Getting Around Locally

Bates College Vehicles

Bates College has two vans that are available for recognized student groups to sign out.  Our two vans can accommodate eleven people.  Van 1 is available for free for a maximum of five hours and van 2 can be reserved for $30 for five hours or $60 for a 24-hour block. Drivers must be van certified by Bates Security & Campus Safety or of the age of 25+ to drive college owned or rented vehicles. You can reserve these vehicles online! Check out vehicle availability and reserve a vehicle!

U-Save Vans

For alternate accommodations, U-Save by Larry Stewart’s gives Bates affiliates discounted rates on 12 passenger van rentals.  Please note that to reserve U-Save vans, drivers must be van certified by Bates Security & Campus Safety. For more information please visit their website or call (207) 353-4133.

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 from 5:00-12:00, and during the day on Sunday from 12:00-6:00.  The shuttle picks up right outside of Chase Hall at 56 Campus Avenue.


Sign up for Zipcar, a car sharing service with locations throughout the world – there are 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:  Please note that Zipcar is not affiliated with or endorsed by Bates College.