La Jolla, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$36,095 ($13,217)
Admission Difficulty
More statistics . . .
YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.


{{ error }}
3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I don't go out that often but when I do the transportation satisfies my needs.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: They come by every 20 minutes and run until 10pm. They take me where I want to go, and are accessible in many areas.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I have only used the bus system for transportation, and I do not have a car.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: campus shuttle bus is a must if you don't have a car. however, one difficulty with this is that you have to go get the bus sticker every quarter.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Currently, our transportation for busses is free; however, we may have to pay for bus costs in our tuition soon (in terms of city-wide bus lines). If you live off campus, it is not recommended to drive to school because of the long lines of traffic; bus transportation should be okay.


{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 43rd
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1131st
    Best Car Campuses
  • 1340th
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Juan Ramirez
El Monte, Calif.
View all previous student authors

The public transportation around UCSD and La Jolla is convenient for students. It is easy to catch a city bus or UCSD shuttle to campus, the grocery store, or the beach. Students also get a free bus sticker, which will take them around La Jolla and other areas of San Diego for free. There are also free shuttles to the airport and the train station before holidays. The UCSD City Shuttle runs in a loop around La Jolla, picking students up from their apartments and taking them to school. The San Diego city buses and the UCSD shuttles often get crowded in the morning and afternoon when students are trying to get to school or home, but they are usually quick and on time.

Public transportation around the rest of San Diego is neither convenient nor quick. The buses do not come regularly, and you usually have to transfer at least once to get to your destination. The airport and the train station are about 10 miles away from UCSD, and taking public transportation to them can be time consuming. Overall, students agree having a car is not necessary, especially if you plan on staying in La Jolla, but traveling around the rest of San Diego is difficult without your own car or a roommate willing to drive you around.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bike
  • Public buses
  • UCSD city shuttles
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs about $30.
  • Take the I 5 South, exit onto Sassafrass St., and follow the signs to get to the correct terminal.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Campus Loop Shuttles

For information on all campus shuttles, times, routes, free bus zone stickers, carpooling, and holiday airport shuttles visit,, or call (858) 534-6282.

(858) 534-6282

6 a.m.-12 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

San Diego County Public Buses

Run from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. and are free up to a certain distance around school for students.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field)

3225 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego

(619) 400-2404

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


120 W. Broadway, San Diego

(619) 239-3266 or (800) 231-2222

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak Solana Beach Station

(actually closer and easier to get to from UCSD)

105 Cedros Ave., Solana Beach

Amtrak San Diego Station

1050 Kettner Blvd., San Diego

(619) 239-9021

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 99 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 2% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 5% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 25% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 68% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 99 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 5% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 78% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 14% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 3% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 98 responses

  • 2% Very difficult.
  • 18% Fairly difficult.
  • 60% Fairly easy.
  • 19% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 95 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 95 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 95 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing


pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!