Getting Around Locally

Campus Life Vans

The Office of Campus Life has three vans that are available for recognized student groups to sign out.  Two of these vans, one which can accommodate seven people and the other ten people, and are available for free for a maximum of five hours. In addition, there is a ten person van that 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 to drive college owned or rented vehicles. You can now reserve these vans online! Check out van availability and reserve a van!

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.