On this page you can view the exclusive offers and limited time promotions offered to SJSU students and employees through A.S. Transportation Solutions.
On-Campus Car Rentals
Short-term car rentals are available through Zipcar. You can conveniently rent cars from an on-campus station or from a nearby location within walking distance. On-campus Zipcars are located in the South Parking Garage (7th Street).
How It Works
Pay for an annual membership, and you can rent any available car by the hour or by the day. To become a member, you have to be 18 years of age with a valid driver's license. Students and employees can receive a discount on memberships when signing up with their SJSU email address. The reservation rate includes gas and insurance on the vehicles. For more information on how it works and to sign up, visit Zipcar's website.
There are 4 Zipcars located in the South Garage. The vehicles are:
Kia Soul 2020 – “Good”
Mazda CX-5 2020 – “Better”
Toyota Corolla 2020 – “Good”
Volkswagen Jetta 2021 – “Good”
Below are the starting rates for each class of vehicle:
Flat Rate Only
Flat Rate Only vehicles offer the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to take longer trips on the weekends or during holidays. These vehicles are designed to increase availability by removing the ability for members to book short hourly trips.
Flat Rate Only vehicles will be available to reserve for a 24-hour duration starting Friday at midnight through Sunday at 11:59pm. While pricing is designed for longer use reservations, vehicles can be booked for any amount of time in 24-hour increments at the flat rate. Members should look for the blue "Flat Rate Only" label when making a reservation. For more information you can check out the FAQ page.
Zipcars locations within walking distance to campus can be found on:
E. San Carlos St. and S. 10th St. (By CVB)
S. 4th St. and E. San Carlos St. (By WSQ)
Second and San Carlos Street Garage
SP+ Parking Garage
143 S. Third St.
24 N. 5th St.
35 S. Second St.
15 S. Almaden Ave.
Receive free driving credits!
Sign up for a discounted annual membership with Zipcar using your SJSU email and email firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of membership, showing the renewal date, and receive $15 in driving credits! Limited-time promo while funds last. Students must be enrolled in Spring 2023 in-person or hybrid classes and have signed up for membership or renewal after January 1st, 2023.
Lyft BayWheels is a service that allows hassle free short-term bicycle rentals in the downtown area. Lyft BayWheels can also be found in other participating cities. Rentals include single trips, or monthly and annual memberships. Students and employees receive a $35 discount on annual memberships (approximately $11/month).
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
Living on campus?
TS has partnered with Lyft BayWheels provide housing students free bike credits - giving you access to up to six free rides a month on classic bikes. For information on how to sign up visit our bikeshare for students page.
Bike Share for All
Lyft BayWheels also has a Bike Share for All program for individuals who qualify for CalFresh, SFMTA Lifeline Pass, or PG&E CARE utility discount. Eligible members pay $5 for an annual membership for the first year, then $5/month ($60 a year). See the instructions below to obtain a discounted membership.
Bike Share For All Discounted Membership:
- Visit the Baywheels Discounted Membership page
- Select "Get Started" under Bikeshare for All
- Follow the remaining steps to complete enrollment
Do you qualify?
Email email@example.com with proof of eligibility and proof of identification (valid ID or Tower Card) and we will pay for your first year of membership! Limited-time promo while funds last.
Lyft BayWheels stations within walking distance to campus can be found on:
San Carlos St at 11th St
San Salvador St at 9th St
William St at 10th St
5th St at San Salvador St
4th St at San Carlos St
Paseo De San Antonio at 2nd St
San Fernando St at 4th St
San Fernando St at 7th St
San Jose City Hall
Santa Clara St at 7th St
Discounted Regional Transit Passes
Altamont Corridor Express (ACE)
ACE is a rail service from the Central Valley (Stockton, Lathrop/Manteca, Tracy) and the East Bay (Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont) to San Jose Diridon Train Station. ACE has partnered with Associated Students (AS) to offer 50% off 20-ride and monthly train passes for students and employees. For information on pricing and where to purchase your pass, visit our ACE page.
Highway 17 Express
The Highway 17 Express provides bus service between downtown Santa Cruz (Metro Center), Scotts Valley, and San Jose. Students and employees can purchase discounted 15-ride and 31-day passes subsidized by SJSU Parking Services. Visit the Highway 17 Express page for details.
Please visit our regional transit page for non-SJSU discounts that are available.