Getting Around Locally

Bates College Vehicles

Bates College has three vehicles, two vans and one electric car, that are available for recognized student groups to sign out.  Our two vans can accommodate eleven people and our electric car can accommodate five.  Van 2 is available for free for a maximum of five hours and van 1 can be reserved for $30 for five hours or $60 for a 24-hour block.  Our electric car is available for free for a maximum of 5 hours but is only available for use on Saturdays and Sundays.. 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.