Transportation Options

Need a tune?

The Bike Shop is an entirely student-operated bike repair and resource center. Located on the west side of the Putnam University Center, the Bike Shop teaches students how to keep their bikes in tip-top shape - at no cost. With monthly Peddles and Pizza bike repair workshops, one-on-one help sessions, and many shop-sponsored cycling-related events, the Bike Shop is a bike owner's best friend. No bike? No problem! The Bike Shop offers a "Fleet Street" bike rental program. To meet some of the bikes available for adoption, visit the Bike Shop. Free bicycle registration and sticker at the Bike Shop or at the Campus Safety office.

Get zipped

Students can enjoy the freedom of a car - without the hassle of bringing one to campus. Zipcar, the nation's largest car-sharing program, has two cars parked right on the Willamette campus. Students can reserve a Zipcar by the hour for a quick trek to the grocery store or by the day for fun road trips to the coast. Gas, reserved parking, insurance and up to 180 miles are included with every reservation. For Zipcar membership information, visit

Carpool/Vanpool Matching

Drive Less Connect matches you with people that have the same travel needs. Using "Drive Less Connect" ride matching function, you can set up and manage your own carpool or join an existing carpool to work. With work schedule options that are flexible, it’s easy. Find a ride to an event, or schedule a trip to the coast. Drive Less Connect caters to carpool and vanpool trips of all types—one way trips, long distance trips, even last minute trips if you find yourself in a transportation bind. For more information, visit

All aboard!

Located directly across the street from the Willamette campus is Salem's historic Amtrak Train station. With daily northbound service to Portland and Seattle and southbound service to Eugene, Amtrak provides a convenient transportation alternative. Sit back and relax (or even study) as you make your way to your desired destination. For fare and train schedule information, visit

Your Cherriot awaits.

Salem-Keizer Transit (Cherriots) provides bus service to just about anywhere a student needs to go. Willamette is a regular stop, and campus is just a few short blocks from the main transit center. Best of all, Willamette students get a 50% discount. For route and schedule information, visit


Use your Willamette University student ID to pay for taxi services provided by Yellow Cab.

  • Call Yellow Cab at 503-362-2411. Tell the dispatcher you are using SafeRide.
  • Show the driver your valid Willamette ID card. The driver will enter your name and ID number on a SafeRide form.
  • When you arrive, fill in the total amount, sign, and return the form to the driver.
  • The Service Center will pay Yellow Cab and bill your student account for the total.