Alternative Transportation


SFU is served by four bus routes: the 95 B-line (formerly 135), 143, 144, and 145. For more information on routes, scheduling, etc. please see Translink’s webpage.

Students have access to UPass, a discounted bus pass. More information is available at the Student Services UPass information page.

Car Sharing

Car sharing services provide vehicles for a fee to invidivuals for short term use. 

Three car sharing companies have partnered with SFU Parking and Sustainable Mobility to bring their vehicles to SFU's Burnaby campus: ZipCarEVO, and Modo.

ZipCar is located in the West Parkade, in the Upper Level of East Parking, and in the Residence Main lot. 

Evo has reserved stalls in the West Parkade, and in the Upper Level of East Parking; Evo overflow parking is designated to the rooftop level of the West Parkade, and to the lower levels of the East Parking Lot.

Modo is located in the Residence Main Lot.  

Carpooling & Ridesharing

Carpooling is an arrangement between two or more people to share a ride to/from work/school on an ongoing basis.

Ridesharing is a real-time service that arranges one-time shared rides on very short notice.

Carpooling Options:

If you are already part of a carpool, SFU has a Carshare carpooling program for faculty/staff. For more information on the benefits of this programs please see the information/application form.

Unfortunately, the Jack Bell Rideshare program has ceased operations and SFU is still looking for a Rideshare program partner.

Ridesharing Options:

Because of their one-time nature, Ridesharing options are generally organic in nature and organized through social media. 

Electric Vehicles

SFU currently has six Chargepoint Electric Vehicle stalls on campus. There is no additional charge to use them. 

Who is eligible to use each station?

East Parking Nelson Way Strand Hall Lot
  • Visitors
  • Outdoor Permit Holders
  • Indoor Permit Holders
  • Visitors
  • Outdoor Permit Holders
  • Indoor Permit Holders
  • VPP Script Holders
  • Strand Hall Lot Permit Holders
    Additional charging stations are also located within the P1 Level of Univercity's Cornerstone building. 


    SFU has a small but vibrant cycling community. Some people ride up and down the mountain, some take the bus up and ride down, and some come specifically to SFU to enjoy the mountain biking trails. Various resources exist including:


    Although there are no sidewalks leading to the SFU campus, there is a well developed trail network in the Burnaby Mountain conservation area.

    These trails are not on SFU property and we recommend you use caution.