It’s easy to get to Pullman


Located in the hills of Eastern Washington, the WSU Pullman campus is easier to access than you may think:

  • 5-hour drive from Seattle
  • 1-hour flight from Seattle to the Pullman-Moscow Airport
  • 1-hour flight from Portland to Spokane
  • 3 airports within a 90-minute drive, located in Pullman, Lewiston, and Spokane

Will I need a car living in Pullman?

For many people, the answer is no. There’s a very efficient transit system to and from campus. It’s free for faculty, staff, and students. (Others can pay per ride or purchase a pass inexpensively.) Most students who bring cars to campus find that using the transit system is more convenient. They leave their cars parked most of the semester.

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Safe nighttime transit

Don’t want to walk home alone at night? Cougar Safe Rides offers WSU students and community members free rides within Pullman city limits. Call WSU-267-SAFE.

Buses and shuttle vans

Around town and around campus

Pullman Transit buses are free for students, staff, and faculty. Flash your Cougar Card to ride to nearby destinations on and off campus.

To and from Spokane International Airport

Wheatland Express offers a fee-based shuttle service to Spokane International Airport.

To and from Seattle

Wheatland Express provides bus services  to and from the Seattle area during vacations (Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks), Veteran’s Day weekend, and on Family Weekends.

To and from Lewiston

The Lewiston Nez Perce County Regional Airport offers free shuttle rides to and from the airport to WSU students and faculty with boarding passes for flights from the airport.

Ride sharing

Van pools

Park free during the day at a Park and Ride lot in the area and then catch a Pullman Transit bus from the lot to campus. The University coordinates van pools to and from these communities:

  • Moscow
  • Colfax/Steptoe
  • Lewiston/Clarkston Valley

Commuting from Spokane? Use Spokane Transit’s CommuteFinderNW to find a carpool or van pool.

Rental cars

Vehicle rentals are available from four Pullman-Moscow businesses:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Pullman)

Budget Car Rental (Pullman Moscow Regional Airport)

Budget Avis (Pullman Moscow Regional Airport)

Hertz (Pullman Moscow Airport)

Taxi services

College Cabs: 855-829-4487,

Pro Cab LLC: 509-338-0500,

Pullman Taxi: 509-339-9998

Moscow Taxi: 208-892-4544




Summer night time view over Coug Bikes at the Northside Complex on the campus of Washington State University, Thursday, August 27, 2020.


Commuting to campus by bike is another option. The university offers a bike commuter locker membership program for bike commuters wishing to use shower facilities when they arrive on campus. Covered and uncovered bike racks are available near building entrances across campus.

Coug Bikes program

If you’re a student, a member of the WSU Student Recreation Center, or a member of the Chinook Student Center, you can borrow a bike (and helmet) for free for up to 4 hours a  day.

Accessible transportation options

Cougar Accessible Transportation Services

This program offers accessible transportation to students with permanent or temporary mobility disabilities/conditions. Rides are scheduled on an individualized first-come, first-served basis.


On-campus parking

You need a permit to park on campus. Prices vary depending upon the type of parking permit you buy.

Just visiting?

You’ll need a visitor parking permit. Get yours for a nominal fee at the visitor center.

Campus parking map

Find zones where you can use your parking permit.

Home football game traffic and parking

On game days, expect detours and parking changes. Arrive early. Avoid traffic by using the free Game Day Park & Ride.