International Student Guide: Transportation

International Student Guide: Transportation

Getting to, from and around ASU

Arizona State University has four campuses located throughout the Phoenix Metro area. ASU operates campus shuttles to assist students getting around the larger campuses and to and from each campus. Public transportation is also available so you can explore the surrounding area in your spare time.

Whether going for groceries or out exploring, there are several public transportation options available to help you get around, including the Valley Metro Light Rail, which has stops on the Tempe and Downtown Phoenix campuses, Valley Metro Bus, taxis, Uber or Lyft.

The cities of Tempe, Phoenix, Mesa and Glendale all have information on how to effectively use public transportation to get you where you need to go.

ASU intercampus shuttles offer transportation for students, faculty and staff between all campuses: Tempe, Polytechnic, Downtown Phoenix and West, with additional routes from Tempe to the Mayo Clinic and from West to Thunderbird. All you need is your ASU Sun Card to board. Bicycle and wheelchair accommodations are available on all buses.

Getting a driver’s license is not only necessary if you have a vehicle or plan on purchasing or operating one during your stay at Arizona State University – and within the United States, but recommended to use as a form of ID card while in the U.S. A driver’s license will provide you with sufficient proof of identity throughout your stay in the United States. By having an official U.S. identification card, you will not have to carry your passport around with you all the time.

Visit the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles office closest to you to get your ID card or driver’s license.