transit page for non SJSU discounts available for transit.