Getting Around Locally

Campus Life Vans

The Office of Campus Life has three vans that are available for recognized student groups to sign out.  These vans can accommodate either seven or ten people, and are available for a maximum of five hours. In addition, there is a ten person van that can be reserved on the weekends for $30 for five hours of use or $60 for every 24-hour block. Drivers must be van certified to drive college owned or rented vehicles. You can now reserve these vans online! Check out van availability and reserve a van!

Lewiston-Auburn Shuttle

The Office of Campus Life provides a free shuttle to key places in the Lewiston-Auburn area each weekend while school is in session.  The shuttle runs Friday and Saturday nights, and during the day on Sunday. Shuttle service resumes for fall 2016 on the weekend of 9/9 to 9/11.


Bates College offers all members of the community the opportunity to sign up for Zipcar, a car sharing service with locations throughout the world, and two cars on campus.  Membership with Zipcar is open to anyone 18 or older, and your membership allows you to sign out the cars for $8.50 per hour, or $69 per day – gas and insurance included.  For more information on the program, or to sign up go to: