Los Angeles is very much a car-centric city. Access to a car is the best way to navigate between home, an internship and the SULA Center. A few students each semester use a ride share company like Uber or Lyft instead of arranging for a car. There is a public transportation system in LA but it is limited geographically. Using public transportation may increase commute time and may also require several transfers between trains and buses. Both ride share and public transportation may limit the internships to which students can apply as some internships require that the student have a car.
All transportation options should be researched thoroughly to understand the costs involved and the challenges each mode presents.
This remains an individual decision. The three most popular methods have been: drive a car to LA, ship a car to LA, and rent a car from a local car rental company in LA.
The SULA Semester program provides the following information strictly as a RESOURCE. Students and parents have provided us with names of several companies with which they have done business and we have passed that information on to you. We suggest that students or parents research this information thoroughly so you can decide if any of these options are right for you.
Montway Auto Transport – Montway offers $50 off for all students and
employees of the Syracuse University of Los Angeles. To obtain the discount, just call (888) 666-8929 and ask for our Syracuse University of Los Angeles discount. You can get an instant estimate at http://www.Montway.com and even book online.
Roadrunner Auto Transport – $100 discount for all SULA staff, students and faculty. We ship cars, trucks, SUVs and motorcycles throughout the United States (including Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico). Log on and receive a free quote in minutes.
Safeway Car Transport – Student discounts as well as group discounts for those shipping more then 1 car from the same city/state. We pickup in any state in the US. Contact Mike Newson (owner) at Mike@safewaycartransport.com or 800-453-6334 for additional information and details.
In cases where students can not bring a car to Los Angeles, special arrangements can be made with Enterprise Rent-a-Car for drivers 20-24 years of age. Please note, SU has negotiated a corporate rate for our students, however, this option remains costly. Students and parents are advised to research this option thoroughly.
Enterprise FAQs (Frequently asked questions re: renting a car from Enterprise)
Enterprise rates (Enterprise Rates for Syracuse Students)
Insurance Questionnaire form (Questions regarding your insurance that you should be prepared to answer)