Parking & Directions
Visiting Our Campus
The Irvine Campus is located at 3 Banting, Irvine, near the intersections of the 405 Freeway and the 133 Toll Road, and the 5 Freeway and the 133 Toll Road. We are approximately one mile from the Irvine Spectrum. The Irvine Campus offers mass transit advantages, given the readily available bus service and I-Shuttle service.
Our policies apply as on the Fullerton Campus. For more information, go to the CSUF parking and transportation site. The California Vehicle Code is enforced at all times.
Parking permit requirements are enforced Monday-Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Parking Permit Fee, Refund and Portation Schedule
Park and Pay
Park and Pay is also available to visitors and guests for 1 hour or 2 hour time limit. Park and Pay machines accept Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and $1 & $5 bills. Credit cards or exact change is preferred, as the machines do not give change. A CSUF Daily Permit is also availabe. Additionally, there are visitor parking stalls and loading spaces available in which you can park for up to 30 minutes at no charge.
For information on purchasing parking permits online, we encourage you to view the four minute web tutorial on how to purchase a parking permit through the Campus Portal. Please have the licence plate or VIN number, year, make, model, and color of the vehicle before making the purchase.
Please do not park in spaces marked for Staff/Faculty, unless you have a Staff/Faculty permit, or you will be cited.
Parking regulations will be strictly enforced at CSUF Irvine Campus. IVC students and faculty without a valid IVC/Saddleback decal should plan to pay for an $8 CSUF Daily Permit and use the CSUF designated parking lots.
The use of skateboards, roller skates, inline skates, and scooters is prohibited on the grounds and in the buildings of the Irvine Campus, except for authorized instructional purposes.
Motorcycles should be parked in the designated motorcycle parking lot on the Barranca side.
Please be aware that motorcycles parked in automobile parking spaces will be ticketed. No decals are needed for bicycles. Bicyle racks are in the rear of center patio.