No Car? No Problem!
There are may different ways to get around the City of Los Angeles The following is a sampling of transportation choices available to you.
wheels with no strings attached
Need a car? Reserve a Zipcar! Otis College has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area. To use Zipcars, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or on your phone, use your Zipcard to scan into the car, and drive away. When you’re done, return the car to the same location where you picked it up.
As a member you get:
- Access to Zipcars 24/7.
- Discounted hourly rates for faculty, staff and students age 18 and older. Rates start at just $7.50/hour or $69/day.
- Gas, insurance and maintenance are included for free!
- Join for only $15 a year.
To learn more and get started today, visit zipcar.com/otiscollege!
Need more information?
Take the Bus
Los Angeles MTA offers a trip planner to help you find your way to many locations around the LA Metro area.
All Otis students are eligible for a Metro TAP card. See Instructions
This card cost $43.00 per month (45% of the regular monthly cost).
TAP cards can be used for all buses and trains in Los Angeles.
To learn more about getting a TAP card, visit the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership in the lower level of Ahmanson Hall.
Santa Monica 3 (The Big Blue Bus)
*This bus information is subject to change. You should check with Big Blue Bus for more information.
Use LA Metro
Download the Metro app
Call A Taxi
Walk or Ride a Bike
There are plenty of places near Otis that can be reached by foot or by bicycle.
Local public transportation app. for Veterans and all students