Ground Transportation

University Travel & COVID-19: Please see current CDC Travel Guidelines.

Travelers are required to complete the Basic Driver Safety Course before driving any vehicle for official university business.


  • Washington State rule 10.10.10.a1 mandates travelers choose the most economical means of travel
  • Western encourages travelers to use university vehicles and carpool whenever possible
  • When these options are unavailable, compare the cost of mileage vs rental vehicle and train/bus/etc. to find the most cost-efficient option

Using Your Personal Car for Business Travel

  • If you drive your own car on University business, you are reimbursed the applicable rate for each mile driven.
  • Compute mileage using Google Maps or use your actual odometer readings.
  • You are responsible for your own car insurance. If you are in an accident, your insurance is the primary coverage.

The 2021 Personal Car Mileage Rate is: $0.56 per mile

Reimbursable and Non-Reimbursable Mileage for WWU Privately Owned Vehicle


Western recommends the following shuttles:

Bellair Airporter Shuttles

Phone: 360-543-9372


Bellair Charters (large groups)

Contact: Curtis Anson, Charter Coordinator

Phone: 360-543-9372


Beeline Charters

Phone: 206-632-5162



Western Washington University has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area.  

Learn more and get started at

Zipcar 4 Simple Steps Process

To use Zipcars

  • Simply register as a member,
  • Reserve a car online or by phone,
  • Use your Zipcard to enter the car, and drive away.
  • When you’re done, return the car to the same location where you picked it up.
  • Use your Zipcard to lock the car.


Learn more about Zipcar Membership here.