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. Some 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.
Please be advised that SULA and Ava Toluca Hills can not accept or release a vehicle on a student’s behalf. Please keep this in mind when making your reservation.
MIG Auto Transport – Receive $50 off an auto transport quote for SULA Students. Call 904-553-7367.
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.
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.
The SULA Semester program provides the following information strictly as a RESOURCE. We suggest that students or parents research this information thoroughly so you can decide if any of these options are right for you. When renting when recommend picking-up your vehicle near Ava Toluca Hills or SULA to avoid California Airport Concession Fees.
SU has negotiated a corporate rate with Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Rates can be found here. Please be advised that in addition the monthly fee, there is a surcharge for drivers under 25 years of age. For more information, please see:
Hertz will waive the underage driver surcharge for AAA members. For pricing and information please call 800-654-3131 or visit https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/reservation. When booking online, AAA members will need to enter their Club Code into the “Discount or Promo Code” field. Your Club Code can be found on the front of your AAA card.
Rent-A-Wreck offers 2006-2012 model vehicles. For pricing and information please call (310) 826-7555 or visit https://www.rentawreck.com/car-rental-los-angeles-CA.htm. Drivers 20-24 years of age should expect to pay an underage surcharge fee of $150 per month.
Borrow Electric Cars – BORROW’s fleet of vehicles are all electric. Your monthly subscription fee includes maintenance, charging credits and unlimited mileage. Plus with the code ORANGE you will receive a 5% discount. Vehicles are leased, not rented. Your subscription does not include insurance. Information regarding insurance can be found here. Please see here and visit https://joinborrow.com/ for more information.
For information regarding California insurance requirements, please visit the CA DMV.