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UCF Downtown is a unique transit-oriented campus that gives students, faculty and staff a variety of options for getting to and from the campus.

From driving and carpools to express campus shuttles and public transit options including SunRail, Lynx and Lymmo, the choice is yours. The campus’ location in the heart of downtown Orlando also makes biking a great option for those looking to put their best wheel forward.

Express Shuttles

UCF Downtown student getting off of the express shuttle
Beginning in August 2019, UCF Parking and Transportation Services will operate 15 daily roundtrip express shuttles between the UCF main campus’ Lynx Transit Center (between Garage A and Garage I) and UCF Downtown. The shuttles will be open to UCF students as well as employees with a valid UCF ID.

The shuttles will operate Monday through Friday, except on holidays or campus closures. All shuttles are ADA compliant.

View the Shuttle Schedule

For questions about the UCF Downtown express shuttle, email ucfdowntown@ucf.edu.

Parking

There will be more than 2,000 parking spaces available to support the downtown campus. This includes dedicated permit parking spaces for students, faculty and staff, on-street and metered visitor spaces, and designated parking for residents and visitors of UnionWest at Creative Village.

Student, Faculty and Staff Parking

UCF Parking and Transportation Services will operate two parking garages on the downtown campus. Just like the main campus, parking permits will be required and parking spaces will be designated by permit type. Both garages are less than a five-minute walk to the academic core of the campus.

Guest and Visitor Parking

There are several guest and visitor parking options available within the Creative Village. On-street metered parking will be managed by the City of Orlando in addition to an hourly parking lot on Livingston Street, adjacent to the Marriott Hotel. UnionWest will also have hourly parking available for visitors.

UCF Parking Services Website

Rendering of Parking Garage on Parramore Avenue

Parking Garage on Parramore Avenue

The Parking Garage on Parramore Avenue will be the primary parking garage for faculty and staff with dedicated zones for both “B” (red) and “C” (blue) permits. Student parking will be available on the upper floors of the garage. The campus store, parking services office and card services will also be located on the first floor in this garage.

Rendering of Parking Garage on Amelia Street

Parking Garage on Amelia Street

The Parking Garage on Amelia Street will be the primary parking garage for students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Safety and Transportation

Yes, you will need to purchase a UCF parking permit to park on the downtown campus. But, your UCF parking permit can be used in both the Garage on Parramore Avenue and the Garage on Amelia Street. Your UCF Parking permit is valid at UCF Downtown and on the main campus.

UCF Downtown will have a dedicated police force at the campus, available 24/7, located in a sub-station on Amelia Street. The campus will include uniformed patrols, video surveillance, blue light phones, and emergency alert systems. This plan is the result of coordination and planning between the UCF Police department and City of Orlando Police department over the past four years to collaborate on safety at UCF Downtown, which includes partnership ridealongs and inclusion in weekly crime meetings to understand trends in the area.

Three garages with about 1,800 parking spaces will provide access to parking for students, faculty, staff and guests to the campus and Creative Village. Parking decals will be sold by UCF Parking and Transportation Services and will provide students, faculty, and staff access to all UCF managed parking garages including the new garages on the downtown campus. In addition, the downtown campus will be accessible by SunRail, Lymmo, LYNX, and direct shuttles from the main campus.

There will be several ways you can get back to UCF’s main campus, including taking the direct UCF shuttle, driving yourself or with a friend, or taking the LYNX bus.

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SunRail

SunRail is a commuter rail system with 16 stations that run through Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. Students, faculty and staff at UCF Downtown will now be able to ride SunRail for free in August and September 2019 thanks to a new partnership with the commuter line.

Faculty and staff will be able to utilize the promotional offer beginning August 1 and students can begin using their passes on August 26 – the first day of classes at the new campus.

To sign up for a free pass, complete the downtown campus pass request form on the Sunrail website.

Passes will be available for pick up from the UCF Parking Services office on the downtown campus in late July.

Read More About UCF Downtown and SunRail

SunRail and the Florida Department of Transportation look forward to welcoming UCF and Valencia onboard SunRail. Mass transportation, particularly for a metropolitan campus, helps to create opportunities beyond the classroom by connecting riders to valuable jobs and future opportunities.

— Nicola Liquori, FDOT/SunRail CEO

Getting Around Downtown

Getting around downtown Orlando is easy with free Lymmo lines, and all UCF students, faculty and staff also receive free rides anywhere in Orlando on LYNX, the rapid bus transit system. There are two Lymmo line stops at UCF Downtown and LYNX Central station is just a short, five-minute walk from the campus.

The Lymmo lines operate from 6:00 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. on weekdays, with hours varying on the weekend. You can ride all over the downtown footprint at no cost.

Learn more about Lymmo